At the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors’ monthly meeting on Wednesday afternoon, the board discussed the impacts of the county’s lack of adequate telecommunications infrastructure on public safety, including issues with radio communication and phone service.
At their monthly meeting Monday, members of the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors unanimously declined, at least for now, to thwart the intentions of their predecessors — who, in 2006, allowed the then-owner of the Blue Rock Inn property to build a three-bedroom residence there on the condition that it would never be used for commercial purposes.
Just five days after being announced as Rappahannock County’s first full-time Emergency Management/Emergency Services Coordinator, Sean M. Polster has hit the ground running.
Polster, who has nearly three decades of experience as a volunteer and career firefighter and paramedic, stepped into the newly created role on Tuesday, June 1. The county decided to hire a full-time EMS coordinator after veteran firefighter Kevin Williams stepped down from his part-time role as emergency services coordinator in October 2020 after 2.5 years in the position.
On Wednesday, Castleton and Amissville volunteer fire departments responded to a structure fire on Hazel River Road, just across the Rappahannock line in Culpeper County.
Next Thursday, Jan. 14, Businesses of Rappahannock will sponsor a fire safety seminar for all interested Rappahannock County residents
Nearly $5,000 of a $10,000 goal has been raised as of early Saturday afternoon for a family of five who watched their Boston area home go up in flames shortly before 2 a.m. Friday.
An elderly Rappahannock County woman was killed and her husband suffered burns after a fire broke out in their Keyser Run Road home at 11 a.m. Monday.
Vastly different support needs cited by various departments, from zero to 18 paid providers
No injuries were reported Wednesday afternoon after a Greg Williams Tree Service truck traveling west on Lee Highway collided with a Ford 350 pickup truck pulling out of the median crossover between Tiger Valley Road and Mount Salem Avenue near Washington. The impact of the collision caused …
An emergency services funding split between Warren County and Rappahannock County for the Chester Gap Volunteer Fire Department, to cover personnel loss replacement and coverage issues related to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, was a topic of discussion at the most recent Warren County Board of Supervisors meeting.
“We are so fortunate that during these difficult times amidst polarization and divisiveness plaguing the state and nation as a whole that we live in a community that truly does come together to do what is right, especially for our most vulnerable populations,”
The Sperryville Volunteer Fire Department reported that at 4:08 p.m. on Wednesday, during the height of an electrical storm that blew with a fury into Rappahannock County, a Sperryville area home on Rolling Road was consumed by flames.
The unprecedented impact on academics and students’ lives has been devastating enough. Now it’s revealed that in the space of only a few months COVID-19 has taken a huge financial toll on Rappahannock County Public Schools.
Driving like Mario Andretti, but in a 50,000 pound truck, through Washington, D.C. 's Ward 8, is all in a day's work for this dad. In this second of our four-part series, Wakefield Country Day School would like to give a big Red & White thank you to Michael Loving, Jr., of Rixeyville.
The purpose of this letter is to reassure county residents that Rappahannock County volunteer fire and rescue (F&R) is on the job answering EMS and fire calls.
“We got the green light to go ahead and hire part-time firefighter/EMTs to fill the gap, and I’m pleased to report we are in good shape to respond to any medical emergencies in our service area,” said Brown.
The performance of the Flint Hill Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department, founded in 1954, is the subject of a scathing report forwarded by the Rappahannock County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association to members of the Rappahannock County Public Safety Committee.
Approaching 35 years in law enforcement, the job isn’t any less difficult for Virginia State Police Superintendent Col. Gary T. Settle.