Orange County Volunteer Rescue Squad

Orange County Volunteer Rescue Squad 

OCRS Officers

Operational Officers

Chief- Ernie Brooks

Assistant Chief - Jimmie Tate 

Administrative Officers 

President-  Melinda Cunningham

Treasurer -  Peggy Settle

Secretary - Melinda Cunningham

Public Relations - Daniel Talbert 

& Melinda Cunningham 

Chaplain - Jimmie Tate

Training / Events

AUGUST 2015

08/14- OVFC,OCRS,COFEMS were dispatched to the intersection of Constitution Hwy. and Crest View Dr. for a Fully Involved Auto Fire. Upon arrival of Tanker 23, Medic 23 and Rescue 230 fire was extinguished with no injuries. Units cleared within the half hour. 

JUNE 2015

OCRS attended the annual 2015 Fireman's fair at the Orange Volunteer Fire Company. 

OCRS won 1st Place Best Ambulance, as-well as 1st Place Heavy Rescue. 

 

APRIL 2015

Over the past year, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office has partnered with Orange County Fire and EMS to educate the public on opiate awareness. The team produced a public service announcement and developed a program for Orange County High School students and staff.  In recent years, heroin use has increased dramatically nationwide. A crackdown on the misuse of common prescription drugs (including OxyContin, Oxycodone and Vicodin), combined with the influx of cheap heroin from Mexico, has led to increased heroin use by drug abusers. The result: it is easier and cheaper to obtain heroin than prescription narcotics.


Are you ready for an active shooter situation ?? OCRS was invited to work together with the Orange County Sheriffs Office, Gordonsville Town Police, Town of Orange Police and the Virginia state police; To prepare our selves for a Active Shooter Situation, Ex. Schools, Malls and/or Large Public Places. 

Follow the attached links for full details 

MARCH 2015

03/02-OVFC,OCRS,BVFD,GVFC,COFEMS were dispatched in the early hours of the morning for a Commercial Structure Fire at our local Copy Stop Printing Shop. Upon arrival of Duty Officer 1 he advised he had a light haze of smoke on the Delta side. Upon further investigation he found that the fire had been smoldering of several hours. The fire was safely put out and the structure saved. Units did over haul and cleared the scene within a few hours. 

DECEMBER 2014

A little holiday joy from some of our own OCRS members !

(A. Rowe and J. Patterson)

12/24- OVFC,MVFC,OCRS,COFEMS were dispatched in the early evening for a Auto Accident W/ Entrapment. Upon arrival of Medic 23 and Rescue 230 they confirmed they had one trapped and 2 other patients that were out of the vehicle with a total of 3 patients. Upon arrival of Squad 234 with a crew of 3 went to work extricating the patient, with the assistance of Squad 23 upon arrival. Patient was extricated and transported to the University of Virginia Medical Center Level 1 Trauma Center. 

 

12/20- OVFC,CCVFD,BVFD,GVFD,OCRS,COFEMS were dispatched at 2145hrs for a Working Structure Fire  N. Madison Rd next to Hardee's Restaurant. while responding dispatch advised there may be a non ambulatory patient trapped in the house. upon arrival on Engine 23 they completed a primary and secondary search and advised the house was vacant. Crews continued to knock down the fire and do overhaul and cleared the scene 2330hrs. 

 

12/15- OVFC,CCVFD10,MVFC,GVFD,OCRS,COFEMS were dispatched in the evening hours to a Structure Fire located on Kendal Rd. Upon arrival of Squad 234 and Medic 23; Squad 234 advised nothing showing from the Alpha side, out checking. After further investigation by Engine 23 and CCVFD 10 and Squad 234 it turned out to be a Chimney fire contained to the flue. Units went ready within the hour.

 

12/05- MVFC,LOWFD,OVFC,OCRS,COFEMS,CCVFD10 were dispatched in the early morning hours for a Structure Fire fully involved. Upon arrival of OCSO they confirmed the Structure to be well involved. All fire attack was done exterior due to the severity and stabilization of the house. Units cleared around 1130hrs. 

 



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NOVEMBER 2014

11/05- OCRS & COFEMS along with BVFD were dispatched to a male having a Stroke. Upon arrival and eval the Rescue crew decided to launch Pegasus MedEvac. The patient was then flown to the University of Virginia Medical Center. 

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