Culpeper County Volunteer Fire Department News

Amazing Citizen Award

On Thursday, 2/22/24, our CCVFD President Steve Corbin was presented the Chris R. Jenkins Amazing Citizen Award. This award recognizes citizens on how their actions have affected the community in a positive manner. There are many who work behind the scenes doing the right thing, where their actions positively affect many, without seeking recognition. It is their unwavering dedication to make a difference to our community and the people in it, as Steve has demonstrated throughout his lifetime. Please help us congratulate and thank President Corbin for everything he does and continues to do, not only for our department but for the Culpeper Community.
 
CCVFD Members Pictured (left to right): Richard Alvey, Deputy Chief Perryman, President Corbin, Chief Mills, R.E Dean and Wayne Grimsley
 

2023 Fire Chief Report

For the year 2023 Culpeper County Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched for 916 calls for Service.

  • 200 calls the department were placed in service before responding.
  • Responded to 716 calls for service with an average response time of 4 minutes and 15 seconds.
  • Arrived on the scene of 586 calls with an average of 9 minutes and 11 seconds response time (From time of dispatch time to time on scene).
  • Average of 5 firefighters per call.
  • For outside fires we lost approximately 65 Acres.

During 2023 we completed 19,699 hours of daily tasks:

  • 6,323 administrative hours which includes Monthly meetings, Committee meetings, other meetings as needed, Fire Department events, Public Education Events, Work Details, Parade, Carnival and Fund Raising.
  • Operational Response Hours were 6,698 hours.
  • Other operational hours to include equipment checks, Station maintenance, Special tasks were 4,308 hours.
  • Operational Training Hours which include Monthly Drills other approved training from various courses offered outside of the department were 2,370 hours.

Total manhours for 2023 was 19,699 hours.  Thus saving the taxpayer’s $401,642.00

Blue & Red Santa Project 2023

This was another successful year for the Blue & Red Project! First responders and volunteers all helped to make Christmas possible for 150 local children. The morning starts off with the children shopping for a mixture of needed clothing items and toys. Their purchases are transported to Brandy Station Volunteer Fire Department where the families are treated to a hot breakfast (gift shopping is hungry work) and a surprise visit from Santa! At the end of the morning, the families collect their gifts.

This incredible event is only possible through our community’s support. Volunteers donate their time, organizations donate supplies, and community members donate funds. The Blue and Red Project is a nonprofit partnership between the Culpeper Police Department, Culpeper County Volunteer Fire Department, and Culpeper Human Services. Started as a “Shop with a Cop” event, the Project now provides year-round support to our local youth and is supported solely through donations and fundraising efforts.

Blue & Red Project
Kim Atkins Photography
Culpeper Police Department
Culpeper County Volunteer Fire Department
Culpeper Human Services
Brandy Station Volunteer Fire Department
Fraternal Order of Eagles Culpeper #4551
Salem Volunteer Fire Department
CTEC EMT Program
The Signature Team of Remax Gateway
Walmart Culpeper
Eastern View High School Band
Virginia State Police Division 2

(Thanks to Kim Atkins of Kim Atkins Photography for the above information)

First Responder Virginia Conference / Expo VAVRS / VSFA Conference
September 20th thru 23rd

Memorial Service 2023

Members of the Culpeper County Volunteer Fire Department attended the Annual VSFA / VAVRS Memorial Service on Wednesday, September 20th. This service is held each year for those members who passed from July 1st, 2022 thru June 30th, 2023. This year the V.S.F.A. honored and remembered two members of the Salem Volunteer Fire Department, Chief Jeremiah “Dickie” Atkins III and his beloved son, Chief Briant K. Atkins.

Culpeper County Volunteer Fire Department members attending the service were (Left to Right) Director Wayne Green, Senior Firefighter Joe Kratochvil, Chief Kenny Mills, President Steve Corbin, Firefighter/Driver Eric Scott and Senior Firefighter Wayne Grimsley

The Virginia State Firefighters Association has been serving Virginia’s Firefighters since 1886.