Rockbridge Emergency Blog
Remembering Where I was on 9/11
It was a typical Tuesday morning, I had arrived at my office in Camper Hall at William Fleming High School. I began my day as usual checking on paperwork, setting my schedule for the day, and then supervising students as … Continue reading
First Responders are Emotional Victims in Mass Casualty Incidents
As I write this I think of the last three horrific events that have touched the lives of citizens of this great country. First is the slaughter of the the children and staff at Sandy Hook in Newton, Conn., second is … Continue reading
Middle School Students Receive Preparedness Message
On Wednesday December 12th middle school students at Maury River received a preparedness message. Robert Foresman Rockbridge Coutny’s Emergency Management Coordinator spent the day speaking to the physical education students about how they can do their part in being prepared … Continue reading
Injuried Hunter Rescued
On Monday December 10th at approximately 1430 hours Glasgow Fire Department and Glasgow Rescue were notified of an injuried hunter in the Petits Gap area of the county. The initial call said that the hunter had fallen and had sustained … Continue reading
Governor McDonnell Proclaims December 2-8 Winter Preparedness Week in Commonwealth
RICHMOND-While Hurricane Sandy brought a surprise, early significant accumulating snowfall to portions of Virginia, meteorological winter doesn’t officially begin in the Commonwealth until Saturday. With the upcoming winter season in mind, Governor Bob McDonnell has proclaimed December 2-8 as Winter … Continue reading
Acid Leak Closes Exit Ramp in Rockbridge County For 7 Hours
Exit 195 Northbound in Rockbridge County was closed on Saturday November 24th for 7 hours while first responders worked an incident involving a hazardous material. An estimated 28 gallons of acrylic acid leaked from a 55-gallon drum inside a truck … Continue reading
June Derecho
It’s officially known as a derecho. That is the meteorological term for the storm that trampled the Rockbridge area on Friday evening. A derecho (pronounced “deh-REY-cho”), according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, is “a widespread, long-lived windstorm that … Continue reading
Rich Hole Fire
 On April 9th at approximately 1900 hours a brush fire was reported along the Alleghany/Rockbridge County line. The Virginia Department of Foresty took control of the situation and managed the fire overnight. Tuesday, April 10th VDOF was conducting back burn … Continue reading
Carilion adds third helicopter; Lifeguard 12 will be based in Lexington
Carilion Clinic announced that it will add a third medical transport helicopter to its Lifeguard fleet.  This one will be based in Lexington.  Carilion already operates two other medical helicopters – one in Roanoke and the other in the New … Continue reading
Deadly Days on I-81
I-81 in Rockbridge County claimed several lives in a 3 day period. On Friday January 27th a Natural Bridge man was killed when he crashed at mile marker 182 South Bound as he was on his way home from work. … Continue reading
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Raphine Volunteer Fire Company Inc.
2130 Raphine Road
Raphine, VA 24472
Non-Emergency: 540 377-2888
Emergency: 911
Fax: 5403779648