Rappahannock Briefs

Amissville EMTs gain NREMT recognition

J.B. Carter and Scott Chamberlin of the Amissville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company were recently recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for each completing 20 consecutive years as nationally registered EMT-paramedics.

This distinction, awarded by the NREMT board of directors, is an honor held by few paramedics.

To maintain their status, Carter and Chamberlin completed, on a biennial basis, the most comprehensive recertification program for paramedics in the country. They not only completed courses to refresh fundamental knowledge and skills but also attended a minimum of two hours per month of additional continuing education courses to advance their knowledge on new lifesaving skills.

By maintaining their National Registry status and completing regular continuing education courses, the two are among the few elite paramedics with the most training in pre-hospital emergency medical care in the nation.

Both men were nationally registered as paramedics in 1990. Chamberlin has been serving the Amissville community since 1977; Carter, the company’s chief, has served since 1979.

NREMT serves as a national EMS certification organization by providing a valid, uniform process to assess the knowledge and skills required for competent practice by EMS professionals throughout their careers and by maintaining a registry of certification status.

Wolfpack seeks players

The Warrenton Wolfpack Rugby Club has begun its summer league play but is still welcoming new players. The club has four teams: U-13, U-15 eleven-man, U-15 sevens, and U-19. Practice is at Rady Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the younger teams and the U-19 team practices at Great Meadow. The Wolfpack hosts Chantilly Thursday at Warrenton Middle School. For more information call Coach Greg Hicks at 540-359-0933 or visit warrentonwolfpackrugby.com.

Marquisee on President’s List

James Marquisee of Washington is one of 56 students at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg named to the university’s President’s List for the spring semester of the 2009-10 academic year.

Marquisee is a senior at the Mary Washington. The President’s List recognizes outstanding academic achievement at the university by full-time students who attain a perfect 4.0 grade-point average.

Boston resident graduates

Alicia Vanegas of Boston was among the 191 students who received degrees from Berea College at commencement ceremonies in May. Vanegas was also among those who received awards and scholarships totaling more than $100,000 for outstanding achievements in Berea’s academic, labor and service programs during the 2009-2010 academic year.

Vanegas received the John B. Stephenson Scholarship for Non-Western Study.

Forage tour set for July 29

A Forage and Beef Farm Tour has been set for July 29 by the Virginia Cooperative Extension in cooperation with the Virginia Forage and Grassland Council and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.

The tour is being held at Eldon Farms, 4432 Sperryville Pike in Woodville from 8 to 2:30 p.m.

Buses will transport participants to the program sites on Hawlin Road and to Fletcher’s off U.S. 522. There will be presentations on judging beef cattle body conditions, determining sufficient feed for cattle, using goats to control weeds, leveraging conservation programs in the management of standing forage and grazing management changes and their effect on soil life and nutrient cycling.
There is a $5 fee for registration by July 16; the fee is $10 on the day of the tour.

For more information, contact Extension Agent Kenner Love at 540-675-3619 or klove@vt.edu.

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