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Smoke Testing

As of Tuesday, September 5th, 2017, the Town of Warrenton will be contracting Hydrostructures to smoke test the sanitary sewer system within the ‘Plant North’ area. This test will detect any leaks within the sanitary sewer system. The smoke from this test is not harmful to animals or humans and all affected properties will be given …

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Traffic Crash with Entrapment – James Madison Hwy

On Tuesday, August 1st, around 0700 hrs, Box 0112 was struck for the traffic crash with entrapment. A car had crashed into the back of a large truck hauling logs. When on scene, personnel discovered that the patient in the car was both pinned and trapped. Wagon 1, Rescue 1, and Medic 1 worked to …

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Press Release – Station Siren

See below – Saturday, July 29 testing delayed from 12 p.m. to near 3 p.m.

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Sam B. Tarr

Samuel B. Tarr of Warrenton, VA died on July 25, 2017 at INOVA Fairfax Hospital surrounded by his loved ones. He was born on July 2, 1935 in Dallas, SD, to the late Horace B. and Dora F. Tarr. He served his country in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict and retired from the …

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EMS-What It Takes

Many people want to go into the Emergency Medical Services field but are unsure of exactly what it takes to become certified in some level of emergency medicine. Here, we’ve created a one-stop guide to levels of EMS and the training required for each. First Responder 16 years of age Have high school diploma, GED, …

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Fire-What It Takes

Firefighting is an exciting field to go into; however, the certification process can be confusing. Here is a list of training required for different certifications. Hazmat Awareness 16 years of age 3 hours of classroom instruction Hazmat Operations 16 years of age Hazmat Awareness certification 32 hours of classroom instruction Firefighter I 16 years of …

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Warrenton Town Limits

We are excited to be bringing our Tower, Rescue, Engine, Gator, and Ambulance to Warrenton Town Limits again this year! Be sure to stop by and visit with out staff and tour the apparatus. We hope to see to Friday evening July 30th 2017 at 4pm!

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Fireworks Safety

It’s the season of fireworks and the Warrenton Volunteer Fire Company is excited to see beautiful fireworks displays in the upcoming weeks. While fireworks are beautiful, they are also very dangerous and, despite the dangers of fireworks, few people understand the associated risks, including devastating burns, other injuries, fires, and even death. Every year fireworks cause…. …

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Kids and Pets in Cars

Summer months show an increased risk for heat related emergencies. These emergencies, like hyperthermia and heat stroke, happen much faster in un-air conditioned cars. Use these 5 easy tips to keep you, your family, and your pets safe this summer. Never leave children in the car, even to run a quick errand. In just three …

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Grill Safety

June, July, and August show the highest incidence of grill fires and grill related injuries. 8,900 house fires are caused by grills per year and around 16,000 people go to the emergency room every year due to grill related injuries, including 8,700 people with thermal burns. Please take precautions when grilling a pay attention to …

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VA Fire Officer Academy

We are pleased to announce that Lieutenant Hayes graduated from the Virginia Fire Officer Academy last week. This academy took place at the University of Richmond and was put on by the Virginia Fire Chiefs Association, which strives to “prepare fire and emergency services professionals for the transition from the tactical view of personnel and operations …

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#MoveOverVA

Around 400 responders and workers, including officers, highway workers, firefighters, and emergency medical personnel, are struck by motor vehicles each year while on an incident scene. Many of these victims are killed due to the lack of protection we have while on scene. This statistic is too high and we are working to eliminate “struck-by” incidents, …

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Former Chief Sam Tarr Receives Award

On Saturday, May 27th 2017 crews from the WVFC awarded the Skeeter Craun Award to former Fire Chief Sam Tarr. The Skeeter Craun Award is a lifetime achievement award for the Warrenton Volunteer Fire Company. The award is for a life member of the company that has contributed greatly, and recognizes their dedication, strong work …

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Arthur “Buck” Berkley Costello

Arthur Berkley (Buck) Costello was called to his heavenly home on May 12, 2017. He was born in Warrenton, VA on March 8, 1926. He was predeceased by his parents, Lloyd and Florence Costello and a sister, Mae Bass. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Alberta Ramey Costello; a son, Donald Costello …

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Traffic Collision with Entrapment – Lee Hwy

On Friday, May 12th shortly after midnight box 0133 was struck for a traffic collision with multiple reports of multiple people trapped. Battalion 1 (BC Kidwell) arrived to find a collision involving three vehicles that resulted of three occupants being trapped in the vehicle, he established and retained command throughout the incident. Engine 1 arrived …

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Recruitment Process 2017-02

Have you ever wanted to be part of something special, or be attached to a fast paced, yet rewarding environment? The Warrenton Volunteer Fire Company is excited to announce our second volunteer recruitment process of 2017! Through pride, dedication, excellence and service, we have been devoted to the preservation of life and property through education, quality emergency medical …

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Traffic Collision with Entrapment – Fosters Fork Rd

On Friday, April 28th, 2017 at 1918 hours, Box 1001 sounded for a traffic collision with confirmed entrapment. Rescue 1, Wagon 1, Battalion 1, Medic 10, and Company 10 responded to the scene of a pick-up truck versus tree incident with one occupant trapped. Company 10, Medic 10, and Rescue 1 worked on stabilizing the vehicle and extricating the …

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New Free Initiative by the WVFC

  Help us help you! Please take part in this FREE initiative that makes it easier for us to identify important locations in your facility, therefore improving our ability to respond to emergencies at your facility with as much efficiency as possible.  

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IMPORTANT MESSAGE

The following is an important message from Assistant Fire Chief Myers  

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Spring Safety Cleaning

Spring is here and its time to clean, clean, clean! The Warrenton Volunteer Fire Company would like to remind you of a few key safety cleaning procedures that are easy to add on to your annual spring cleaning agenda. Overall, the WVFC is happy to serve you and strives to keep you and your family as …

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