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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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Thank You, Donors!

The Warrenton Volunteer Fire Company’s annual banquet was held on March 25th, 2017. The event was a success and would not have been possible without the help of the vendors, door prize donors, and sponsors. Thank you to everyone that contributed and made this event possible; we are so fortunate to be part of such …

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Mechanical Entrapment – 500 Hospital Drive

On Saturday, March 11th, Rescue Squad 1 was special requested by Battalion 1 Arft to the hospital for a handcuff that had become stuck on the highest portion of a wrist which had become swollen. A key was not able to used and other self rescue methods had been applied previously. Using equipment bought specifically …

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Harry Allen Wicht

Harry A. Wicht, age 81, of Culpeper, Virginia, formerly of Warrenton, Virginia, passed away on March 20, 2017 at his residence. He is survived by his best friend and wife of 55 years, Joyce, a daughter, Jori Sienkiewicz and her husband Matthew of Warrenton, Virginia; a son, Daniel and his wife Kirsten of Middleburg, Virginia; …

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Warrenton Point-to-Point Race

We hope you enjoyed the beautiful weather today, because we sure did! Members of our company staffed three units at Warrenton Hunt’s Point-to-Point Races at Arlie Farm on Saturday, March 18th, 2017. We were able to provide an ambulance, medic unit, and gator for the duration of the event. Our company was ready to respond to any emergencies …

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Virginia Tornado Drill

The Statewide Tornado Drill is a yearly opportunity to prepare Virginians for tornado emergencies and to test public warning systems. Save the date! The 2017 Statewide Tornado Drill will take place on Tornado Preparedness Day, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at 9:45 a.m. (If widespread severe weather threatens the Commonwealth on that date, then the drill …

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