FRVFD mourns loss of Feldhauser

Warren County Fire Chief Bonzano and the entire Fire and Rescue department were saddened to announce the passing of Ronald “Hoss” Feldhauser. 

Hoss was a lifetime member of the Volunteer Fire Department and served with great pride and dedication in a variety of roles.

He will be missed by the department and the community he served.

The family will receive visitors at the firehouse on North Commerce Avenue from 12-1 pm followed by a memorial service starting at 1 pm.

Memorial donations may be made in Hoss’s name to Marlow Heights Baptist church, Front Royal Volunteer Fire Department’s “Truck Fund” or the Boy Scouts of America Troop 52. 

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WCFR reminds residents to dispose ashes properly

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Warren County Fire and Rescue personnel recently responded to two significant fires caused by improperly discarded fireplace and wood stove ashes.

One of the major causes of home fires is the improper disposal of fireplace ash.

Warren County Fire Chief James Bonzano reminds citizens to treat all ashes as if they are hot, and wait at least 24 hours before removing the ash.

You should never add live embers to an ash bucket or anything combustible.

Place a lid over the ash bucket to reduce oxygen from reaching live embers and keep ash buckets in a well-ventilated location as live embers can produce carbon monoxide.

Pour water over ashes in the bucket in an outdoor location and allow the bucket to sit for at least three days before disposing of the ashes.

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