South Warren Firefighters save the department thousands of dollars

A social media post from Warren County Fire and Rescue (WCFR) announced that Firefighters have saved the department thousands of dollars.

South Warren Fire Station 3 Firefighters saw the need to get equipment to emergency water situations faster.

So Firefighters build a trailer that can carry a motorized boat, a raft and two kayaks along with all equipment needed for a rescue.

The new trailer allows first responders to move all equipment faster and more efficiently to any flood, water and ice rescues.

Thanks to the staff’s ingenuity they have saved the department thousands of dollars according to the post.

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Fire Fighter volunteers are at a critically low level

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An email from the Virginia Fire Chiefs Association (VFCA) indicates Fire Fighter volunteers are at a critically low level across the United States.

The lack of volunteers hampers any Fire Departments ability to meet community needs.

In an effort to bolster volunteer recruitment a statewide public service(PSA) campaign has been launched.

You’ve Seen Us is a video campaign that features some local firefighters.

Some cuts from the video that was shot in May in Winchester is included in the campaign.

So the announcements will include some Frederick County and Winchester fire fighters as well.

More information on volunteering is available at everydayherova.org.

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WCFR battle an early Thur. morning fire

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An early Thursday morning fire heavily damaged a home under renovations in the 100 block of West Strasburg Rd.

Crews from Warren County responded to find flames on the second floor and through the roof.

A firefighter did sustain minor injuries but did not need to go to the hospital.

Crews from Strasburg, Millwood assisted in suppressing the fire.

The call came in around 1:30 a.m. with crews remaining on the scene until 10:30 a.m. Thur. morning.

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Page County Firefighters battle massive blaze

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Firefighters from Stanley, Luray and Shenandoah spent much of Tuesday Apr. 27 night fighting a large fire on a Page County farm.

The fire may have been caused by a spark from a wood grinder.

The fire involved pallets and machinery on Dairy Drive on Leakesville Road.

Firefighters resorted to dumping dirt on the fire to extinguish it as water was not sufficient.

Stanley Fire Chief Terry Pettit reports that the damage is likely to exceed $250,000.

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