Woodstock Rescue Squad shifts operational oversight to SCFR

An email from Shenandoah County Fire and Rescue (SCFR) announced the shift of emergency response oversight of the Woodstock Rescue Squad (WRS) to SCFR.

The change goes into effect today Dec. 1 with no change or no effect on emergency services provided by WRS.

The steady decline in volunteerism in fire and rescue services nationwide led to administration shortfalls for the Woodstock squad.

Those shortfalls led to the change.

The WRS did take a proactive approach to the decline and assembled a citizen’s group to help provide oversight of the organization.

That group will continue to function as is, managing the administrative division of WRS.

SCFR will be providing employees and emergency services to Woodstock from this point forward.

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