SCFR respond to a fallen and injured hiker

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Shenandoah County Fire and Rescue (SCFR) with the Strasburg Fire Department (SFD) report responding to a fallen and injured hiker. 

The unidentified victim had taken a significant fall down a rock ledge at Buzzard Rock Trail.

The 54-year-old male was bleeding from his head and was found to be in and out of consciousness.

Around 1:30 in the afternoon Nov. 13 a staging area was established in the Buzzard Rock trail parking area with several fire companies reporting to the scene.

A request for help was sent to the U.S. Park Police Helicopter Eagle 1 unit as well.

High winds prevented Eagle 1 from being used.

After evaluation of the victim it was found he suffered from a severe head laceration, possible facial fractures with a possible fractured arm.

Crews transported the injured man by Stokes basket to a UTV.

Just past 7 the patient was transported to Warren County Airport where Aircare 6 transported him to UVA Medical Center.

In all 12 units of first responders reported to help in the incident.

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A memorial service is planned for Officer Frazier

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Woodstock native Corporal Thomas Frazier will be honored in a service to be held at Shenandoah County Park in Maurertown.

The officer served in the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office and was a life member of the Strasburg Fire Department.

After taking a job in New Mexico Officer Frazier was killed in a traffic accident.

A memorial fund has been set up with City National Bank of Strasburg for the Officer.

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Strasburg Fire Department receives new equipment

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The Strasburg Fire Department acquired a new piece of equipment that helps with the extraction of victims trapped in vehicles.

Rescue Engine 51 is a 2005 Seagrave Concorde XT Rescue Vehicle.

The rescue vehicle comes to the department by way of a donation from the Round Hill Fire Department.

A news release from the Shenandoah County Fire Chief, Tim Williams states that the new engine replaces two older trucks that will be sold “as is” minus department insignia.

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