Railroad crossing work at Bentonville Rd.

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Warren County Fire and Rescue warns of railroad work being conducted today Mon. Mar. 7 through Fri. Mar. 11.

The WCFR Administrators as well as the office of Emergency Management have made appropriate response adjustments should services be needed.

However the the railroad crossing at Bentonville Rd. will be closed for repairs through the period.

Authorities will be in contact with Norfolk Southern Railroad throughout the process to make arrangements or provide updates as necessary.

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WCFR report an injured firefighter and displaced residents

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Warren County Fire and Rescue (WCFR) report responding to a Sunday afternoon fire on Feb. 27.

The fire was reported on Vista Fork Road off of Strasburg Road at Approximately 1:15 p.m..

The fire started in the buildings addition and spread to the main part of the house rendering it uninhabitable.

The residents were able to evacuated safely and were assisted by the American Red Cross.

Investigators determined the cause to be improperly discarded smoking materials.

One firefighter who suffered minor burns was treated at the scene then evaluated at the hospital with no other injuries being reported.

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WCFR respond to an accident with entrapment

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A social media post from Warren County Fire and Rescue (WCFR) show an accident that occurred late Saturday night Feb. 5.

WCFR units responded to the single vehicle accident around 9 o’clock near John Marshall Highway and Freezeland Road.

A patient was trapped in the vehicle that struck a tree and sustained significant damage.

Due to the complexity of situation and the patient’s condition additional units were called.

Units from Fauquier County and Marshall joined WCFR on the call.

The patient was extracted from the vehicle and airlifted to the trauma center in about one hour time.

No other injuries were reported in the incident.

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WCFR and other first responders have been busy for several days

Several social media posts indicate that first responders have been kept busy over the past couple of days during the high winds and dry conditions.

Several downed trees and power lines were reported down by the winds last night in the Shenandoah Valley.

Warren County Fire and Rescue (WCFR) posted that they dealt with several fires since last Thur. Dec. 2.

On Dec. 2 Warren County responded to a fire near the Front Royal airport that required the assistance of the VA. Department of Forestry.

Later on Dec. 2 Fauquier County requested assistance with a woods fire in Markham.

A fire yesterday in the Limeton area had spread from a structure and threatened the nearby woods.

All these incidents were brought under control quickly thanks to the actions of the first responders.

You are reminded to be cautious or not burn at all during sustained winds and dry conditions.

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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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WCFR Chief is asking for an independent investigation of an accident

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In a Warren County Fire and Rescue (WCFR) social media post Fire Chief James Bonzano is asking for  a full independent investigation of an accident by Virginia State Police (VSP).

The accident involved a Front Royal Fire Department Fire Truck Thur. night Nov. 11.

After returning from a previous accident the fire truck was in an accident with a pickup truck on Strasburg Rd.

It took responders approximately 30 minutes to extract and treat the occupant of the pickup trick.

The pickup victim was airlifted to Fairfax hospital and three firefighters were treated and released at Warren Memorial Hospital.

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WCFR assist Shenandoah National Park Police

Warren County Fire and Rescue (WCFR) in a social media post reported assisting Shenandoah National Park Police (SNPP) with an ill patient.

The incident occurred in the Shenandoah National Park (SNP) yesterday Nov.11 at the Gimlet Ridge Overlook.

That overlook is at mile post 18 on the Skyline Drive.

Due to the severity of the unidentified patient’s illness and geographic location it was determined they should be airlifted out.

Personnel assessed the area and determined it was a safe, suitable location to land PHI AirCare 6 out of Culpepper .

The Medevac helicopter was able to transport the critically ill patient to Fairfax Hospital.

No update on the patient’s condition was available at this time.

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WCFR responds to an industrial fire on Shenandoah Shores Rd.

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Warren County Fire and Rescue (WCFR) posted on their social media site that they responded to an industrial fire on Shenandoah Shores Road yesterday Nov. 11.

The fire produced heavy thick black smoke forcing evacuation of the building.

The smoke was coming from a large dust collection and filtration system used in a metal manufacturing process.

Responding units had the condition under control in about 30 minutes with no injuries reported.

The incident remains under investigation by the Warren County Fire Marshal’s Office.

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WCFR receives donations that will improve water rescue

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Warren County Fire and Rescue’s (WCFR) Water Response Program has received four kayaks to assist with the Community Water Rescue Program.

The kayaks were donated by Front Royal Outdoors and Down River Canoe Company.

The department has received an increased number of water rescue calls due to the influx of visitors to the area.

Low water levels have created a condition where kayaks have become more effective and better water rescue device.

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WCFR acquires new ambulances

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Warren County’s Department of Fire and Rescue (WCFR) will acquire three 4×4 coach type 1 Ambulances.

The units have Stryker Power Pro Stretcher and Power Load System from Atlantic Emergency Solutions.

The department selected units that will meet fiscal accountability and meet the needs of the community.

The new units reduce the average age of the EMS Fleet from 8 to 5 years and move the older units to reserve status.

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