Authorities across VA. investigate several bomb threats

Several sources report bomb threats at schools across Virginia on Fri. Apr. 1.

The Winchester Police Department (WPD)  and Winchester Fire and Rescue responded to a bomb threat at John Handley High School Friday.

After a thorough investigation it was determined to be a non credible threat.

Several schools in the state received similar threats.

Broadway High School and Bridgewater College had reports of suspicious packages being at the schools.

After investigations all threats were determined to be a hoax the all clear was given by authorities and schools resumed normal operation.

There was no evacuation deemed necessary at any of the schools at anytime.

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Am. Heart Association honors WFRD

Drew DeHaven

For the fifth year in a row the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Mission Lifeline Gold Plus Award has been awarded to the Winchester Fire and Rescue Department (WFRD).

According to the news release this is the highest award offered by the AHA.

The award is given for a team’s ability to meet strict criteria for quality cardiac arrest patients care and recovery.

Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and Paramedics are the critical link between hospitals and emergency care.

By utilizing the Emergency Response System EMT and first responders save precious time by notifying the hospital ahead of arrival.

WFRD Chief Jon Henschel praised his team for repeatedly demonstrating it’s commitment to improving its quality of care.

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