Welcome to the Warren County Department of Fire and Rescue Services
The Warren County Department of Fire and Rescue Services provide Fire and EMS response to the 38,387 citizens across the 216 square miles of Front Royal/Warren County, Virginia. Utilizing the combination approach of career and volunteer Fire, EMS and Support personnel, we staff 8 individual volunteer Fire and EMS combination stations with 33 uniformed full-time career personnel, 20 part-time career personnel and approximately 70 volunteer response personnel. These dedicated men and women protect the life, property, and environment of our community by responding to all fire and non-fire emergencies and rescues within Front Royal/Warren County and surrounding areas. The Department responds to and provides first response advanced/basic life support care to sick and/or injured and transportation to the appropriate medical facility. The Department also provides resources to respond to a wide array of emergencies in an all hazard emergency response concept and provides mutual aid response in cases of reduced resources to agencies along our borders.
The Department is managed by the Office of the Fire Chief, who supports fire suppression, emergency medical service, and emergency management; reviews and develops objectives, goals, policies, and procedures; compiles statistical information; prepares, monitors, and manages a combined budget of $4,226,380.00 (FY-16/17).
Virginia's 4:00 p.m. Burning Law goes into effect on February 15. The 4:00 p.m. Burning Law goes into effect each spring and is different from the burning bans, which are invoked only during periods of extreme fire danger. Debris burning continues to be the leading cause of forest fires in Virginia.
Briefly, the 4:00 p.m. Burning Law states: from February 15 through April 30 of each year, no burning before 4:00 p.m. is permitted, if the fire is in, or within 300 feet of, woodland, brushland or fields containing dry grass or other flammable material.
law applies to campfires, warming fires, brush piles, leaves, household trash,
stumps, fields of broomstraw and brush or anything capable of spreading fire.
Also read Outside Burning Regulations.
During the winter months, its always nice to have a warming fire burning in the fireplace or woodstove to provide that extra heat. However, a bit of caution in the use of fireplaces and woodstoves could go a long way in preventing a house fire.
To learn more about fireplace and woodstove safety, click here.
Read the Recruitment & Retention Report written by Lacey Lancaster, Recruitment & Retention Coordinator, which was presented to the Warren County Board of Supervisors on August 2, 2016.
Do you have an escape plan in case of a fire at your house? Read here to learn about making escape plans and how to practice home fire drills with your family.