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).
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Did you know that Thanksgiving is the leading day of the year for home fires involving cooking equipment? Read here to learn safety tips for working in the kitchen during the holidays.
Many of us enjoy having our turkey deep fried. When you fry foods, you increase the risk of a cooking fire. Here are a few tips from FEMA to keep in mind when deep frying a turkey:
· Turkey fryers can easily tip over spilling hot oil across a large area. Use your turkey fryer only outdoors on a sturdy, level surface well away from things that can burn. Make sure to have a “3-foot kid- and pet-free zone” around your fryer to protect against burns.
· An overfilled cooking pot will cause oil to spill over when the turkey is placed inside. Determine the correct amount of oil needed by first placing the turkey in the pot with water.
· A partially frozen turkey will cause hot oil to splatter. Make sure your turkey is COMPLETELY thawed before you fry it.
· Turkey fryers can easily overheat and start a fire. Check the temperature often with a cooking thermometer so the oil won’t overheat.
· The pot, lid and handles of a turkey fryer can get dangerously hot and cause burns. Use long cooking gloves that protect hands and arms when you handle these items.
For more information, visit www.usfa.fema.gov.
Breakfast with Santa Claus
Saturday December 16, 2017
Shenandoah Shores Volunteer Fire Department
533 Mountain View Drive, Front Royal
All You Can Eat!
Menu: Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Biscuits, Sausage Gravy, Home Fries, Juice, Coffee, Tea, Milk
Adults $7.50-Children $3.50
Kids under 3 years old- Eat Free
Pictures with Santa (Donations Accepted)
With the threat of upcoming hurricanes, everyone needs to be prepared for the bad weather and the aftermath of such storms. Check out our Emergency Preparedness Guides to learn more about how you can prepare your family.
To learn about local emergency shelters, read Emergency Shelter Information.
Every year, wildfires burn across the U.S., and more and more people are living where wildfires are a real risk. But there are things that you can do to make your property - and your neighborhood - much safer from wildfire. To learn more read Wildland Fire Safety.