Jun 25

Everbridge – Emergency Notification System

Everbridge logo

Fauquier County has upgraded its emergency notification system to Everbridge.

Everbridge is a web based service that enables the County to provide mass notification quickly and easily. Notifications may include evacuations, missing person alerts, hazardous materials incident, flooding, and other emergency incidents where rapid and accurate notification is essential for life safety. Messages are delivered by phone call, text and email. Everbridge also provides notifications on weather warning specific to the address that is provided by a citizen during registration. Quiet times can be set so that citizens who wish to not be disturbed during certain times can specify those times. County officials can override the quiet mode in situations deemed “significant or life threatening” such as a tornado warning.

((Notification Enrollment))

Permanent link to this article: http://warrentonfire.info/code-red-emergency-notification-system/

Feb 18

Virginia’s 4 p.m. Burn Law

Outdoor Fires Unlawful Before 4:00 PM
February 15 through April 30

Virginia’s 4:00 p.m. Burning Law goes into effect on February 15.

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.

Since forest fuels cure during the winter months, the danger of fire is higher in early spring than in summer when the forest and grasses are green with new growth. The 4:00 p.m. Burning Law is an effective tool in the prevention of forest fires. Localities may have more restrictive outdoor burning laws.

You can read the full text of the law § 10.1-1142 on our website.

Debris burning continues to be the leading cause of forest fires in Virginia. The 4:00 p.m. Burning Law is different from the burning bans, which are invoked only during periods of extreme fire danger.

For more information and complete copies of the law, please contact your local VDOF office.

Last modified: Tuesday, 18-Feb-2014 07:57:56 EST

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Mar 07

Time To Change Your Smoke Alarm Battery ?

These tips will help to make sure your smoke alarms perform as intended – when you need them the most:

  • A short, low beep every 60 seconds indicates the battery power is low and the battery needs replacing. Change your smoke alarm batteries every 12 months on either April 1st, or at the end of daylight saving, and use a long-lasting alkaline battery.
  • Smoke alarms should be tested monthly by pressing the test button with a broom handle.
  • Smoke alarms should be vacuumed regularly – at a minimum once a year – to clean the vents.
  • Electric powered smoke alarms also have back-up batteries – check with the manufacturer if your model has batteries that need to be replaced regularly, or whether it has a re-chargeable battery.
  • Fire Services recommend that you replace your smoke alarm (both battery powered and 240v hard-wired types) after ten years as it may start to fail after this period. A year of manufacture date is displayed on all smoke alarms.

Permanent link to this article: http://warrentonfire.info/time-to-change-your-smoke-alarm-battery/

Feb 28

Help us find you!

When an emergency strikes you call for us. Seconds and Minutes can feel like an eternity when waiting for the ambulance or fire truck to arrive. Even with the latest mapping and GPS guidance we still rely heavily on your posted 911 address and signs leading us to your home or business.

Please take a moment to check that your 911 address is marked properly. We recommend that it be HIGHLY visible day and reflective at night . This should include signs that guide us when multiple addressed homes are sharing a common driveway or private roads that split. These signs should be marked on both sides when seen from either direction of travel.

Helping us find you, could be lifesaving!

Address numbers and signs of this type are available at many retail outlets.

 

Permanent link to this article: http://warrentonfire.info/help-us-find-you/

Sep 11

Live Audio Feed – Online

Important!

Fauquier County Fire and Rescue – Launch Feed

Warrenton Fire is now providing an official radio feed.

 

Permanent link to this article: http://warrentonfire.info/live-audio-feed-online/

Aug 27

National Preparedness Month

Participation is Easy!

Being a part of the preparedness effort is easy and there are many ways to get involved and make a difference.  From participating in an event already planned and scheduled in your community, to including preparedness messaging in existing communications, to working with your local fire community, or even creating an emergency preparedness event or practice drill… No effort is too small or too large!

Permanent link to this article: http://warrentonfire.info/national-preparedness-month-coalition/

Feb 13

Establishes Rescue Squad Replacement Committee

Warrenton Vol. Fire Co.

(Immediate Release)

Monday February 13, 2012

A seven member committee was established to complete the design and specification of a Rescue Squad for proposal of procurement on the FY 2013 budget.

Permanent link to this article: http://warrentonfire.info/wvfc-establishes-rescue-squad-replacement-committee/

Jan 11

Incident Report Requests

(Important Message)
Please allow up to 10 business days for incident report requests to be processed. Photo ID is required at time of pick-up.

Thank you, OIM Processing Team

Permanent link to this article: http://warrentonfire.info/incident-report-requests/

Dec 07

New Apparatus

Warrenton Volunteer Fire Company is proud to announce the newest member of the fleet, Attack-1.  The apparatus was created with three specific missions in mind: Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) fire protection and suppression, Rural Water Supply, and Inclement Weather.  The multi-mission apparatus is modular in design with compartments outfitted to allow for quick changes between incident profiles.

The Ford F550 chassis is integrated with General Fire Equipment’s award winning firefighting package.  The 6.7 liter diesel engine’s power reaches the ground through a six speed automatic transmission, moving 400 gallons of water and 20 gallons of Class A foam.  The firefighting package is based upon a Hale 500 gallon per minute pump driven by a 39 horsepower Kubota engine.   We look forward to years of service protecting Fauquier County and Warrenton with this apparatus.

Permanent link to this article: http://warrentonfire.info/new-apparatus/

Dec 01

Protected: Map Downloads

Protected: Map Downloads

Download Section (Updated 12/01/11)

(*IMPORTANT*)

These map’s contain  SENSITIVE information and MUST be treated as (PII) Personal Identifying Information. Special access instructions, door, and gate codes are included on some of the documentation. This information requires protection against unauthorized disclosure. Information that if released could reasonably be expected to constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of the personal privacy of individuals. You are required to report any loss of information to the WVFC Risk Management Officer; reportloss@warrentonfire.org

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