Fire & Rescue

Shenandoah County names new fire, rescue chief

Shenandoah County Fire and Rescue operations chief Tim Williams talks on his radio while crews fight a 2014 fire at Strasburg Self Storage Fire off  Quarry Lane. Shenandoah County named Williams chief Thursday as a replacement for Gary Yew, who retired Sept. 1.   Rich Cooley/Daily

September 29, 2016

Tim Williams has been appointed Shenandoah County’s new chief of fire and rescue. He replaces Gary Yew, who served in that role for 14 years before his September retirement.

Police identify woman who died in I-81 crash

September 25, 2016

A driver who was killed Friday afternoon when she was ejected from her vehicle following a crash on Interstate 81 near Winchester has been identified as Scarlett L. Campbell, of Middletown.

Warren adds new crisis management system

September 15, 2016

Warren County Fire and Rescue will be able to better operate during emergency situations with the addition of Crisis Track, a multi-function program that allows emergency personnel to better gauge the scale and location of emergencies in addition to several other functions, said Shawn Graber, Warren County Fire and Rescue’s deputy emergency manager.

Woman, child escape house fire unharmed

Flames pour out of the second floor window of a home on Stultz Gap Road west of Edinburg on Tuesday. Jake Zuckerman/Daily

September 13, 2016

EDINBURG – Fire and rescue crews from several area departments responded to a house fire at 175 Stultz Gap Road shortly after noon on Tuesday. No injuries were reported.

Process underway for selecting new county fire chief

September 6, 2016

County officials are making progress in filling its fire and rescue chief position left vacant after former chief Gary Yew’s retirement last month. The application period ended Aug. 8 and Evan Vass, assistant county administrator for Shenandoah County is taking the next steps.

New fire engine on its way to Strasburg

September 2, 2016

The Strasburg Fire Department will be responding to calls in a new state-of-the-art fire engine once its 2016 Pierce Arrow XT arrives in town. It’s at a dealer in Manassas, but according to Assistant Chief Dale King, fire department personnel will be picking it up sometime next week.

Outgoing chief reflects on work with county

Gary Yew

August 12, 2016

After 15 years of service, Gary Yew is retiring as chief of Shenandoah County Fire and Rescue. The Woodstock native’s 33-year career in fire as volunteer firefighter and eventually chief will come to an end today. He is taking on a new position as an emergency preparedness and safety coordinator for a company that contracts with Valley Health.

Front Royal man killed in ATV crash

Keith Sanker

August 11, 2016

A Front Royal man was killed early Wednesday morning when he lost control of the ATV he was driving and struck a tree, said Sgt. F.L. “Les” Tyler, public information officer for the Virginia State Police.

Deadly crash occurs on Interstate 66

August 5, 2016

A motorist was killed Friday morning when his car collided with a roll back tow truck on the side of the road in the eastbound travel lanes of Interstate 66 in Warren County at mile marker 14.4.

Crews battle fire at Quicksburg home

August 5, 2016

Several area fire departments responded to reports of a structure fire at 2576 Quicksburg Road in Quicksburg around 3 p.m. Thursday.

New Market to vote on new interim fire chief

August 4, 2016

New Market Town Council will vote on appointing Tim Williams as the town’s interim volunteer fire chief, replacing former chief Gary Yew, who has announced his retirement.

Evening crash at Fishers Hill

One person was transported from the scene of a U.S . Route 11 crash around 6 p.m. Tuesday at Fishers Hill, south of Strasburg. Strasburg Fire Department, Strasburg Volunteer Rescue Squad and Shenandoah County Fire and Rescue members responded. Further information was unavailable.  Rich Cooley/Daily

August 2, 2016

One person was transported from the scene of a U.S . Route 11 crash around 6 p.m. Tuesday at Fishers Hill, south of Strasburg. Strasburg Fire Department, Strasburg Volunteer Rescue Squad and Shenandoah County Fire and Rescue members responded. Further information was unavailable. Rich Cooley/Daily