Fire & Rescue

Wife of former inmate settles lawsuit

November 27th, 2014

The wife of a former jail inmate who suffered near-fatal seizures while he was in custody at the Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center in Winchester has been awarded $2.7 million in a lawsuit settled in U.S. District Court in Roanoke.

Fire forces family from home

November 14th, 2014

Six people were evacuated and two injured in a house fire early Friday morning at 706 River Drive in Front Royal.

Fire department cleared by jury

October 10th, 2014

A federal jury in Harrisonburg Friday found the Front Royal Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department did not violate the free speech rights of two volunteer firefighters when it suspended one and stripped the other of his department membership.

Jury deciding firefighters’ case for free speech

October 9th, 2014

A federal jury began deliberations Thursday in a lawsuit filed by two former members of the Front Royal Volunteer Fire Department who accuse the department and its former board president of defaming them and violating their rights of free speech.

Fire company, ex-members clash

October 8th, 2014

After hearing three days of testimony and arguments in a jury trial pitting two former Front Royal firefighters against their former fire company and former president, U.S. District Judge Michael F. Urbanski summarized the case Wednesday for the opposing sides.

Fire dept. event promoting safe techniques, prevention

October 3rd, 2014

The Warren County Department of Fire and Rescue Services is focusing on home fire safety as it prepares for the 7th Annual Fire Prevention Kick-Off from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Sunday at the Front Royal Volunteer Fire Department, 221 North Commerce Ave.

Foresters wary of fall fire risk

October 2nd, 2014

Fall wildlife fire season arrived Wednesday accompanied by warnings from the Virginia Department of Forestry about the risks of burning trash and yard debris at this time of year.

Porch fire

September 22nd, 2014

Warren County Fire Marshal Gerry Maiatico checks for fire under the porch roof of this home at 215 South Church St. in Front Royal on Monday afternoon. Firefighters contained the fire to the porch roof. Fire Chief Richard Mabie said the fire was started by trash on the back porch. Rich Cooley/Daily

Fire station back on track

September 16th, 2014

The bad headlines, internal strife, auditing and criminal investigation that plagued the former Shenandoah Farms Volunteer Fire Department have faded in the year since Warren County took over its operations.