Fire & Rescue
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.
Local man dies in Berryville trench collapse
September 21, 2016
A Front Royal man working on a residential sewer line in Berryville died Wednesday after a trench collapsed and buried him up to his neck.
Firefighters urge vigilance after bathroom fan fire
September 21, 2016
Warren County Fire and Rescue is urging the public to be vigilant when it comes to room exhaust fans following a Monday fire near Waterlick that displaced five residents.
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
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.
Board fails to give volunteers say on chief
August 23, 2016
WOODSTOCK – Contention continues between Shenandoah County and the volunteer New Market Fire and Rescue Department.
Fire burns uninhabited Maurertown house
August 15, 2016
Several area fire and rescue departments responded to a structure fire at 820 Burke Hill Road in Maurertown on Friday night.
Three taken to hospital following state Route 55 crash
August 15, 2016
A head-on collision occurred early Monday morning when a motorist crossed the center line on state Route 55, a half-mile east of state Route 664 in Warren County, and collided with another car.
Outgoing chief reflects on work with county
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
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.
Coordinator focuses on increasing volunteer firefighter numbers
August 9, 2016
Lacey Lancaster has been working to increase awareness and participation within Warren County’s volunteer firefighter ranks since taking the position of recruitment and retention coordinator in January.
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
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
Man rescued from overturned ATV
July 12, 2016
An Orkney Springs man sustained injuries when his all-terrain vehicle overturned on Tuesday.
Citizens Fire Academy begins in August
July 11, 2016
Warren County’s Citizens Fire Academy will be offering its tutelage to interested residents through a seven-week process beginning Aug. 9.
Grant to aid in purchase of new town ladder truck
July 10, 2016
The Woodstock Fire Department has received an $857,000 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. The money will go towards the purchasing of a new ladder truck, to be housed in Woodstock and used throughout Shenandoah County.