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The Wintergreen Fire Dept is a Non-Profit organization dependent upon contributions. Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution today.


The Wintergreen Rescue Squad is a Non-Profit organization dependent upon contributions. Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution today.


No gift is too small, all are appreciated.

Nelson Volunteers

If you are a member of any Nelson County EMS agency and would like to volunteer to run on the "County Crew" please click here. Please provide your name, training level, and dates/times you are interested in running. Riding with the County Crew helps provide patient care contacts for volunteers looking for a higher call volume, and of course a 3 person crew is much safer than a 2 person crew.


MCI Plan Updated: Wintergreen Fire and Rescue's Mass Casualty Incident Plan has been updated. If you are an agency that is in the general area of the Wintergreen Master Plan, please see our downloads section to view the master plan. Please contact us with any questions or comments you may have.

Public Safety

Smoke Detectors: "Smoke alarms that are properly installed and maintained play a vital role in reducing fire deaths and injuries. Having a working smoke alarm cuts the chance of dying in a reported fire in half." Wintergreen Fire wants you and your families... Read More...

Knox Box: Do you have a Knox Box? A Knox Box could prevent lots of unnecessary damage to your house or building if the Fire Department needs to enter your structure for an emergency. Please refer to our Knox Box page for more information.

Healthy 12-Lead: If you are a member of the Wintergreen community, Wintergreen Fire and Rescue offers a Healthy 12-Lead EKG as a free service. Capturing a 12-Lead EKG (ElectroKardioGram) from participants when they are are feeling well provides a baseline for evaluation by physicians.... Read More

CPR Class: Are you interested in taking a CPR Class, we are taking names and information now to get our next one started!... Let Us Know!!

Training Calendar

Rescue Training meeting 2nd Tuesday of every month at the Tuckahoe School building beside Wintergreen Station 2 in the Stoneycreek Resort Community.

Fire Training meeting 4th Wednesday of January, April, August, and December, location and training topics to be announced at a later date

Fire Training Oct 22nd at 1900 @ Wintergreen Station 2.
Topic: Search and Rescue and Tool locations on Engine 1
If you are attending please email Jason at

Meetings and training are open to all area fire and rescue agencies. Refer also to our Wintergreen Fire and Rescue calendar for other training and events we offer.

Contact Us at one our stations for more information on training we offer.


Structure Fire on the Mtn

January 25, 2015 - At approximately 3:30PM on January 25 Wintergreen Fire Department was dispatched for a report of smoke coming from a structure on Devil's Knob. As soon as responders passed by the Mountain Inn a column of heavy black smoke was visible. Upon arrival crews found a two-story unoccupied structure with heavy fire. The roof was starting to collapse prior to arrival of the first fire apparatus.

The structure was a total loss. There were no injuries. The blaze was under control after approximately 60 minutes, with an additional 2 hours needed for salvage and overhaul. There was no damage to neighboring structures.

Apparatus/Personnel On Scene

Wintergreen Truck 1
Wintergreen Engine 1
Wintergreen Engine 2
Wintergreen Utility 7
Wintergreen Medic 178
Wintergreen Medic 176
Wintergreen Response 174
Wintergreen Chiefs 1, 2, and 3
Wintergreen FD Volunteers 6
Wintergreen PD x 2 units

Wintergreen Ski Patrol/Wintergreen Resort - 6

Piney River FD Salvage 22 with 2
Wilson FD (Augusta) Engine 191 and Salvage 197 w 8
Rockfish FD Engine 51 and Tanker 53 Filled Wintergreen Station 2 plus 3 FFs at Scene
Stuarts Draft FD filled Wilson FD

Central Virgina Electric - 2
Nelson County Service Authority - 1

All totaled 39 personnel, of which 22 were from Wintergreen.

45 Hemlock Drive45 Hemlock Drive - Rear

Tanker 3 Update

January 16, 2015 - We have just recieved new photos of the tankers progress, check out the pump testing and rear dump.

Tanker 3 Pump TestTanker 3

John Claman - Life Membership

January 1, 2015 - John is our newest Life Member after having volunteered over 1,000 hours each year for several consecutive years.  To become a Life Member of the Rescue Squad a volunteer must be peer nominated and approved. Congrats John!

Chimney Fire

December 23, 2014 - Chimney Fire reported. Valley station responded. Engine 1 and Response 9 arrived on location to find the fire was located within the stack, and in the basement. The fire was extinguished, and the property was saved. All residents were able to exit the building safely.

20141223 Chimney Fire

Rockfish Structure Fire

December 19, 2014 - Structure Fire on Rockfish Valley Highway. Engine 1, Rescue 173, Engine 51, Tanker 53, and Tanker 34 responded. Although property was damaged, all residents were able to exit the building safely.

Rockfish Structure FireRockfish Structure Fire

Tanker 3 Update

December 3, 2014 - We just recieved an updated photo of the rear of the tanker. Why is the truck so big, one may ask. One cubic foot of space holds only 7.5 Gallons of water... and Tanker 3 will hold 2500 gallons!!

Tanker 3

Ski Season is Close

November 21, 2014 - Morning view of Response 173, from the Overlook. The Resort is at full steam ahead, making SNOW!!

Blue Ridge Pig

American Flag App

We now have an American Flag App on our website. Are you ever curious if the flag at your house is suppose to be at half staff? You can check out the bottom of our left tool bar, on the main page of the website every day, to keep up with this now. Download it to your mobile device as well! (See todays sample below).

Wintergreen Drive MVA

Blue Ridge Pig's Smokehouse Fire

November 11, 2014 - Tuesday morning around 9:30am Wintergreen Fire, Rockfish Fire and Faber Fire responded to the Smokehouse behind the Blue Ridge Pig in Nellysford for a report of a fire. The building was found to be taken over by fire. With the hard work of all three departments, the fire was extinguished.

Blue Ridge Pig

Station 2 Dedication Ceremony

Oct 18th, 2014 - Wintergreen Fire and Rescue welcomed a large group of community and family members to visit our new station renovation and dedication today. The dedication to Frank Ott was accompanied by a Squad Truck extrication demonstration and Ladder Truck ropes demonstration. Thank you to everyone who came to visit, and if you did not get the chance, please know our doors are always open, and you are welcome to visit any time!

Station 2 Dedication

New Volunteer EMT's

October 15nd, 2014 - We want to take a moment to congratulate two of our newest EMT's.  Jordan Bentz and Ashley Harper have both completed and passed their EMT classes. Please take a moment to congratulate them the next time you see them.

LOCKN 2014

Sept 22nd, 2014 - Another Lockn' Music Festival is in the books and once again Wintergreen Fire & Rescue is proud to call itself the official and exclusive EMS Vendor for the event. Over 35,000 attendees called Nelson County home for the four-day camping event at the beautiful Oak Ridge Estates in Arrington. With a musical lineup including the likes of Willie Nelson and Tom Petty, just to name a few, there's no surprise the attendance numbers surpassed last year.

LOCKN Main Stage 2014

(One of the main stages lights up the midnight skies as tens of thousands of festival attendees enjoy their Lockn' experience.)

Tough Mudder, Spartan Race, Camp Jeep.....all sizable special events for which Wintergreen has provided medical services. All pale by comparison to Lockn'. The music festival is a stress test for every muscle within our organization. Think of it as a 96 hour live drill. Five treatment areas, seven all-terrain vehicles, multiple walking teams, mountain-bike medics, and multiple emergency physicians all work together to care for festival goers with the goal of the fewest possible transports to hospitals possible.

LOCKN Main Medical 2014

("Main Medical" appropriately named is essentially a remote emergency room staffed with Physicians, Nurses, and Paramedics to care for those patients requiring extended care. The 50x50 climate controlled tent was stocked for just about any medical emergency imaginable.)

How often to medics get to work side by side with physicians from start to finish while caring for patients? Almost never. At Lockn', its the standard procedure. Nearly 1,000 patient contacts yielded only 11 transports. Obviously this translated into a very busy Main Medical tent.

Volunteers from Wintergreen Rescue and surrounding agencies combined with career staff from three Counties to amass a small army of providers. During peak periods there were as many as 40 team members working at once.

LOCKN_Barry in Command(Captain Barry Eastep tracks the movement of individual teams as calls for service are processed in the command area. Communications is always challenge #1 at any large event. Having a dedicated, controlled, command area is essential.)

LOCKN Command Post(Finally, the command area sits quiet in the pre-dawn hours of Monday. After 4 days and literally thousands of man-hours our stress test is over. We passed!)

*Lockn' LLC pays for 100% of all costs associated with providing medical care at the music festival. Wintergreen Fire & Rescue was granted permission to use copyrighted material in this article.

Station 2 Dedication

Sept 25th, 2014 - Wintergreen Fire and Rescue will hold the re-opening of Station 2 and Dedication Ceremony on Oct 18th from 1pm until 4pm. The Frank Ott Dedication ceremony will be at 3pm. Light refreshments will be served as well. Please come see the new expansion and our new home.


New Apparatus Coming Soon...

June 3rd, 2014 - Wintergreen Fire and Rescue has had the pleasure of accepting the chassis for our new Tanker.  Next stop is the truck body manufacture in South Dakota.  If all goes well, we will have the finished product by Christmas. Check back soon for more information and updates! 

Tanker 3 Chassis

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