Brimstone House Training Exercise
March 23, 2015 - Today the crew on shift was given the opportunity to practice our skills on a home that is scheduled for demolition. Roof Ventilation, thru the wall access and thru the floor escape/rescue were just some of the items covered. A smoke machine was utilized in creating the effects of a smoked filled home.
Wintergreen Fire & Rescue is NOW HIRING
March 4th, 2015 - Qualified Virginia Advanced Life Support providers are encouraged to submit a resume’ via email to Chief Curtis Sheets at CurtisSheets@gmail.com. Preference will be given to EMT-I and Paramedic level providers.
Employees are responsible for transporting sick and injured patients to four different hospitals which are located in three different EMS Councils. Patient acuity levels are high, transport times lengthy, and support resources limited. Our medics have their skills tested on a daily basis. Providers with appropriate credentials are eligible to perform RSI per OMD approval.Applicants who are cross-trained in fire/rescue are encouraged to apply, however the primary focus for this hiring cycle is medical. Although our medics could be expected to work in any one of three stations, with any of our 28 staff, the primary assignment will be the Lovingston, VA station and each medic will have a fixed shift partner. Our schedule is the industry standard; 24/48. Our system handles approximately 3,000 calls per year. Starting pay is dependent upon qualifications and experience.
Our benefits package is competitive within our region.
Wintergreen Fire & Rescue is a tobacco-free workplace and therefore all employees must sign a “tobacco use agreement.” Additionally, any employees assigned to fire-suppression must pass the Physical Ability Test every 6 months.
Please take a moment to view our short documentary video: Wintergreen Fire & Rescue Documentary Video
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
Nelson County Service Authority - 1
All totaled 39 personnel, of which 22 were from Wintergreen.
Tanker 3 Update
January 16, 2015 - We have just recieved new photos of the tankers progress, check out the pump testing and rear dump.
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!
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.
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.
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!!
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