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Donations

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

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

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No gift is too small, all are appreciated.

WTG Recruitment Video

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.

Announcements

Nelson County Radio Log: Report any radio malfunctions here.

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. If you are attending please email Jason Pugh at jaybyrd832002@gmail.com

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.

 

Thomas Jefferson EMS Council Awards

May 25, 2016 - Earlier this month, Wintergreen Rescue Squad was recognized by the Thomas Jefferson EMS Council during their 2016 Awards Ceremony. First, the James A. Nogle Jr. Regional Award for Outstanding Contribution to EMS Emergency Preparedness & Response. Second, the 2016 Regional Award for Outstanding Contribution to EMS Health & Safety. In 2015, Wintergreen Rescue Squad put into service our Mass Casualty Incident Trailer.

James A. Nogle Jr. Regional Award for Outstanding Contribution to EMS Emergency Preparedness & Response2016 Regional Award for Outstanding Contribution to EMS Health & Safety


Fire Department Training

May 14, 2016 - A preview of a Live Burn Training we hosted today. For additional photos in our Flickr Album.Live Burn TrainingLive Burn Training


Chief of Fire Operations Announced

April 20, 2016 - After a thorough search, Wintergreen Fire & Rescue is pleased to announce that Charles “Trey” Crawford will take over the position of “Chief of Fire Operations” on Monday April 25.

Chief CrawfordTrey has 25 years of experience within the industry serving as a volunteer and career provider in the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia region. Trey has been an employee of Wintergreen Fire & Rescue for several years and brings significant local knowledge to the table.

Trey will be responsible for every aspect of fire suppression and fire prevention at Wintergreen. He will build upon a solid foundation established by the previous Chief who recently retired. Trey will collaborate with the Chief of EMS Operations, Mike Riddle to create the strongest possible cross-trained department.

The staff and volunteers congratulate Chief Crawford and look forward to continuing to provide property and life protection services at Wintergreen and in the surrounding Counties of Augusta and Nelson.


Passing of a Lifetime Member

March 30, 2016 - It's with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Dick Gilliland, lifetime volunteer of Wintergreen Rescue Squad. Dick was a very devoted husband, father, and life-long civil servant. Most notably, Dick was a Brigadier General in the United States Marine Corps.

Dick was instrumental in the rebirth of Wintergreen Rescue in 1996 and steered the organization as it's President for many years. It takes a very solid leader to step back and let others lead. Dick did that.

Over the past few years Dick has battled Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. This morning he succumbed to complications, and now he rests. Dick would have turned 80 next month.

There will be a celebration of Dick's life later in the year.

The Gilliland family has requested that memorial contributions be sent to the Wintergreen Volunteer Rescue Squad.

http://wtgfireresq.org/

God speed General Gilliland, we will take it from here.


Wintergreen Police Dept Accreditation

February 20, 2016 - Wintergreen Fire & Rescue congratulates our colleagues and friends at the Wintergreen Police Department on their recent reaccreditation. Many city, county, and town police departments are not yet accredited. Wintergreen Police Department remains the only private force in the Commonwealth of Virginia to be credited and we're all very proud of their hard work. In the early days of Wintergreen there was only a security guard at the gate to ask a few questions of visitors and provide directions. Today our force uses state of the art equipment and remains trained and ready to react to scenarios ranging from simple traffic accidents to active shooters. Wintergreen Fire & Rescue, and certainly all residents of Wintergreen are very fortunate to have these professional men and women watching our backs.

WTGPD PatrolWTGPD PatchWTGPD Patch


Shed Fire

February 16, 2016 - At 1300 hours, Wintergreen Fire & Rescue was dispatched for a shed fire. Tanker 2 arrived first to find flames showing. Units made an offensive attack with a quick knock down of the fire. No injuries reported. (Photos provided by Blue Ridge Life Magazine)

Rhue Hollow 2/16/16Tanker 2 at Rhue Hollow


Structure Fire in Afton, VA

February 9, 2016 - At 2101 hours, Wintergreen Fire and Rockfish Fire & Rescue were dispatched for a chimney fire. The first unit arrived to find light smoke showing from the eves of the single family dwelling. Units made an offensive attack, encountering fire on 1st floor and attic, with a quick knock down of the fire. No injuries reported.

Structure Fire 2/9/16Dump Tank 2/9/16


After over 3 decades, Chief Dobie Fish retires

February 7, 2016 - This month, Chief 2 Dobie Fish is hanging up his helmet for retirement. Starting as a volunteer and raising thru the ranks, he has been our Assistant Chief since 1989. A retirement party was held for Dobie earlier this week, were he was presented with an encased fire ax as a gift and reminder of all his hard work and effort.

Dobie Fish AxDobie Fish AxDobie Fish Ax Presentation


Post Storm Jonas Thoughts from Chief Curtis Sheets

January 25, 2016 - "As we wrap up our storm weekend, I wanted to take a moment and thank all of the volunteers and staff who (for the most part willingly) got snowed in at the stations to assure adequate staffing and timely responses. Many volunteers pulled their entire shifts at the stations, a few even pulled overnight tours. We (staff) certainly notice and appreciate your extra effort.

All in all, it seems as if we made it through pretty well. We staffed 6 ambulance crews spread between three stations. We handled a fair amount of fire calls and a boat load of public service calls. Well over 200 extra staff hours were racked up by this storm. The dedication of the staff is second to none.

A sincere thank you to all."

Curtis Sheets, Chief

First snow of 2016, Hummer Attack 5


Attack 5 finds a New Home in Southwest VA

January 9, 2016 - Attack 5, (1990) was transferred this morning to the Simmonsville Volunteer Fire Department. This all-volunteer department is located in Craig County Virginia not too far from Blacksburg. Attack 5 has been a very solid truck for Wintergreen, is in great shape, and will continue to serve Craig County for many years.

Start of Ski Season 15-16


Wintergreen Resort Opens for 2015-2016 Season!

January 5, 2016 - Wintergreen Resort will offically open for the 2015-2016 tomorrow at Noon. On your visit to the ski slopes, stop by and visit us at WTGFD Station 1. Photo credit: Wintergreen Resort, Facebook.

Start of Ski Season 15-16


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