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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.

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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

Fire Training Oct 23nd at 1900 @ Wintergreen Station 2.
Topic: Tanker Training
If you are attending please email Jason 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.

 

Structure Fire in Afton, VA

February 9, 2015 - 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 attac, encountering fire on 1st floor and attic, with a quick knock down of the fire. No injuries reported.

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After over 3 decades, Chief Dobie Fish retires

February 7, 2015 - 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 2009. 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.

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Post Storm Jonas Thoughts from Chief Curtis Sheets

January 25, 2015 - "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, 2015 - 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.

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Wintergreen Resort Opens for 2015-2016 Season!

January 5, 2015 - 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.

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Let it snow!

December 18, 2015 - Wintergreen Resort has turned on the snow guns for the short spell of cold air that has moved in. Check their website this Sunday morning to see if they may open this week.

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Ambulance 175 is looking GREAT!

December 14, 2015 - When an ambulance ends its service with Wintergreen Rescue, there are 2 methods of replacement. First option is to buy a brand new truck, second option is a remount. In a remount, the box is removed from the original truck, and placed on a brand new chassis. Most recently Wintergreen Rescue was able to remount Ambulance 175. With the return of 175 we see new features that haven't yet been used before on our trucks. One of these features is the change of a bench side seat in the rear, to a full harness captains chair. New codes and regualtions require this, for the safety of providers when tending to patients.

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Cedar Drive Structure Fire

November 27, 2015 - Crews from Wintergreen Fire & Rescue, Rockfish Volunteer Fire Department and Augusta County were toned to the back side of Devils Knob Loop on friday around 7pm for a structure fire. First units arriving on the scene reported the home was in fact fully involved and all occupants were out of the building. They had checked out of the rental at approximately noon that same day. The home was a total loss but there were no injuries on scene.

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RV Fire at Wintergreen Entrance

A-Shift battled a 30' RV fire on Beech Grove Road.

No injuries.

Units on scene:
Engine 2
Tanker 2
Medic 179
Chief 2
Chief 1
Attack 5

Total Personnel - 7

WPD provided 3 units to reroute Beech Grove traffic by the gatehouse. Traffic delays were minimal.

Photo by Sergeant Steve Southworth, WPD

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