Training facility attracting attention

December 3rd, 2013 -From planning to construction, over two years have been invested in this new training facility located at Wintergreen Fire & Rescue Station One. Fire skills such as roof ventilation and window "bail-outs" as well as rescue skills such as the rope-work pictured can now be practiced without leaving our station.

The ultimate goal is for our facility to become a destination for other agencies to train. Our instructors and our staff learn something new every time we teach others new skills. Our state-champion rope team will never run out of room for improvement. This past Thanksgiving weekend, a group of 12 students traveled from Fredericksburg Rescue traveled nearly two hours to be the very first group of students to spend time on the tower. Their feedback was overwhelmingly positive and has confirmed we're on the right track.

 Junior Firefighter Peyton Galloway rappels from the 25' level of Wintergreen Fire & Rescue's new training tower while instructor Nick Brown offers pointers and firefighter/medic Eric nhold belays.

Junior Firefighter Peyton Galloway rappels from the 25' level of Wintergreen Fire & Rescue's new training tower while instructor Nick Brown offers pointers and firefighter/medic Eric nhold belays.