Winchester Fire & Rescue Interim Chief Appointed

The City of Winchester has announced that former Winchester Fire & Rescue Chief, Frank Wright, has been appointed as the Interim Chief which became vacant as of February 23, 2013 when Chief Scott Cullers retired. “We are very fortunate to have Frank available to return to the Department in the capacity of interim Fire & […]

Martinsburg Police Investigate Suspicious Fire

On Oct 16, 2011at 2:00AM officers from the Martinsburg City Police Department and the Martinsburg Fire Department responded to an apartment building located in the 200 block of E. King Street for a vehicle fire. Once arriving on scene the vehicle was found to be a 2005 Toyota 2 door was involved and the fire […]

First-Response Teams Answer the Call in Aftermath of Air Show Incident

Martinsburg, W.Va. — With the tragic crash of a T-28 aircraft on base on the first day of the Thunder Over the Blue Ridge Air Show and Open House, community members were able to see first-hand how 167th Airlift Wing first-response teams do their jobs in real-world situations. “The fire and security teams responded immediately, […]

Winchester Fire and Rescue Install Over 200 Smoke Alarms

The Winchester Fire and Rescue Department (WFRD) has completed their Neighborhood Smoke Alarm Canvassing Program by distributing the smoke alarms provided through the “Get Alarmed Virginia” smoke alarm grant. This was accomplished through phone requests to the department and by WFRD personnel performing door to door canvassing of neighborhoods on weekends and evenings.  Not only […]

Winchester Firefighters Use Vacant Big-Box Store for Firefighter Training

Over 100 firefighters from Winchester and Frederick County took part in a training exercise in the former Circuit City/Fun Expedition building before it was demolished last week to make room for the construction of a new Longhorn Steakhouse. Scott Kensinger from the Winchester Fire & Rescue Department explains why this training was so important to […]

Winchester Fire & Rescue Present $17,419 to Muscular Dystrophy

Members of the Winchester Fire & Rescue Department presented a check in the amount of $17,419 to the Muscular Dystrophy Association on behalf of the Winchester Professional Firefighters Association. The Winchester chapter, made up of career and volunteer staff, collected donations for its annual “Fill the Boot” campaign on September 4, 6 and 7. Get […]

Gary G. Ganoe to be Interim Fire and Rescue Chief in Winchester

City Manager Jim O’Connor announced the appointment of Gary G. Ganoe as Interim Fire and Rescue Chief effective May 29, 2010. Ganoe currently serves in the Fire & Rescue Department as a Captain and the City’s Fire Marshal. Chief Frank Wright is retiring May 28, 2010 with over 35 years of service to the City […]

House Fire Leaves Family of Six Homeless

An early morning fire Monday destroyed a house outside White Post and displaced six people. Residents believe the fire broke out around 6:00AM. The father of the household was working in a nearby dairy barn when he saw the flames and went running back to his house. Occupants of the home and nearby residents called […]

Winchester Fire and Rescue Chief to Retire after 35 Years of Service

City of Winchester Fire and Rescue Chief Frank Wright has announced his retirement effective June 1, 2010. Wright stated, “I have had a great career and am very thankful to the Winchester community for their support of the Fire and Rescue Department and me. I have been blessed to work with so many fine people […]

Firefighters Receive Training in Unique Circumstances

In a unique set of circumstances, firefighters will receive high-rise training in three of the four City autoparks.  In conjunction with the annual Fire Hydrant Flushing Program, City personnel will utilize the water that would normally go right into stormwater drains to clean the autoparks.   Assistant City Manager and Interim Parking Director Anne Lewis said […]

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