Squad 505 was placed in service today after 3 years of hard work by the truck committee. The truck immediately ran 2 calls followed by joining the Crozet Independence Day Parade lineup (below). After 23 years of dedicated service with minimal breakdowns and out-of-service time, our old 1993 GMC Hackney Rescue was officially decommissioned and is replaced by a 2015 Seagrave/SVI 4x4 Heavy Rescue with expanded services such as mobile air filling.
At this time the EMT Course is full and no longer accepting applications. Please check back frequently as we will post information on future courses here.
Congratulations to our award winner at our annual banquet held Saturday at the King Family Vineyards. What a great night of social gathering and member recognition. A surprise of our new heavy squad arriving, a great tribute to the life of Richard "Dick" Martin, a video recapping the past year, and a wonderful night of dancing.
Rookie of the Year: Haydon Pitchford
Frances Henry Award (award for most call runs): Raven Curtis (126)
Chief's Award: Raven Curtis
President's Award: Melanie Welcher
Member of the Year: David Booth
New Life Members: Ross Anderson, Will Barnhardt, Stacy Hosenfeld, & Paul Summers
2015 was a record year for us. We ran 1,526 calls, more than 17% higher than 2014. This was also our busiest year ever. We are averging a 3% call volume increase each year for the past 10 years. We are proud to serve you. All volunteer, all the time!
Our new Heavy Squad is almost complete. Members fly out to inspect it this month. If you would like to see pictures of the newest piece of the communities equipment, go to our Facebook picture album.
The Western Albemarle Rescue Squad begins a transition and update to a newer and more mordern web design. Please bare with us during this transition, which could take a few months, as some links may not work at certain times.
The Western Albemarle Rescue Squad mourns the loss of a charter member, Richard Bland "Dick" Martin. Dick was instrumental in founding the Western Albemarle Rescue Squad, recognizing the need for faster EMS response to citizens in the Western Albemarle communities. Dick was a retired Sargeant with the Albemarle County Police Department and spent years working for the Albemarle County Sheriff's Department. Dick dedicated a lot of time to the Crozet Volunteer Fire Department and help positions as high as Assistant Chief. He dedicated his life to serving others and we as well as the community are forever grateful for his contributions.
9/29/2015:Last week the heavy rains pushed our newly formed Water Rescue Team in service a few weeks earlier than planned. Within the first few hours of being in service we performed our first water rescue.
Pictured here is the group from WARS, ACFR, and Scottsville Fire that recently completed the Swift Water Rescue Course. Members look forward to taking additional courses in water rescue and training with our local teams from around the county and regionally.
While we always hope to never have to put this type of training to use, should it be needed, we are ready to respond. We are always looking for better ways we can serve our community and to meet it's growing needs. A big thank you to our great community for your continued support.
2/12/2015:Congratulations to our award winners presented at our annual banquet on 2/7/2015.
Rookie of the Year - Valerie Quick
Francis Henry Award (Award for most calls run by a member) - Seth Wood
Chief's Award - Taylor Tereskerz
President's Award - Bob Knox
Member of the Year - Raven Curtis
Special Award and Recognition to Robert Charles "Bubba" Baber's Family
Also recognized were new life members - Taylor Ashley, Mike Bauer, Andy Todhunter, Patrick Watson, Melanie Welcher, & Michael Walton
8/1/2014:The Western Albemarle Rescue Squad mourns the loss of member Robert Charles "Bubba" Baber. Bubba was a long time supporter of WARS before joining in 2013. Bubba is a 4th generation fireman and spent 30 years with the Crozet Volunteer Fire Department, 7 of those were spent as the Chief. Bubba loved the Crozet & Albemarle Communities and was always there to help someone in need.
Newsplex Article & Video // NBC29 Article & Video // Crozet Gazette Article
Recording of the "Last Call" for Robert Charles "Bubba" Baber
Wed September 7 at 7:00 PM
- WARS Board of Directors Meeting
Mon August 15 at 6:30 PM
- BLS Meeting, NO ALS MEETING.
Mon August 15 at 8:00 PM
- Agency Training Meeting.
Thur August 25 at 6:30 PM
- Training & Quality Improvement Committee Meeting.
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