Lake of the Woods Volunteer Fire Department

Our colleagues at #FEMA and #USFA pointed out that love and preparedness never rest and never stop.Do you need an easy and free last minute gift for #dad this #fathersday?Test his smoke alarms and change the batteries if needed. It could be a life-saving gift. ... See MoreSee Less
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We have all experienced some hot 🌞 and humid days lately. Make sure to review these important heat safety tips to stay cool and safe as we approach the official start of summer. ... See MoreSee Less
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On June 6th, the LOWVFR stops to honor and remember one of our own and the D-Day invasion. Joseph Argenzio was just 17 years old when he fought at D-Day. In 1994, he and his wife, Joan, moved to LOW whereupon he joined the LOW Fire and Rescue Company. Joseph was named an honorary Chief and served as Vice President and President of our Board. In addition, he organized our annual Fourth of July parade and was an active member of many civic and fraternal associations, such as the LOW Veterans and Knights of Columbus. Joseph died on April 7, 2010 but his service to our nation and community lives on. Please take a moment to remember former Honorary Chief Argenzio and the many other veterans who stormed those Normandy beaches on Tuesday, June 6, 1944 as part of the Allied operations. ... See MoreSee Less
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Virginia Department of Fire Program Advises Virginians on Motor Fuel Dispensing and Storage Safety amid the Colonial Pipeline CyberattackImmediate ReleaseMay 12, 2021Contact:Vanessa Copeland(804) 249-1986vanessa.copeland@vdfp.virginia.govVirginia Department of Fire Program Advises Virginians on Motor Fuel Dispensing and Storage Safety amid the Colonial Pipeline CyberattackRICHMOND - With the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack causing gas shortages in parts of the East Coast and in the Commonwealth, there have been reports of long lines at gas stations and Virginians traveling to remote locations to find gas reserves in order to stock up.The Virginia Department of Fire Programs wants to advise residents and commuters about safe ways to dispense flammable fuels such as (gas, diesel or heating oil) into a portable container for proper storage:Flammable fuels should not be dispensed into portable containers over 6 gallons, and the containers should be listed and approved for the flammable liquid intended for the portable container. Portable containers should have a tight closure with a screwed or spring-loaded cover to prevent spills and vapors from escaping. When transporting gasoline in a portable container make sure it is secured against tipping and sliding, and never leave it in direct sunlight or in the trunk of a car.Flammable fuel should never be dispensed into portable cargo tanks or any other container not listed for flammable liquids. Never fill a container while located in the trunk, passenger area of a car or in the bed of a pickup truck. All containers should be place on the ground and clear of any possible ignition sources such as the exhaust from a vehicle. Fill portable containers slowly to decrease the chance of static electricity buildup and minimize spilling or splattering. Keep the nozzle in contact with the rim of the container opening while refueling. Fill container no more than 95 percent full to allow for expansion. If gasoline spills on the container, make sure that it has evaporated before you place the container in your vehicle. Report spills to the station attendant.Never smoke around flammable fuels. For additional reference, the Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code outlines the specific requirements for fuel dispensing and storage: 2304.4 Dispensing Into Portable Containers2304.4.1 Approved Containers Required2304.4.2 Nozzle Operation2304.4.3 Location of Containers Being FilledContact your local fire marshal or VDFP’s State Fire Marshal’s Office for further information regarding fire and life safety education. ... See MoreSee Less
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Whether it's breakfast in bed, a barbeque in the backyard or a seven-course meal, if you're cooking for Mom this Mother's Day weekend, keep it fire-safe. Remember to test your smoke alarms and practice your fire escape plan. #mom #mothersday ... See MoreSee Less
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Lake of the Woods Volunteer Rescue Squad

On June 6th, the LOWVFR stops to honor and remember one of our own and the D-Day invasion. Joseph Argenzio was just 17 years old when he fought at D-Day. In 1994, he and his wife, Joan, moved to LOW whereupon he joined the LOW Fire and Rescue Company. Joseph was named an honorary Chief and served as Vice President and President of our Board. In addition, he organized our annual Fourth of July parade and was an active member of many civic and fraternal associations, such as the LOW Veterans and Knights of Columbus. Joseph died on April 7, 2010 but his service to our nation and community lives on. Please take a moment to remember former Honorary Chief Argenzio and the many other veterans who stormed those Normandy beaches on Tuesday, June 6, 1944 as part of the Allied operations. ... See MoreSee Less
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Lake of the Woods Volunteer Fire & Rescue supporting the Living Water Community Clinic Grand Opening of the Dental Clinic. A great community event!. ... See MoreSee Less
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Lake of the Woods Rescue Squad installed their 2021 officers in a small ceremony and awarded Squad member of the year and most hours served awards. Congratulations to Chief Hooper, Assistant Chief Moody, Kelley & Gibson, Training Office Perry, as well as Squadsman of the Year EMT Jackson and most hours served AEMT Gibson. This years event was scaled down from the normal Awards banquet due to the pandemic, but recognition of the volunteers is necessary function. ... See MoreSee Less
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Lake of the Woods Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company Inc.
104 Lakeview Parkway
Locust Grove, VA 22508-2025

Fire Department: 540-972-7510
Rescue Squad: 540-972-7480
Emergency: 911