Lake of the Woods Volunteer Fire Department

This year is our Golden Anniversary (1971-2021)! Our Company started in 1971 to protect the lives and property of this community, as we enter our 50th year we are asking for your support to help us commemorate this milestone event. We would like to collect pictures, stories, and mementos to display at our stations as we celebrate our history and our anniversary. Should you like to share please include your contact information and any pictures, memories, or stories with our Anniversary Committee at: 50thanniversary@lowfr29.com ... See MoreSee Less
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For many volunteer fire and rescue departments, fundraising took many different forms in 2020 as we all had to adapt to a changing environment in the era of the COVID pandemic. As such, we thought that this year in conjunction with our typical mailings, community events and directory sales that we would also post our message directly to you, our neighbors. Thank you for your support of your local volunteers. ... See MoreSee Less
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In support of Poison Prevention Week we, along with our colleagues in Poison Control, are asking everyone to be sure your household cleaners and medications are locked up, or stored up and away from a child's reach. Keep medicine, cleaners, and detergents in their containers in locations where children can’t get to them. #NPPW21 ... See MoreSee Less
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Lake of the Woods Volunteer Rescue Squad

This year is our Golden Anniversary (1971-2021)! Our Company started in 1971 to protect the lives and property of this community, as we enter our 50th year we are asking for your support to help us commemorate this milestone event. We would like to collect pictures, stories, and mementos to display at our stations as we celebrate our history and our anniversary. Should you like to share please include your contact information and any pictures, memories, or stories with our Anniversary Committee at: 50thanniversary@lowfr29.com ... See MoreSee Less
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For many volunteer fire and rescue departments, fundraising took many different forms in 2020 as we all had to adapt to a changing environment in the era of the COVID pandemic. As such, we thought that this year in conjunction with our typical mailings, community events and directory sales that we would also post our message directly to you, our neighbors. Thank you for your support of your local volunteers. ... See MoreSee Less
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Today, March 4, is Jack Kelley Day. Jack was commended by the Orange County Supervisors for his faithful service to our LOW community as a member of LOW Fire and Rescue 29. Jack has been helping neighbors and saving lives since February, 1992. If you see Jack today (or soon), please thank him for his many years of faithful service. ... See MoreSee Less
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Day 21 of 30 minorities/30 days. We're pleased to introduce another Germanna EMS adjunct faculty member today. At Germanna, we believe in having a diverse workforce and in doing our part to ensure the professions we support also have a diverse workforce. Please meet Christine Wagoner. She is a native of NH. She states she was "born and raised in the back yard of Dartmouth College & Medical School." After witnessing a fatal MVC at the age of 15 while on a school bus for a softball tournament, she felt compelled to go into EMS. Two weeks after her 16th birthday she successfully tested for EMT certification in February 1986, . She moved to Locust Grove in November 2011, with her husband and two children, Alexander and Reagan. Three short years later, in April 2014, she became a single Mom and Widow after the sudden death of her husband. Despite the challenges of being a grieving widow to grieving children, Christine continued volunteering at Lake of the Woods Volunteer Rescue Squad, where today, she is a Captain and the designated Infection Control Officer. Over the last 10 years, she has served LOW VRS in a variety of roles, including Assistant Chief, Training Officer, and Company Vice President. This month marks Captain Wagoner's 35th year in the EMS profession. Yet, she has also held a variety of positions in the public safety realm during her distinguished career, including: VT/NH medic for 24 years, NH Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Team for 10 years, 5 years as a police officer, 6.5 years as an Officer of the Court / Bail Commissioner and 8 years as a 911 Communications officer; VAOEMS provider 7 years.Christine has successfully assisted her children through the loss of their beloved Dad: Alexander just graduated from College in December 2020; and Reagan, a HS Sophomore, is following in her Mom’s footsteps, having completed a first aid/CPR certification in March of 2020 and beginning the process of becoming a Jr. Trainee member of the LOWVRS in October 2020. She hopes to become an EMT ASAP!Christine states she has a "passion for teaching the next generation of public safety providers" and Germanna's EMS Program counts itself exceedingly fortunate to have her as part of our faculty. Christine, thank you for your incredible career in public safety; your example of resilience and strength in adversity is one we can all aspire to. Your ability and willingness to continue to take care of your community for decades is an inspiration. Those of us lucky enough to know you and work with you are fortunate indeed. Thank you for all you do. ... See MoreSee Less
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This year February 7-13, 2021 is National Burn Awareness Week. This week is set aside as an opportunity for organizations, such as Lake of the Woods Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company, to unite with other community risk reduction organizations in sharing common burn awareness and prevention messages in our community. Did you know?Burn injuries continue to be one of the leading causes of accidental death and injury in our Nation where tragically, children, the elderly, and those with special needs are especially vulnerable to burn injuries, and almost one- third of all burn injuries occur in children under the age of 15.Annually, in the United States, 400,000+ people receive medical care for treatment of burn injuries. An estimated 376,950 scald burn injuries were seen in hospital emergency rooms in the U.S. between 2013 and 2017.Compared to the overall population, children under five were 2.0 times as likely to be seen for burn injuries at a hospital emergency department. Young adults from 20 to 29 had 1.4 times the risk, and those in the 30-39 age group had 1.3 times the risk of the general population.The primary causes of injury include fire-flame, scalds, contact with hot objects, electrical and chemicals. Most of the injuries occur in the home. Tips to Stay Safe:Use a thermometer to test the water coming out of your bath water tap.Run your hand through bath water to test for hot spots.Use back burners and turn pot handles toward the back of the stove so children cannot pull them down.Use oven mitts when cooking or handling hot food and drinks.Stir and test food cooked in the microwave before serving. Open heated containers away from you from back to front.Keep children away from the stove when cooking by using a safety gate for younger children and marking with tape a 3-foot “no-kid zone” for older children.Keep hot drinks away from the edge of tables and counters and avoid using tablecloths and placemats.Use a “travel mug” with a ... 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