Lake of the Woods Volunteer Fire Department

Happy New Year from your local volunteers at Lake of the Woods Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company. ... See MoreSee Less

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Wishing you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas from all of us at Lake of the Woods Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company. ... See MoreSee Less

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On Wednesday November 25 2020 at 0757 Lake Of the Woods Volunteer Fire Department (LOWVFD) along with County Of Orange Fire and EMS (COFEMS) received a call for a Medical Emergency in the community. The first arriving LOWVFD Firefighter/EMT Simon Gray took over Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) efforts on the patient.
Medic Unit 29 staffed by COFEMS FF/EMT Chris Barrett and COFEMS FF/Medic Noah Madden arrived and provided Advanced Life Support protocols and resuscitative measures.
COFEMS Duty Officer Captain Mark Sikora was dispatched to the scene and while enroute requested a Medevac helicopter to the scene. LOWVFD Chief FF/EMT Mike Cianci also arrived on scene to assist with CPR and incident command.

Once the patient was stabilized and loaded in Medic 29 for transport to the Helicopter Landing zone FF/EMT Gray then responded to the station to staff LOWVFD Engine 29 for Medevac Landing Zone Support.
LOWVFD Engine 29 staffed by FF/EMT Simon Gray and FF Thomas Lillie responded to the LZ site at SweetBriar Park and provided LZ support.

On Tuesday December 22 2020 Amy Sauro walked into LOWVFD Station 29 to thank the responders that saved her life. In her card she presented as a small token of her gratitude she wrote “ Because of all of you, I am alive and my children still have their mother. I don't have any words to explain how grateful I am for you. You are angels here on Earth. Thank you!! God Bless You-”

Fire Chief Mike Cianci notes that “The members of LOWVFD are trained in CPR and we work together with our colleagues in COFEMS to provide life saving measures as needed.”
COFEMS FF/Medic Madden also enforced the teamwork concept in his remarks and stated that often the first responders don't know the outcome once the patient is handed off. “ But to have a patient walk back into the station and thank us is an amazing feeling.”

Photo From L to R Fire Chief Cianci, FF/Medic Madden, Amy Sauro, FF/EMT Barrett, FF/EMT Gray. Not pictured Captain Sikora and FF Lillie.
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Lake of the Woods Volunteer Fire Department participated in the Christmas Eve Jingle 2020. ... See MoreSee Less

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December 20, 2020

From the Desk of S.Claus

I would like to take this time to send a hearty HO-HO-HO and THANK YOU to the Men and Women of Lake of the Woods Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company.

Your devotion to spreading good will and holiday cheer over these last three nights to the communities that you serve is outstanding.

The LOWVFR Tradition of escorting me was started many years ago, takes time away from your schedules and families, celebrates the spirit of the holidays and VOLUNTEERING and for that you should be commended for it. WELL DONE! You have all made the NICE list in my books and I don't have to check it twice.

To the members (both young and old) of the communities that I visited, It was wonderful to see you all. Some of you stood in windows and doorways waving and flashing your porch lights, others came out in bare feet to stand at the end of their driveways and wave and tell me “I've been good!” I saw and heard you.

If for some reason that I missed your street or was unable to go past your house due to safety issues in turning the apparatus around, know that I still felt the holiday cheer emanating from that area. Sometimes the size of the apparatus, processions, well wishers on the street and street size doesn’t allow for a safe maneuvering in non-emergent times.

This year, please join your neighbors in starting one new tradition of ringing bells on Christmas Eve at 6pm. Take that time to meet your neighbors, enjoy the fellowship of your community and partake in the holiday cheer.

Remember, it's never too late to make my nice list. See you again next year!

Love, Health and Peace,

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Lake of the Woods Volunteer Rescue Squad

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Federal Agencies Warn of Emerging Fraud Schemes Related to COVID-19 Vaccines

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG), and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) are warning the public about several emerging fraud schemes related to COVID-19 vaccines.

The FBI, HHS-OIG, and CMS have received complaints of scammers using the public’s interest in COVID-19 vaccines to obtain personally identifiable information (PII) and money through various schemes. We continue to work diligently with law enforcement partners and the private sector to identify cyber threats and fraud in all forms.
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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