How to obtain fingerprinting: VAOEMS is now requiring electronic fingerprints for all Fire & Rescue volunteer and career personnel. This means fingerprint cards will no longer be accepted. Call the volunteer station or Warren County Fire and Rescue administration at (540) 636-3830 to receive the code for free fingerprinting (in addition, the site will ask for our VAOEMS agency code number, which is 0943). Then, visit this link and follow the prompts to sign up for fingerprinting. Applicants must make an appointment online as walk-ins are not accepted. The closest fingerprinting location in Warren County is The UPS Store 7189, 424a South Street, Front Royal, VA 22630. They are open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. This video will walk you through the steps necessary to schedule a fingerprinting appointment. Contact Brenda Diehl with questions at (540) 636-3830.
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Welcome to the Warren County Department of Fire and Rescue Services
The Warren County Department of Fire and Rescue Services provide Fire and EMS response to the 38,387 citizens across the 216 square miles of Front Royal/Warren County, Virginia. Utilizing the combination approach of career and volunteer Fire, EMS and Support personnel, we staff 8 individual volunteer Fire and EMS combination stations with 33 uniformed full-time career personnel, 20 part-time career personnel and approximately 70 volunteer response personnel. These dedicated men and women protect the life, property, and environment of our community by responding to all fire and non-fire emergencies and rescues within Front Royal/Warren County and surrounding areas. The Department responds to and provides first response advanced/basic life support care to sick and/or injured and transportation to the appropriate medical facility. The Department also provides resources to respond to a wide array of emergencies in an all hazard emergency response concept and provides mutual aid response in cases of reduced resources to agencies along our borders.
The Department is managed by the Office of the Fire Chief, who supports fire suppression, emergency medical service, and emergency management; reviews and develops objectives, goals, policies, and procedures; compiles statistical information; prepares, monitors, and manages a combined budget of $4,226,380.00 (FY-16/17).
With the threat of upcoming hurricanes, everyone needs to be prepared for the bad weather and the aftermath of such storms. Check out our Emergency Preparedness Guides to learn more about how you can prepare your family.
To learn about local emergency shelters, read Emergency Shelter Information.
Every year, wildfires burn across the U.S., and more and more people are living where wildfires are a real risk. But there are things that you can do to make your property - and your neighborhood - much safer from wildfire. To learn more read Wildland Fire Safety.