James Wheeler (8/1/2016)
Do you have a working fire extinguisher in your residence?
Congratulations to the 2020 Swoope Volunteer Fire Company Officers;
Fire Chief - Chris Botkin
Deputy Chief - Nelson Mace
Captain - Ryan Folweiler
14 Lieutenant 1 - David Lotts
14 Lieutenant 2 - Philip Wade
EMS Captain - Jen Wade
EMS Lieutenant - James McManus
Training Coordinator - Kendall Cline
Health & Safety Officer - Stanley Via
Mice Patrol Officer - Bunkers the Firehouse Cat
President - Linda Brooks
Vice President - Jessica Botkin
Secretary - Karen Hoffman
Treasurer - Janita Daggy
Staff (Ops) Manager - Scott Wilkes
Chaplain - Rev. Linwood Wilkes
Chaplain - James McManus
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Home Knox Box Program - Rapid "Emergency-Only" Access System for Homeowners! Knox Boxes are secure locking boxes for a key that allows Emergency-Only entrance without damage to your home when you call 911 but can not come to unlock the door. (Example: you have fallen and can not get to the door). The cost for these units are VERY reasonable... $170-$200 for most applications!Residential Use Only - Call Knox Box Corporation to order yours today 1-855-438-5669. Swoope V...
Congratulations to the 2020 Swoope Volunteer Fire Company Officers;Fire Chief - Chris Botkin Deputy Chief - Nelson Mace Captain - Ryan Folweiler 14 Lieutenant 1 - David Lotts14 Lieutenant 2 - Philip WadeEMS Captain - Jen WadeEMS Lieutenant - James McManusTraining Coordinator - Kendall Cline Health & Safety Officer - Stanley Via Mice Patrol Officer - Bunkers the Firehouse CatPresident - Linda BrooksVice President - Jessica BotkinSecretary - Karen H...
SANTA IS COMING TO TOWN!!! SATURDAY December 21st starting at 10:00AM, Santa and his crew will be leaving the Swoope Volunteer Fire Company and coming to YOUR neighborhood. Below is the order in which we will visit. PLEASE SHARE THIS POST!!!10:00AM- Leave Swoope Volunteer Fire CompanyFrog Pond Rd. to Morris Mill Rd. (U-Turn)Sage Rd.Elliott St./Bartley St./Linden St.Blackburn SubdivisionCedar Green Rd.William Cousins Rd.Parkersburg Tpke.Abbington Rd.Westview (Parkersburg Tpke.)Trinity Point Rd.Mo...
On September 10, the Swoope Volunteer Fire Company (SVFC) hosted a Strategic Highway Research Program, 2nd Edition (SHRP2) and Traffic Incident Management (TIM) courses at the station. These classes were taught by Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), Virginia State Police (VSP), and Fire Instructors. SVFC opened courses up to neighboring companies and first responders. Although long recommended, the locality, Augusta County, has recently made this training mandated for any first re...
A BIG congratulations to Daniel and Candace on the birth of their little girl, Brooklyn Nicole Bell who was born September 4th at 11:58 hours. Mom and baby are doing well.
On August 30, 2019 at 00:21 hours, Swoope Volunteer Fire Company responded and assisted Mt. Solon Fire with a Structure Fire, a fully involved (large) garage. Engine 14-5, Tanker 14, Chase 14 and REHAB 1 all responded to incident and remained on scene for several hours until situation was placed under control. Other responding units include: Augusta County Fire & Rescue, and Churchville Fire.
The officers and members of the Swoope Volunteer Fire Company are saddened to announce the passing of our Brother Firefighter Olden “Nate” Ransome, early this morning. Nate was a Life Member and a past Fire Line Officer that dedicated countless hours of his life helping those in need. You will be missed my friend... rest easy .
It is with great sadness that we have to announce the passing of former Chief and Life Member, Tom Shipe. Tom was a huge supporter of Swoope Volunteer Fire Company during and after his active time with us. He will be greatly missed. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.Swoope - Tommy Lee "Tom" Shipe, 60, of Swoope, passed away on Friday, April 5, 2019 at Augusta Health in Fishersville surrounded by family, friends, and love. Tom was born August 18, 1958 in Staunton....
The Swoope Volunteer Fire Company would like to share the Harrisonburg Fire Departments fire safety tips for your home; if you are a smoker, please make sure that your smoking materials are extinguished completely, never leave an unattended candle burning, always have an escape plan prepared, have a working fire extinguisher in the house, and most importantly ensure your smoke detectors are working. The simple tips can save your life. https://www.whs...
On March 24, 2019 at 00:28 hours, the Swoope Volunteer Fire Company along with Churchville Rescue Squad were dispatched to a report of an Automobile Accident at the intersections of Galena Road and Churchville Avenue. Responding units; Engine 14-5, Chase 14, Response 14 and SARS Rescue 5 searched the area to find no evidence of an automobile accident. After about 8 minutes of searching, Engine 14-5 advised Emergency Communications Center (ECC) this incident was unfounded. &n...
On March 11, 2019, the Commission on Professional Credentialing (CPC) met and voted unanimously to award Chief Fire Officer (CFO) designation to Scott F. Wilkes. The Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE) awards CFO to members who have demonstrated through education, leadership and management skills that possess the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the fire and emergency services profession. This is a big milestone in Scott's career and the Swoope Vo...
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