Warrenton Volunteer Fire Company
100 YEARS OF SERVICE
Warrenton Volunteer Fire Company has been dedicated to serving our community for the past 100 years with professionalism and excellence in fire suppression, rescue, and emergency medical services.
The mission of this organization shall be to prevent and extinguish fires, to maintain a modern and efficient Fire Company at all times for the protection of life and property, provide Emergency Medical Services in accordance with current Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services Licensure, and to provide technical rescue and hazardous materials support in part of cooperation with other agencies and jurisdictions, while also helping the community, citizens, and visitors during their time of need.
Congratulations to Probationary Junior Member JC Weirsky now Junior Company Firefighter for completing his rookie book and his IDLH packet! He’s ready to ride as a full released Firefighter and support his Community at 17 years old! Great job JC!
In honor of Black History Month we’d like to honor Retired Lt. Butler Grant, the first Black Paramedic for WVFC!
*Reshared from family member Travis Williams*
In Honor of Black History Month, say hello to Retired Lt. Butler Grant! The First Black Paramedic with Warrenton Volunteer Fire Company (Formerly Warrenton Volunteer Rescue Squad) and also the First black law enforcement officer at Warrenton Police Department and one of the first black deputies at Fauquier County Sheriff's Office. He was many first at the Sheriff's office. In addition to his prior honorable military and law enforcement service, Butler Lewis Alfonso Grant was a devoted and well-respected Deputy Sheriff for Fauquier County for 24 years.
Retired Lieutenant Grant began his service on July 1, 1984, making history as Fauquier’s First Black Deputy. His steady rise through the ranks included Corporal and D.A.R.E. Instructor, Sergeant and Patrol Shift Supervisor, Detective, and Lieutenant. Lieutenant Grant is credited with implementing the Property and Evidence Division and for being the first Black officer on the Command Staff. He retired in June 2008 at age 70.
He is remembered by many for his strong sense of community service and compassion for those in need. Retired Lieutenant Grant’s service remains a model for the modern law enforcement officer. Happy Black History Month!!
In celebration of our 100 year milestone of serving the community this year, we're bringing back sharing throwback photos from over the years! This first one is from a local training session with State Instructor Lawrence Oliver (far left), Member Wilson Timberlake (second from left), Member Buck Wines (third from left), among others.
I love running with WVFC because they have the best firefighters throughout the DMV area. Their first due has a good call volume, and I get to work with their top-of-the-line equipment daily. My training and experience at WVFC helped me get hired as a career firefighter. Most of all, my time at WVFC has taught me how to be a mentor, a leader, and a servant to my community.
WVFC has top-of-the-line equipment, and has helped me better my career path all while serving the community I love. My fellow members at WVFC are like my family -- they even came to my graduation from Prince William Fire and Rescue Recruit School. It is the members and leadership of WVFC that have pushed me to become a better person and a better firefighter.
I want to say “Thank you” for choosing to do what you all do. Words cannot express the amount of gratitude and respect I have for all first responders! Thank you for taking the time away from your family to take care of others. Your hard work does not go unnoticed.