Smoke Alarm Campaign

The Warrenton Volunteer Fire Company (WVFC) participated in our third annual outreach event that was in conjunction with the Warrenton Baptist Church, First Baptist and Bethel United Methodist non-denominational out-reach programs, known as “Operation In As Much”. The goal was to ensure residents had sufficient and properly working smoke alarms. Our combined teams (fire department and church volunteers) walked several local neighborhoods on Saturday October 15th, talking with residents about the importance of working smoke alarms. Crews provided door-hangers with applicable information to residents that were not home or unavailable. Smoke alarm(s) and/or batteries were installed FREE OF CHARGE by our teams. Teams visited Madison Street and other corresponding streets that totaled over 75 homes on 11 different streets. Over a dozen homes either received new or replacement smoke alarms and/or new batteries. Several more requests have already been received to the station since this event to take advantage of this free service.

Through a very generous donation made by Mr. Rankin (Rankin’s TrueValue Hardware of Warrenton), half of the smoke detectors and batteries were donated to the WVFC. The Warrenton Baptist Church purchased the other half and donated to the WVFC also. These items will be available all year long as well should a local resident contact the WVFC for assistance with an inspection and/or installation. Special thank you to Town of Warrenton Career Firefighter/Captain Rodney Woodward for his coordination.

If you would like us to visit your home to conduction a fire safety inspection. Please contact the station at 540-347-0522 or to schedule an appointment.



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