Warrenton Fire – Operations Status

Details: We are operating under “Elevated” conditions.

Dial 911 for emergency service // The Fauquier County EOC is “Monitoring”.

  • The locality and state are operating under a state of emergency in response to COVID-19.
  • The 4PM burn law is in effect. We are asking that open/outside fires be suspended during this time.

Temporary changes in some services:

• WVFC public events and community programs, have been temporarily suspended.
• We are unable to accept food donations at this time.
• Station visits, tours, ride-along program are suspended.
• Staffing of special events is suspended.

Warrenton Fire takes the health of our staff and our community seriously. Due to the on-going spread of the COVID-19, we have made these changes to protect our staff and the community.


Key:
Routine – All staffing and operations are in normal response mode.
  • Local and state agencies have not requested assistance.
  • There is no Local or State of Emergency.
  • There may be a local declaration of emergency in response to individual incidents.
  • Hurricane Readiness Condition 5.
Snow Plan A – All staffing and operations are prepared for snow fall of 6″ or more.
Snow Plan B – All staffing and operations are prepared for snow fall of 12″ or more.
Elevated – All staffing and operations are prepared for a significant event.
  • There may be an increase in staffing at the EOC.
  • One or more localities may have made local emergency declarations.
  • The governor may have declared a State of Emergency.
  • A situation or threat has required local and/or state agencies to invoke the local/state’s Emergency Operations Plan.
  • There may be a declaration of Notice of Unusual Event at a nuclear facility.
  • Authorities have identified a plausible terrorist threat without a specific location or time.
  • Hurricane Readiness Condition 4.
Response A – All staffing and operations are responding to a significant event.
  • The EOC has added or fully augmented EOC staff on a 24-hour schedule.
  • The governor may have declared a State of Emergency.
  • There may be a federal disaster declaration for Virginia.
  • The  Local/State Emergency Operations Plan is in use.
  • A declaration of Alert, Site Area Emergency, or General Emergency at a nuclear facility.
  • A probable terrorist event with major consequences has been identified.
  • Hurricane Readiness Condition 3.
Suspended – All operations are suspended until the environment allows for response.

Burning Guide – Status

Permitted – Means opening burn is allowed. You are required to follow the burning guidance established by Fauquier County.  Open burning is not permitted within Town of Warrenton limits.  (More info)

4PM LAW – Means the Virginia State 4PM burn law is in effect. No outside burning is allowed until after 4PM. You are still required to follow the burning guidance established by Fauquier County.  Open burning is not permitted within Town of Warrenton limits. This is state law. (More Info)

Not Permitted – Means a local or state burn ban is in effect. No outside burning is allowed. (or) Warrenton Fire is asking that the public suspend outside burning during this time. Open burning is not permitted within Town of Warrenton limits.  (More Info)

If you are burning please make sure you call our Emergency Communications Center – Fauquier County ECC at 540-347-1313 to be added to the control burn list for that day. Otherwise you may end up with a visit from us.

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