By Frank Davis
On April 4th 2013, Mount Weather Fire and Rescue Truck 21 acted quickly, arriving first to the scene of a house fire in rural Virginia where they assisted Clarke, Warren, and Fauquier County firefighters’ efforts to extinguish the flames. Due to its location, the house was not supported by a fire hydrant system, prompting Mount Weather Fire Department Chief Frank Davis to request tanker trucks shuttle water to the site – acommon emergency response practice in remote locations. This robust coordinated response enabled the team to expel the fire within minutes from outside the structure. Fortunately, no one was home at the time of the fire and some valuable possessions were salvagable.
Mount Weather Fire & Rescue personnel confer near the scene of a rural house fire. (Photo by Charlie Hunter, Fauquier County Fire and Rescue)
Mount Weather Firefighters are the first to arrive on-scene to a rural house fire with firefighters from Clarke, Warren, Fauquier counties also responding. (Photo by Charlie Hunter, Fauquier County Fire and Rescue)