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Community Connect is an application focused on protecting residents and their property in the most effective way possible during an incident or major disaster. Community Connect is a secure, easy-to-use platform that allows residents to share critical information about their household in order to aid first responders and emergency service personnel to respond more efficiently and effectively, ultimately resulting in better incident outcomes.
Community Connect also helps business owners and property managers keep people at their commercial properties safe by giving first responders access to critical documents such as evacuation procedures, occupant rosters, hazardous material lists, and more. Designated contacts at properties that joined the program will receive immediate alerts via text message when First Responders are dispatched to the building address.
Now Offering In-Home Life Safety Assessments
The Winchester Fire and Rescue Department’s (WFRD) Community Risk Reduction Division will begin offering in-home life safety assessments and group presentations this month. The team will follow the National Fire Prevention Association’s (NFPA) Remembering When™: A Fire and Fall Prevention Program for Older Adults guide that seeks to solve two problems common for seniors – fires and falls. Click here for details.
Fire & Rescue Long Term Master Plan Study
The City of Winchester and Winchester Fire & Rescue Department (WFRD) is working with Emergency Services Consulting International, a consulting firm specializing in assisting local governments, to facilitate a strategic planning process for the City. The purpose of the study is to conduct a comprehensive review of the Winchester Fire and Rescue Department, identify future needs, and provide recommendations for moving the department forward. See detailed document.
Fire & Rescue Strategic Plan 2021 - 2026
2021 Annual Report and Quick Stats
This flyer is an overview of the Winchester Fire and Rescue services provided during calendar year 2021 (click to enlarge).
View the City's 2021 Annual Report here.
Chief Jon Henschel
Winchester Fire and Rescue
21 S. Kent Street, Suite 301
Winchester, VA 22601
Fax (540) 542-1318