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The Western Albemarle Rescue Squad mourns the loss of a charter member, Richard Bland "Dick" Martin. Dick was instrumental in founding the Western Albemarle Rescue Squad, recognizing the need for faster EMS response to citizens in the Western Albemarle communities. Dick was a retired Sargeant with the Albemarle County Police Department and spent years working for the Albemarle County Sheriff's Department. Dick dedicated a lot of time to the Crozet Volunteer Fire Department and help positions as high as Assistant Chief. He dedicated his life to serving others and we as well as the community are forever grateful for his contributions.





Last week the heavy rains pushed our newly formed Water Rescue Team in service a few weeks earlier than planned. Within the first few hours of being in service we performed our first water rescue.

Pictured here is the group from WARS, ACFR, and Scottsville Fire that recently completed the Swift Water Rescue Course. Members look forward to taking additional courses in water rescue and training with our local teams from around the county and regionally.
While we always hope to never have to put this type of training to use, should it be needed, we are ready to respond. We are always looking for better ways we can serve our community and to meet it's growing needs. A big thank you to our great community for your continued support.



Congratulations to our award winners presented at our annual banquet on 2/7/2015.
Rookie of the Year - Valerie Quick
Francis Henry Award (Award for most calls run by a member) - Seth Wood
Chief's Award - Taylor Tereskerz
President's Award - Bob Knox
Member of the Year - Raven Curtis
Special Award and Recognition to Robert Charles "Bubba" Baber's Family
Also recognized were new life members - Taylor Ashley, Mike Bauer, Andy Todhunter, Patrick Watson, Melanie Welcher, & Michael Walton




The Western Albemarle Rescue Squad mourns the loss of member Robert Charles "Bubba" Baber. Bubba was a long time supporter of WARS before joining in 2013. Bubba is a 4th generation fireman and spent 30 years with the Crozet Volunteer Fire Department, 7 of those were spent as the Chief. Bubba loved the Crozet & Albemarle Communities and was always there to help someone in need.
Newsplex Article & Video // NBC29 Article & Video // Crozet Gazette Article

Recording of the "Last Call" for Robert Charles "Bubba" Baber