Fighting fire with . . . training

Photo by Bruce GeisertBruce Geisert

During a break at last weekend’s practical-training exercises, part of a three-month basic firefighting course at Amissville Volunteer Fire and Rescue, pausing for a group portrait are (from left): Richard Clough of Flint Hill VFD, Pearse Marania of Warrenton VFD, Brier Clough of Flint Hill VFD, Matthew Scholl of Amissville VFR, Jonathan Strong of Yorkshire VFD and instructor Scott Chamberlin, who is the Amissville company’s assistant chief. The Amissville course, which combines classroom and hands-on training in fighting structure fires, vehicle fires, flammable liquid fires and brush fires, finishes in May. For information on other courses, which are free of charge to accepted applicants, contact Amissville Chief J. B. Carter Jr., training coordinator for the Rappahannock County Fire and Rescue Association, at

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