It’s tradition that the kindergarten class of Rappahannock County Elementary School make an annual field trip to Washington Volunteer Fire and Rescue at 10 Firehouse Lane. Apart from hands-on demonstrations, each of the children, including those seen here from Mrs. Payne’s class, were delighted to try on the firefighters’ weighty fireproof jackets.
The all-volunteer department, like others in the county, responds to 911 fire and medical emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year. This Saturday, Oct. 14, the fall oyster and ham dinner will be held at the firehouse from 4 to 8 p.m., featuring all you can eat oysters, ham, and many delectable sides and desserts. The important fundraiser will supply much needed revenue to the department.