Charlottesville–Right Now: Fire Chief Charles Werner joins Coy Barefoot

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Feb 142011
 

2.14.11 Chief of the City of Charlottesville Fire Department Charles Werner joins Coy to discuss the windy conditions. Today has been declared a red flag day, meaning there is a high chance for brush fires to occur, and a couple have already been reported. In addition, Werner talks about a crazy accident involving a tree falling onto a car. Finally, he talks about some precautions that should be taken in hazardous weather conditions like these.

Charlottesville–Right Now: Fire Chief Charles Werner joins Coy Barefoot

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Jan 142011
 

1.14.11 Fire Chief for the City of Charlottesville Charles Werner joins Coy to discuss the car fires on back-to-back days. Yesterday, a car turned completely ablaze in front of a county office building, and today, 29 North turned into a parking lot when a car caught fire in the middle of traffic, shutting down traffic on one of Charlottesville’s most important roads. Chief Werner gives background on the static-electricity based causes of these fires, and he also give ways to help you avoid such hazards. Also included in the conversation are a couple of house fire stories and an update on the piece of steel Charlottesville will receive from the fallen World Trade Center towers.

Charlottesville–Right Now: Fire Chief Charles Werner joins Coy Barefoot

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Jan 052011
 

1.5.11 Fire Chief for the City of Charlottesville Charles Werner joins Coy to discuss the recovered piece of steel from 9/11. The Charlottesville Fire Department has been selected as one of the stations nationwide which will receive a piece of steel from the World Trade Center towers. This specific piece comes from the North Tower- the second tower to fall- and Chief Werner talks about the plans for where this piece will find its eventual home. As a related note, the conversation covers the development plane for the upcoming station to be built on Fontaine Avenue.

Charlottesville–Right Now: Charlottesville Fire Chief Charles Werner joins Coy Barefoot

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Dec 062010
 

12.6.10 Charlottesville Fire Chief  Charles Werner joins Coy to discuss the Taco Bell destroyed by a fire over the weekend. Thankfully no lives were lost as the building on U.S. 29 was destroyed Saturday evening, but Chief Werner is all about safety first and has advice for handling such emergency situations. A brief chat today- yet very important information nonetheless.