Alexandria Firefighters, Inc. IAFF Local 2141

Alexandria Firefighters, Inc. IAFF Local 2141 Over 250 members proudly serving the citizens and visitors of The City of Alexandria, Virginia. Learn more at afdlocal2141.org The Alexandria Fire Fighters Local 2141 are the primary labor group representing the fire fighters, paramedics, communications specialists, and fire marshals in the City of Alexandria, VA.
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Local 2141 is a part of the International Association of Fire Fighters which is affiliated with the AFL-CIO.

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Please take a second, click the link and follow the steps.  This is to encourage our mayor to pass a fair collective bar...
02/06/2021
Urge Alexandria City Council to Pass a Fair Collective Bargaining Ordinance

Please take a second, click the link and follow the steps. This is to encourage our mayor to pass a fair collective bargaining ordinance. Share this will family members and neighbors. Thanks for your time!
#alexandriafire #alexandriavirginia #cameronmills #delrayneighborhood

https://actionnetwork.org/letters/urge-alexandria-city-council-to-pass-a-fair-collective-bargaining-ordinance?source=direct_link

The communities that make up the CIty of Alexandria rely on vital public services - that is why we support a strong collective bargaining ordinance for our front-line public service professionals. Front-line employees deserve to have a say in matters that impact them at work including safety, wages,...

Alexandria Police Supporters
02/06/2021

Alexandria Police Supporters

Last year, Virginia legislators approved HB582/SB939, which allows first responders to collectively bargain with local governments. This is a massive step in providing fair and reasonable compensation for law enforcement throughout Virginia.

On Tuesday, Alexandria City Council will review a draft ordinance that will finalize collective bargaining for Alexandria Officers. Please take just 30 seconds and help us convince City Council how important this measure is by:

1) Clicking here: https://www.alexandriava.gov/request/CNC_GROUP

2) Under "Under Additional Information," write that you support Alexandria's first responders and their ability to collectively bargain.

Thank you!

Alexandria Firefighters, Inc. IAFF Local 2141

02/05/2021

Our brothers and sisters in blue fighting the good fight too! Love to see this.

02/05/2021

As you may or may not be aware of, the Commonwealth of Virginia has passed HB582 which makes it legal for local governments to recognize labor unions and allows labor unions to represent and bargain on behalf of the employee. The passing of this bill is a monumental achievement and could be the beginning of numerous positive changes for the members of Local 2141.

Collective bargaining could reduce the number of years it takes to reach top pay, equalize the pay disparity between Alexandria and our neighboring departments, ensure fair disciplinary action, and provide for safer working conditions.

To make Local 2141 a strong bargaining unit, we are asking our community members to reach out to city council and city management to express their support. We deserve the right to bargain for a fair labor contract. Stay tuned for more updates as we continue to make Alexandria a safer place to live and work!
#AlexandriaFire #alexandriavirginia

Yesterday was World Cancer day.  So we are going to stick with the better late than never theory on this one.  Cancer is...
02/05/2021
Firefighter Cancer Support Network | Together we can...

Yesterday was World Cancer day. So we are going to stick with the better late than never theory on this one.

Cancer is an occupational health hazard for firefighters. Firefighters chances of getting cancer are increased by 9% and our chances of dying from cancer is increased by 14%. Like many fire departments, we have had our fair share of members who have battled this disease. We are lucky in the city of Alexandria to have two sets of turnout gear so we can wash each set as we are exposed. You will be able to learn more by clicking on the link below.

https://firefightercancersupport.org/

Providing assistance to fire/EMS personnel and their family members diagnosed with cancer. Rapid post-diagnosis resources followed by one-on-one support.

Today, units from Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Ft. Meyers and other agencies gathered just before the entrance to Arl...
02/03/2021

Today, units from Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Ft. Meyers and other agencies gathered just before the entrance to Arlington National Cemetery to honor Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick.

02/01/2021

As you make your way outside to begin clearing snow off of your driveways, side walks and vehicles. Please take some time to clear snow away from any nearby fire hydrants as well.

Between Sunday and Tuesday morning of next week, there is a potential for some snowy weather.  Check out this link from ...
01/28/2021
Winter Storm Preparedness

Between Sunday and Tuesday morning of next week, there is a potential for some snowy weather. Check out this link from the American Red Cross on how to best be prepared. And be sure to check in with your preferred local news source for updates.

https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/winter-storm.html

Each winter, hundreds are injured or killed by exposure to cold, vehicle accidents, and fires. Learn what to do stay safe during blizzards and other winter storms!

Plans include a new station 208.
12/26/2020

Plans include a new station 208.

NEWS :: A joint venture that includes Foulger-Pratt, The Howard Hughes Corporation and Seritage Growth Properties today announced an initial agreement with the City and Inova Health System to advance the development of the much-anticipated four million-square-foot community to include a new hospital campus at the site of the former Landmark Mall.

The proposed development would revitalize the West End of Alexandria by transforming the unoccupied, enclosed mall site into a mixed-use, walkable urban village. Inova, the leading nonprofit health care provider in Northern Virginia, would invest $1 billion to create a new medical campus, anchored by the relocation and expansion of its Alexandria Hospital and more than 2,000 health care workers. Development plans on the balance of the site include residential, retail, commercial, and entertainment offerings integrated into a cohesive neighborhood with a central plaza, a network of parks and public spaces, and a transit hub serving bus rapid transit (BRT), DASH, and Metrobus. Affordable and workforce housing would be enhanced through developer contributions and co-location with community facilities such as a new Alexandria Fire-EMS station. Construction at Landmark could begin as soon as 2023, with the first buildings delivered in 2025.

“This plan for the future of the Landmark site is exciting, long-awaited news for our community,” said Alexandria Mayor Justin Wilson. “The project would be a catalyst for the West End, providing significant benefits for Alexandria and the region at a time when focus on our long-term future is critical. Inova Alexandria Hospital has been an anchor in our city for generations, and a new, modern hospital facility at Landmark would be the perfect site for the world-class care that is synonymous with Inova. This redevelopment would bolster our economy, providing mixed-income housing, new municipal facilities and services, and new open space in support of the health, wellness and quality of life of our entire community.”

Visit alexandriava.gov/119488 for the full announcement.

09/15/2020

Only one more week to get your AFD Breast Cancer shirts. Orders must be placed by September 20th!!!

08/14/2020

Engine 210 and Truck 208 arriving with fire showing from an apartment building in the 6000 Block of Edsall Road. A second alarm has been requested as crews work to extinguish fire in the attic space. Battalion 212 has the command.

Our statement on the unrest across our nation.
06/13/2020

Our statement on the unrest across our nation.

This afternoon Engine 208 and surrounding companies arrived with fire showing from the storage unit attached to a buildi...
05/15/2020

This afternoon Engine 208 and surrounding companies arrived with fire showing from the storage unit attached to a building in the 5600 Block of Eisenhower Avenue. Crews quickly extinguished the fire in the storage unit and on the exterior prevent further damage to the main portion of the building. @ Van Dorn Street Metro

Thank you to the numerous businesses and citizens all across our great City that have continued to show support for our ...
04/15/2020

Thank you to the numerous businesses and citizens all across our great City that have continued to show support for our members. Everyday the overwhelming thoughts and gestures have meant a lot to each and every firehouse. Below are just a few examples of some local businesses who have taken time to provide meals for some of the firehouses. Thank you to Monterey’s Pizza on N. Fayette Street, Taqueria Picoso on N Beauregard Street, Harris Teeter in the Fox Chase Shopping Center and the many many more.

The members of Firehouse 208 and local 2141 would like to thank Sal and the employees of Ciao-Osteria for providing dinn...
04/07/2020

The members of Firehouse 208 and local 2141 would like to thank Sal and the employees of Ciao-Osteria for providing dinner tonight. Ciao has raised close to $100,000 to support meals for first responders and hospital staff during these trying times. We appreciate the support and delicious ziti.

Units from 206 and surrounding companies arrived with smoke showing from a 3 story garden apartment this evening. Crews ...
03/20/2020

Units from 206 and surrounding companies arrived with smoke showing from a 3 story garden apartment this evening. Crews located and quickly extinguished a fire in a utility closet. Pictures courtesy of @seminary6ers_afd

03/18/2020

The Retirment Celebration for Lieutenant Lou Simpson is being postponed. An updated date will be sent out once available.

This afternoon City units went to work at an apartment fire in Fairfax County’s Company 411’s first due. Photos Courtesy...
03/13/2020

This afternoon City units went to work at an apartment fire in Fairfax County’s Company 411’s first due. Photos Courtesy of members of Truck 205.

03/12/2020
Northern Virginia Fire Buffs & Media

Several Alexandria operating on this house fire in Fairfax Station 411’s first due.

**Fairfax County**
**2 Alarm Fire**
**Penn Daw**
Box : 41100
Channel : 4 Delta (Operations)
Channel : 4 Echo (Command)
Call : Garden Apartment Fire
Address : 6425 Richmond Highway
Dispatched Details : E on scene of a very large multiple story enclosed stairwell apartment building with heavy fire showing
E409 E424 E207 E205 T411 TL424 R411 M409 EMS406 EMS211 BC406 BC211 SAF401
Dispatch time 13:45

Congrats Dave Fox!
03/12/2020

Congrats Dave Fox!

Congratulations to Firefighter/Medic David Fox on receiving the Firefighter of the Year Award from the American Legion Post 24 Alexandria. Thank you for all you do to help train and support AFD members!

Units from Firehouses 205, 207 and 206 operated on an auto accident on the Mill Road On Ramp to I-495. Two patients woul...
03/06/2020

Units from Firehouses 205, 207 and 206 operated on an auto accident on the Mill Road On Ramp to I-495. Two patients would be transported by our Paramedics to area hospitals.

Please stop by and congratulate Lou on his retirement!
03/05/2020

Please stop by and congratulate Lou on his retirement!

Please read the article below. Our members deserve to be compensated fairly. https://www.alxnow.com/2020/02/28/city-fire...
02/28/2020
City Firefighters Still the Lowest Paid in Region Despite Proposed Budget Boost

Please read the article below. Our members deserve to be compensated fairly.

https://www.alxnow.com/2020/02/28/city-firefighters-still-the-lowest-paid-in-region-despite-proposed-budget-boost/

Alexandria firefighters are likely getting a raise this year, but under the city manager's proposed budget they are still the lowest paid in the region. City Manager Mark Jinks is proposing a 6.6% pay hike to $52,531 for first-year firefighters, which includes the 1.5% increase for all city emplo

Early this morning Engine 205 and 201 made quick work of an auto fire at Queen Street and N. Henry Street.
02/20/2020

Early this morning Engine 205 and 201 made quick work of an auto fire at Queen Street and N. Henry Street.

Overnight Alexandria, Arlington and Fairfax County units responded to a serious auto accident on King Street near Cheste...
02/19/2020

Overnight Alexandria, Arlington and Fairfax County units responded to a serious auto accident on King Street near Chesterfield Road. Rescue 206 and 109 arrived and extricated one occupant with serious injuries. Medic 206 transported the patient to an area trauma center.

Overnight units from 206. 207 and 208 responded to I-395 near the Seminary Road for an accident. Crews arrived stabilize...
02/16/2020

Overnight units from 206. 207 and 208 responded to I-395 near the Seminary Road for an accident. Crews arrived stabilized the vehicle and removed one door to assist one patient from the vehicle. One patient would be transported by our paramedics to an area hospital.

Truck 205 responded and operated on the working fire dispatch to this house fire in Accokeek.
02/13/2020

Truck 205 responded and operated on the working fire dispatch to this house fire in Accokeek.

Early this morning, Prince George's County Fire Fighters responded to a House Fire in the 2100 block of Springvale Court in Accokeek. Crews arrived to find a home under renovation completely engulfed in flames. The fire was extinguished and there were no injuries.

PGFD Fire Station 821 - Oxon Hill
PGFD Fire Station 847 - Silesia/Fort Washington
PGFD Fire Station 825 - Clinton
PGFD Fire Station 842 - Glassmanor

This morning we remember the loss of one of our own. On February 9th, 2012 Paramedic Josh Weissman lost his life while o...
02/09/2020

This morning we remember the loss of one of our own. On February 9th, 2012 Paramedic Josh Weissman lost his life while on duty responding to an auto fire on I-395 near the Shirlington Exit. Josh, we miss you and we will never forget you. Below is a plaque that hangs in the apparatus bay of Firehouse 206 where Josh was assigned that evening. @ Alexandria Firehouse 206

Great work in Richmond today!
02/06/2020

Great work in Richmond today!

Outstanding news out of Virginia today! The Virginia General Assembly has passed legislation stating that several cancers are presumed to be occupational diseases and are covered by the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act. Tremendous work by the Virginia Professional Fire Fighters and our affiliates for their steadfast work to move this legislation across the finish line!

Congrats to Chief  Corey Smedley!
01/28/2020

Congrats to Chief Corey Smedley!

Join us for the official swearing in ceremony for Fire Chief Corey Smedley at 6 p.m. today at City Hall, 301 King St. https://www.alexandriava.gov/113162

This morning units from 206 and 208 extricated one patient from this head on accident on N. Van Dorn Street underneath S...
01/22/2020

This morning units from 206 and 208 extricated one patient from this head on accident on N. Van Dorn Street underneath Seminary Road.

01/21/2020

Engine 203 and Truck 209 arrived with fire showing from an attached garage in the 2900 Block of Valley Drive. Crews quickly extinguished the fire preventing extension to the home.

‪Engine and Truck 208 quickly extinguished a dryer fire in a 5th floor apartment in the 100 Block of S. Reynolds Street....
01/06/2020

‪Engine and Truck 208 quickly extinguished a dryer fire in a 5th floor apartment in the 100 Block of S. Reynolds Street.‬

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Excellent training opportunity that we are bringing to Winchester! Class is free, however our union will be offering a $4.00 chili dinner on Monday night, the 16th of December! Hope to see some new faces at this event! Please share with your department members or on your social media page. Thank you!
I’m out here trying to advocate first responder mental health and my book covers my journey and uncut and uncensored motivation to reach out and get help! If I can change one persons outlook on life, I have succeeded. That is my only goal! I am a firefighter and paramedic in Winchester Kentucky, IAFF L1807, and I was diagnosed with PTSD, anxiety, and depression in July and underwent the intensive inpatient program at the IAFF Center of Excellence for 40 days. I hope this can help someone realize that they’re not alone, and I would be more than willing to come and share information about the IAFF COE with your union. Thank you!
Amazing women and true competitors. Love the respect that they have for one another.
With great sadness I want to let everyone know that my dad has gone on to a better place. he loved his job at the Alexander far department and was very proud to of been a 30 year veteran.
Smoldering resentment: Alexandria, Va., walking tour will look at how volunteer firefighters dealt with Federal occupation during the Civil War. Latest reporting from the Picket.
Saw this on "We are from Rt 1 " page. Brother Trice.and the Groveton Teen Club.Standing under the Gentlemen sign.
Would it be possible if the Local 2141 could post an obituary or information about the recent passing of Tommy Flynn? If there are any photos of him that would be even better. I believe he retired as a Deputy Fire Marshal with the AFD, if I’m not mistaken. He passed away just a couple days ago. Thanks
Thank you to Firefighter Don Lynn for helping us out with our car on Sunday. He was helpful and pleasant and we are grateful for his assistance.