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Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Station 11

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NOW FOR SALE!The Original Penn Daw "Cannon Patch"!The patches are for sale for $5 each (Cash, Venmo, CashApp or PayPal a...
03/17/2021

NOW FOR SALE!

The Original Penn Daw "Cannon Patch"!

The patches are for sale for $5 each (Cash, Venmo, CashApp or PayPal accepted) and can be picked up at FS11, shipped Service 1 (for department members), or can be mailed with additional mailing/shipping fee.

Interested? Contact Ben Sisson at FS11/A at [email protected].

Please note: The "Pride of the Highway" patches are currently out of stock, but a new shipment is expected to arrive by early-mid April!

NOW FOR SALE!

The Original Penn Daw "Cannon Patch"!

The patches are for sale for $5 each (Cash, Venmo, CashApp or PayPal accepted) and can be picked up at FS11, shipped Service 1 (for department members), or can be mailed with additional mailing/shipping fee.

Interested? Contact Ben Sisson at FS11/A at [email protected].

Please note: The "Pride of the Highway" patches are currently out of stock, but a new shipment is expected to arrive by early-mid April!

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01/09/2021

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12/25/2020

Congratulations to Fire Station 11’s Senior Man John Adams on your much deserved retirement. Thanks for all that you’ve done for the men and women here at Company 11. And for your years of dedicated service to the Richmond Highway community. Enjoy a happy and healthy retirement. You’ve earned it! And remember, you’re always welcome back on the Highway! Coffee is hot and the kitchen table is open for conversation! Don’t be a stranger.

From everyone at Company 11, We hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Santa stopped in t...
12/19/2020

From everyone at Company 11, We hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Santa stopped in to visit the crews, but as is typical at the Penn Daw firehouse it was empty. Pretty much the norm for the busiest firehouse in Fairfax County.

A sad December so far for the Penn Daw/ FCFD Co.11 family. We have lost three legends in the past few weeks. On December...
12/19/2020

A sad December so far for the Penn Daw/ FCFD Co.11 family. We have lost three legends in the past few weeks.
On December 6th, James Coffey passed away. James was a founding member of the Penn Daw VFD and a life member with over 40 years of service.
Captain Leonard “Buzzy”Jackson passed in December 7th. Buzzy was hired by the FRD in 1962 and issued badge #61. A mainstay around Co11 for many years.
Battalion Chief Chester “Chigger” Chinn passed on December 18th. Chigger was a former Penn Daw Volunteer and a former Marine. Hired in 1955 with the badge #29, he was promoted to Captain at Fire Station 11 in 1967. In 1971 he was again promoted, this time to Battalion Chief where he was moved to the north end of the county. He later returned to Route 1 and completed his career where he started. On the Highway.
All the men and women here at Company 11 would like to express our sincere condolences to the families of these three legendary members. Without their service and dedication, there would be no Pride in “Pride of the Highway”
Thank you gentlemen and may you rest peacefully.

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12/08/2020

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12/04/2020

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11/14/2020
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10/08/2020

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07/04/2020

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05/01/2020

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Any Penn Daw Volunteers recognize this box? If this lock box was used by the PDVFD, how much were your dues? Were they p...
05/01/2020

Any Penn Daw Volunteers recognize this box? If this lock box was used by the PDVFD, how much were your dues? Were they paid at the monthly membership/business meeting?

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04/15/2020

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The Pride of the Highway's cover photo
04/15/2020

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12/25/2019

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12/25/2019

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12/25/2019

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11/12/2019

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11/12/2019

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10/31/2019

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10/31/2019
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10/31/2019

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Let’s Go Nats! Thanks Nathan Decker
10/24/2019

Let’s Go Nats! Thanks Nathan Decker

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10/20/2019

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10/19/2019
To all our Company 11 family and friends. You too can support our Washington Nationals as they play in their first ever ...
10/18/2019

To all our Company 11 family and friends. You too can support our Washington Nationals as they play in their first ever World Series. Give Greg a call at Fire Garage Embroidery (240) 508-1097. Support a local business and a retired DC fireman.

Let’s Go Nats! and Caps too!

https://www.facebook.com/Box095/

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10/18/2019

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Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department
10/18/2019
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Fire Investigators Seek Public’s Help in Beacon Hill Apartments Fires

The Fairfax County Fire Marshal’s Office is asking anyone with information regarding two fires that occurred in the Beacon Hill Apartment complex between October 12 and October 14 to come forward.

On Saturday, October 12, at approximately 1:18 a.m., units responded to reports of a fire in an apartment building in the 3300 block of Southgate Drive in the Groveton area of Fairfax County. Further investigation revealed the fire was caused by an improvised incendiary device being placed and ignited against an apartment door.

On Monday, October 14, at approximately 12:33 a.m., units responded to reports of a fire in the stairwell of an apartment building in the 6600 block of Tower Drive in the Groveton area of Fairfax County. Fire investigators found an ignitable liquid in the stairwell.

More: https://ffxfirerescue.wordpress.com/2019/10/16/fire-investigators-seek-publics-help-in-beacon-hill-apartments-fires/

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Do you remember your first working fire? How about the very first call? Like most, I can remember both very well. First working fire at 11 was Kenyon Drive. Jimmy Chinn next to me on the backstep of Wagon 11, telling me exactly what I needed to do when we arrived cause as we turned the corner onto Beacon Hill Road, we could see the loom up and knew it was a worker. I had zero training at that point. Very first call was to Groveton Gardens Apts. June 21, 1972, for a lighting strike from Hurricane Agnes. The sights and sounds of that call will stay with me forever. I had never ever experienced an adrenaline rush like that. I was a total waste of space to the FD at the time, but I learned a lot.
I cam across this picture of Wagon 11. Creds to Chinn through Ramos and the retired fire fighters page. 1961 Mack C 1000/500 after rebuild by Oren, 1964. (Sanders).
07/12/13 gathering
Just wanted to post a picture of some homemade puffs used to be a staple on THE HIGHWAY!!! every Christmas and Thanksgiving anyone want the recipe give me a shout
Days gone by ... to the tune of 30 years ago at Penn-Daw "The Pride Of The Highway". That "Ladder Board" is the one I hung in the apparatus bay in the station. many of the "Truck 11 Alumni" have signed the ladder board. The other side ladder board is hanging in my shop at home. Nothing but great memories from my 20 years in that house. Started there, and finished there! You can hardly ask for more than that !!!
Question ! Are there any plans to bring the old “www.theprideofthehighway,” website back? It had great pics and news on there. I left 11 in and 09 for 24 after being there since 03 and I struggle to find pics of my service. Now that I’ve been retired for 10 years, I really want to find pics of my time but cannot. Not even for the May 2010 officer development school. Thanks!
everyone please check out a copy of the traveler and I by jeffrey gibbin Penn daw fire station 11 is in the book
"Maryland’s Gaithersburg Volunteer Fire Department in Montgomery County came in as the 10th busiest in the country, with Prince George’s County’s Silver Hill Volunteer Fire Department sitting at 13th. For Virginia, Fairfax County’s Penn Daw Fire Station near West Potomac High School was the busiest, coming it at No. 28 nationally."
Found this in the pics section of my computer. NOT my pic but I have no idea who took it. Still looking for the one that was taken at the huge fruit growers express fire in the 50s with that engine in it.
Thanks to all for recognizing the anniversary of the station.
I received another picture from Preston Low via Sean Arnold. It looks like the old Mack that was later converted to Light & Air 9. Looks like Tee Hall driving, Jimmy Tolson is this your brother?
This picture was sent to me from Sean Arnold. Old Truck 11 down off Huntington Ave.