The Pride of the Highway

The Pride of the Highway "The Pride of the Highway" Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Station 11
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The Pride of the Highway
10/08/2020

The Pride of the Highway

The Pride of the Highway
07/04/2020

The Pride of the Highway

The Pride of the Highway's cover photo
06/04/2020

The Pride of the Highway's cover photo

The Pride of the Highway's cover photo
05/01/2020

The Pride of the Highway's cover photo

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?

The Pride of the Highway
04/15/2020

The Pride of the Highway

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

The Pride of the Highway's cover photo

The Pride of the Highway's cover photo
12/25/2019

The Pride of the Highway's cover photo

The Pride of the Highway's cover photo
12/25/2019

The Pride of the Highway's cover photo

The Pride of the Highway
12/25/2019

The Pride of the Highway

The Pride of the Highway
11/12/2019

The Pride of the Highway

The Pride of the Highway's cover photo
11/12/2019

The Pride of the Highway's cover photo

The Pride of the Highway
10/31/2019

The Pride of the Highway

10/31/2019
The Pride of the Highway's cover photo
10/31/2019

The Pride of the Highway's cover photo

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

Let’s Go Nats! Thanks Nathan Decker

The Pride of the Highway
10/20/2019

The Pride of the Highway

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!

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The Pride of the Highway
10/18/2019

The Pride of the Highway

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department
10/18/2019
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department

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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/

#FCFRD #FairfaxCounty Fairfax County Police Department Fairfax County Crime Solvers Fairfax County Government

To all who are still interested. The coins have sold out for right now. Another batch is in the process of being ordered...
10/10/2019

To all who are still interested. The coins have sold out for right now. Another batch is in the process of being ordered. Takes approximately two weeks. We’ve reached out to all those who commented or messaged so far. Message us if you’d like one of the new batch. Thanks for all your support.

The Pride of the Highway
10/02/2019

The Pride of the Highway

Company 11 challenge coins are here! The first batch sold out quickly, so we had some more made up. They are available l...
10/01/2019

Company 11 challenge coins are here! The first batch sold out quickly, so we had some more made up. They are available locally for $10 or shipped within the US for $15. If you'd like one, please message us and we will get your information.

The Pride of the Highway's cover photo
09/10/2019

The Pride of the Highway's cover photo

08/29/2019
Rescuing Providence

You will not read anything more powerful than this today. Read it again tomorrow, the next day, and the day after. Let it all sink in. Reference it often. -Bill

RIP Todd and Nicole

Ten reasons I haven't killed myself . . .

10. I realized depression is real

9. I stopped caring about what other people thought about grown men with depression

8. I realized firefighters are just people who do firefighter things for a living, we are not superpeople, we're just people

7. I found somebody to talk to

6. and I talked

5. then listened

4. Then followed suggestions

3. Stopped drinking.

2. Talked some more

1. Realized that life is hard, and it's hard for all of us, even the beautiful people on TV, and on social media, and who seem to have everything going for them but struggle like the rest of us, and I put my expectations in line with my reality, and stopped wanting what I didn't have and began to appreciate what I did.

When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.

Life is for living.

Rest in peace Lieutenant, condolences to your family and friends.

The Jacksonville Association of Fire Fighters
08/22/2019

The Jacksonville Association of Fire Fighters

We the Jacksonville Firefighters have been working hand-in-hand at every level of the search for our Firefighters Brian McCluney and Justin Walker. We know that they will live in our hearts and our thoughts for the rest of our lives. We will move forward by continuing to focus on the families and their needs. Please keep us all in your prayers.

U.S. Coast Guard Southeast
08/19/2019

U.S. Coast Guard Southeast

UPDATE: The U.S. Coast Guard Cutters Ridley, Moray, and William Flores will be searching through the night for the overdue Port Canaveral boaters. An HC-130 search plane, an MH-60 helicopter, and a U.S. Customs and Border Protection C-130 plane will search until sunset.

The search has covered 46,800 square miles with an estimated 108 hrs of active searches. Images show today's search patterns from #PortCanaveral to #Charleston S.C.

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department
08/19/2019

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department

Statement re missing #FCFRD Master Technician Justin Walker and Jacksonville Fire Rescue Department Firefighter Brian McCluney. #BringThemHome #PortCanaveral U.S. Coast Guard Southeast The Jacksonville Association of Fire Fighters Fairfax County Professional Fire Fighters & Paramedics - IAFF Local 2068

The Pride of the Highway's cover photo
08/18/2019

The Pride of the Highway's cover photo

Thoughts and prayers to the families of Justin and Brian. Justin is the Engine Driver at Fire Station 5 on B-shift here ...
08/18/2019
WTOP News

Thoughts and prayers to the families of Justin and Brian. Justin is the Engine Driver at Fire Station 5 on B-shift here in Fairfax. Brian is a fireman for Jacksonville Fire. Let’s find them and bring them home safe!

Justin Walker with the Fairfax, Virginia fire and rescue department, together with Brian McCluney of the Jacksonville, Florida fire department, launched a 24-foot center console boat from a ramp at Port Canaveral on Friday morning.

Family members alerted the U.S. Coast Guard when the boaters did not return as expected on Friday evening.

Yesterday was rather extraordinary. The morning started off with a drill in Metro yard in Alexandria. The focus was on s...
08/17/2019

Yesterday was rather extraordinary. The morning started off with a drill in Metro yard in Alexandria. The focus was on safety and emergency operations in the right of way (first, foremost, and always) as well as lifting operations with air bags and bottle jacks. Its impressive to see things from that perspective and such a tremendous amount of weight being lifted.

We also wished our shift Captain (Norris) a fond farewell and all the luck with his new assignment. Although I only had the pleasure of working with him for less than a year, our shift leader has responded to those in need along the Route 1 corridor for nearly a decade. His last meal will be something to remember, though, not only because the food was phenomenal, but I accidentally spilled water on him (no joke). He will be sadly missed but at the same time, we welcome Captain Clay Dickens.

The shift wasn't quite over yet, however, as crews were woken to the sound of "the bell", getting dispatched to a second due fire early in the morning.

The first arriving engine declared a working fire in a one and half story single family dwelling. Upon further investigation, the officer notified the Battalion management team (two BCs and EMS Captains) and incoming units that the home appeared to be vacant. A quick 360 degree lap warranted an interior attack while a primary search was performed simultaneously and in conjunction with extinguishment efforts. The house sat in a heavily overgrown area and although the home looked somewhat dilapidated and abandoned, proving that the home was completely unoccupied shouldn't ever be taken for granted. Thankfully, nobody was located in the structure, which actually consisted of two separate occupancies on the first and second floors.

This region in Northern Virginia is known for it's high activity so it is just as crucial, if not more, that members hone in on their skills whenever possible.

Firefighters have a lot of pride being assigned to this particular firehouse and it shows in what they do and how they operate. When photos like these are taken, they do not imply the loss of property to be a trophy. On the contrary, they are proud of what they accomplished in the process.

Life safety is of the utmost importance, hence the preferred plan of attack is usually initiated from inside out. There have been recent accounts and examples of "all occupants accounted for" in the county that were later proven to be a false information.

That is also the case in totally abandoned buildings that have had their utilities disconnected. This is not an implication as to how this particular fire started but as any good investigator will tell you, it didn't start by mice with matches.

Simply put, you don't know it's unoccupied until you search the structure and make that determination. It is not our job to pass judgement or speculate what happened, but to place life safety as the highest priority, followed up immediately by incident stabilization and property conservation. Simple concept, really, and it's been the goal of the fire service to begin with.

Feel free to tag yourself if you'd like. This post is being shared with permission by the Battalion Chief and PIO.

Holding 1&1
08/11/2019

Holding 1&1

DIFFERENT FORMAT, MAKING IT EASIER TO PRINT.

Please feel free to share this for the benefit of teachers, parents, and the general public alike. Obviously, it is not all-inclusive but it'll serve as a foundation to a good start. - Bill

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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.
Squad-11 1980 Ford L-8000 / 3D. Mike Sanders photo.
Hi, My name is Erick. I'm a retired firefighter from Massachusetts. I stopped by your station on Sunday December 10, 2017. I just like to Thank the crew for allowing me to get some pictures of the fire trucks at the station. The crew was very helpful and friendly. Be safe and Happy Holidays.