Fire Department, City of Alexandria, VA

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Mission: Members of the Alexandria Fire Department are dedicated to our Community, Our Profession and Each Other. We Value: •Professionalism •Preparedness •Community •Dedication •Unity

Operating as usual

This year, your Thanksgiving celebrations may look different due to the ongoing pandemic. We hope you're making safe and...
11/26/2020

This year, your Thanksgiving celebrations may look different due to the ongoing pandemic. We hope you're making safe and healthy plans for you and your family to celebrate today. May you have peace and love in abundance this holiday season. #HappyThanksgiving and stay safe, Alexandria https://bit.ly/36R5hSY

Thanksgiving is the leading day for home cooking fires. Four times as many home cooking fires happen on Thanksgiving tha...
11/24/2020
Winter Holiday Safety

Thanksgiving is the leading day for home cooking fires. Four times as many home cooking fires happen on Thanksgiving than any other day of the year. Prepare for your Thanksgiving feast by following some of these safety tips.
🦃 Make sure ovens and stoves are clean and free of grease accumulation prior to use.
🦃 Keep children away from the stove. Grease and other cooking items can splash, which can cause serious burns.
🦃 Always set timers to keep cooking times.
🦃 Once cooking is done, make sure all cooking appliances are off.
🦃 Call 911 immediately if a cooking fire occurs.

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Winter's coming! The Alexandria Fire Department encourages the community to take necessary steps to prevent cooking and heating equipment fires during the holiday season.

As winter approaches and we begin preparing for holiday celebrations, the AFD encourages the community to be safe and ta...
11/21/2020
Winter Holiday Safety

As winter approaches and we begin preparing for holiday celebrations, the AFD encourages the community to be safe and take the necessary precautions when heating your homes, cooking, and decorating for the holidays. https://www.alexandriava.gov/106769

Winter's coming! The Alexandria Fire Department encourages the community to take necessary steps to prevent cooking and heating equipment fires during the holiday season.

11/18/2020
Dangers of Turkey Fryers

Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires, followed by Christmas Day, the day before Thanksgiving, Easter, and Christmas Eve. Be aware of the dangers when cooking, especially if you're using a turkey fryer this year. https://youtu.be/kjUynq0HXdQ

NFPA joins CPSC to demonstrate the fire dangers of turkey fryers in this live burn. NFPA strongly discourages the use of turkey fryers. For more safety tips ...

11/16/2020
Thanksgiving Cooking Safety - Put a Freeze on Winter Fires 2014

Winter holidays are a time for families and friends to get together. But that also means a greater risk for fire. Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires. Follow a few simple steps to prevent cooking fires in your home. https://youtu.be/B3gcaZ7JYZU

More than three times as many fires occur on Thanksgiving as any other average day of the year. NFPA and USFA’s cooking tips and recommendations can help ens...

Today, we take a moment to show gratitude and sincere appreciation for veterans who have courageously served this great ...
11/11/2020

Today, we take a moment to show gratitude and sincere appreciation for veterans who have courageously served this great nation. A special thank you to the veterans who are continuing their service in their communities as first responders.

AHD and the City of Alexandria now conduct free targeted COVID-19 testing events twice per week in partnership with Neig...
11/09/2020
COVID-19 Community Testing Events

AHD and the City of Alexandria now conduct free targeted COVID-19 testing events twice per week in partnership with Neighborhood Health, Alexandria's federally qualified health center, with assistance from AHD's Medical Reserve Corps volunteers. https://www.alexandriava.gov/117213

Testing Event UpdatesNo updates all testing events are proceeding as planned Helpful Reminders Please wear a maskPlease bring an ID or insurance card if you have oneTo register in advance, please call 703.647.6160

10/31/2020
Push The Button

Reminder: Change your smoke alarm batteries today! #pushthebuttonchallenge #fireprevention #firesafety #changeyourclock #changeyourbattery #alexandriava

Happy #NationalFirstRespondersDay to all of our first responders and public safety partners. Thank you for all you do to...
10/28/2020

Happy #NationalFirstRespondersDay to all of our first responders and public safety partners. Thank you for all you do to keep the City safe and provide the best emergency services to the community. From 911 dispatch to paramedics and firefighters, we're grateful for your dedication and sacrifice.

From 2014-2018, an average of 770 home structure fires began with decorations per year. If you have fall or Halloween de...
10/26/2020
Celebrating Halloween in Alexandria

From 2014-2018, an average of 770 home structure fires began with decorations per year. If you have fall or Halloween decorations up, here are a few safety tips to prevent home fires:
🎃 Use a battery-operated candle or glow stick in jack-o-lanterns.
🎃 Teach children to stay away from open flames.
🎃 Dried flowers, cornstalks, and crepe paper catch fire easily. Keep all decorations away from open flames and other heat sources like light bulbs and heaters.
🎃 Remember to keep exits clear of decorations so nothing blocks escape routes. Make sure all smoke alarms are working.

Read more about celebrating Halloween safely and preventing the spread of COVID-19 during your festivities. https://www.alexandriava.gov/Halloween

Halloween is celebrated with a variety of family friendly festivities all over Alexandria. The City of Alexandria does not set official trick or treating hours for Halloween, so expect the children in your neighborhood to head out for trick-or-treating on the day it is traditionally celebrated - Oct...

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: AFD is now accepting applications for the greatest career in the world, Firefighter/EMT. Our app...
10/25/2020

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: AFD is now accepting applications for the greatest career in the world, Firefighter/EMT. Our application process is open through Wednesday, Nov. 4. We look forward to having you learn and grow with us. https://www.alexandriava.gov/FireRecruitment

Today is National Prescription Drug #TakeBackDay. You can safely dispose of your unused and expired prescriptions at var...
10/24/2020

Today is National Prescription Drug #TakeBackDay. You can safely dispose of your unused and expired prescriptions at various locations across the City today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Learn more about disposing medicines or where you can drop off your expired prescriptions here: https://www.alexandriava.gov/118204

AFD is now hiring for the Firefighter/EMT position. The application process is open through Wednesday, Nov. 4. It takes ...
10/21/2020

AFD is now hiring for the Firefighter/EMT position. The application process is open through Wednesday, Nov. 4. It takes commitment and dedication, but it's well worth it. We're looking forward to having you on our team. APPLY NOW: https://www.alexandriava.gov/FireRecruitment

REMINDER: Drug Take Back Day is coming up on Oct. 24. Safely dispose of your unused and expired prescriptions at designa...
10/21/2020
Disposing of Unused and Expired Medication Safely

REMINDER: Drug Take Back Day is coming up on Oct. 24. Safely dispose of your unused and expired prescriptions at designated drop off locations throughout the city between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Learn more about Drug Take Back Day and the importance of safely disposing of medicines: https://www.alexandriava.gov/118204

Learn how to dispose of unused and expired medications safely

The Commission for Women and Friends of the Commission for Women are lighting City Hall purple this week in recognition ...
10/20/2020
City Hall Lights Up Purple This Week for Domestic Violence Awareness Day

The Commission for Women and Friends of the Commission for Women are lighting City Hall purple this week in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Day on Oct 22. Learn what you can do to reduce and eliminate domestic violence at http://alexandriava.gov/118423. #DVAM #PowerUpNOVA

The Commission for Women and the Friends of the Commission for Women are lighting City Hall purple this week in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Day (Wear Purple Day) on October 22.

ICYMI: AFD, Ivy Hill Cemetery Historical Preservation Society, and the Friendship Veterans Fire Association hosted the a...
10/17/2020

ICYMI: AFD, Ivy Hill Cemetery Historical Preservation Society, and the Friendship Veterans Fire Association hosted the annual Ivy Hill Memorial Service and Wreath Laying Ceremony on Oct. 7 to honor the men and women of AFD who have died in the line of duty and members who have passed in the last 12 months. https://youtu.be/xkpylZOtyVc

Drug Take Back Day gives everyone the opportunity to safely dispose of unused and expired medications. Drop off location...
10/16/2020

Drug Take Back Day gives everyone the opportunity to safely dispose of unused and expired medications. Drop off locations will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24. You can drop off your old medications at Fire Station 210, APD Headquarters or The Neighborhood Pharmacy of Del Ray. Pet prescriptions also accepted! https://www.alexandriava.gov/Opioids

RS 51 ended the week with health and wellness training presented by AFD’s Health, Safety and Risk Management Office.
10/16/2020

RS 51 ended the week with health and wellness training presented by AFD’s Health, Safety and Risk Management Office.

Recruit School 51 getting in some EVOC training earlier this afternoon
10/15/2020

Recruit School 51 getting in some EVOC training earlier this afternoon

My name is Leslie Palucho. I am the first in my family to work for a Fire Department. My parents came to the D.C. area i...
10/15/2020

My name is Leslie Palucho. I am the first in my family to work for a Fire Department. My parents came to the D.C. area in the late 70's from El Salvador. I grew up in Del Ray, and I was taught I can do anything as long as I work hard and never give up. I love that I get to use my first language to help others in their moment of need. I also love giving back and working for the community where I grew up. #hispanicheritagemonth

My name is Daniel Larios. I'm a firefighter assigned to Station 205. My parents came to the U.S. from Guatemala in searc...
10/14/2020

My name is Daniel Larios. I'm a firefighter assigned to Station 205. My parents came to the U.S. from Guatemala in search of a better life for my siblings and me. I owe lots to my parents who have taught me that nothing worth having is for free. I was taught that hard work and dedication get you where you want to be. I value every lesson they have taught me that has helped me succeed in this career.

I could say the same thing about my sister and brother who have been there with me through everything and have helped me succeed. Spanish was my first language and along came English right beside it. Being bilingual is of great assistance in translating for those who need to communicate and overcome that language barrier. I love to cook anything and everything, not just for my family, but for my crew. Even while stationed elsewhere, I enjoy cooking for other crew members. I hope to inspire others to strive for greatness. As long as you put your mind to it, you could achieve great things in life. I hope to continue to positively impact the Latino community. #HispanicHeritageMonth

My name is Tony Menjivar, and I'm a native of El Salvador who migrated to the District of Columbia in 1974. I attended p...
10/13/2020

My name is Tony Menjivar, and I'm a native of El Salvador who migrated to the District of Columbia in 1974. I attended public schools in D.C from elementary to high school and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School.

Later, I joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served abroad for 8 years in Japan, South Korea, and Germany. In 1991, I joined the Alexandria Fire Department and have served the community as a firefighter, code enforcement inspector, and currently as a fire investigator. I am proud and honored to have received numerous awards through the military and AFD. #hispanicheritagemonth

10/12/2020

Today, we recognize, celebrate, and honor the rich history and culture of Native American people who originally called this land home. Happy #IndigenousPeoplesDay!

Closing out Fire Prevention Week, we'd like to highlight the importance of community partnerships in fire and life safet...
10/11/2020

Closing out Fire Prevention Week, we'd like to highlight the importance of community partnerships in fire and life safety. Tianya Edgerton State Farm and her team assisted AFD in spreading the fire safety message by donating a bundle of Fire Prevention Week materials to share with their neighbors in Alexandria's west end. Fire prevention and fire safety is not just a fire department fight, but requires all of us! Share this week's message of being safe while cooking and do your part in keeping your home, community, family, and friends safe! Visit nfpa.org/fpw for more information. #fpw2020

10/09/2020
2020 Ivy Hill Memorial Service and Wreath Laying Ceremony

The Alexandria Fire Department, Ivy Hill Cemetery Historical Preservation Society, and the Friendship Veterans Fire Association hosted the 50th Annual Ivy Hill Memorial Service and Wreath Laying Ceremony to honor the men and women of AFD who have died in the line of duty and members who have passed in the last 12 months.

In previous years, the public was invited to join us for this solemn ceremony. However, this year's event was closed to the public and recorded for later viewing to avoid large gatherings and to prevent the spread of COVID-19. For your convenience, you can view the video of the ceremony on the City's YouTube channel. https://youtu.be/xkpylZOtyVc

The Alexandria Fire Department, Ivy Hill Cemetery Historical Preservation Society and the Friendship Veterans Fire Association host the 50th Annual Ivy Hill ...

I'm Henry Molina. I was born and raised in Guatemala until I was 5. I'm currently assigned to Station 205/C-Shift. I enj...
10/09/2020

I'm Henry Molina. I was born and raised in Guatemala until I was 5. I'm currently assigned to Station 205/C-Shift. I enjoy teaching our Spanish language to others and translating on calls. I also enjoy listening to Latin music & sharing it with my crew. #hispanicheritagemonth

Alexandria encourages everyone to participate in the #GreatShakeOut drill on Oct. 15. Know what to do to keep yourself s...
10/09/2020

Alexandria encourages everyone to participate in the #GreatShakeOut drill on Oct. 15. Know what to do to keep yourself safe during an earthquake. DROP, COVER, and HOLD ON. https://www.alexandriava.gov/66052

My name is Francisco Castaneda. Everyone calls me Franky. I was born in Mexico. My family and I migrated to the U.S. whe...
10/09/2020

My name is Francisco Castaneda. Everyone calls me Franky. I was born in Mexico. My family and I migrated to the U.S. when I was 6 years old. In Mexico we lived very poor, but that never stopped my parents from working hard to give us a good life. My father grew up without his parents and homeless. He made sure to never let that be an excuse for anything. He worked from the ground up and was able to bring us here. He's my role model, and I learned that your situation does not define who you are.

Growing up, I wanted to service this country. I started applying to the fire service as soon as I turned 18 and became a citizen, and was hired at 21. With my father laying a blueprint of success and hard work, I knew I had to make my family proud and do something with my life, so I could in return, take care of them later because they are the reason I have this great life. I also wanted to help people because I wanted to earn this life and make my life worth all the struggles my parents went through. Since they taught me that your situation is not an excuse for anything bad in life, you will always see me smiling. My life could’ve been completely different. Nothing was handed to us, so we had to work for it. So why not smile? Life is what you make it, so life is great. #hispanicheritagemonth

My name is Luis Santano. I am a Christian, husband, father, and grandfather. I am proud and humble to say I am a Captain...
10/08/2020

My name is Luis Santano. I am a Christian, husband, father, and grandfather. I am proud and humble to say I am a Captain in the Alexandria Fire Department. I immigrated to the United States from Guatemala in 1965 at a tender age of six. My stepfather was born in Puerto Rico. Raised during my formative years by a single mother, I learned the value of hard work and humility and the importance of helping others. The latter is what drew me to the Alexandria Fire Department. These values have guided me through my entire life. I regard Alexandria as my hometown as I attended George Washington Middle School, graduated from T.C. Williams High School and now serve the residents of this great City.

I’ve proudly served the residents of my hometown for 29 years as a firefighter and at the same time, represented the Hispanic community as the first Latino officer (Lieutenant and Captain) in the department. The enormity of that title has not escaped me, and I’ve tried to set a good example and treat everyone fairly. There were less than five Latinos in the department when I started my career. I am elated to see more of my fellow Latinos joining the ranks of firefighters and medics in AFD. The Latino community has grown in my 29 years here, and having a diverse workforce more closely reflects the community and allows our young residents to consider pursuing a career in the Alexandria Fire Department. Si se puede! I believe the best way to know the community you serve is through community involvement. I am proud of my heritage, career, department and my city. #hispanicheritagemonth

My name is Michael Henning. I was born in San Pedro Sula, Honduras and was adopted at a very young age. I’m proud of my ...
10/08/2020

My name is Michael Henning. I was born in San Pedro Sula, Honduras and was adopted at a very young age. I’m proud of my Honduran heritage and have visited the country multiple times. I’m also a first generation firefighter and closely follow the values my parents instilled in me. I want to show my kids that anything is possible with hard work, dedication, and a determination to never stop learning and improving. I also want to show them the importance of giving back to the community and helping someone in need; one act at a time. The fire department is a brotherhood and I can’t imagine myself anywhere else. #hispanicheritagemonth

10/08/2020
Watch What You Heat

Cooking fires are the leading cause of home structure fires and associated civilian injuries. Keep anything that can catch fire — oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, or towels — away from your stovetop. https://youtu.be/xEqRIqaiksY

Cooking fires are the leading cause of home structure files and associated civilian injuries. This series of public service announcements reinforce cooking s...

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Alexandria, VA
22314

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The Alexandria Fire Department holds a special place in the history of The City of Alexandria. Founded in 1774, it counts George Washington among its early members. The first paid professional firefighters were hired in 1855. Today, the department employs more than 250 professional personnel, which include firefighters, paramedics, fire prevention staff and administrative support. A network of nine stations protects 15 square miles. Among the department’s specialized teams are the Northern Virginia Regional Hazardous Materials Team, Technical Rescue, Marine Operations and the Special Operations Team. Alexandria also has a volunteer organization, the Alexandria Volunteer Fire Department (AVFD). The AVFD has served the citizens of our fine City for more than two hundred years. AVFD members provide assistance in the areas of firefighting, emergency medical services, communications, canteen and administration.

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