Arlington County Fire Department

Arlington County Fire Department The official page of the Arlington County Fire Department. View our Online Public Participation policy: ht.ly/2ezu30l9F1Y Arlington County is among the most densely populated jurisdictions in the country and has a population that is racially, ethically and culturally diverse.
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With over 300 uniformed employees and 10 full-time fire stations, the Arlington County Fire Department serves an urban community of 26 square miles of residential, commercial business, highway, Metrorail and military facilities including the Pentagon. We respond to over 23,000 emergency incidents annually. All of our fire engines and medic units are staffed with a paramedic or intermediate capable of providing Advanced Life Support (ALS) emergency medical care. We maintain a Hazardous Materials Team, Technical Rescue Team, Bomb Team response and Tactical Medics for ACPD SWAT. Due to our fire protection services, Arlington County has an Insurance Service Office Class 2 Rating, the highest rating in Virginia, which lowers insurance costs for residents and businesses.

Mission: We serve the community with compassion, integrity and commitment through prevention, education and a professional response to all hazards.

Operating as usual

10/23/2020
Aiden's Lifesaving Award

On October 13, 2020, tragedy struck one of our own. While playing outside, Aiden, son of Firefighter Josh Wise, noticed that his mom began suffering from a serious medical emergency. He recognized the situation and courageously called 911, providing his address and full details to the dispatcher. Our units quickly arrived to the Douglas Park home and transported Mrs. Wise to a local hospital where she remains in critical condition. Earlier today, Aiden was awarded an honorary Lifesaving Award, one of the department's highest honors, for his efforts in saving his mother's life.

The department would like to give sincere thanks to the community for their continued support to the Wise family, who are long-time Arlington residents. If you would like to help, a GoFundMe has been established for the family here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/official-jaimee-wise-medical-fund

Arlington County Fire Department
10/22/2020

Arlington County Fire Department

10/22/2020

Earlier today we welcomed the arrival of the newest members of our family-- Rescue 103 and 109! Also known as heavy rescues or rescue squads, these rigs carry specialty equipment including powerful hydraulic tools (Jaws of Life), lifting and shoring material and various saws. Rescues are dispatched for a variety of situations ranging from structure fires, occupants trapped in vehicles, technical rescues and hazardous material incidents. Soon to be outfitted with the latest in lifesaving tools, these rigs will be strategically located to cover the north and south side of the county and serve the region for years to come. Thank you Arlington for your steadfast support in helping us deliver world class emergency services to the community.

Congratulations to Station 8-C’s Firefighter Alex Chin who recently completed his probationary process!
10/21/2020

Congratulations to Station 8-C’s Firefighter Alex Chin who recently completed his probationary process!

Congratulations to Firefighter Woods of Station 6-C on earning his black shield! Well done!
10/20/2020

Congratulations to Firefighter Woods of Station 6-C on earning his black shield! Well done!

#Congratulations to Fire Station 9–C’s Firefighter/EMT Kyle Seeger! FF/EMT Seeger completed his probationary process & r...
10/13/2020

#Congratulations to Fire Station 9–C’s Firefighter/EMT Kyle Seeger! FF/EMT Seeger completed his probationary process & received his black helmet shield from Chief Herbert yesterday.

A very big THANK YOU to Operation Gratitude for their large delivery of supplies and snacks to our firefighters. Operati...
10/12/2020

A very big THANK YOU to Operation Gratitude for their large delivery of supplies and snacks to our firefighters. Operation Gratitude has been making similar deliveries to departments across the country, and we're very humbled by their generosity and service. 👏👏

10/10/2020
FPW- Fire Station 6

Rounding out our #firepreventionweek safety messages, here's Fire Station 6 with important information to help keep you and your family safe!

10/09/2020
FPW- Fire Station 3

Having friends over this evening? Plan on cooking? Here's Fire Station 3's reminder to cook safely! #FirePreventionWeek

10/09/2020
FPW- Station 5

It's Friday and we've got three great #FirePreventionWeek videos queued up to close out the week. The first is submitted by firefighters from Fire Station 5, who somehow managed to get some of The Arlington County Police Department's finest in on the act! Check it out- #cookingsafety #MittsNLids

Hanging in there till the week is over!!  Like if you can’t wait for the weekend!Final day of Rope I class.  To join the...
10/09/2020

Hanging in there till the week is over!! Like if you can’t wait for the weekend!

Final day of Rope I class. To join the Technical Rescue Team (TRT). Aspiring members must take and pass several classes. Some of these include Rope, Confined Space, Trench, and Vehicle Extrication.

SIGNIFICANT INCIDENT10/8/20Following reports from residents in the Rock Springs neighborhood of smelling gas, E106 was d...
10/09/2020

SIGNIFICANT INCIDENT
10/8/20

Following reports from residents in the Rock Springs neighborhood of smelling gas, E106 was dispatched to investigate. Upon arrival, they discovered that Washington Gas was on scene attempting to clamp a break in a 12" high pressure gas main. E106 upgraded the call and unified command was established with ACPD to evacuate nearby homes and set up road closures. Crews worked for a couple hours to protect gas technicians and residents until containment was achieved. Arlington OEM coordinated Red Cross resources for affected homeowners until they were able to reoccupy their homes. There were no injuries to firefighters, gas technicians or civilians.

10/09/2020
FPW- Fire Station 9

Here's a 1-on-1 with Captain Reed at Fire Station 9 discussing the importance of fire safety in the kitchen. Watch and learn! #FirePreventionWeek

10/08/2020
FPW- Fire Station 8

Are you a fan of old-timey silent films? If so, it's your lucky day! Here's Fire Station 8 serving up a great #FirePreventionWeek cooking safety message.

10/08/2020
FPW- Fire Station 10

The firefighters at Fire Station 10 would like to remind you to #PutaLidOnIt! Remember, cooking well starts with cooking safely! #FirePreventionWeek

10/07/2020
FPW- Fire Station 4

Here's another great #FirePreventionWeek video filmed by Fire Station 4! Remember, cooking safely prevents accidents and saves lives!

FF Setchell receiving his helmet shield after completing his probationary process. Congratulations Andy, well done!
10/07/2020

FF Setchell receiving his helmet shield after completing his probationary process. Congratulations Andy, well done!

10/07/2020
FPW- Fire Station 2

Before you turn off the bedroom light, take a look at this #FirePreventionWeek segment produced by Fire Station 2. We promise that all dogs were well compensated with treats in the making of this fire safety video!

10/05/2020
FPW Station 1 Video

Here is the first of a series of videos our crews filmed for Fire Prevention Week! Watch Fire Station 1 serve up some important fire safety tips:

#FireServiceHistory This week is Fire Prevention Week, the annual week-long campaign to educate people everywhere on the...
10/05/2020

#FireServiceHistory This week is Fire Prevention Week, the annual week-long campaign to educate people everywhere on the importance of fire safety. FPW began in 1922 and is in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire that occurred on Oct. 8, 1871. FDs across the country will use this week to provide their communities fire safety tips for all ages. Normally, we host an open house event at our fire stations. Instead, we will be posting videos from various stations about this years theme: Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!

The great news keeps on coming today. Congratulations to now Firefighter P. Morin!
10/03/2020

The great news keeps on coming today. Congratulations to now Firefighter P. Morin!

Congratulations to Fire Station #1-C's Firefighter Vanessa Chacin on finishing her probationary process!!
10/03/2020

Congratulations to Fire Station #1-C's Firefighter Vanessa Chacin on finishing her probationary process!!

Our apparatus committee members are at the final inspection for our 4 new medic units. 2 of these units will bring a new...
10/02/2020

Our apparatus committee members are at the final inspection for our 4 new medic units. 2 of these units will bring a new bariatric transport capability to our front line units. We are excitedly awaiting their arrival in the coming months!

10/02/2020
Rapelling at the Ropes Course

Yep, we got this down. The technical rescue ropes course our members participated in with the Alexandria Fire Department has been a great succes! #Rappel #techrescue

There's a new ladder truck in the house at Fire Station 5! Truck 105 is equipped with a 107' ladder and a myriad of spec...
10/01/2020

There's a new ladder truck in the house at Fire Station 5! Truck 105 is equipped with a 107' ladder and a myriad of specialized tools. This new apparatus will serve the community for years to come. #newride #firetruck

Arlington County Fire Department
09/25/2020

Arlington County Fire Department

09/25/2020

The graduates of Recruit School 78 taking their oath of duty. Now probationary firefighters, these graduates will be starting their first assignment in a fire station soon. For those out there considering a career in the fire service, this could be you one day!

Congratulations to the graduates of Recruit Class 78! We are excited to welcome our newest probationary firefighters as ...
09/25/2020

Congratulations to the graduates of Recruit Class 78! We are excited to welcome our newest probationary firefighters as they transition from the academy to their first station assignment. Full video of the ceremony will be posted soon.

Crews responded for a person that suffered serious injuries after a long fall on Monday. Medics quickly administered who...
09/22/2020

Crews responded for a person that suffered serious injuries after a long fall on Monday. Medics quickly administered whole blood, helping to stabilize the patient's vital signs. This was the first use of our innovative whole blood program implemented earlier this month. #donate #lifesavers

Arlington County Fire Department
09/15/2020

Arlington County Fire Department

We are lucky to have a talented workforce. FF George Green, formerly with our vehicle maintenance bureau, spent three ho...
09/13/2020

We are lucky to have a talented workforce. FF George Green, formerly with our vehicle maintenance bureau, spent three hours solving an issue with one of our fire trucks at 2am. Thanks George!

Arlington County Fire Department's cover photo
09/12/2020

Arlington County Fire Department's cover photo

Yesterday our department took the time to reflect and remember the lives lost and the sacrifices made by all who helped ...
09/12/2020

Yesterday our department took the time to reflect and remember the lives lost and the sacrifices made by all who helped on 9/11/01. Crews from stations 4 and 5 took a moment to view the Towers of Light display at the Pentagon and pay their respects to those lost that tragic day. As we look forward to September 11, 2021, the 20th anniversary of the attacks, we have already begun planning new initiatives to honor the memory of those who served and those we lost.

This morning current and retired members of Arlington County Fire Department, Police Department, and Sheriff Office part...
09/11/2020

This morning current and retired members of Arlington County Fire Department, Police Department, and Sheriff Office participated in the 9/11 Ride of Hope to honor those who served that day. Participants started at Fire Station 6 in Falls Church and finished at Fire Station 5 in Crystal City, stopping at each fire station along the way. #neverforget #9/11RideofHope

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Just a short out of thanks from this Arlington resident to all of you working on front lines during the Covid-19 crisis! The work you do, at such personal risk, is invaluable. Please know I'm mostly staying home, practicing good physical distance when I get out for just a little air & sunshine, and washing, washing, washing my hands!
Thomas Fleenor is a Paramedic and Volunteer Firefighter. He is doing his Individual Research Project for King University. It is a Study on Burnout in First Responders. Would you please take a few minutes and fill out the survey and share with any Firefighter, EMS and Police officers. Thank you for your participation. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfNZGC2WZ2RPsGhfNXg2I0Or48OYXCZhOchADDr2qsW_RDFCA/viewform?usp=sf_link
Thank you to the Arlington Fire Department Station 5 for giving us a tour last tuesday. Special thanks to Stacey who took the time to show 2 year old Ari how stuff works and all the firetrucks and other rescue vehicles. Ari loved it !
Thank you to the Arlington Fire Department Station 5 for giving us a tour last tuesday. Special thanks to Stacey who took the time to show 2 year old Ari how stuff works and all the firetrucks and other rescue vehicles. Ari loved it !
Hello! My name is Brandan and I work with Life Line Screening. We provide preventative health screenings for seniors to see if they are at risk for heart attack and stroke. We have an event coming up in the community soon, and I was wondering if you could possibly share the event to your page to help spread the word, and let the community members know we will be coming in the community? Every Like, Tag, or Share could save a life. Thank you. facebook.com/events/695286560916932/
The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 left 343 New York firefighters dead. Retired FDNY Lieutenant James J. O’Donnell survived that horrific day but attended over 150 memorial services for those that passed. Now, he shares the lives of 10 heroes who perished in the attacks, as told by their parents in “Sons of Valor, Parents of Faith.” “The crashing of two planes into the Twin Towers not only dismantled the buildings but hundreds of families as well. Mothers and fathers were left in the rubble of these attacks, searching for husbands, brothers and sons. Some of them never received answers nor recovered the bodies,” O’Donnell said. “The parents’ spiritual and emotional journeys can serve as an example of faith rising over despair.” “Sons of Valor, Parents of Faith” serves as a memorial to the lives and careers of 10 first responders who perished on 9/11. O’Donnell presents a unique and personal look at how the parents of these heroes were consoled by the FDNY Counseling Services Unit and the role that they played in helping them manage their grief in the aftermath of a national tragedy. In their own words, these faithful families share their sons' bravery and sacrifice so that it will never be forgotten. These parents not only recount the lives of their children but their own road to healing. O’Donnell takes a special look at the role faith played in the lives of those that perished and their families. “Sons of Valor, Parents of Faith is meant to help readers understand the stress, hardship and sometimes devastation that parents and families of first responders face,” O’Donnell said. “I also hope that readers realize the efforts and sacrifices of the FDNY and their families. Not only on that day but in the ensuing months and years.” Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Westbow Press.
Former ACFD firefighter, Tim Keen, has been named Fire Chief of the Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue.
I just want to say thank you very much to the awesome Arlington County Fire Department EMT's that took care of me on March 29, 2019. I was visiting from California and they took excellent care of me. I didn't know who to thank until I got the bill, so I'm sorry for the delayed thank you.🙂
Waiting for photos, but want to take the opportunity to thank all the wonderful retired and current ACFD members that took the time to visit our brother, George Swett. These wonderful men brought a lunch and spent time reminiscing with George at his memory care facility. It was obvious that he truly enjoyed himself and all that visited. The staff informed me that he smiled for days and still remembers the great time he had. You guys proved, "once a brother, always a brother." Thank you so much!
Hello, I would like to take a brief moment to introduce myself. My name is Mark E. Murtha; I recently retired from active duty law enforcement after 38 years, both on the county and federal levels. I currently instruct for Bethel University, McKenzie, TN and also assist in recruiting for the university on both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Bethel University was established on 1842; fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degrees; and offers classes both in traditional and online formats. Bethel University, College of Professional Studies, caters to working adults and offers a variety of degrees in criminal justice, emergency management, and business. Depending on the degree program, Bethel University allows transfer credit of prior course work, police academy training/certification, fire academy training/certification, and military training/certification. Attached is the link to the university’s website which provides more details on the degrees, programs, and specific courses: http://bethelsuccess.net. If you or anyone you know would be interested in further discussing these educational opportunities offered by Bethel University, I would like to engage in further discourse on this important topic. My contact information is as follows: Mark E. Murtha, (202) 731-2740, [email protected].