Arlington County Fire Department

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Arlington County is among the most densely populated jurisdictions in the country and has a population that is racially, ethically and culturally diverse. 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

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

Two of our firefighters were lucky enough to spend the night on USS Arlington, a U.S. Navy warship dedicated to the vict...
09/11/2020

Two of our firefighters were lucky enough to spend the night on USS Arlington, a U.S. Navy warship dedicated to the victims and first responders at the Pentagon on 9/11/01. They participated in an early morning memorial service on the deck with the crew along with others from ACPD and ACSO. Thank you to the #Navy for the invite! #NeverForget

09/11/2020
This morning members of Recruit Class 78, Fire Chief Povlitz and other ACFD firefighters completed the 9/11 memorial sta...
09/11/2020

This morning members of Recruit Class 78, Fire Chief Povlitz and other ACFD firefighters completed the 9/11 memorial stair climb, 110 flights equivalent to the stairs climbed by FDNY firefighters in the World Trade Center. Crews are meeting at the academy throughout the day to complete the climb and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Arlington County Fire Department
09/09/2020

Arlington County Fire Department

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

Arlington County Fire Department's cover photo

09/08/2020

Although disappointed we can't welcome students as they come off their school busses this year, we want to wish all kids returning to school a happy and safe school year! 😁 Arlington County Virginia – Government Arlington Public Schools

09/07/2020

Happy Labor Day everyone! Be safe out there.

Today marks two years since the tragic loss of one of our own. Firefighter Barry Mountain was a "fireman's fireman." He ...
09/03/2020

Today marks two years since the tragic loss of one of our own. Firefighter Barry Mountain was a "fireman's fireman." He served Arlington with the highest regard and treated everyone with kindness, compassion and respect. Before Barry left the department for medical reasons, he was stationed at Fire Stations 8 and 2 on C-shift. Barry quickly became a well respected firefighter/EMT, known for his hard work ethic and dedication to mentor others. To Barry, and the Mountain family, we're all thinking about you today and we wish you well.

Arlington County Fire Department
09/03/2020

Arlington County Fire Department

Arlington County Fire Department's cover photo
09/03/2020

Arlington County Fire Department's cover photo

08/30/2020

Wishing Ms. Vera a very Happy 105th Birthday with her very own fire and police parade! Thanks for inviting us and The Arlington County Police Department to the celebration. Best wishes!

08/27/2020

LAST DAY!!! We will stop accepting applications at midnight. Make sure to get yours in!!!
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In honor of #InternationalDogDay, we hope YOU can make a small donation to support our #OperationFirePaws charity benefi...
08/26/2020

In honor of #InternationalDogDay, we hope YOU can make a small donation to support our #OperationFirePaws charity benefiting animals in need at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington. Due to COVID-19, we are holding a virtual fundraiser. We are only $125 away from reaching this year's $1,000 goal. #Donate here: https://www.awla.org/support-operation-fire-paws/ 🐶🐰🐹 Thank you for your support and please consider sharing with your friends!

08/25/2020
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Recruit Camerin Downs of ACFD is in Class 78 and is also a member of the US Air Force, he is committed to the safety and security of the US both locally and internationally. Today he was re-enlisted by our own Firefighter William Vichinsky. FF Vichinsky is a 1st Lt in the US ARMY and was happy to do the honors at our Fire Training Academy in front of his recruitmates and the Chief of the Department. Strong work everyone! United States Air Force GoArmy

Recruit Camerin Downs of ACFD is in Class 78 and is also a member of the US Air Force, he is committed to the safety and security of the US both locally and internationally. Today he was re-enlisted by our own Firefighter William Vichinsky. FF Vichinsky is a 1st Lt in the US ARMY and was happy to do the honors at our Fire Training Academy in front of his recruitmates and the Chief of the Department. Strong work everyone! United States Air Force GoArmy

08/25/2020
Firefighter re-enlists in US Air Force at Fire Training Academy

Recruit Camerin Downs of ACFD is in Class 78 and is also a member of the US Air Force, he is committed to the safety and security of the US both locally and internationally. Today he was re-enlisted by our own Firefighter William Vichinsky. FF Vichinsky is a 1st Lt in the US ARMY and was happy to do the honors at our Fire Training Academy in front of his recruitmates and the Chief of the Department. Strong work everyone! United States Air Force GoArmy

Since #COVID19, the number of pet adoptions have soared. While this is great news, remember that animals should not be l...
08/24/2020

Since #COVID19, the number of pet adoptions have soared. While this is great news, remember that animals should not be left outside for long during the summer months, and should never be left in unattended vehicles. #SummerPetSafety #BringThemInside

08/23/2020

Tag someone who could get this job done and needs to apply!!! We are only accepting applications for a few more days!
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Looking for a way to #giveback today? Consider making a donation to our charity drive for the Animal Welfare League of A...
08/23/2020

Looking for a way to #giveback today? Consider making a donation to our charity drive for the Animal Welfare League of Arlington! All proceeds directly benefit the animals waiting for adoption at the shelter. As of today, we are only $125 away from our goal!

08/22/2020

Time is starting to run out! Get your application for the best job in the world in soon!
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08/20/2020

JOIN OUR SQUAD! 🚒🚑
You have 7 more days!!!
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08/19/2020
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Start your new career today!
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#OperationFirePaws is still in full swing! The Animal Welfare League of Arlington is only $265 away from hitting the $1k...
08/18/2020

#OperationFirePaws is still in full swing! The Animal Welfare League of Arlington is only $265 away from hitting the $1k goal! Here is Aliana (Lt. Long's daughter) and "Doodle" the cat to kindly remind you there's still time to donate.

08/17/2020

Want to take your life in a new direction? Apply now now at: fire.arlingtonva.us/employment/

Shortly before 11am today, ACFD was called to the 1500 Block of Wilson Blvd for an injured construction worker on the 27...
08/14/2020

Shortly before 11am today, ACFD was called to the 1500 Block of Wilson Blvd for an injured construction worker on the 27th floor of a high-rise under construction. Crews reached the worker, stabilized him and packaged him in a safety device known as a #stokesbasket. A member of the Arlington County Fire Department's Technical Rescue Team secured himself to the basket and together they were lowered to a waiting ambulance using the on-site crane. The worker was transported with non life-threatening injuries to a local hospital and is expected to recover.
Our technical rescue team practices for this type of incident year-round but it takes a team effort between the fire department and the construction crane operator to bring this to a safe resolution. Good work everyone!

08/13/2020

Have what it takes to handle the heat?🔥
Want to make a difference in your community?
We will provide you the training to handle this situation and so much more in recruit school.
Apply now and join us in making a difference!
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It's Wednesday, so it's time for that midweek pick me up! Here is Firefighter Keeley with Bear the cat and Jade the terr...
08/12/2020

It's Wednesday, so it's time for that midweek pick me up! Here is Firefighter Keeley with Bear the cat and Jade the terrier. FF Keeley is a big supporter of rescue shelters, and hopes you'll consider making a virtual donation to the Animal Welfare League of Arlington in support of the department's annual #OperationFirePaws charity drive benefiting our local animal shelter. Donate here: https://www.awla.org/support-operation-fire-paws/

08/11/2020

Chief and Guy want you to apply!!!
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Got questions? Call: (703)228-0098
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It's another scorcher out there. Remember to never leave your pets locked in a car and limit outdoor time. As a reminder...
08/10/2020

It's another scorcher out there. Remember to never leave your pets locked in a car and limit outdoor time. As a reminder, we are running our annual #OperationFirePaws campaign 100% virtually. We've already hit over 70% of the $1K goal! You can help here: https://awla.org/support-operation-fire-paws/

08/07/2020

HIRING PROCESS IS NOW OPEN!!! Apply here:
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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].