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

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

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Our Technical Rescue Team conducts monthly training to keep their skills sharp. This month the training involved moving ...
06/09/2021

Our Technical Rescue Team conducts monthly training to keep their skills sharp. This month the training involved moving an 1800 pound slab of concrete through a variety of obstacles. The O-Course requires the team to demonstrate mastery of a multitude of various skills #training

Promotional Announcement:The Arlington County Fire Department is proud to announce the following promotion effective 6/6...
06/04/2021

Promotional Announcement:
The Arlington County Fire Department is proud to announce the following promotion effective 6/6/2021

Captain II Tyson Stanislaus

Promotional Announcement:
The Arlington County Fire Department is proud to announce the following promotion effective 6/6/2021

Captain II Tyson Stanislaus

Today we take pause to remember those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country and our freedom. We thank the...
05/31/2021

Today we take pause to remember those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country and our freedom. We thank them and their families for the sacrifices they have made. #memorialday

Today we take pause to remember those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country and our freedom. We thank them and their families for the sacrifices they have made. #memorialday

Today we reflect back on the of death of DC Fire And EMS Firefighter Anthony S Phillips Sr., who died in the Line of Dut...
05/30/2021

Today we reflect back on the of death of DC Fire And EMS Firefighter Anthony S Phillips Sr., who died in the Line of Duty while fighting a townhouse fire on May 30, 1999. His son, Anthony Phillips Jr. is a firefighter with the ACFD assigned to Fire Station 4. Never forget.

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Today we reflect back on the of death of DC Fire And EMS Firefighter Anthony S Phillips Sr., who died in the Line of Duty while fighting a townhouse fire on May 30, 1999. His son, Anthony Phillips Jr. is a firefighter with the ACFD assigned to Fire Station 4. Never forget.

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Cadre members hard at work preparing the Fire Training Academy(FTA) for Recruit Class 80
05/26/2021

Cadre members hard at work preparing the Fire Training Academy(FTA) for Recruit Class 80

SIGNIFICANT INCIDENTApartment Building Fire5/24/21The Arlington County Emergency Communications Center began receiving 9...
05/24/2021

SIGNIFICANT INCIDENT
Apartment Building Fire
5/24/21

The Arlington County Emergency Communications Center began receiving 911 calls at 5:49am for a mid-rise apartment building on fire at 3000 S. Randolph St. Reports indicated a porch was on fire and that flames were spreading to other areas of the building. Initial units arrived on scene within four minutes and encountered heavy fire coming from the roof and attic area of the involved building. Due to access challenges, firefighters pulled hose lines and used a deck gun to begin their fire attack.

Incident commanders called for additional alarms (3rd alarm) due to the fire impacting multiple apartment units. The fire was brought under control in under two hours, with fire spread contained to only one building. In all, approximately sixteen apartments were affected and remain closed off to residents due to damage and the ongoing investigation. Displaced residents were provided assistance by the Office of Emergency Management, Animal Welfare League and the Red Cross. Despite the large size of the fire, no residents or firefighters were hurt.

Many thanks to our mutual aid partners for their assistance in bringing this fire under control safely.

Come get vaccinated today at Thomas Jefferson Middle School from 4-8pm. No appointment necessary and is free with ID. Re...
05/19/2021

Come get vaccinated today at Thomas Jefferson Middle School from 4-8pm. No appointment necessary and is free with ID. Ready Arlington

Come get vaccinated today at Thomas Jefferson Middle School from 4-8pm. No appointment necessary and is free with ID. Ready Arlington

Since the beginning of the pandemic, we've worked hand in hand with Public Health, the Police Department and the Departm...
05/07/2021

Since the beginning of the pandemic, we've worked hand in hand with Public Health, the Police Department and the Department of Public Safety Communications and Emergency Management. Last month, we joined together to stand up clinics providing free COVID-19 vaccines to the County's most vulnerable populations, including the homeless. Proud of our teamwork to help all community members who want a vaccine to receive one!

Calling all of Arlington! Come on down to Kenmore Middle School at 200 S Carlin Springs Rd for a *FREE* #CovidVaccine! H...
05/06/2021

Calling all of Arlington! Come on down to Kenmore Middle School at 200 S Carlin Springs Rd for a *FREE* #CovidVaccine! Help others by getting vaccinated. Also, if you live in the neighborhoods nearby, expect some fire trucks to pass by with a special reminder!

Calling all of Arlington! Come on down to Kenmore Middle School at 200 S Carlin Springs Rd for a *FREE* #CovidVaccine! Help others by getting vaccinated. Also, if you live in the neighborhoods nearby, expect some fire trucks to pass by with a special reminder!

Tower 104 lent some helping hands and 100 feet of lift to disentangle our nation's colors at the Marine Corps Memorial o...
05/04/2021

Tower 104 lent some helping hands and 100 feet of lift to disentangle our nation's colors at the Marine Corps Memorial on Sunday. #usa🇺🇸

This past  weekend the Recruits of Recruit Class 79 and the Fire Training Academy staff welcomed their families for Fami...
05/03/2021

This past weekend the Recruits of Recruit Class 79 and the Fire Training Academy staff welcomed their families for Family Day. Three generations of ACFD past and present were in attendance. In support of Recruit Leah Martinez (Center), a current member of RC79, her Grandfather, retired Captain Hartman Reed (Right). Captain Reed was one of the first paid black firefighters under the Mason Dixon line and retired after 27 years of service to the citizens of Arlington County. Captain Reed was followed in service by his son Donald Reed (Left), who also went on to become a Captain himself and served Arlington Co. for 30 years. RC79 is set to graduate from the FTA in a few short weeks.

This past weekend the Recruits of Recruit Class 79 and the Fire Training Academy staff welcomed their families for Family Day. Three generations of ACFD past and present were in attendance. In support of Recruit Leah Martinez (Center), a current member of RC79, her Grandfather, retired Captain Hartman Reed (Right). Captain Reed was one of the first paid black firefighters under the Mason Dixon line and retired after 27 years of service to the citizens of Arlington County. Captain Reed was followed in service by his son Donald Reed (Left), who also went on to become a Captain himself and served Arlington Co. for 30 years. RC79 is set to graduate from the FTA in a few short weeks.

Lots of history and great memories in these photos! #ClassGifts
05/02/2021

Lots of history and great memories in these photos! #ClassGifts

Calling all #lifesavers! You have the opportunity to join the #WholeBloodBrigade at Fire Station 1 on May 18 from 7am-12...
04/29/2021

Calling all #lifesavers! You have the opportunity to join the #WholeBloodBrigade at Fire Station 1 on May 18 from 7am-12pm. Donating blood helps save lives. It's an easy way to be a hero!

Click here for more info: http://inovabloodsaves.org
Inova Blood Donor Services
Arlington County Virginia – Government

Calling all #lifesavers! You have the opportunity to join the #WholeBloodBrigade at Fire Station 1 on May 18 from 7am-12pm. Donating blood helps save lives. It's an easy way to be a hero!

Click here for more info: http://inovabloodsaves.org
Inova Blood Donor Services
Arlington County Virginia – Government

Only a couple days left to apply for Camp Heat!  Get your application in by May 1st. This FREE week long camp for teens ...
04/29/2021

Only a couple days left to apply for Camp Heat! Get your application in by May 1st. This FREE week long camp for teens ages 15-18 will take place June 21-25th. Apply now at: t.ly/aC34

Today our #Hazmat team along with @virginiahospitalcenter @lifeatvhc drilled on transporting and transferring a patient ...
04/28/2021

Today our #Hazmat team along with @virginiahospitalcenter @lifeatvhc drilled on transporting and transferring a patient with a highly contagious infections disease 🦠 such as Ebola to the ER. They then went through all the decontamination procedures post patient transfer. #partnership #training

Great news! If you're over 16 you can now make a direct appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic in Arlin...
04/27/2021

Great news! If you're over 16 you can now make a direct appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic in Arlington. Find out the details by clicking the link below. Also, share this QR code with friends and family to help get them signed up too! https://www.arlingtonva.us/covid-19/vaccines/registration/

Great news! If you're over 16 you can now make a direct appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic in Arlington. Find out the details by clicking the link below. Also, share this QR code with friends and family to help get them signed up too! https://www.arlingtonva.us/covid-19/vaccines/registration/

The Rhythm Nightclub fire in 1940 resulted in 209 lives lost as a result of a fire, boarded up windows and serious overc...
04/26/2021

The Rhythm Nightclub fire in 1940 resulted in 209 lives lost as a result of a fire, boarded up windows and serious overcrowding. It's an example of why our fire marshals office works hard with the community to ensure compliance with building codes and occupancy limits.

On this day in 1940, 209 people died in the Rhythm Nightclub Fire in Natchez, Mississippi. A converted church had been remodeled to serve as a nightclub. The night of the fire, the club was overcapacity with nearly 700 people in the building. The owners had boarded up the windows to prevent non-paying patrons from viewing the entertainment, and there was only one exit with an inward opening door.

It is believed the fire started near the main entrance, possibly from a discarded cigarette and was fed by Spanish moss that was draped from the ceiling as decoration. To ensure there were no bugs in the moss, it had been sprayed with a flammable insecticide, that when burned generated methane gas. As patrons tried to escape, many were overcome by the blinding smoke. Others died by being crushed by the crowd trying to escape. Many were scalded by steam when water from the fire hoses hit the heated corrugated metal walls of the building.

This event remains America’s second-highest loss of life in a nightclub-based incident. As a result of this tragedy, local and national changes occurred. The posted Building Occupant Capacity sign was to be a permanent fixture in places of public assembly. The development of the “panic bar” hardware was perfected. And Natchez created a fully paid fire department.

#FireHistory #NeverForget

We love getting fan mail! Many thanks to Alissa for these kind words.
04/25/2021

We love getting fan mail! Many thanks to Alissa for these kind words.

We love getting fan mail! Many thanks to Alissa for these kind words.

Our newest recruits were provided an excellent hands on demo by our bomb squad today. #trainingday #bombdisposal
04/23/2021

Our newest recruits were provided an excellent hands on demo by our bomb squad today. #trainingday #bombdisposal

Today we recognize our amazing administrative staff who work very hard to help keep the department up and running. Thank...
04/21/2021

Today we recognize our amazing administrative staff who work very hard to help keep the department up and running. Thanks for all you do! #NationalAdministrativeProfessionalsDay

Today we recognize our amazing administrative staff who work very hard to help keep the department up and running. Thanks for all you do! #NationalAdministrativeProfessionalsDay

Earlier this morning units responded to a vehicle fire on NB GW Parkway near the Key Bridge. When crews arrived the vehi...
04/15/2021

Earlier this morning units responded to a vehicle fire on NB GW Parkway near the Key Bridge. When crews arrived the vehicle was fully involved. Crews used firefighting foam and water to extinguish the flames. HAZMAT units were called to assist with foam cleanup as a precaution.

04/14/2021

Our water rescue team is out on the Potomac today surveying access points and potential trouble spots. These preplanning missions assist the team with rapidly deploying if needed. #boating #summeriscoming☀️

This week we recognize our incredible team of Emergency Communication Technicians for keeping our crews and community sa...
04/12/2021

This week we recognize our incredible team of Emergency Communication Technicians for keeping our crews and community safe. Our 9-1-1 dispatchers are the "first first" responders and we couldn't do our job without them. Thank you Ready Arlington!

This week we recognize our incredible team of Emergency Communication Technicians for keeping our crews and community safe. Our 9-1-1 dispatchers are the "first first" responders and we couldn't do our job without them. Thank you Ready Arlington!

Please join us in congratulating three of our newly promoted members, effective Sunday, April 11:Captain II Glenn SmithC...
04/09/2021

Please join us in congratulating three of our newly promoted members, effective Sunday, April 11:

Captain II Glenn Smith
Captain I Cheryl Long
Lieutenant Jason Updyke

Today marks the end of a great 20-year career for Firefighter/EMT Mike Kriskovich. Firefighter Kriskovich spent the latt...
04/09/2021

Today marks the end of a great 20-year career for Firefighter/EMT Mike Kriskovich. Firefighter Kriskovich spent the latter portion of his career at Fire Station 5 in Crystal City before moving to our logistics branch. His hard work greatly assisted the department's efforts with responding to increased material and delivery demands necessitated by COVID-19. Congratulations Mike, we wish you the best in retirement!

Today marks the end of a great 20-year career for Firefighter/EMT Mike Kriskovich. Firefighter Kriskovich spent the latter portion of his career at Fire Station 5 in Crystal City before moving to our logistics branch. His hard work greatly assisted the department's efforts with responding to increased material and delivery demands necessitated by COVID-19. Congratulations Mike, we wish you the best in retirement!

Live Fire Training (4/4) - After each scenario, the recruits meet with their squad leaders to discuss actions taken and ...
04/09/2021

Live Fire Training (4/4) - After each scenario, the recruits meet with their squad leaders to discuss actions taken and any improvements that could be made. Often called a "hot wash," these post-incident critiques are essential to learning and high performance.

Virginia Hospital Center recently recognized the heroic efforts taken by Captain Matt Dreher after he administered whole...
04/08/2021
VHC Trauma Con 2021 Award Presentation

Virginia Hospital Center recently recognized the heroic efforts taken by Captain Matt Dreher after he administered whole blood to save the life of a young trauma victim. Members of the trauma team presented him with the Award of Excellence in Trauma Care. Congratulations Captain on your award!

04/08/2021

Live Fire Training (3/4) - Training on proper decontamination procedures after working a fire is a top priority for every recruit that walks through our academy doors. Fire contains carcinogens, but post-fire decontamination procedures greatly reduce risks to our health.

Congratulations to Battalion Chief Tony Battaglini, retiring after more than 30 years of service to Arlington County. Ea...
04/07/2021

Congratulations to Battalion Chief Tony Battaglini, retiring after more than 30 years of service to Arlington County. Earlier today, Chief Battaglini recalled how the job has become more complex since the early 90s, with the catalyst being the September 11th attacks. The Chief is known within the department as a great mentor and leader with efforts to improve the health and fitness of our members. Congratulations and we wish you the best in retirement!

Congratulations to Battalion Chief Tony Battaglini, retiring after more than 30 years of service to Arlington County. Earlier today, Chief Battaglini recalled how the job has become more complex since the early 90s, with the catalyst being the September 11th attacks. The Chief is known within the department as a great mentor and leader with efforts to improve the health and fitness of our members. Congratulations and we wish you the best in retirement!

04/07/2021

Live Fire Training (2/4) - Ladders are essential to providing access and evacuation points from a building on fire. Our recruits train with multiple types of ladders that vary in length and use. Pictured here is the 35' extension ladder. #upwego #climbingangle

04/06/2021

Live Fire Training (1/4)- All this week we'll be featuring highlights from Recruit Class 79's live fire training burns. This is a major step for the recruits in order to graduate from the academy and become probationary firefighters. #practicemakesprogress

Sending our condolences to the United States Capitol Police and the family of fallen Officer Billy Evans as a result of ...
04/03/2021

Sending our condolences to the United States Capitol Police and the family of fallen Officer Billy Evans as a result of yesterdays attack.

Sending our condolences to the United States Capitol Police and the family of fallen Officer Billy Evans as a result of yesterdays attack.

SIGNIFICANT INCIDENT - 4/1/2021, 1630hrsCrews responded to the 500blk of Roosevelt Blvd in Falls Church for reports of f...
04/02/2021

SIGNIFICANT INCIDENT - 4/1/2021, 1630hrs

Crews responded to the 500blk of Roosevelt Blvd in Falls Church for reports of fire shooting from a sewer drain. The incident was upgraded and the nearby apartment building was evacuated as a precaution. The source was determined to be a faulty underground electrical vault. No injuries were sustained to civilians or firefighters. Many thanks to our regional partners for helping to bring a safe conclusion to this incident.

Do you have a son or daughter aged 15-18 that is interested in becoming a firefighter, learning lifesaving skills or mak...
03/29/2021

Do you have a son or daughter aged 15-18 that is interested in becoming a firefighter, learning lifesaving skills or making new friends? Our upcoming Camp Heat is the ticket! Applications close May 1, check out our website out for more details: https://fire.arlingtonva.us/camp-heat/

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Hey ACFD, I’m missing the fire elf this year. Where’d that little fella go?
proud to have been an employee enjoyed every minute of it
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 !
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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.