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Arlington County Fire Department

Arlington County Fire Department The official page of the Arlington County Fire Department. View our Online Public Particip 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

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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Congratulations to #firefighter Erica Lampe (1B) on completing her probationary training and testing to earn her black s...
03/01/2022

Congratulations to #firefighter Erica Lampe (1B) on completing her probationary training and testing to earn her black shield.

We have teamed up with Inova Blood Donor Services to host a blood drive and would like to take this time to ask you to d...
02/22/2022

We have teamed up with Inova Blood Donor Services to host a blood drive and would like to take this time to ask you to donate blood. There is no substitute for blood; it can only come from a volunteer blood donor. Currently less than 38% of our population is eligible to donate blood. If you are eligible to donate blood, please click on the link below to make your appointment today.

Donating blood is safe, simple and only takes about one hour.

Hope to see you there!

https://www.inovabloodsaves.org/index.cfm?group=op&hlc=8597&hostlookupcode=8597

This month we can learn and reflect on the history of Black and African American firefighters, medics, and officers of t...
02/21/2022
Firestation 8

This month we can learn and reflect on the history of Black and African American firefighters, medics, and officers of the Arlington County Fire Department. Station 8 will move into the demolition phase soon. This is an appropriate time to understand and appreciate the long and continuing journey of the courageous career and volunteer firefighters from ACFD and the Halls Hill Volunteer Fire Department (HHVFD). Loosely formed in 1918, HHVFD persevered and provided emergency services during times that many of us cannot imagine. The county was segregated. HHVFD was isolated and under-resourced. They experienced racism, hate and discrimination from the community they were trying to serve. They also faced the NAZI party. Their service in those conditions added to their bravery from fighting fires without the modern protective equipment, apparatus, and training that we are fortunate to have in our careers. Considering it all, they are honorable, humble, and very dedicated. #BlackHistoryMonth

This morning at approx. 0920 crews were dispatched for a reported structure fire in the 3600 BLK of N. Vermont St. Crews...
02/14/2022

This morning at approx. 0920 crews were dispatched for a reported structure fire in the 3600 BLK of N. Vermont St. Crews found a small fire with minimal extension. No injuries were reported.

Join the crew of Tower 104, B Shift as they give you a tour of the busiest special service in Arlington for 2021.
02/07/2022
TW104 - 2021 - Busiest Special Service

Join the crew of Tower 104, B Shift as they give you a tour of the busiest special service in Arlington for 2021.

Join the crew of Tower 104, B Shift as they give a tour of Tower 104. Tower 104 was the busiest special service for Arlington County in 2021.

Earlier this week our extended family in @iaff2598 had one of their fire engines struck while operating on the scene of ...
02/04/2022

Earlier this week our extended family in @iaff2598 had one of their fire engines struck while operating on the scene of a roadway incident. PLEASE! Remember to #slowdown and #moveover when you see flashing lights. Give our crews room to work.

Earlier this week our extended family in Prince William County Fire & Rescue System had one of their fire engines struck...
02/04/2022

Earlier this week our extended family in Prince William County Fire & Rescue System had one of their fire engines struck while operating on the scene of a roadway incident. PLEASE! Remember to #slowdown and #moveover when you see flashing lights. Give our crews room to work.

01/28/2022

Join FF/Medic Daniel Cortez as he takes you on a tour of M102, and discusses why he became a paramedic. M102 was the busiest overall unit for ACFD in 2021.

Congratulations to M102 on being the busiest overall unit in 2021 for the ACFD. M102 is housed at fire station 2 in #bal...
01/28/2022

Congratulations to M102 on being the busiest overall unit in 2021 for the ACFD. M102 is housed at fire station 2 in #ballston and is staffed with 1 FF/EMT and 1 FF/Medic. Our medic units have the ability to take EKG's, administer medications, and much more!!

The busiest engine company for 2021 is E109. E109 is located on S. Walter Reed Drive and is one of 9 engine companies in...
01/27/2022

The busiest engine company for 2021 is E109. E109 is located on S. Walter Reed Drive and is one of 9 engine companies in Arlington. Engine companies in Arlington carry water, fire hose, hand tools, medical equipment, and more!!

The busiest special service for Arlington County in 2021 was Tower 104. Tower 104 is housed at fire station 4 in Clarend...
01/26/2022

The busiest special service for Arlington County in 2021 was Tower 104. Tower 104 is housed at fire station 4 in Clarendon, and is one of three truck companies in Arlington. Truck companies carry a wide variety of equipment such as ladders, saws, fans, and more. #truckcompany

The busiest Battalion Chief for Arlington County in 2021 was Battalion 111. The Battalion Chief is responsible for servi...
01/25/2022

The busiest Battalion Chief for Arlington County in 2021 was Battalion 111. The Battalion Chief is responsible for serving as the incident commander on significant incidents and managing day to day operations within their respective battalions. #arlington #battalionchief

The members of the ACFD extended our deepest sympathies to the men and women of the Baltimore City Fire Department. Our ...
01/24/2022

The members of the ACFD extended our deepest sympathies to the men and women of the Baltimore City Fire Department. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.

Today we lost three brave Baltimore City Fire Department EMTs/Firefighters. We will never forget their sacrifice. I ask that we all pray for Firefighter McMaster, who remains at Shock Trauma, and keep the families of all of these heroes close to our hearts.

The 2021 busiest EMS Supervisor was EMS112. Staffed by an Advanced Practice Officer, this unit carries specialized EMS e...
01/24/2022

The 2021 busiest EMS Supervisor was EMS112. Staffed by an Advanced Practice Officer, this unit carries specialized EMS equipment including whole blood, intubation drugs/equipment, ultrasound, and more. EMS112 also assists as a command element on significant incidents.

Join us this week as we wrap up our 2021 by the numbers. This week we will be revealing our busiest units and fire stati...
01/23/2022

Join us this week as we wrap up our 2021 by the numbers. This week we will be revealing our busiest units and fire station. We will also be taking a behind the scenes tour of each of these units, to discuss the capabilities, equipment, and meet their crews!

Brrrrr! With some more cold weather expected in our region tonight as well as tomorrow, make sure you are playing it saf...
01/21/2022

Brrrrr! With some more cold weather expected in our region tonight as well as tomorrow, make sure you are playing it safe with your heating sources! #isitspringyet

(1/2) Earlier this week the ACFD implemented our first substantial work schedule change in several decades. Known as the...
01/19/2022

(1/2) Earlier this week the ACFD implemented our first substantial work schedule change in several decades. Known as the "Kelly Day", this initiative started several years earlier and was championed by the Arlington County Board and Arlington County Virginia – Government County Manager.

The Kelly Day provides our members with a reduction in overall hours worked, from a 56 hour work week to a 50 hour week. The ACFD is extremely grateful to the Arlington County Board and County Manager for their continued support.

After 30 weeks of hard work, ACFD Recruit Class 80 graduates today with 25 new Probationary FF/EMT's.
01/14/2022

After 30 weeks of hard work, ACFD Recruit Class 80 graduates today with 25 new Probationary FF/EMT's.

Today on the 40th anniversary, we reflect back on the tragic Air Florida Flight 90 crash that killed 78 people. Photos c...
01/13/2022

Today on the 40th anniversary, we reflect back on the tragic Air Florida Flight 90 crash that killed 78 people. Photos courtesy of retired BC James Daugherty

Closing your bedroom door before sleeping can be one of the most impactful bedtime habits you have. Smoke and fire move ...
01/12/2022

Closing your bedroom door before sleeping can be one of the most impactful bedtime habits you have. Smoke and fire move fast, a closed bedroom door coupled with working smoke alarms are important home safety tools that protect you and your loved ones.#CloseBeforeYouDoze

Earlier this week, U.S. Fire Administrator Lori Moore-Merrell visited the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) following the fatal #BronxFire to tour the site and learn what could be done to prevent future tragedies.

As she walked through the apartment building, she came across this view and immediately recognized the connection to our work around the importance of closed doors during a fire. Lori sent us this image to share to help continue spreading the word that can stop the spread of smoke and fire. From the soot-covered hallway, you can see into a nearly pristine apartment that is adjacent to the apartment where the fire started from a space heater. This tragically fatal fire is an unfortunate example of just how fast smoke and fire can spread when given the opportunity. It is also an incredible reminder of the importance of fire safety education and understanding the impact of a closed-door during a fire.

We are often asked how the #CloseBeforeYouDoze campaign and escape planning applies to apartment buildings. With an escape plan and the knowledge of how a closed door can act as a barrier between occupants and a fire, giving additional time to react, people are better prepared to make informed decisions in the moment. If you cannot escape using your Plan A (stairs/out the door) or Plan B (through another stairwell, window or fire escape), you may need to use Plan C (isolate behind a closed door and call 911) until you can be rescued.

Our thoughts are with the families of these victims and all of the first responders involved in this incident. We are thankful for the opportunity to work alongside the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) and U.S. Fire Administration to learn from this tragedy to prevent similar incidents in the future.

Share this photo and this message and go to https://closeyourdoor.org to help spread the word that can stop the spread of smoke and fire. Download our Home Fire Escape Plan How-To Guide and start the fire safety conversation at home today.

Please join us in congratulating FF. Corey Sherrill for being selected as the VFW Post 3150 Firefighter of the Year. Con...
01/12/2022

Please join us in congratulating FF. Corey Sherrill for being selected as the VFW Post 3150 Firefighter of the Year. Congratulations are also in order for Lt. David Zuniga on being selected as the VFW Post 3150 EMT of the Year. Congratulations to both on the well deserved awards.

Ahead of some more cold and wintry weather, take these precautions to protect your household from carbon monoxide (CO). ...
01/05/2022

Ahead of some more cold and wintry weather, take these precautions to protect your household from carbon monoxide (CO). CO is known as the "silent killer" because it is odorless, colorless, and tasteless. For more information, visit us at bit.ly/ACFDCO

Ahead of our first anticipated snowfall of 2022 (didn’t take long) we are asking for your help this season to keep fire ...
01/02/2022

Ahead of our first anticipated snowfall of 2022 (didn’t take long) we are asking for your help this season to keep fire hydrants clear. When seconds count, having a clear hydrant allows our firefighters to quickly get additional water to the scene.

Wishing you and your family a very happy Kwanzaa from the Arlington County Fire Department!
12/26/2021

Wishing you and your family a very happy Kwanzaa from the Arlington County Fire Department!

From our family at ACFD to yours, we wish you a very Merry Christmas. Thank you to all those working today, spending tim...
12/25/2021

From our family at ACFD to yours, we wish you a very Merry Christmas. Thank you to all those working today, spending time away from your families to keep our community safe.

Congratulations to Battalion Chief Steven Vitalie, who retired 12/17/21 after serving for 34 years with the ACFD. Chief ...
12/18/2021

Congratulations to Battalion Chief Steven Vitalie, who retired 12/17/21 after serving for 34 years with the ACFD. Chief Vitalie served with a “get it done” mentality, and was instrumental in several large initiatives within the ACFD. Thank you Chief! Enjoy your well earned retirement.

"Put a freeze on winter holiday fires" by following some of these fire safety tips this holiday season.
12/13/2021

"Put a freeze on winter holiday fires" by following some of these fire safety tips this holiday season.

On 12/6 Arlington County Fire Department Fire Station 8 was relocated into their new temporary quarters ahead of constru...
12/09/2021

On 12/6 Arlington County Fire Department Fire Station 8 was relocated into their new temporary quarters ahead of construction of a new station. Staffing levels at the temporary station remain the same and there is no service impact on the citizens.
Read More: bit.ly/Station108

Just after 10pm on Saturday December 4th, units responded for a commercial building fire in the 500 BLK of 23rd St South...
12/06/2021

Just after 10pm on Saturday December 4th, units responded for a commercial building fire in the 500 BLK of 23rd St South. The cause of the fire remains undetermined, and damages are estimated at $1.8M.More details in the link.
https://bit.ly/3y7UEbO

12/01/2021

Recently 2 members from the ACFD had the unique opportunity to participate in a rope rescue course with regional law enforcement partners. Come take a ride with one of our members on their flight over the region, just don't look down if you are afraid of heights.

Happy Hanukkah from the ACFD. During this special time, please remember a few safety tips. 1 - Battery powered candles a...
11/28/2021

Happy Hanukkah from the ACFD. During this special time, please remember a few safety tips.
1 - Battery powered candles are a safer choice to open-flame candles.
2 - Never leave lit candles unattended.
3 - Keep lit candles away from items that can easily catch fire.

The ACFD wishes everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving. To our public safety partners and fellow ACFD members, we are th...
11/25/2021

The ACFD wishes everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving. To our public safety partners and fellow ACFD members, we are thankful for all you do throughout the year to ensure the safety of our community.

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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.