City of Fairfax Fire Department

City of Fairfax Fire Department An ISO certified Class 1 Fire Department serving the City of Fairfax, Virginia.
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The City of Fairfax Fire Department, cooperatively with the Fairfax Volunteer Fire Department, provides primary fire protection and emergency medical services to the citizens and visitors of the City of Fairfax, George Mason University's Fairfax Campus, and certain areas of Fairfax County immediately surrounding the City limits.

Mission: Save lives, preserve property and the environment, and ensure the health and safety of ourselves and the community.

A Flash flood is a sudden violent flood that can affect you in minutes. So what's the difference between a watch and a w...
02/11/2020

A Flash flood is a sudden violent flood that can affect you in minutes. So what's the difference between a watch and a warning?

🌊 Warning: Take action. Flash flood is imminent, get to high ground.

🌧 Watch: Stay alert. Weather conditions are favorable.

Stay safe!

#WatchVsWarning
#ItsRainingOutToday
#TurnAroundDontDrown

City of Fairfax Police Department
02/10/2020

City of Fairfax Police Department

Officer Lewis and our background Detectives are at Ferrum College in Ferrum, Virginia recruiting Police Officers to serve your community. If you, or someone you know, is in the area - come say hello!

We want to welcome to the newest edition of our fleet!  Our new medic unit, Medic 403, was placed into service on Friday...
02/03/2020

We want to welcome to the newest edition of our fleet! Our new medic unit, Medic 403, was placed into service on Friday evening. The unit was purchased by our partners, Fairfax Volunteer Fire Department at a cost of $353,221.00. We appreciate all of our citizens who donate to the FVFD and Friday night bingo patrons.

Also, thank you to the committee of career and volunteer members who worked so hard on this project. This unit is a welcomed addition to our emergency fleet.

City of Fairfax Government
City of Fairfax Fire Department
#Medic403
#LetsSaveLives

Congratulations to Ken Rudnicki on his retirement from the City of Fairfax Fire Department's Office of Emergency Managem...
01/31/2020

Congratulations to Ken Rudnicki on his retirement from the City of Fairfax Fire Department's Office of Emergency Management. July 03, 2006 - February 1, 2020.

Here is an overview of Ken's accomplishments during his time with us.

Received 6 Executive Citations from International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) during the period of 2011-2018.

Served as IAEM USA Region 3 Vice president from 2013-2015.

Served as Virginia Emergency Management Association (VEMA)president 2011-2013.

Award EM professional of the year in 2016 by VEMA.

Innovation Award for Technology in 2014 by VEMA.

Congratulations Ken, and best of luck on your future endeavors.

#IAEM
#VEMA
#CityOfFairfaxDepartmentOfEmergencyManagement
#EmergencyManagement
#Retire2020
#Congratulations
#CityofFairfax
City of Fairfax Government

IAFF Local 2702 City of Fairfax Professional Firefighters and Paramedics
01/31/2020

IAFF Local 2702 City of Fairfax Professional Firefighters and Paramedics

Today we are wishing a happy retirement to Lieutenant Bruce Ruggeri. Lt. Ruggeri gave 30 years to the City of Fairfax as an incredible paramedic, mentor, and friend to many. Thank you for all you’ve done for the community and fellow coworkers!

Happy Retirement Lt. Ruggeri!
01/31/2020

Happy Retirement Lt. Ruggeri!

Today we are wishing a happy retirement to Lieutenant Bruce Ruggeri. Lt. Ruggeri gave 30 years to the City of Fairfax as an incredible paramedic, mentor, and friend to many. Thank you for all you’ve done for the community and fellow coworkers!

01/26/2020
City of Fairfax Police Department

City of Fairfax Police Department

Good morning everyone, yes the rain is still here and be careful, some roads in the region are not passable. The usual safety tips are in place-reduce speed, increase your following distance, lights on with wipers, etc. Don’t risk your safety to cut some time by going thru that standing water...it..is...not worth it!

Be safe this morning and have a good weekend.

#WehavetheBESTcommunity
#recap
#slowdown #youarenotaboat
#waterAlwayswins
#exceptinrockpaperscissors
#anyoneelsewishthiswasSnow?!

The weather has turned cold. Please take time to ensure your heating system is operating correctly. If you are using a p...
01/22/2020

The weather has turned cold. Please take time to ensure your heating system is operating correctly. If you are using a portable heater to supplement the in-home heating system follow all manufactures safety guidelines.

IAFF Local 2702 City of Fairfax Professional Firefighters and Paramedics
01/12/2020

IAFF Local 2702 City of Fairfax Professional Firefighters and Paramedics

Crews making great use of 64 degree weather in January!

#nodaysoff

#TL403

#RE433

#rainbow
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City of Fairfax Government
01/11/2020

City of Fairfax Government

Today is the memorial service for City of Fairfax Police Department Sergeant George Moskowitz. All are welcome to attend.

Visit the city website for information, and related traffic and service advisory: www.fairfaxva.gov

City of Fairfax Police Department
01/08/2020

City of Fairfax Police Department

Fuel transfer complete and the recovery begins.

01/02/2020
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department

Tragically, on Tuesday evening, @City of Fairfax Police Department Sergeant George Moskowitz suffered a medical emergency and died while on duty. Several #FCFRD units gathered at bridges over I-66 to honor him as his body was escorted from the hospital. We mourn with all our PD partners. #RIP #Respect #Honor

City of Fairfax Government
01/02/2020

City of Fairfax Government

On Thursday, January 2, 2020, the flag of the City of Fairfax was lowered to half-staff at all municipal buildings in the city with respect for and in memory of @FairfaxCityPD Sergeant Moskowitz. https://www.fairfaxva.gov/Home/Components/News/News/9501/18

City of Fairfax Police Department
01/02/2020

City of Fairfax Police Department

The outpouring of support and condolences has been amazing and comforting. We welcome anyone that wishes to show support or offer personal condolences to stop by our station at 3730 Old Lee Hwy. A cruiser has been placed in his honor out front.

City of Fairfax Government
01/02/2020

City of Fairfax Government

Mayor David Meyer and the members of the Fairfax City Council are deeply saddened by the passing of Sergeant George Moskowitz on December 31, 2019. Sgt. Moskowitz’s passing is a great loss to the city, and our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, his daughters, and his son.

We are fortunate that Sgt. Moskowitz chose to continue his distinguished career in law enforcement for the past eight years with the City of Fairfax Police Department, after working with the Fairfax County Police Department for 25 years. We share this loss with both police departments.

We are grateful for the difference Sgt. Moskowitz made in the lives of city school children as a school resource officer, to the citizens of the City of Fairfax as a dedicated and talented police officer, and for his camaraderie with officers in our city police department and with other law enforcement professionals throughout the Northern Virginia region.

We offer our deepest sympathy for the loss of our brother City of Fairfax Police Department Sergeant George Moskowitz. M...
01/01/2020

We offer our deepest sympathy for the loss of our brother City of Fairfax Police Department Sergeant George Moskowitz. May his soul rest easy.

It is with great sadness that we mourn the unexpected loss of Sergeant George Moskowitz. Sgt Moskowitz suffered from a medical emergency while on duty yesterday. Sgt Moskowitz was an 8 year vet with our dept after he retired from a distinguished career with Fairfax County PD.

Having a tank farm in the City of Fairfax, we always want to ensure that our members have adequate flammable liquids tra...
12/23/2019

Having a tank farm in the City of Fairfax, we always want to ensure that our members have adequate flammable liquids training. This month, the City of Fairfax Fire Department sent 12 of it’s members to the lone star state for TEEX (Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service) Flammable Liquid Training. Good job guys!

#FlammableLiquidTraining
#FightBigFires
#TEEX

One donation can save up to 3 lives... INOVA Bloodmobile will be at the Fairfax City Holiday Market, parked at Old Town ...
12/19/2019

One donation can save up to 3 lives... INOVA Bloodmobile will be at the Fairfax City Holiday Market, parked at Old Town Hall (3999 University Drive) on Saturday, December 21, 2019 from 12PM to 6PM. You can schedule your donor appointment by clicking on this link: https://inovabloodsaves.org/index.cfm?group=op&expand=24813&zc=22030

#BloodSavesLives
#InovaBloodmobile
#FairfaxCityHolidayMarket
#GiveBloodGiveLife
#DonateBlood
#YoureSomebodysType

Happy Holidays from Fire Station #3 to all of our citizens!  We are so proud and lucky to serve our community!  Be safe!...
12/11/2019

Happy Holidays from Fire Station #3 to all of our citizens! We are so proud and lucky to serve our community! Be safe!

#HappyHolidays
#WaitingForSanta
#ChristmasSpirit
#HolidaySparkle

Winter Holiday SafetyDecorating and gathering together to celebrate the holidays can mean an increased risk of fire. Ple...
12/04/2019

Winter Holiday Safety
Decorating and gathering together to celebrate the holidays can mean an increased risk of fire. Please take time to read these safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association. #NFPA

On the day before Thanksgiving, we were lucky enough to have the opportunity to bring thanksgiving dinner, clothing and ...
12/02/2019

On the day before Thanksgiving, we were lucky enough to have the opportunity to bring thanksgiving dinner, clothing and winter coats to an amazing family in the city. The kids had a fun time with the tower crew and battalion chief! I think we have a few future firefighters here!

As we were getting ready to leave, one of the teenage boys turned around and said, “Wait, I want to shake all of your hands!” #heartmelting

It is our tradition with the Fairfax Volunteer Fire Department to adopt a family in the City of Fairfax every year for Thanksgiving and Christmas! We can’t wait to come back for Christmas with Santa Claus on the engine!

#happyholidays
#thanksgivingfun
#towerwithfuturefirefighters
#thesekidsareamazing
#shakehands
#Thanksgiving2019
#gratitude
#KeepCalmAndTurkeyOn

11/27/2019
Underwriters Laboratories Turkey Fryer Demonstration

Happy Thanksgiving from the City Of Fairfax Fire Department! If you plan on frying your holiday bird, please take a moment to watch this video! We want everybody’s Thanksgiving to be happy, healthy, and safe!

#GratefulForOurCitizens
#TurkeySafety

https://youtu.be/Kspx1oOP_fE

Before making plans to fry your holiday bird, we urge you to watch this video to see how things can quickly go wrong. You can also find Safety at Home @ Web:...

Guns vs. Hoses Mustache Bash!
11/27/2019

Guns vs. Hoses Mustache Bash!

Guns VS Hoses Mustache Bash!

We welcome all to help change the face of men's health by joining the City of Fairfax Police Department & City of Fairfax Fire Department this Saturday November 30 at PJ SKIDOOS for our 2nd annual Movember fundraiser.

Thanks to our sponsors Lowe's Home Improvement, PJ SKIDOOS, Twins Ace Hardware - Fairfax, Patriot Harley-Davidson, Paisano's Pizza, Lil Italian Pizza, we will be selling raffle tickets at the event for some amazing prizes!

All proceeds go towards supporting a great cause.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. We wanted to share an important Public Safety message from our fire marshal, Chief Steven S...
11/22/2019

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. We wanted to share an important Public Safety message from our fire marshal, Chief Steven Sites. 

If please take a moment to read the turkey fryer fire flyer (say that three times!). We want everybody to have a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday.

For more information please visit FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency’s cooking fire safety outreach page at: https://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/outreach/cooking.html

#cookingsafety
#turkeyfryerfireflyer
#tonguetwister
#HappyThanksgiving
#CompletelyThawThatTurkeyFirst

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Just over 3 and a half years ago, the City of Fairfax Fire Department began the process of becoming an accredited agency...
11/21/2019

Just over 3 and a half years ago, the City of Fairfax Fire Department began the process of becoming an accredited agency through the Center for Public Safety Excellence. All of the hard work that our Fire Chief, John O'Neal, our Accreditation Manager, Captain Shawn Dunstan, and all of our other chief officers and program managers has led up to this week... our peer review site visit.

I am pleased to announce that the peer review team is recommending us to the commission for accreditation.

Pictured here are Chief O'Neal and Captain Shawn Dunstan with our peer review assessors. L to R: Chief John O'Neal, Captain Ronnie Ezell (Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services), Division Chief Dave McIntire (Gainesville Fire Rescue), Captain Shawn Dunstan, Lieutenant Jason Berman (Lacey Fire District Three), and Fire Chief (ret) Ralph Ensign (Glenview Fire Department).

For more information on accreditation and what it means for our community, please visit CPSE's website: https://cpse.org/accreditation/

#CPSEAccreditation
#PeerAssessment
#CityofFairfaxFireDepartment
#ToTheCommissionHearingsWeGo

Santa can't survive on cookies alone! Please join the Fairfax Volunteer Fire Department for "Pancake Breakfast with Sant...
11/18/2019

Santa can't survive on cookies alone! Please join the Fairfax Volunteer Fire Department for "Pancake Breakfast with Santa" on Saturday, December 7th from 8am to 11am at Fire Station 3 located at 4081 University Drive, Fairfax VA, 22030. You can find Santa on the 3rd floor. Children under 3 eat free, children ages 3-12 are $5.00 and 13&up are $10.00. All proceeds benefit the Fairfax Volunteer Fire Department. Santa can't wait to see you!

#SantaLovesPancakes
#PancakeBreakfastWithSanta
#SantaNeedsHisEnergy

Let’s build a fire station!  Thank you to everyone who came out in the chilly weather to kick off the construction of Fi...
11/16/2019

Let’s build a fire station! Thank you to everyone who came out in the chilly weather to kick off the construction of Fire Station 33. It was a fabulous ceremony! #LetsBuildAFireStation

I’d like to acknowledge the folks who spoke today at our ceremony... Chief O’Neal, Mayor Meyer, Christopher from LeMay Erickson Willcox Architects, Kevin from Whitener & Jackson, Inc., and Joe Charley, Vice President of IAFF Local 2702 City of Fairfax Professional Firefighters and Paramedics.

City of Fairfax Government
Fairfax Volunteer Fire Department
#FireStation33
#CityOfFairfaxFireDepartment
#CityOfficialsThrewDirtToday
#GroundbreakingForFS33

11/15/2019
City of Fairfax Police Department

Thank you to the City of Fairfax Police Department for sharing this important message to our citizens! Yes, please don't forget to check your carbon monoxide detectors (and smoke detectors, too)! If you have any concerns on whether your carbon monoxide detectors are functioning properly, you can call Fire Station 3 at 703-385-7878 and we will come check it out for you.

#safetyfirst
#wehavethebestcommunity
#checkthosecarbonmonoxidedetectors
#cityoffairfax

With this colder weather, we would like to remind you to check your carbon monoxide detectors as furnace use increases! As a whole, we seem to be good with checking our smoke detectors (you know the ones that start beeping with a low battery at 3am?!?!). Don't worry, you have come to the correct page, the police department, but just know we enjoy sharing our public safety partners messages from time to time--it's kind of what we do in the city! City of Fairfax Fire Department

Have a great afternoon everyone!

#itisallaboutSAFETY!!
#wehavethebestcommunity
#ifyouwerewondering
#todayisnationalpickleday
#alsonationalspicyguacamoleday
#andlastnationalfamilypjday!!
#whenindoubtHASHTAG

Please join us on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 10:00 am for our Fire Station 33 Groundbreaking Ceremony!  Fire Station...
11/13/2019

Please join us on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 10:00 am for our Fire Station 33 Groundbreaking Ceremony! Fire Station 33 is located at 10101 Fairfax Boulevard, and there is parking available at Captain Pell's Restaurant and at CVS along the back by the pharmacy drive-thru. We hope to see you there.

A while back City Hall asked "You think you guys could show up and pass out some candy?"  Somebody probably should have ...
10/31/2019

A while back City Hall asked "You think you guys could show up and pass out some candy?" Somebody probably should have warned them how seriously we'd be likely to take that, and that we have easy access to strobes and smoke machines. Along with a thank you to our crew that's wrapping up at City Hall now and everyone else who helped with this event it bears repeating; the weather has a strong chance of getting genuinely dangerous about the time it's getting dark tonight. Please bring in objects that could blow away, and be mindful of what's coming our way if you go out later so you don't become the object that blows away. Also; wear reflective items, carry lights, watch for cars, trick or treat with a group, bring extra chocolate to the firehouse, don't use real candles in decorations, etc.

The City of Fairfax is under a tornado watch (not warning) right now, with a significant risk of dangerous weather in th...
10/31/2019

The City of Fairfax is under a tornado watch (not warning) right now, with a significant risk of dangerous weather in the forecast later tonight during typical trick or treat times. Right now conditions are safe at City Hall and we, along with many of our partner agencies in City of Fairfax Government are out front for Trunk or Treat. Moral of the story? Get there between now and 4:00pm while the weather is still safe (but keep an eye on it), because you may not be able to go out later. We hope to see you all soon!

10/31/2019

Happy Halloween. This morning Master Firefighter Josh McCuin stopped by Daniels Run Elementary and helped with the morning announcements. Which are done with live video, by the way. He offered some great Halloween safety tips, so we offer them here in a “behind the scenes” look. Be careful out there tonight!

Today is World Stroke Day, which makes this a great time to remind ourselves that 80% of strokes are preventable. That's...
10/29/2019

Today is World Stroke Day, which makes this a great time to remind ourselves that 80% of strokes are preventable. That's an 80% chance to avoid a permanent change in quality of life, or maybe even dying, from a condition that will impact about 1 in every 5 of us. If that seems like a good bet to make on your own future here are a few tips from the CDC.

You saw this picture Saturday, but we're using it again today because the announcement is officially out and all three o...
10/14/2019

You saw this picture Saturday, but we're using it again today because the announcement is officially out and all three of our most recent acting promotions are represented here. On the left is Battalion Fire Chief Andrea Lenhart Clark. Next to her (L to R) Acting Lieutenants Mike Jenkins and Robert Stout. On the far right is Acting Captain Jon Bullock. An "Acting" promotion in the department means that although they will all return to their previous rank the individuals have proven themselves eligible for permanent promotion through a rigorous testing process and have been selected to fill the role of the next higher rank on a long term (at least 30 day) basis due to anticipated need. Please join us in congratulating all three!

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Some of you may remember this blaze. Open the link to see all the photos
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