Next week is #NationalLightingSafetyAndAwareness week! Lightning is interesting to watch, but it is also very dangerous. Hundreds of people are killed or injured by lightening every year in the U.S. Visit http://ow.ly/BEKQ50JryvT to understand the dangers and stay safe when #thunderstorms threaten. City of Fairfax Government
🚒🚒 FIRE POLE HISTORY 🚒🚒
The fire pole first became a "thing" in 1878 when a Chicago Fire Dept. firefighter David Kenyon saw a co-worker in the station's loft use a hay transport binding pole to get from the third-floor loft to the first floor when a call came in.
Inspired by this, Kenyon installed a three-inch wooden pole (ouch) in Chicago Fire Station #21 coated in varnish to reduce friction. By 1880, Boston Fire Department installed the first brass pole...
📍 Interesting fact: If you polish fire poles REALLY WELL, you can use them to go up, too. ⬆️
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New battalion chief buggy #PushIn
Push-in, in honor of the new station! #firestation33
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Units are on the move!! We are headed to our new home at #firestation33. If you see us on the go or pass by 33, be sure to wave! 👋🏻
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#FirefighterJosh is back with this year's #HouseofWood #BackToSchool event at #ProvidencePark put on annually by Ms. Vicki Wood. #WelcomeBackToSchool and #StaySafe
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#FirefighterJosh is back with Master Fire Medic Donovan McLaughlin. Take a ride up in the #TowerBucket with MFM McLaughlin and check out the nice view of #UniversityDrive in #FairfaxCity. #CityofFairfax #TL403 #TowerLadder403 #MMM #MeetMeMonday #MFMMcLaughlin City of Fairfax Government
We had such a great time at the #IndependenceDayParade with you guys! #ThankYou for joining us, we had a blast! We wish everyone a safe and happy Fourth of July! #4thofjuly #parade #cffd City of Fairfax Government Mason Police UAS Unit
Fire Station 33 Third Floor Video Tour
We have a #FireStation33 3rd floor #MiniTour (that totally rhymes! 😁) for you today! A few #Milestones this week were locker room lockers, carpet in the bunk rooms, finishing the tile, and fire pole enclosures.
In addition to the third-floor updates, today we are also starting #CurbsAndGutters! (See pic in the first comment).
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Happy #MeetMeMonday! Today, #FirefighterJosh is here with Fire Medic Jared Cheifetz. Please take a moment to congratulate Jared on completing his #ALSinternship, as that is a whole lot of work! 😁 #MMM #CFFD #CongratsJared City of Fairfax Government
Our friend Jasper over at Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department Station 32, A-shift spied #RescueEngine433 headed to a call yesterday! #ThankYou Jasper for sharing your video with us! 😁 Have a great weekend everybody, #StaySafe
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Here comes #FirefighterJosh with another #MeetMeMonday video. Today we highlight Lieutenant Jon Bullock. Please take a moment to get to know Lieutenant Bullock. City of Fairfax Government #MMM #GetToKnowUs
Welcome to the first #CFFD #MeetMeMonday. For today's #MMM #FirefighterJosh will introduce you to Technician Ron Teribery. Ron is an almost 32 year veteran of the department who (in addition to his service) writes the best poems and competes in multiple #triathelons annually. Ron will be retiring on May 1 and we wish him the best of luck and we can't wait to see how many races he does once he has more time on his hands! #TechnicianTeribery City of Fairfax Government
#FirefighterJosh is so excited for you guys to meet our members on #MeetMeMondays. Every few weeks, on a #MeetMeMonday we will feature a member of our department, so you can get to know us. City of Fairfax Government #SeeYouThere #fairfaxCity #CityofFairfaxFireDepartment #CityofFairfax
Keep It Clear - Snow and Fire Hydrants
Burn Awareness Week Safety
2020 Pierce Velocity MegaPUC Rescue Engine Goes In Service
The CIty of Fairfax Fire Departement responded for a patient with a medical emergency who required helicopter transport to a speciality hospital in Washington, DC. A safe landing zone was establiGeorge Mason University for our partners at Fairfax County Police Department Helicopters Unit. The patient was stabilized and flown to the hospital for care and is expected to make a full recovery. Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department George Mason University Police Department City of Fairfax Government
We had a little bit of a surprise rescue this week... While on scene at an incident, our friendly neighborhood Starship robot became hung up in our fire hose. We were very happy and proud to help him along his way... #cutelittleguy #helpeveryone #starshiprobots #bestcommunity City of Fairfax Government Starship Technologies City of Fairfax Fire Department Fairfax City Economic Development Authority
Happy Birthday Max
Last week, firefighters from Station 403 were able to bring some smiles to a big fan from the City of Fairfax community. FE403 stopped by to wish our neighbor Max a very happy birthday (while still observing safe social distance practices, of course). We would like to thank Max’s family and friends for letting us be a small part of his special day. #HappyBirthdayMax #CommunityFirst #CityofFairfax
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!
OEM promotional video
The City's Office of Emergency Management recently had a video produced highlighting some of their work. Take a look and see how you can be better informed and prepared for the unforeseen.
Fill the Boot 2019
The City's communications team filmed a short video with A-shift before they hit the streets for Fill the Boot today. But let's be real, a lot of us don't have cash with us in this age of swiping and waving phones to pay for everything. True story, your friendly CFFD Facebook administrator owes the guy in this video from Emergency Management $10. If he had a website set up to receive the money I probably would have paid him a long time ago. Luckily, this year there is a website set up for you to donate to MDA Greater Washington, DC, and if you use our team page that donation stays local. No cash, no problem, you can still help change a life. Thank you!
Free Smoke Alarms
Do you live in the City of Fairfax? Was your house or condo built more than 10 years ago? Chances are really good that if it was, and you don't know when you last installed smoke alarms, you need new ones. Call us, we'll schedule a time to come out and evaluate what you have for free. Then we'll either install new smoke alarms or work with you to understand the finer points of what your system needs depending on your circumstances. Thanks to the City of Fairfax Government Communications folks for putting this promo video together and to Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department for obtaining a grant to fund the alarms we're presently distributing. Hollywood hasn't come calling for our actor yet, but we hope you will!
You know how most folks look up when they hear a helicopter? We do it too. Fairfax County Police Department assisted us with an air medical transport of an injured person from a landing zone set up at Fairfax City Parks and Recreation’s Stafford Park field today.
CFFD live fire training 2018
Yesterday we posted a few photos from our annual live burn training. Today we have a video for you, we hope you enjoy it. If you just want to see the "blooper reel" skip to the end.
A surprise thank you visit
We had a really great thank you visit from a family that attends a school we pass by regularly near the station. Unfortunately we're only able to successfully share this one video, but the two younger kids in the background here also did an excellent dance routine, and we covered the (really big) kitchen table with the hand made thank you bags they brought. We're so grateful for all the time and talent that was shared with us!
The highlight of our National Night Out rounds so far has been this playing of the anthem by Jacob Chroussis.