Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department

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76 years ago today. Omaha, Utah, Juno, Gold, Sword. Always remember! #DDay June 6, 1944. #FCFRD
06/06/2021

76 years ago today. Omaha, Utah, Juno, Gold, Sword. Always remember! #DDay June 6, 1944. #FCFRD

76 years ago today. Omaha, Utah, Juno, Gold, Sword. Always remember! #DDay June 6, 1944. #FCFRD

It's CPR & AED Awareness Week! #FCFRD firefighters/paramedics remind all residents that Hands-Only CPR can save lives. A...
06/05/2021
Learn Hands-Only CPR - #CPRsaveslives

It's CPR & AED Awareness Week! #FCFRD firefighters/paramedics remind all residents that Hands-Only CPR can save lives. According to American Heart Association, immediate CPR can double or even triple a person’s chance of survival. 📽️ 2 easy steps to save a life: https://youtu.be/pk53b_eweyk

Learn the two simple steps of Hands-Only CPR if you witness a teen or adult suddenly collapse: Call 9-1-1 and Push Hard and Fast in the Center of the Chest u...

Going to do a little cooking on the grill this weekend? Did you know that grill fires cause an estimated $149 million in...
06/05/2021
Grilling This Weekend? Learn How To Avoid Becoming A Statistic!

Going to do a little cooking on the grill this weekend? Did you know that grill fires cause an estimated $149 million in direct property damage each year across the United States?

Learn How To Avoid Becoming A Statistic: https://ffxfirerescue.wordpress.com/2021/06/04/grilling-this-weekend-learn-how-to-avoid-becoming-a-statistic-4/
#FCFRD #fairfax #FairfaxCounty #fairfaxva

Going to do a little cooking on the grill this weekend? Did you know that grill fires cause an estimated $149 million in direct property damage each year across the United States? According to our …

FCFRD Honored at 2020 Governor’s Fire Service Awards. Fire Chief John Butler was honored alongside Loudoun County Fire a...
06/05/2021

FCFRD Honored at 2020 Governor’s Fire Service Awards.

Fire Chief John Butler was honored alongside Loudoun County Fire and Rescue Chief Keith Johnson with the Excellence in Virginia Fire Services Award for the implementation of its Field Available Component Transfusion Response (FACT R) program, which delivers blood via 911 resources to entrapped trauma patients.

Firefighter Christopher Puzzanghero was honored as Virginia Career Firefighter of the Year.

Learn more: https://ffxfirerescue.wordpress.com/2021/06/05/fairfax-county-fire-and-rescue-honored-at-2020-governors-fire-service-awards/

06/04/2021

Continuing Education is a fundamental value of #FCFRD. Technical Rescue Team assets and tactical athletes are conducting CEU training this week at Lorton facility. Focus is on smooth breach techniques to get to person(s) who might be trapped in a building collapse. #JoinTeamFCFRD

Deputy Chief Reed stopped by Station 13, Dunn Loring, C-Shift to join Captain Stricklen and Technician Payne in declarin...
06/04/2021

Deputy Chief Reed stopped by Station 13, Dunn Loring, C-Shift to join Captain Stricklen and Technician Payne in declaring Probationary Firefighter Dickinson a #ProbieNoMore! He was given his black helmet shield thus his new title of Firefighter Dickinson. Congrats! #FCFRD

Deputy Chief Reed stopped by Station 13, Dunn Loring, C-Shift to join Captain Stricklen and Technician Payne in declaring Probationary Firefighter Dickinson a #ProbieNoMore! He was given his black helmet shield thus his new title of Firefighter Dickinson. Congrats! #FCFRD

It Is National CPR and AED Awareness Week! Do you know CPR or how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)? If n...
06/04/2021

It Is National CPR and AED Awareness Week! Do you know CPR or how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)? If not, you should as lives could be saved if more people knew CPR along with how to use an AED.

More: https://ffxfirerescue.wordpress.com/2021/06/01/it-is-national-cpr-and-aed-awareness-week-3/ #CPRwithHeart #FCFRD

It Is National CPR and AED Awareness Week! Do you know CPR or how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)? If not, you should as lives could be saved if more people knew CPR along with how to use an AED.

More: https://ffxfirerescue.wordpress.com/2021/06/01/it-is-national-cpr-and-aed-awareness-week-3/ #CPRwithHeart #FCFRD

06/04/2021
Join Our Team of Tactical Athletes

We are hiring for upcoming experienced and non-experienced recruit classes! Join our team of tactical athletes who respond to complex fire and medical emergencies at a moment’s notice. There is no off-season for our firefighters and paramedics! Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department focuses on fitness and wellness training throughout your career and into retirement.

Do you know an aspiring firefighter/paramedic/EMT? Please share the link and video to make them aware!

More: https://ffxfirerescue.wordpress.com/2021/06/02/join-our-team-of-tactical-athletes/
#JoinTeamFCFRD
#FCFRD #Fairfaxcounty #fairfax #fairfaxva #firefighter #paramedic

Today is Friday! Today is #NationalDonutDay! Today is a day to celebrate! 🍩 🎉#FCFRD
06/04/2021

Today is Friday! Today is #NationalDonutDay! Today is a day to celebrate! 🍩 🎉
#FCFRD

Today is Friday! Today is #NationalDonutDay! Today is a day to celebrate! 🍩 🎉
#FCFRD

Battalion Chief Ranck stopped by Station 11, Penn Daw, A-Shift recently to assist now Firefighter Michael Ruggier with t...
06/04/2021

Battalion Chief Ranck stopped by Station 11, Penn Daw, A-Shift recently to assist now Firefighter Michael Ruggier with trading in his red probationary helmet shield for a black one! Signifies successful completion of his probationary year. Congratulations #ProbieNoMore! #FCFRD

Battalion Chief Ranck stopped by Station 11, Penn Daw, A-Shift recently to assist now Firefighter Michael Ruggier with trading in his red probationary helmet shield for a black one! Signifies successful completion of his probationary year. Congratulations #ProbieNoMore! #FCFRD

May 23 - 29, #FCFRD firefighters/paramedics responded to a variety of fire incidents last week. Increase in structure an...
06/03/2021

May 23 - 29, #FCFRD firefighters/paramedics responded to a variety of fire incidents last week. Increase in structure and vehicle fires over last week. #FCFRDbyTheNumbers #WeekInReview #FairfaxCounty

May 23 - 29, #FCFRD firefighters/paramedics responded to a variety of fire incidents last week. Increase in structure and vehicle fires over last week. #FCFRDbyTheNumbers #WeekInReview #FairfaxCounty

Two Easy Steps To Saving A LifeAs part of CPR and AED Awareness Week, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue firefighters and pa...
06/03/2021
Learn Hands-Only CPR - #CPRsaveslives

Two Easy Steps To Saving A Life

As part of CPR and AED Awareness Week, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue firefighters and paramedics would like to remind all residents that Hands-Only CPR can save lives. According to our friends at the American Heart Association, most people who experience cardiac arrest at home, work or in a public location die because they don’t receive immediate CPR from someone on the scene.

As a bystander, don’t be afraid. Your actions can only help. Immediate CPR can double or even triple a person’s chance of survival.

Watch the brief video below to learn how two easy steps can help to save a life in the event of an emergency.
https://youtu.be/pk53b_eweyk

#FairfaxCounty #fairfax #CPRSavesLives #CPR

Learn the two simple steps of Hands-Only CPR if you witness a teen or adult suddenly collapse: Call 9-1-1 and Push Hard and Fast in the Center of the Chest u...

Congratulations now Firefighter Amina Abdelatey, Station 11, Penn Daw, A-Shift on trading in your red helmet shield for ...
06/03/2021

Congratulations now Firefighter Amina Abdelatey, Station 11, Penn Daw, A-Shift on trading in your red helmet shield for a black shield. Thus, she has successfully completed her probationary year. #FCFRD officially pronounces you a #ProbieNoMore!

#FairfaxCounty #fairfax

Congratulations now Firefighter Amina Abdelatey, Station 11, Penn Daw, A-Shift on trading in your red helmet shield for a black shield. Thus, she has successfully completed her probationary year. #FCFRD officially pronounces you a #ProbieNoMore!

#FairfaxCounty #fairfax

We cannot confirm or deny that #cicadas may prefer fire trucks that carry fire hose over fire trucks that have the big l...
06/03/2021

We cannot confirm or deny that #cicadas may prefer fire trucks that carry fire hose over fire trucks that have the big ladder on top! 😆
#TruckiesVsEngine #GreatDebate #goodmorning #FCFRD #fairfax #FairfaxCounty

We cannot confirm or deny that #cicadas may prefer fire trucks that carry fire hose over fire trucks that have the big ladder on top! 😆
#TruckiesVsEngine #GreatDebate #goodmorning #FCFRD #fairfax #FairfaxCounty

Be weather aware and be prepared! ##FCFRD #weather #FairfaxCounty #fairfax
06/03/2021

Be weather aware and be prepared!

##FCFRD #weather #FairfaxCounty #fairfax

After a few passing morning showers, thunderstorms will become more numerous this afternoon and evening. Some strong to severe storms are possible with damaging winds and heavy rain that could cause isolated flooding. High temperatures will be in the 70s-80s.

June 1, #FCFRD and Fairfax County Professional Firefighters & Paramedics members Technician’s McGill and Young joined Go...
06/03/2021

June 1, #FCFRD and Fairfax County Professional Firefighters & Paramedics members Technician’s McGill and Young joined Governor Northam as he signed HB 2029 – which prohibits the use of certain oriented strand board (OSB) in fire training activities. This Legislation will reduce firefighter’s exposure to the cancer-causing byproducts of burning OSB. Technician’s McGill and Young, IAFF 2068 and firefighters across Virginia worked hard to bring this to reality.
#CANCERSUCKS

June 1, #FCFRD and Fairfax County Professional Firefighters & Paramedics members Technician’s McGill and Young joined Governor Northam as he signed HB 2029 – which prohibits the use of certain oriented strand board (OSB) in fire training activities. This Legislation will reduce firefighter’s exposure to the cancer-causing byproducts of burning OSB. Technician’s McGill and Young, IAFF 2068 and firefighters across Virginia worked hard to bring this to reality.
#CANCERSUCKS

Requests for Emergency Medical Service during the week of May 23 - 29. An increase in patients transported and cardiac a...
06/02/2021

Requests for Emergency Medical Service during the week of May 23 - 29. An increase in patients transported and cardiac arrests over last week.

#FCFRD #WeekInReview #FCFRDbyTheNumbers #CPRsaves #FairfaxCounty

Requests for Emergency Medical Service during the week of May 23 - 29. An increase in patients transported and cardiac arrests over last week.

#FCFRD #WeekInReview #FCFRDbyTheNumbers #CPRsaves #FairfaxCounty

06/02/2021
Get the App and Save a Life

What better way to recognize National CPR and AED Awareness Week then to download the @PulsePoint Foundation app. The app alerts residents—like you—who can help victims before professional help arrives. Get the App and save a life! Watch and learn more.

#FCFRD #CPRwithHeart #FairfaxCounty #fairfax #fairfaxva #CPR #CPRSavesLives

06/02/2021
Join Our Team of Tactical Athletes

We are hiring for experienced and non-experienced recruit classes! Join our team of tactical athletes who respond to complex fire and medical emergencies at a moment’s notice. There is no off-season for our firefighters and paramedics! #FCFRD focuses on fitness and wellness training throughout your career and into retirement.
More info: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fire-ems/recruitment

#JoinTeamFCFRD

The #FCFRD wishes to extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to the family, friends and the Los Angeles County Fir...
06/02/2021

The #FCFRD wishes to extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to the family, friends and the Los Angeles County Fire Department on the loss of their fallen firefighter Tuesday. May he #RIP. We also wish a quick and full recovery for the fire captain who was severely injured.

#AguaDulce #LACoFD

The #FCFRD wishes to extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to the family, friends and the Los Angeles County Fire Department on the loss of their fallen firefighter Tuesday. May he #RIP. We also wish a quick and full recovery for the fire captain who was severely injured.

#AguaDulce #LACoFD

May 23 - 29, #FCFRD Firefighters/Paramedics responded to 2,136 incidents last week! An increase of over 3% in overall in...
06/02/2021

May 23 - 29, #FCFRD Firefighters/Paramedics responded to 2,136 incidents last week! An increase of over 3% in overall incidents from previous week. Average of approximately 305 incidents per day.

#FCFRDbyTheNumbers #WeekInReview #FairfaxCounty

May 23 - 29, #FCFRD Firefighters/Paramedics responded to 2,136 incidents last week! An increase of over 3% in overall incidents from previous week. Average of approximately 305 incidents per day.

#FCFRDbyTheNumbers #WeekInReview #FairfaxCounty

Do you know CPR or how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)? If not, you should as lives could be saved if m...
06/01/2021

Do you know CPR or how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)? If not, you should as lives could be saved if more people knew CPR along with how to use an AED.

According to the American Heart Association, more than 350,000 people in the United States suffer from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest each year. Approximately 70 percent of those occur in homes. Sadly, just 10 percent survive. However, statistics show that if more people knew CPR, more lives could be saved. Immediate CPR can double, or even triple, a victim’s chance of survival.

Learn more: https://ffxfirerescue.wordpress.com/2021/06/01/it-is-national-cpr-and-aed-awareness-week-3/

#CPRwithHeart #FCFRD #FairfaxCounty #fairfax #fairfaxva

Do you know CPR or how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)? If not, you should as lives could be saved if more people knew CPR along with how to use an AED.

According to the American Heart Association, more than 350,000 people in the United States suffer from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest each year. Approximately 70 percent of those occur in homes. Sadly, just 10 percent survive. However, statistics show that if more people knew CPR, more lives could be saved. Immediate CPR can double, or even triple, a victim’s chance of survival.

Learn more: https://ffxfirerescue.wordpress.com/2021/06/01/it-is-national-cpr-and-aed-awareness-week-3/

#CPRwithHeart #FCFRD #FairfaxCounty #fairfax #fairfaxva

06/01/2021

#FCFRD tactical athletes from Station 19, Lorton, C-Shift honing their skills this morning at academy. Technical work, sets, and reps keep skills, mind, and muscle memory sharp to prepare crews for a variety of situations. Train like your life depends on it – because it does!

#fairfaxcounty #fairfax #fairfaxva

A #LifeYearsAdded update from #FCFRD Office of the Medical Director. Number stands at 2570 through the end of May.  And ...
06/01/2021

A #LifeYearsAdded update from #FCFRD Office of the Medical Director. Number stands at 2570 through the end of May. And there are still several cases pending confirmation of good neuro outcome!🤞 Represents people who had no heartbeat, or not breathing, walking out of the hospital! Great partners: ☎️🚒🚑🏥 = ❤️

#FairfaxCounty #fairfax #fairfaxva

A #LifeYearsAdded update from #FCFRD Office of the Medical Director. Number stands at 2570 through the end of May. And there are still several cases pending confirmation of good neuro outcome!🤞 Represents people who had no heartbeat, or not breathing, walking out of the hospital! Great partners: ☎️🚒🚑🏥 = ❤️

#FairfaxCounty #fairfax #fairfaxva

06/01/2021

A little after 5 AM, units were on scene of multi-vehicle crash on I95 SB(Inner Loop) prior to I395. Two patients, one who was trapped. Rescue 426, Edsall Road, quickly completed the extrication and removed patient. Two taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. #FCFRD

Going to do a little cooking on the grill this #MemorialDay? #FCFRD would like to remind all residents about grilling sa...
05/31/2021
Relish This Memorial Day Weekend And Please Grill Safely!

Going to do a little cooking on the grill this #MemorialDay? #FCFRD would like to remind all residents about grilling safely. Here are some safety tips for a happy and safe cookout experience: https://ffxfirerescue.wordpress.com/2021/05/29/relish-this-memorial-day-weekend-and-please-grill-safely-3/ #FCFRD #BBQ #fairfaxcounty #fairfax

Going to do a little cooking on the grill this Memorial Day Weekend? Fairfax County Fire and Rescue would like to remind all residents about grilling safely. Here are some safety tips for a happy a…

Good morning from Station 34, Oakton, B-Shift. Your #FCFRD firefighters and paramedics are on duty 24/7/365. Hoping this...
05/31/2021

Good morning from Station 34, Oakton, B-Shift. Your #FCFRD firefighters and paramedics are on duty 24/7/365. Hoping this #MemorialDay is a safe one! As always, we are ready to help those who may need it!

Good morning from Station 34, Oakton, B-Shift. Your #FCFRD firefighters and paramedics are on duty 24/7/365. Hoping this #MemorialDay is a safe one! As always, we are ready to help those who may need it!

On this #MemorialDay, please take a moment to remember those who fought for our country and have paid the ultimate price...
05/31/2021

On this #MemorialDay, please take a moment to remember those who fought for our country and have paid the ultimate price. Freedom is not free. #FCFRD

On this #MemorialDay, please take a moment to remember those who fought for our country and have paid the ultimate price. Freedom is not free. #FCFRD

Each #MemorialDay weekend, swimming pools around the area open for the summer season. Also, families head toward the oce...
05/30/2021
Stay Safe Around Water This Weekend!

Each #MemorialDay weekend, swimming pools around the area open for the summer season. Also, families head toward the ocean shoreline, rivers and lakes to vacation and participate in a variety of water activities. With that in mind, your Fairfax County Firefighters and Paramedics ask that you take a moment to review the helpful water safety tips below from our friends at the American Red Cross.

Our firefighters and paramedics do not want to meet you, or your loved ones, by “a preventable accident” today, tomorrow or ever.

More: https://ffxfirerescue.wordpress.com/2021/05/28/stay-safe-around-water-this-weekend-4/

#FairfaxCounty #fairfax #fairfaxva

Each Memorial Day weekend, swimming pools around the area open for the summer season. Also, families head toward the ocean shoreline, rivers and lakes to vacation and participate in a variety of wa…

This #MemorialDay weekend through Friday, June 4, you may see some of your #FCFRD firefighters/paramedics/EMT’s in the b...
05/30/2021

This #MemorialDay weekend through Friday, June 4, you may see some of your #FCFRD firefighters/paramedics/EMT’s in the below tee shirts. This to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to our great country! #AlwaysRemember

Relish This Memorial Day Weekend And Please Grill Safely!Going to do a little cooking on the grill this Memorial Day Wee...
05/29/2021

Relish This Memorial Day Weekend And Please Grill Safely!

Going to do a little cooking on the grill this Memorial Day Weekend? Fairfax County Fire and Rescue would like to remind all residents about grilling safely. Here are some safety tips for a happy and safe cookout experience:

🔥 Never leave your grill unattended or place combustibles too close to grill. These are the two leading causes for charcoal grill home fires.

🔥 Use charcoal lighter fluid only before the fire is lit. If you try to make a fire bigger by adding more fluid, the heat from the coals may ignite the stream of fuel and burn back into the can, causing it to explode in your hands.

🔥 Never use gasoline to start a fire – it is much too dangerous to use on grills.
Try using a U.L. approved electrical starter in place of lighter fluid.

🔥 Never use a grill on apartment or condominium balconies. This practice is one of the biggest dangers with grills. It is unsafe and against the law.

🔥 Place grills away from structures so they will not tip over or ignite objects above them.

🔥 Keep a garden hose or a portable fire extinguisher handy in case the fire gets out of control.

🔥 Never bring a grill into the home. The carbon monoxide produced by burning charcoal can be dangerous, even deadly, in an enclosed space.

🔥 Keep children and pets away from fires and grills. Declare a three foot “safe zone” around the grill. It only takes a second for curiosity to cause a serious burn.

🔥 Though coals may appear to be cool, always soak them with water. Coals retain enough heat to reignite for days after the fire.

🔥 Periodically remove grease or fat buildup in trays below the grill so it cannot be ignited by a hot grill.

🔥 If your bag of charcoal gets wet, leave it in a well ventilated area away from the house. During the drying process spontaneous ignition can occur in confined areas.

Relish This Memorial Day Weekend And Please Grill Safely!

Going to do a little cooking on the grill this Memorial Day Weekend? Fairfax County Fire and Rescue would like to remind all residents about grilling safely. Here are some safety tips for a happy and safe cookout experience:

🔥 Never leave your grill unattended or place combustibles too close to grill. These are the two leading causes for charcoal grill home fires.

🔥 Use charcoal lighter fluid only before the fire is lit. If you try to make a fire bigger by adding more fluid, the heat from the coals may ignite the stream of fuel and burn back into the can, causing it to explode in your hands.

🔥 Never use gasoline to start a fire – it is much too dangerous to use on grills.
Try using a U.L. approved electrical starter in place of lighter fluid.

🔥 Never use a grill on apartment or condominium balconies. This practice is one of the biggest dangers with grills. It is unsafe and against the law.

🔥 Place grills away from structures so they will not tip over or ignite objects above them.

🔥 Keep a garden hose or a portable fire extinguisher handy in case the fire gets out of control.

🔥 Never bring a grill into the home. The carbon monoxide produced by burning charcoal can be dangerous, even deadly, in an enclosed space.

🔥 Keep children and pets away from fires and grills. Declare a three foot “safe zone” around the grill. It only takes a second for curiosity to cause a serious burn.

🔥 Though coals may appear to be cool, always soak them with water. Coals retain enough heat to reignite for days after the fire.

🔥 Periodically remove grease or fat buildup in trays below the grill so it cannot be ignited by a hot grill.

🔥 If your bag of charcoal gets wet, leave it in a well ventilated area away from the house. During the drying process spontaneous ignition can occur in confined areas.

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12099 Government Center Pkwy
Fairfax, VA
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