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02/29/2020

This morning the crew at Station 24, Woodlawn, C-Shift conducted #yoga training. Many in #FCFRD are seeing benefit of yoga as it can increase strength, flexibility and heart health as well as reduce stress (to name a few). All things that benefit overall firefighter/paramedic health/well being!

02/28/2020

Earlier today Supervisor Dan Storck and Deputy County Executive David Rohrer joined Fire Chief John Butler to celebrate the groundbreaking for new Station 24, Woodlawn. It is being built next door to existing Station 24 which was built in 1970. Occupancy targeted for Fall 2021. #FCFRD

#MeetFCFRD: Captain II Don BrasfieldCaptain II Don Brasfield is currently assigned as EMS 405 on B-Shift and has served ...
02/28/2020
#MeetFCFRD: Captain II Don Brasfield

#MeetFCFRD: Captain II Don Brasfield

Captain II Don Brasfield is currently assigned as EMS 405 on B-Shift and has served as a firefighter and paramedic with the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department (FCFRD) for almost 22 years. This is especially remarkable considering that growing up Captain Brasfield did not know much about the fire service and never considered making it a career.

Read on: https://ffxfirerescue.wordpress.com/2020/02/28/meetfcfrd-captain-ii-don-brasfield/

#JoinTeamFCFRD #FCFRD #FairfaxCounty

Captain II Don Brasfield is currently assigned as EMS 405 on B-Shift and has served as a firefighter and paramedic with the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department (FCFRD) for almost 22 years. Th…

02/28/2020

Out with the old and in with the new! Work is underway on the new Station 24, Woodlawn, which will be right next door to current site. Completion targeted for Fall 2021. #FCFRD #FairfaxCounty

Station 39, North Point, C-Shift conducted extrication training recently. Crews worked on stabilization, door pops, dash...
02/28/2020

Station 39, North Point, C-Shift conducted extrication training recently. Crews worked on stabilization, door pops, dash rolls, door removals and roof removal. Thanks Davis Industries crane operator who helped place vehicles in various position to create challenging scenarios. #FCFRD #FairfaxCounty

Today, Station 29, Tyson’s Corner, B-Shift placed new Engine 429 in service. It is a 2019 E-ONE Cyclone II Pumper that h...
02/27/2020

Today, Station 29, Tyson’s Corner, B-Shift placed new Engine 429 in service. It is a 2019 E-ONE Cyclone II Pumper that has a 500 HP X12 Motor with a 650-gallon water tank/40-gallon foam tank and 1500 GPM pump. Cost of the unit is $676K. Thanks #FairfaxCounty residents and leadership for your support! #FCFRD

In 1914, after seeing firefighters struggling from the smoke in fires, Mr. Garrett Morgan invented a safety hood smoke p...
02/27/2020

In 1914, after seeing firefighters struggling from the smoke in fires, Mr. Garrett Morgan invented a safety hood smoke protection device. Provided firefighters with a safer breathing experience in the presence of harmful smoke and gases. He received recognition from the International Association of Fire Chiefs in 1916. #BlackHistoryMonth

02/27/2020

Wednesday, Station 23, West Annandale, C-Shift placed new Engine 423, a 2019 E-ONE Cyclone II Pumper, in service. The engine has a 500 HP X12 Motor with a 650-gallon water tank/40-gallon foam tank and 1500 GPM pump. Cost of new Engine 423 is $676,000. Watch as crew held a traditional push-in ceremony upon arrival at station. #FCFRD #FairfaxCounty

Yesterday Fairfax County Government BOS thanked #FCFRD Fairfax County Police Department Ready Fairfax Fire Department, C...
02/27/2020

Yesterday Fairfax County Government BOS thanked #FCFRD Fairfax County Police Department Ready Fairfax Fire Department, City of Alexandria, VA Arlington County Fire Department Fort Belvoir Fire and Emergency Services Official Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department Page for their bravery fighting the 02/08 Groveton fire. We are proud of the collaboration and commitment of all those involved.

02/26/2020

Units currently on the scene of a house fire in the 1500 block of Millikens Bend Road in Herndon area. Units arrived on scene and reported fire showing. Fire is now out. Crews hitting hotspots. Both occupants safely evacuated. Loudoun County Fire and Rescue assisting. #FCFRD #FairfaxCounty

Recently after rescuing customers stuck in an elevator at the Mosaic District, the crew of Truck 430, Merrifield, A-Shif...
02/26/2020

Recently after rescuing customers stuck in an elevator at the Mosaic District, the crew of Truck 430, Merrifield, A-Shift were surprised by members of Girl Scouts Troop 52002 with some boxes of the world-famous Girl Scouts cookies! No word as to whether any cookies made it back to the station! #FCFRD #FairfaxCounty Girl Scout Council of the Nations Capital

Photo courtesy of Audrey Bender.

02/26/2020

Recruit School 146 on second week of self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) training. There are several SCBA related practical stations the recruits go through. One simulates getting in gear for a fire call. Note that all #FCFRD firefighters (and recruits) are required to wear their seat belts! #BuckleUp #FairfaxCounty

Foundational Leadership 1.5Firefighter Caroline Evey recently presented a follow-on session to Phase I Foundational Lead...
02/26/2020
Foundational Leadership 1.5

Foundational Leadership 1.5

Firefighter Caroline Evey recently presented a follow-on session to Phase I Foundational Leadership to the 146th Recruit School. Basic Training Coordinator Captain Amy Brantley identified a need for a “1.5” presentation (a bridge between Phase I during Training Week One and Phase II in June). The goal was to continue the conversation of effective followership and leadership with the recruits as they transition from EMS to suppression training.

Learn more: https://ffxfirerescue.wordpress.com/2020/02/25/foundational-leadership-1-5/
#FCFRD #FairfaxCounty

#FCFRD requests for Emergency Medical Service during the week of February 16 – February 22. Cardiac arrests up significa...
02/25/2020

#FCFRD requests for Emergency Medical Service during the week of February 16 – February 22. Cardiac arrests up significantly from prior week. #WeekInReview #FCFRDbyTheNumbers #CPRsaves #FairfaxCounty

Earlier, Fire Chief Butler stopped by the Fire and Rescue Academy to congratulate several staff members on their years o...
02/25/2020

Earlier, Fire Chief Butler stopped by the Fire and Rescue Academy to congratulate several staff members on their years of dedicated service to #FairfaxCounty and #FCFRD. Congrats Battalion Chief Gregory Hunter (20 years), Lieutenant Anthony Liddell (25) and Lieutenant Britt Phelps (20). Thanks for your service!

UPDATE: fire in 6900 block of Rolling Road, West Springfield 2/24 at 8:31 pm. Large shed on fire that was spreading to h...
02/25/2020

UPDATE: fire in 6900 block of Rolling Road, West Springfield 2/24 at 8:31 pm. Large shed on fire that was spreading to house. Crews arrived in time to extinguish before extension into home. Cause: improperly discarded ashes from a fire pit. Damages: $11,000. No injuries.

The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department would like to remind all residents to be cautious and keep safety in mind when handling fireplace/wood stove/fire pit ashes. Following a few simple safety tips can help keep you and your loved ones safe.

* Do not discard your ashes into any combustible container such as a paper or plastic bag, a cardboard box, or a plastic trash can.
* Do not place ash containers on decks, porches, or in garages.
* Put ashes into a non-combustible metal container with a lid.
Pour water into the container to make sure the ashes are cool.
*Keep your can OUTSIDE the home, away from your fireplace or stove and anything combustible.
* Keep the can a safe distance from the home and ideally on a non-combustible surface.

Teach all family members to be safe with ashes from your fireplace, fire pit or wood stove. Ashes can stay hot for several days. Follow the above steps even when you wait several days to remove the ashes from the fireplace.
#FCFRD #FairfaxCounty

Happy #NationalPancakeDay! #FCFRD #FairfaxCounty
02/25/2020

Happy #NationalPancakeDay! #FCFRD #FairfaxCounty

Drive with care and caution. Roadways will be slick. Leave plenty of distance between your car and one in front of you. ...
02/25/2020

Drive with care and caution. Roadways will be slick. Leave plenty of distance between your car and one in front of you. #FCFRD paramedics and firefighters do not want to meet you by "accident" this morning! #traffic #FairfaxCounty

02/25/2020
Treat Stroke F.A.S.T.

Recognize The Signs Of Stroke – And F-A-S-T!

Unfortunately, strokes do happen. It is important that you and your loved ones know and recognize the warning signs of a stroke as every second counts! Please take a moment to review the below video from our friends at the American Heart Association.

In addition to the F.A.S.T. signs highlighted in below video, other symptoms may appear, separately, in combination or with F.A.S.T. signs. They are:

* Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding speech.
* Sudden numbness or weakness of face, arm or leg. Especially on one side of the body.
* Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes.
* Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination.
* Sudden severe headache with no known cause.

If you think you or a loved one are experiencing a stroke, call 9-1-1 as soon as possible! Your #FCFRD paramedics and firefighters will be there to assist you promptly.

https://youtu.be/q5XHH1XfAbM

#FairfaxCounty

Stroke kills more than 133,000 Americans annually and is the leading cause of serious, long-term disability. A large percentage of strokes that happen are tr...

#FCFRDbyTheNumbers February 16 – February 22. #FCFRD firefighters/paramedics responded to 2,011 incidents last week! An ...
02/24/2020

#FCFRDbyTheNumbers February 16 – February 22. #FCFRD firefighters/paramedics responded to 2,011 incidents last week! An over 5% increase in overall incidents from previous week.
#WeekInReview #FairfaxCounty

02/24/2020
Fire Sprinkler Save

Another fire sprinkler save on 2/21 at 5:36 p.m., in 7400 block of Spring Village Drive, Springfield. One sprinkler head activated and extinguished the fire. No injuries. Cause: unattended pan of grease cooking on stove. Number of People Saved by Sprinkler: 120. Damages: $2,000 #FCFRD #FairfaxCounty

02/24/2020

Today members of Station 13, Dunn Loring, A-Shift are placing the new Engine 413 in service switching out from old engine 413. Our partners Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department purchased this 2019 E-One Cyclone II at a cost of over $620,000. #FCFRD #FairfaxCounty

02/24/2020

Recruit School 146 entering second week of learning all things self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). The SCBA is a very critically important piece of equipment for a firefighter. It provides breathable air (not oxygen) in an immediately dangerous to life or health (IDLH) atmosphere – such as a fire. Variety of practical training this week! #FCFRD #FairfaxCounty

02/24/2020

A great turnout Saturday at the FREE hands-only CPR training at Station 14, Burke! Members of Burke Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department / Fairfax County Fire Station 14 and Fairfax County CERT Volunteers taught a number of folks how to do it while #FCFRD life safety education staff provided fire and injury prevention info. #CPRsaves #CPR #TeamWork

Congratulations and thank you Captain Dennis Passmore, Station 35, Pohick, C-Shift for 25 years of dedicated service to ...
02/23/2020

Congratulations and thank you Captain Dennis Passmore, Station 35, Pohick, C-Shift for 25 years of dedicated service to #FairfaxCounty residents and #FCFRD!

What a great turnout yesterday! Fantastic team effort to teach #FairfaxCounty residents how to potentially save a life! ...
02/23/2020

What a great turnout yesterday! Fantastic team effort to teach #FairfaxCounty residents how to potentially save a life! #FCFRD

We cannot stress enough the importance of bystander CPR.

Thank you Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, Burke Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department / Fairfax County Fire Station 14, our fellow Fairfax County CERT Volunteers, and everyone who came out for the free Hands-Only CPR training today!

Your efforts today just may save a life tomorrow!!

Special visitors today at Station 42, Wolftrap! Pups being trained as canine companions for those with special needs met...
02/23/2020

Special visitors today at Station 42, Wolftrap! Pups being trained as canine companions for those with special needs met the A-Shift crew. The shift helped train the dogs to interact with firefighters and paramedics so they will know we are there to help if their person needs assistance. #FCFRD #FairfaxCounty

02/22/2020

Learn how to save a life! FREE hands-only CPR training going on at Station 14, Burke now until 4 pm. Members of Burke Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department / Fairfax County Fire Station 14 and Fairfax County CERT Volunteers will teach you how to do it! Also learn more about fire and injury prevention from #FCFRD life safety education staff. #CPRsaves

Join us for a FREE hands-only CPR training Open House TODAY, from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Event will be held at Station 14, Burk...
02/22/2020
FREE Hands-Only CPR Training

Join us for a FREE hands-only CPR training Open House TODAY, from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Event will be held at Station 14, Burke, located at 9501 Old Burke Lake Road, Burke, in Bingo Hall. No registration required. Not a certification class.

More: https://ffxfirerescue.wordpress.com/2020/02/15/free-hands-only-cpr-training/ #FCFRD

Please join us for a FREE hands-only CPR training Open House on Saturday February 22, from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. The open house will be held at Station 14, Burke, located at 9501 Old Burke Lake Road, Bur…

Do you believe in miracles?! #MiracleOnIce 🥅🏒🇺🇸
02/22/2020

Do you believe in miracles?! #MiracleOnIce 🥅🏒🇺🇸

02/21/2020
Resuscitation Reunion

Yesterday members of the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department (FCFRD), along with family and friends, celebrated the resuscitation reunion of Mr. Bob Feden, who suffered cardiac arrest in June 2019, with the bystander, Ms. Virginia Hilliard, who helped save his life by performing hands-only CPR.

In June 2019, FCFRD units were dispatched for a cardiac arrest with CPR in progress. Bob was delivering a eulogy in front of approximately 50 people at a private residence when he collapsed. Virginia performed hands-only CPR until FCFRD firefighters and paramedics arrived. Bob was defibrillated twice by paramedics and was awake and talking on arrival to the hospital.

Fire Chief Butler and all #FCFRD firefighters and paramedics want to encourage all Fairfax County residents to learn hands-only CPR and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED).

Please join us for a FREE hands-only CPR training Open House on Saturday February 22, from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. The open house will be held at Station 14, Burke, located at 9501 Old Burke Lake Road, Burke, in the Bingo Hall. No registration required! More: https://ffxfirerescue.wordpress.com/2020/02/15/free-hands-only-cpr-training/

Today, and just about every school day, #FCFRD Community Risk Reduction educators and firefighters/paramedics team up to...
02/21/2020

Today, and just about every school day, #FCFRD Community Risk Reduction educators and firefighters/paramedics team up to provide a fire safety puppet show, display gear firefighters wear, and show off trucks. Station 25, Reston C-Shift helping out today! #TeamWork #FairfaxCounty

Yesterday after a false alarm next door, this really GR8 neighbor checked in with E442, Wolftrap, to make sure all was w...
02/21/2020

Yesterday after a false alarm next door, this really GR8 neighbor checked in with E442, Wolftrap, to make sure all was well. #ovi8 #ALLCAPS #Capitals Washington Capitals

Thanks NBC Washington and Drew Wilder for recognizing Virginia Task Force 1 Urban Search and Rescue K9 Aleko on her reti...
02/20/2020
Fairfax K9 Retiring After Years of Helping People During Natural Disasters

Thanks NBC Washington and Drew Wilder for recognizing Virginia Task Force 1 Urban Search and Rescue K9 Aleko on her retirement! #FCFRD #FairfaxCounty

Fairfax K9 Retiring After Years of Helping People During Natural Disasters

https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/fairfax-k9-retiring-after-years-of-helping-people-during-natural-disasters/2220333/

After eight years of faithful service, police K9 Aleko is ready to retire. She’s deployed to many natural disasters to help find people trapped in collapsed buildings. News4’s Drew Wilder spoke to her handler about the bittersweet retirement.

02/20/2020

Looks can be deceiving. Today Recruit School 146 conducted air consumption training. They are learning how their self-contained breathing apparatus works and how fast they can lose air when working hard at an incident scene. Learning proper breathing technique can make air in bottle last longer. #FCFRD #FairfaxCounty

Deputy Chief Brandell presented Battalion Chief Lee Warner, BC403 A-Shift, with his Length of Service award. Thanks Chie...
02/20/2020

Deputy Chief Brandell presented Battalion Chief Lee Warner, BC403 A-Shift, with his Length of Service award. Thanks Chief Warner for 25 years of dedicated service to the residents of #FairfaxCounty and the #FCFRD!

Thank you Master Technician Dana Unger, Station 1, McLean, A-Shift for your 30 years of dedicated service to the residen...
02/20/2020

Thank you Master Technician Dana Unger, Station 1, McLean, A-Shift for your 30 years of dedicated service to the residents of #FairfaxCounty and #FCFRD.

#FCFRD requests for Emergency Medical Service during the week of February 9 – February 15. Cardiac arrests down slightly...
02/19/2020

#FCFRD requests for Emergency Medical Service during the week of February 9 – February 15. Cardiac arrests down slightly from prior week. #WeekInReview #FCFRDbyTheNumbers #CPRsaves #FairfaxCounty

02/19/2020
Text to 9-1-1 in Fairfax County PSA

Calling 9-1-1 To Report An Emergency? Call If You Can, Text If You Can’t!

Did you know that you can text 9-1-1 to report an emergency? As of September 22, 2015,
the Fairfax County Department of Public Safety Communications (Fairfax County 9-1-1) began utilizing technology to allow receipt of text messages to request emergency help.

Your firefighters and paramedics want to remind you that when you need 9-1-1 to request emergency help, Call If You Can, Text If You Can’t! Watch the below video to learn more.

https://youtu.be/vHZYJyBw55g

#FCFRD #FairfaxCounty #SafeFairfax

http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/911/text-to-911.htm Text to 9-1-1 service began in Fairfax County on Tuesday, Sept. 22. While a voice call to 9-1-1 is preferred...

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