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We encourage you to submit your questions, comments, and concerns, but please note these are moderated online discussion sites. We recognize social media is a 24/7 medium, and your comments are welcome at any time. However, given the need to manage our staff resources (your tax dollars), we generally only monitor comments and postings during regular business hours. Social Media Comments Policy: ht

Operating as usual

Yesterday, in honor of #HispanicHeritageMonth, Firefighter Roger Perdomo cooked a traditional Honduran breakfast for his...
10/10/2021

Yesterday, in honor of #HispanicHeritageMonth, Firefighter Roger Perdomo cooked a traditional Honduran breakfast for his shift at Station 41, Crosspointe, B-Shift. Firefighter Perdomo originally hails from Honduras and was happy to share this traditional 🇭🇳 breakfast, called baleadas, with his shift mates. Looks delicious! #FCFRD #FairfaxCounty

Yesterday, in honor of #HispanicHeritageMonth, Firefighter Roger Perdomo cooked a traditional Honduran breakfast for his shift at Station 41, Crosspointe, B-Shift. Firefighter Perdomo originally hails from Honduras and was happy to share this traditional 🇭🇳 breakfast, called baleadas, with his shift mates. Looks delicious! #FCFRD #FairfaxCounty

10/09/2021
Tour of Engine 414, Burke.

Welcome to the #FCFRD Virtual Open House! Since you and/or your family members cannot come to the fire station this year, we will bring the fire station, and many of the activities, to you! Next up is to take a tour of Engine 414 in Burke!
#fairfaxcounty #fairfax #fairfaxva

10/09/2021
Tour of a Medic Unit (Ambulance)

Welcome to the #FCFRD Virtual Open House! Since you and/or your family members cannot come to the fire station this year, we will bring the fire station, and many of the activities, to you! Next up is to take a tour of a Medic Unit (Ambulance).
#FCFRD #fairfaxcounty #fairfax #fairfaxva

10/09/2021
Tour of a Tower Ladder

Welcome to the #FCFRD Virtual Open House! Since you and/or your family members cannot come to the fire station this year, we will bring the fire station, and many of the activities, to you! Next up is to take a tour of a Tower Ladder.
#FCFRD #fairfaxcounty #fairfax #fairfaxva

Public Safety Day with Communities of Trust 1100-3 p.m. 12065 Greywing Square in Reston. Meet firefighters from Station ...
10/09/2021

Public Safety Day with Communities of Trust 1100-3 p.m. 12065 Greywing Square in Reston. Meet firefighters from Station 31, Fox Mill, and learn Hands Only CPR. Recruiters will be available to talk about a career with fire and rescue. We are hiring! #JoinTeamFCFRD #FCFRD

The pandemic has caused the demand for food to skyrocket in Fairfax County. Help us Stuff the Bus on TODAY to fight hung...
10/09/2021
Fight Hunger in Fairfax County! Donate to the Stuff the Bus Food Drive on October 9

The pandemic has caused the demand for food to skyrocket in Fairfax County. Help us Stuff the Bus on TODAY to fight hunger in our neighborhoods! Two #FCFRD Fire Stations 5, Franconia, and 9, Mt Vernon, will be drop-off points.

More:
https://ffxfirerescue.wordpress.com/2021/09/30/fight-hunger-in-fairfax-county-donate-to-the-stuff-the-bus-food-drive-on-october-9/
#FFXStufftheBus #fairfax #fairfaxcounty #fairfaxva

Stuff the Bus began in 2011 in response to a critical need to help restock the shelves of local food pantries after the holidays. This collaborative program is a partnership between Fairfax Co…

10/09/2021
Firefighter Turnout Gear

Welcome to the #FCFRD Virtual Open House! Since you and/or your family members cannot come to the fire station this year, we will bring the fire station, and many of the activities, to you! Next up is to learn what a firefighter wears when going in a fire.
#fairfaxcounty #fairfax #fairfaxva

10/09/2021
Welcome to the FCFRD Virtual Open House

Time flies when you’re having fun…. Learning the Sounds of Fire Safety! Thanks to everyone who joined us for Fire Prevention Week 2021. Having working smoke alarms and CO detectors is critical to implementing a successful Family Escape Plan.

Traditionally, at the end of fire prevention week, an open house is held at each fire and rescue station in Fairfax County. This year, it is safer for the community, and members of the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department (FCFRD), if we do not offer a traditional open house at our fire and rescue stations.

Since you and/or your family members cannot come to the fire station this year, we will bring the fire station, and many of the activities, to you! In the videos below, you will find tours of fire trucks and an ambulance, a firefighter dressing in gear, a Q & A with firefighters and paramedics, and a tour of a fire station.

First up is a tour of Fire Station 14 in Burke.

The fun doesn’t have to end here! To schedule fire safety presentations or workshops for all ages, please contact us at [email protected].

The prize winners for Saturday, October 9, are:
• Regina Allera
• Melanie Roman
• Ashley Larkin
• Ana Vrana
• Gary Mui
• Emily Oas

#FCFRD #fairfax #fairfaxcounty #fairfaxva

10/08/2021

This week, #FCFRD Wellness and Fitness Center hosted a Tactical Strength and Conditioning Practitioners course. As tactical athletes, it is important our firefighters/paramedics train for the unique physical challenges of the job. Fire Chief Butler greeted the class and thanked them for taking on this challenging certification course.

Station 15, Chantilly, C-Shift stopped by outside St. Veronica Catholic School recently to talk fire safety. In addition...
10/08/2021

Station 15, Chantilly, C-Shift stopped by outside St. Veronica Catholic School recently to talk fire safety. In addition, Master Technician Mungo showed off Engine 415 and the gear firefighters wear in a fire.

#FCFRD #FPW #fairfaxcounty #fairfax #fairfaxva

Thanks Alison Starling and 7News DC for featuring these amazing Captains! 3 female firefighters keeping watch and making...
10/08/2021
3 female firefighters keeping watch and making history in Fairfax County

Thanks Alison Starling and 7News DC for featuring these amazing Captains!

3 female firefighters keeping watch and making history in Fairfax County: https://wjla.com/news/local/hold-three-female-firefighters-keeping-watch-and-making-history #FCFRD #FairfaxCounty #fairfax #fairfaxva

Three female firefighters are breaking barriers by filling top leadership roles at a fire station in Fairfax County. 7News Anchor Alison Starling spoke to the women about making history while saving lives. Captain Emily Murphy, Captain Katja Lancing and Captain Felecia Barnes -- Three of the finest....

10/08/2021
Fire Prevention Week Day Six – Storytime with a Firefighter

TGIF! Today is Day 6 of our virtual Fire Prevention Week… Gather ‘round, grab a blanket, fetch a snack- because it’s fire safety story time! Firefighter Mark Williams will be sharing a tale with us about smoke alarms and family escape plans.

We hope that everyone has enjoyed their experience this week! Stay tuned for tomorrow- Saturday, October 9, we will be hosting a virtual Open House, to include station highlights, unit tours, and other inside looks at our department.

As we continue to focus on the learning the sounds of fire safety, we encourage educators and caregivers to check out “Sound Off with the Home Fire Safety Patrol” for today’s activity. This program offers free classroom and home-base resources that help you create a dynamic experience for young learners.

Please click here for more information: https://ymiclassroom.com/lesson-plans/soundoff-teachers/

The prize winners for Friday, October 8, are:

Delphine Williams
Cristina Seaton
Raquel Corona-Parra
Lindsey Turner
Andrew Peters
Theo Gunderson

#FCFRD #fairfaxcounty #fairfax #fairfaxva

10/07/2021

Technical Rescue Operations Team (TROT) Academy is wrapping up today for candidates who wish to become TROT eligible. The school was several months long and covered various disciplines. Today, the students, some from City of Fairfax FD and Alexandria Fire Department, conducted a full-scale exercise combing all the skill sets they learned during the course. #FCFRD #fairfaxcounty #fairfax #fairfaxva

10/07/2021

On Tuesday, Engine 426, Edsall Road, responded to a trash truck fire in the 5500 Sedgwick Lane in Springfield. The fire occurred inside a recycling truck and the operator dumped the load in the street, in a safe spot, so it would not catch his truck on fire. #FCFRD #fairfax #fairfaxva #fairfaxcounty

10/07/2021
Fire Prevention Week 2021 – Day Five – Carbon Monoxide Video and Activity

Chirp, chirp! Beep, beep!

Today marks day 5, for our annual Fire Prevention Week activities! Today we are learning all about Carbon Monoxide Detectors. Carbon Monoxide is an odorless, colorless, invisible gas. It’s recommended that CO alarms are installed on each level, as well as outside each sleeping area.

Today, please tune in to listen to a firefighter’s perspective on the dangers of Carbon Monoxide. in the video below.

The activity for today is to have parents/caregivers/teachers review with their child(ren) potential sources in the home that produce carbon monoxide, as well as safety tips.

More: https://ffxfirerescue.wordpress.com/2021/10/07/fire-prevention-week-2021-day-five-carbon-monoxide-video-and-activity/

#FCFRD #fairfaxcounty #fairfax #fairfaxva

Community Fire and Rescue Academy is in session! Recently, the two classes spent time learning about gear #FCFRD firefig...
10/06/2021

Community Fire and Rescue Academy is in session! Recently, the two classes spent time learning about gear #FCFRD firefighters’ wear. As well, they also learned about the ambulances and fire trucks our paramedics and firefighters ride on.

#fairfax #fairfaxcounty #fairfaxva

Having a working smoke alarm is just one important part of an overall plan to survive if your home catches fire. Another...
10/06/2021
Making a Home Fire Escape Plan

Having a working smoke alarm is just one important part of an overall plan to survive if your home catches fire. Another important part – a home fire escape plan. Does your family have a home escape plan in case of fire? If not, you should.

📽️: https://youtu.be/khyHziYGFZg

#FCFRD #fairfaxcounty #fairfax #fairfaxva

Having a home fire escape plan can make a life-saving difference in a fire. Here’s how to make one!

10/06/2021

Yesterday, the new Engine 408, Annandale, was placed in service and responded on its first call. It is a 2020 E-One Cyclone II Engine with a 500hp Cummins X12 motor, a Waterous 1500gpm pump, 650-gallon tank, a FoamPro foam system and a 40 gallon foam tank for Class B foam. Thank you, Fairfax County residents and leadership, for providing #FCFRD with the tools and equipment required to perform our mission.
#fairfaxcounty #fairfax #fairfaxva

Fire Prevention Week 2021 – Day Four Video and ActivityEvery second counts in a home fire! Did you know that once the sm...
10/06/2021
Fire Prevention Week 2021 – Day Four Video and Activity

Fire Prevention Week 2021 – Day Four Video and Activity

Every second counts in a home fire! Did you know that once the smoke alarm sounds during a fire, you and your loved ones may have as little as two minutes or less to escape safely from your home?

Today, watch the video (below) to learn more about the importance of having a home fire escape plan.

The activity for today is for parents/caregivers to develop an escape plan and practice it! A fire escape plan will ensure all your loved ones are prepared to act and give everyone enough time to safely get out of a home on fire.

More: https://ffxfirerescue.wordpress.com/2021/10/06/fire-prevention-week-2021-day-four-video-and-activity/

#FCFRD #fairfaxcounty #fairfaxva #fairfax

Every second counts in a home fire! Did you know that once the smoke alarm sounds during a fire, you and your loved ones may have as little as two minutes or less to escape safely from your home? T…

On Saturday, #FCFRD was honored to receive, along with LAFD, the Paul S. Sarbanes Fire Service Safety Leadership award, ...
10/06/2021

On Saturday, #FCFRD was honored to receive, along with LAFD, the Paul S. Sarbanes Fire Service Safety Leadership award, cosponsored by Congressional Fire Services Institute and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. FCFRD was recognized for our Public Safety Occupational Health Center, an occupational and preventive medical health care facility that serves our 1,500 career and volunteer firefighters.
#fairfaxcounty #fairfax #fairfaxva

Those that registered for virtual Fire Prevention Week were eligible for daily prizes! The prize winners for Monday, Oct...
10/05/2021

Those that registered for virtual Fire Prevention Week were eligible for daily prizes! The prize winners for Monday, October 4, and Tuesday, October 5, are below.

Monday

🚒 Wafa Aldabsheh
🚒 Grace Alderman
🚒 Janet Chen
🚒 Matthew Zhang
🚒 Harathi Maavillapalle
🚒 Ken Keane

Tuesday

🚑 Charlotte Orlando
🚑 Shannon Lane
🚑 Maggie Mack
🚑 Blair Wood
🚑 John Rector
🚑 Margaret Johnson

Those that registered for virtual Fire Prevention Week were eligible for daily prizes! The prize winners for Monday, October 4, and Tuesday, October 5, are below.

Monday

🚒 Wafa Aldabsheh
🚒 Grace Alderman
🚒 Janet Chen
🚒 Matthew Zhang
🚒 Harathi Maavillapalle
🚒 Ken Keane

Tuesday

🚑 Charlotte Orlando
🚑 Shannon Lane
🚑 Maggie Mack
🚑 Blair Wood
🚑 John Rector
🚑 Margaret Johnson

A very special visitor stopped by Station 9, Mount Vernon, B-Shift over the weekend. This young lady was hit by a car wh...
10/05/2021

A very special visitor stopped by Station 9, Mount Vernon, B-Shift over the weekend. This young lady was hit by a car while riding her bike in August. While she suffered some significant injuries, she is going to make a full recovery! She wanted to say thanks to 9-B firefighters/paramedics who took care of her. #FCFRD #fairfaxcounty #fairfax #fairfaxva

10/05/2021
Fire Safety Sounds with Jerome and Miranda

Fire Prevention Week 2021 – Day Three Video and Activity

The theme for this year’s FPW is “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety”. Throughout the week we will be bringing you videos and safety information on how to recognize the different sounds associated with fire safety and how to keep you and your family safe.

Today, watch (below) as Jerome and Miranda teach you about Fire Safety Sounds. They also show families the importance of smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms!

The activity for today is for parents/caregivers to test the smoke and CO alarms in your home with your child(ren)! Our firefighters and paramedics want you to check your smoke and CO alarms once a month to ensure they are working.

Learn more: https://ffxfirerescue.wordpress.com/2021/10/05/fire-prevention-week-2021-day-two-video-and-activity/

#FCFRD #fairfaxcounty #fairfax #fairfaxva

10/05/2021
Fire Safety Sounds with Jerome and Miranda

Fire Prevention Week 2021 – Day Three Video and Activity

The theme for this year’s FPW is “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety”. Throughout the week we will be bringing you videos and safety information on how to recognize the different sounds associated with fire safety and how to keep you and your family safe.

Today, watch (below) as Jerome and Miranda teach you about Fire Safety Sounds. They also show families the importance of smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms!

The activity for today is for parents/caregivers to test the smoke and CO alarms in your home with your child(ren)! Our firefighters and paramedics want you to check your smoke and CO alarms once a month to ensure they are working.

Learn more: https://ffxfirerescue.wordpress.com/2021/10/05/fire-prevention-week-2021-day-two-video-and-activity/
#FCFRD #fairfaxcounty #fairfax #fairfaxva

COVID-19 Update for Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Personnel. Information is up-to-date as of 5 p.m. on Sunday, October ...
10/04/2021

COVID-19 Update for Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Personnel. Information is up-to-date as of 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 3. Totals are from April of 2020 to present. More: https://ffxfirerescue.wordpress.com/2021/10/04/october-4-covid-19-update-for-fairfax-county-fire-and-rescue-personnel/amp/
#FCFRD #fairfaxcounty #fairfax #fairfaxva

COVID-19 Update for Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Personnel. Information is up-to-date as of 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 3. Totals are from April of 2020 to present. More: https://ffxfirerescue.wordpress.com/2021/10/04/october-4-covid-19-update-for-fairfax-county-fire-and-rescue-personnel/amp/
#FCFRD #fairfaxcounty #fairfax #fairfaxva

10/04/2021
Fire Prevention Week 2021: Teaching Kids to Call 9-1-1

While we hope they never have to call 9-1-1, it is important kids learn what to do if there is an emergency. In today's second Fire Prevention Week video we discuss how to teach kids to call 9-1-1, what they need to know, and what information the dispatcher will ask for in order to get help on the way. If you want further help in teaching your child to call 9-1-1 there are even apps available that help teach kids how to call if there is an emergency.

10/04/2021
Fire Prevention Week 2021: Seconds Save Lives

It's day two of Fire Prevention Week! Yesterday, we kicked off with a welcome message from Battalion Chief Poppino and Battalion Chief Walser and a video about all the different sounds of fire safety and what to do if you hear them. Today, Master Technician Joel Kolbersteen answers some of your questions about fire safety. As you listen see how many sounds of fire safety you hear (sirens, alarms, beeps, and chirps).

Are you ready? We are starting Fire Prevention Week with a video from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) wh...
10/03/2021

Are you ready? We are starting Fire Prevention Week with a video from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) where we learn about all the sounds of fire safety. Keep your listening ears on to see if you can identify all the different sounds. Visit
https://www.sparky.org/videos?playlistVideoId=6272543525001

Are you ready? We are starting Fire Prevention Week with a video from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) where we learn about all the sounds of fire safety. Keep your listening ears on to see if you can identify all the different sounds. Visit
https://www.sparky.org/videos?playlistVideoId=6272543525001

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