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A beautiful day for........conducting drafting training for backup engine drivers. Preparing these perspective drivers f...
06/06/2019

A beautiful day for........conducting drafting training for backup engine drivers. Preparing these perspective drivers for a situation where there are no fire hydrants and you must rely on a water tanker or pond/lake, creek or river to get water to use to put out a fire. #FCFRD

Congratulations Captain Jay Palau who is working his last shift today at Station 41, Crosspointe, A-Shift after over 32 ...
06/06/2019

Congratulations Captain Jay Palau who is working his last shift today at Station 41, Crosspointe, A-Shift after over 32 years of service. He will be retired after 7 am tomorrow morning. Have a healthy and safe retirement! #FCFRD #FairfaxCounty

06/06/2019

June 5, 2019 marked the five-year anniversary of the sudden and unexpected passing of Firefighter Placido "Henry" Sanchez. A group of current and retired #FCFRD firefighters, along with Henry's brother, gathered and rode their motorcycles in his memory. They ended the ride at Quantico National Cemetery where Henry, a Marine vet, is buried. Thanks to Fairfax County Police Department motor unit who provided an escort from Station 10, Henry’s last assignment, to Route 395.

THANK YOU to the #GreatestGeneration! You saved the world! The #FCFRD firefighters and paramedics are forever grateful, ...
06/06/2019

THANK YOU to the #GreatestGeneration! You saved the world! The #FCFRD firefighters and paramedics are forever grateful, thankful and will never forget your sacrifice! "The eyes of the world are upon you." #DDay75years #DDay75thAnniversary

06/05/2019
Fairfax County Health Department

#FCFRD was proud to take part in this important public health message! Please check it out tomorrow (Thursday) at 12 p.m.

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department has heard of #WestNileVirus! MC Bugg-Z’s next public health anthem premieres on Thursday at 12 p.m. http://bit.ly/3178IRF

That time of year when many Fairfax County families are celebrating a child’s high school graduation. Crew from Statio...
06/05/2019

That time of year when many Fairfax County families are celebrating a child’s high school graduation. Crew from Station 23, West Annandale, A-Shift unexpectedly joined in one local celebration. Home CO alarm sounded and family called 9-1-1. Ended up being a malfunctioning alarm. 23-A helped the graduate immortalize the moment! Credit Suz Redfearn Photography #FCFRD #FairfaxCounty #Graduation

06/05/2019

Video from just after arrival on scene of townhouse fire in 10200 block of Braddock Road in Fairfax area earlier today. Units were dispatched around 10:30 a.m. #FCFRD #FairfaxCounty

06/05/2019

Around 10:30 a.m., units from #FCFRD and the City of Fairfax Fire Department responded to a fire in a middle unit townhome in the 10200 block of Braddock Road in the Fairfax area. Units quickly brought the fire under control. BC Ludeman provides an update.

06/05/2019
2017 Hands-Only CPR Instructional Video

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. #SafeFairfax #FCFRD #FairfaxCounty

https://youtu.be/O_49wMpdews

Hands-Only CPR Can Save Lives. Most people who experience cardiac arrest at home, work or in a public location die because they don't receive immediate CPR f...

Congratulations to Firefighter/Medic Patrick Von Bank and Firefighter Richard Burton, Station 35, Pohick, C-Shift on the...
06/05/2019

Congratulations to Firefighter/Medic Patrick Von Bank and Firefighter Richard Burton, Station 35, Pohick, C-Shift on the successful completion of their probationary year. Both were awarded their black shields signifying the accomplishment. A special two for one #ProbieNoMore! #FCFRD

Attending Celebrate Fairfax with family and/or friends this weekend? With the last two weeks of weather in mind, we all ...
06/04/2019
Alerts | Topics

Attending Celebrate Fairfax with family and/or friends this weekend? With the last two weeks of weather in mind, we all know serious storms can pop up. Please stay informed, be weather aware and sign up for Ready Fairfax Fairfax Alerts. It’s easy: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/alerts #FCFRD #FairfaxCounty

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06/04/2019

This morning, around 11:00 a.m., units responded to the Franconia Government Center for a potential hazmat situation. The building was evacuated as a precaution. It has been determined there is no hazard and employees are returning to the building. BC Masiello provides more info on the incident.

06/04/2019

On scene of house fire in 2900 block of Cedarest Road in Merrifield. Crews are performing gross decontamination cleaning on personnel to wash contaminates/potential carcinogens off firefighters gear. #FCFRD #FairfaxCounty #CancerPrevention

06/04/2019

Units currently on scene of house fire in 2900 block of Cedarest Road in Merrifield. Smoke showing on arrival. Fire in attic. Fire is now out. Crews checking for extension. All occupants safely out. #FCFRD #FairfaxCounty

Recently, Lieutenant James Morris got to work with his son, Master Technician JT Morris on Tower 424, Woodlawn, C-Shift....
06/04/2019

Recently, Lieutenant James Morris got to work with his son, Master Technician JT Morris on Tower 424, Woodlawn, C-Shift. A special moment for father and son as Lieutenant Morris retires later this month with 35 years of service to the residents of Fairfax County. #FCFRD

06/04/2019

Wonder what a typical (note: no day is typical) shift looks like for our firefighters and paramedics? Find out and tune into our social media channels this Friday, June 7 and join the crew at Station 8, Annandale, B-Shift starting around 7 AM. The virtual ride along will last until approximately 7 PM. #FCFRD #FairfaxCounty

#FCFRD Girls Fire and Rescue Academy summer camp is July 11–13. Academy open to female students who will be in grades ...
06/04/2019
Girls Fire and Rescue Academy Summer Camp Accepting Applications For Rising 7th – 12th Grade Female Students

#FCFRD Girls Fire and Rescue Academy summer camp is July 11–13. Academy open to female students who will be in grades 7–12 in upcoming 2019-20 school year. Participants must be #FairfaxCounty resident. Deadline fast approaching! Only a few slots still remain: https://ffxfirerescue.wordpress.com/2019/05/11/girls-fire-and-rescue-academy-summer-camp-accepting-applications-for-rising-7th-12th-grade-female-students/

The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department is excited to announce its Girls Fire and Rescue Academy summer camp, which will take place July 11 – 13, 2019. The Academy is open to female students …

Station 1, McLean, C-Shift stopped by Temple Rodef Shalom Nursery School earlier today. They taught the kids fire safety...
06/03/2019

Station 1, McLean, C-Shift stopped by Temple Rodef Shalom Nursery School earlier today. They taught the kids fire safety, showed them the firefighter gear, and gave a tour of 🚒 🚑. One young man clearly wants to grow up to be a #FCFRD Medical Director!

06/03/2019

Personnel from Station 15, Chantilly, C-Shift, #FCFRD Logistics and the Apparatus Section are working hard right now to get brand new Medic 415 in service. They are switching equipment from the old M415 over and installing other items. It should be serving Fairfax County residents this afternoon!

It Is National CPR and AED Awareness Week!Do you know CPR or how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)? If no...
06/03/2019
CPR and AED Awareness Week

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.

According to the American Heart Association, more than 350,000 people in the United States suffer from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest each year and just 12 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://cpr.heart.org/AHAECC/CPRAndECC/Programs/CPRAEDAwarenessWeek/UCM_475579_CPR-and-AED-Awareness-Week.jsp #SafeFairfax #FCFRD

Celebrate National CPR and AED Awareness Week in your community. AHA has created free materials that you can print on your home or office printer.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is in effect for #FairfaxCounty! Be aware and be weather aware! #FCFRD
06/02/2019

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is in effect for #FairfaxCounty! Be aware and be weather aware! #FCFRD

Units on scene Fountainhead Regional Park with two rescues of two runners suffering heat related illness. One person alr...
06/02/2019

Units on scene Fountainhead Regional Park with two rescues of two runners suffering heat related illness. One person already transported to area hospital. Another in process of being removed from trail for transport to area hospital. #FCFRD

Last week, the staff from the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner Hotel stopped by and provided lunch to the crew at Station 29,...
06/02/2019

Last week, the staff from the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner Hotel stopped by and provided lunch to the crew at Station 29, Tysons Corner, B-Shift. The Hilton McLean Tysons Corner wanted to "Thank" the station for their continued support, partnership with Hilton, and all that the stations does for the community. Hilton staff also presented a plaque with employee signatures and comments to be hung in the station.

Be aware and be prepared! #FCFRD
06/02/2019

Be aware and be prepared! #FCFRD

Severe thunderstorms are possible this afternoon, with the main threat being damaging winds.

06/01/2019

This past week, members of Recruit School 145 honored those that made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country 🇺🇸 by wearing the #MemorialDay tee shirts all week. #FCFRD #NeverForget

Cooking related fires are one of the leading cause of fires locally and nationally. #FCFRD would like to remind all resi...
06/01/2019
A Recipe For Fire Safe Cooking

Cooking related fires are one of the leading cause of fires locally and nationally. #FCFRD would like to remind all residents about cooking safely. Please remember to “Watch What You Heat!

Learn a Recipe For Fire Safe Cooking: https://ffxfirerescue.wordpress.com/2019/06/01/a-recipe-for-fire-safe-cooking/ #SafeFairfax

Cooking related fires are one of the leading cause of fires locally and nationally. Fairfax County Fire and Rescue would like to remind all residents about cooking safely. Please remember to “Watch…

Thank you Tim Barber and ABC 7 News - WJLA for this wonderful story on our own Firefighter Loren Jewell. Local firefight...
06/01/2019
Local firefighter who overcame childhood cancer is running 200 miles for kids with cancer

Thank you Tim Barber and ABC 7 News - WJLA for this wonderful story on our own Firefighter Loren Jewell.

Local firefighter who overcame childhood cancer is running 200 miles for kids with cancer:
https://wjla.com/news/local/firefighter-cancer-200-miles

#FCFRD #CancerSucks #FairfaxCounty

Fairfax County firefighter Loren Jewell is running 200 miles to raise money and awareness for kids with cancer. She is motivated by the kids and fueled by her own cancer battle. Jewell was diagnosed with bone cancer at 14 years old. She was told she would never walk again. Now she walks with a limp....

Thinking of all those impacted by the tragic shooting in #VaBeach. Thoughts with our public safety family Virginia Beach...
05/31/2019

Thinking of all those impacted by the tragic shooting in #VaBeach. Thoughts with our public safety family Virginia Beach Fire Department, VB EMS and VB Police Department who responded and worked to save lives. #RIP

It’s starting to look like a fire and rescue station! Construction is coming along nicely on the new Station 18, Jeffe...
05/31/2019

It’s starting to look like a fire and rescue station! Construction is coming along nicely on the new Station 18, Jefferson! It is replacing the old station on the original site. Crews currently working out of temporary facility close by. #FCFRD #FairfaxCounty #FireStation

This morning, Fire Chief John Butler and PSHQ staff held a farewell reception for Deputy Chief William Garrett who is re...
05/31/2019

This morning, Fire Chief John Butler and PSHQ staff held a farewell reception for Deputy Chief William Garrett who is retiring after 29 years of service to the residents of Fairfax County. He will only be retired over the weekend as he starts his new job as the Fire Chief of the City of Winchester on Monday! Thanks for your service Chief and best wishes in your new role! #FCFRD #FairfaxCounty City of Winchester VA - Local Government

#MeetFCFRD: Captain John Price traveled the world before becoming a #FCFRD firefighter/paramedic. With a dad in the Army...
05/31/2019

#MeetFCFRD: Captain John Price traveled the world before becoming a #FCFRD firefighter/paramedic. With a dad in the Army, he spent his childhood living in Germany, South Korea, Japan, Hawaii, and Kansas.

Admittedly, firefighting was the last thing on Captain Price’s mind. Even after his father retired, Captain Price couldn’t shake the travel bug. He spent the next 12 years traveling the world, throwing darts at a map to determine his next destination. At one point he spoke seven languages – although he admits he has only kept up with American Sign Language.

During his travels, Captain Price earned a degree in Business and English Literature with a minor in Middle Eastern History from University of Maryland, University College. He worked as a photojournalist. A couple of his pictures even won awards. Captain Price also spent a few years teaching English as a Second Language classes in South Korea.

Captain Price moved back to the United States in 1999. He began volunteering for Woodstock’s Rescue Squad and Fire Department. He quickly became interested in a career in the fire service and enrolled in numerous fire-related courses and became a medic. He applied to area fire departments and became a firefighter in Warren County. One of his assignments was to develop an EMS billing system for the department. He contacted FCFRD to meet with them about their system. Although initially confused with another FCFRD firefighter named John Price (something that still happens to this day), he was able to meet with EMS billing personnel who were impressed with him. At the end of their meeting, they suggested Captain Price should come work for FCFRD.

Captain Price applied and became a member of the 116th Recruit Class in 2005. Most days after school, he would stop by Wegmans to grab dinner before his long commute home. On one of these days, he struck up a conversation with the woman next to him as they picked out a sushi dinner. The woman would go on to become his wife. Every year, Captain Price sends Christmas cards to the original EMS billing crew he met with. Without their encouragement, he would never have had a career at FCFRD or met his wife and create the family he loves.

After graduating from recruit school in 2006, Captain Price went to work at Fire Station 15, Chantilly. He would go on to work at Fire Station 32, 41, and 35 as an apparatus technician before being promoted to lieutenant. He worked for a month in the 3rd Battalion and was transferred to the 6th Battalion. He worked there until accepting a promotion to Captain and position as the Infectious Control and Prevention Officer. Captain Price is grateful for the opportunity to educate, inform, and support his fellow firefighters.

For Captain Price, the family aspect that comes with being a firefighter is his favorite part of the job. While working as a relief officer in the 6th Battalion he felt especially lucky to have multiple stations he could call his family. While at work one day, Captain Price was unable to make his son’s baseball game. His wife did a video call so he could watch his son at bat. His fellow firefighters gathered around him and watched and cheered with Captain Price as his son hit a game-winning RBI.

In his free time, Captain Price loves to cook, listen to jazz, watch baseball, and spend time with his wife and three kids.

Have you wondered what it would be like to #JoinTeamFCFRD? Contact our recruiters at [email protected] or (703) 246-3939 to learn more about a career.

#GoodMorning  Fairfax County! A beautiful start to your Friday. Let it be a safe one! #TGIF #MorningMotivation
05/31/2019

#GoodMorning Fairfax County! A beautiful start to your Friday. Let it be a safe one! #TGIF #MorningMotivation

05/31/2019

Congratulations to the 20 students of the 3rd Class of the High School Firefighter program on your graduation! #FCFRD #FairfaxCounty

05/30/2019

Live look in as #FCFRD Fire Chief John Butler and Mr. Scott Settar, FCPS Academy Administrator presenting the High School Firefighter program students with their certificates.

05/30/2019

#FCFRD Fire Chief John Butler with remarks for graduating students, proud family and friends. #FairfaxCounty

05/30/2019

Opening ceremony for the 3rd Class of High School Firefighter program students. Proud family and friends are in attendance at the Fire and Rescue Academy. #FCFRD

Graduation time for the High School Firefighter program students. Twenty students started and twenty finished! Watch our...
05/30/2019

Graduation time for the High School Firefighter program students. Twenty students started and twenty finished! Watch our social media channels starting at 7 pm to catch parts of the ceremony. Opening ceremony will be live on our page. #FCFRD

05/30/2019

Earlier today crew of Tower 436, Frying Pan, A-Shift helped staff at Dranesville Elementary School with their annual Egg Drop STEM contest. Graduating students had 2.5 hours and a budget to construct their egg vehicles. TL436 is happy to relay well over 50% of the eggs survived the nearly 100-foot fall!🥚🍳

Units are responding to two calls for wires down. One at Lee Chapel Rd/Covered Bridge Rd in Burke. Another in 7400 block...
05/30/2019

Units are responding to two calls for wires down. One at Lee Chapel Rd/Covered Bridge Rd in Burke. Another in 7400 block of Clifton Rd in Clifton. PLEASE consider all downed power lines as live and dangerous! Do not go near! Also consider downed trees may have power lines hidden within.

Heads up! Be weather aware! #FCFRDUS National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington : Severe Thunderstorm Warning includi...
05/30/2019

Heads up! Be weather aware! #FCFRD

US National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington : Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Centreville VA, Reston VA, Burke VA until 3:15 PM EDT

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12099 Government Center Pkwy
Fairfax, VA
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Providing fire suppression, emergency medical, technical rescue, hazardous materials, water rescue, life safety education, fire prevention and arson investigation services.The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department is committed to providing emergency and non-emergency services to protect the lives, property, and environment of our community.

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