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🚨 Recall Alert 🚨 YETI Recalls Rambler Travel Mugs with Stronghold Lid Due to Injury and Burn Hazards. More: https://www....
11/21/2020
YETI Recalls Rambler Travel Mugs with Stronghold Lid Due to Injury and Burn Hazards

🚨 Recall Alert 🚨 YETI Recalls Rambler Travel Mugs with Stronghold Lid Due to Injury and Burn Hazards. More: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2021/YETI-Recalls-Rambler-Travel-Mugs-with-Stronghold-Lid-Due-to-Injury-and-Burn-Hazards

#FCFRD #SafeFairfax #FairfaxCounty #fairfax #fairfaxcountyfireandrescue

Consumers should immediately stop using the Rambler 20 oz Travel Mug with Stronghold Lid and visit yeti.com for instructions on returning the lid or at a YETI store for a full refund.

Command Officer’s Complete Professional Development Training  By: Captain Marc DavidsonFCFRD Training Division - Profess...
11/21/2020

Command Officer’s Complete Professional Development Training

By: Captain Marc Davidson
FCFRD Training Division - Professional Development Section

This week, the staff of the Professional Development Section of the Training Division completed the Command Officer In-Service Training for 2020. The training involved tactical simulations in which our Deputy and Battalion Chiefs (field and staff) took command of a structure fire.

In order to enhance the simulation, they “responded” to the event after being dispatched. This involved driving a Battalion or Deputy Chief command vehicle to the building “front” to position and establish their command post. Once the Deputy Chiefs from Operations and the various Divisions completed the simulation, they participated in evaluating the respective Battalion Chiefs under their command.

Professional Development Section Battalion Chief Rocco Alvaro, Battalion Chief Ramiro Galvez and Incident Simulation Coordinator Lieutenant Mark Killion developed and coordinated the training. Captain Kelly Johnston facilitated the role players who created as real as possible an event for the command officer scenarios.

#FCFRD #FairfaxCounty #fairfax #training #trainingday #professional #professionaldevelopment #fairfaxcountyfireandrescue

A friendly reminder from the firefighters and paramedics of Station 37, Kingstowne. As always, remember to take other tw...
11/21/2020

A friendly reminder from the firefighters and paramedics of Station 37, Kingstowne. As always, remember to take other two protective actions also — wear a face covering😷 and wash hands 🤲!

We are all in this together! ❤️

#stayhomestaysafe #FCFRD #FFXCOVID

11/20/2020
Dangers of Turkey Fryers

Using a Turkey Fryer this year to cook your Thanksgiving Dinner? Please make sure you fry the turkey and NOT your home!

If you must fry your turkey, please gobble up these tips from the U.S. U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission:
🔥 Use turkey fryers outside only and away from your home.
🔥 Never use a turkey fryer in a garage or on a porch.
🔥 Completely thaw and dry turkey before cooking
🔥 Do not overfill the oil in the turkey fryer.
🔥 If oil begins to smoke, immediately turn gas supply OFF.
🔥 Never leave the turkey fryer unattended.

Watch the below video from our partners in safety at the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)ection Association (NFPA) to see what can happen.

#FCFRD #FairfaxCounty #fairfax #SafeFairfax #Thanksgiving
https://youtu.be/kjUynq0HXdQ

NFPA joins CPSC to demonstrate the fire dangers of turkey fryers in this live burn. NFPA strongly discourages the use of turkey fryers. For more safety tips ...

11/20/2020
RECRUIT CLASS 148

Recruit School 148 is in session! The Fire and Rescue Training Academy has adapted to ensure the safety and health of recruits and instructors.

Watch: https://youtu.be/TmBLTHSmvNM

#FCFRD #FairfaxCounty #fairfax #training

Recruit Class 148 is the first class to conduct the entirety of its 28-week training during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Fire and Rescue Training Academy has a...

UPDATE - Electrical Malfunction Cause of Hybla Valley Mobile Home FireOn Wednesday, November 18 at approximately 8:22 a....
11/20/2020

UPDATE - Electrical Malfunction Cause of Hybla Valley Mobile Home Fire

On Wednesday, November 18 at approximately 8:22 a.m., units from Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department and the City of Alexandria Fire Department were dispatched for a mobile home fire in the 7700 block of Blue Jay Court in the Hybla Valley area of Fairfax County.

Units arrived on the scene of one-story, mobile home with fire showing. In addition, a neighboring mobile home’s siding was melting and emitting smoke. Crews quickly extinguished the fire in the main home. At the same time, water was applied to the neighboring home to prevent further damage. There were no reported firefighter or civilian injuries.

Two occupants were home at the time of the fire. A neighbor discovered the fire and notified the occupants. The neighbor then attempted to extinguish the fire. Both occupants safely evacuated prior to fire department arrival. There were no working smoke alarms inside the mobile home.

Fire Investigators determined that the fire was accidental in nature and started in the detached storage shed. The fire extended into the mobile home, causing significant interior damage. A second mobile home also sustained thermal damage to the vinyl siding. The fire was caused by an electrical malfunction involving the wiring circuit to an exterior light on the storage shed.

Four occupants were displaced because of the fire. Red Cross assistance was offered and accepted. Damages as a result of the fire were approximately $45,000.

#FCFRD #FairfaxCounty #fairfax #news #mobilehome

Good morning! This #LifeYearsAdded update from the #FCFRD Office of the Medical Director should make your Friday! Fairfa...
11/20/2020

Good morning! This #LifeYearsAdded update from the #FCFRD Office of the Medical Director should make your Friday! Fairfax County has added 3737 *YEARS* of neurologically-intact life over 47 weeks. 116 individual patients SAVED by a strong Chain of Survival.

Represents people who had no heartbeat, or not breathing, walking out of the hospital! ☎️🚒🚑🏥 = ❤️

#ReturnOnInvestment #FCFRD #goodmorning #FairfaxCounty #fairfax

Are YOU ready for winter weather? Good advice from Ready! #FCFRD ❄️
11/20/2020

Are YOU ready for winter weather? Good advice from Ready! #FCFRD ❄️

Are you ready for winter weather? ❄️ Follow these tips to prepare your home:

🏠 Keep out the cold with insulation, caulking & weather stripping.
🚿 Learn how to keep pipes from freezing.
🚨 Install smoke alarms.
🥫 Stock your winter emergency kits.

More: ready.gov/winter-weather

11/20/2020

We are honored to be joining Fairfax County Neighborhood & Community Services (NCS) for their on-line Friday's Lunch Bunch series.

As you start your holiday meal planning, be mindful of fire safety in the kitchen! Join NCS and #FCFRD tomorrow, November 20 at noon until 1:00 p.m., for a special presentation about cooking safety. 🔥🚒

Go here to learn more and register: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/neighborhood-community-services/vcaa-lunch-bunch-november20

#VCAA #FFXOlderAdults #FairfaxCounty #fairfax #cooking

Thanks WDVM and Abigail Hillerich WDVM for highlighting our #ToysForTots collection. Need is greater this year! Contactl...
11/19/2020
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue is collecting Toys for Tots

Thanks WDVM and Abigail Hillerich WDVM for highlighting our #ToysForTots collection. Need is greater this year! Contactless drop-off for all #FairfaxCounty residents. Please consider donating.

More:
https://www.localdvm.com/news/virginia/fairfax-county-fire-and-rescue-is-collecting-toys-for-tots/

#FCFRD #fairfax #giving

FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. (WDVM) — Fairfax County Fire and Rescue is now collecting Toys for Tots until December 13. The fire department is asking community members to help those who are less fortu…

Safe travels.
11/19/2020

Safe travels.

Under the auspices of USAID's Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA), we deployed a 5 person Americas Support Team (AST) to assist United Nations OCHA. The team will help United Nations coordination efforts for #HurricaneIota and #HurricaneEta. The team arrived safely in Honduras and are enroute to provide technical support and equipment for the UN Disaster Assessment and Coordination Team (UNDAC).

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department

UPDATE - Electrical Malfunction Cause of Fatal House FireOn Thursday, November 18, at approximately 3:30 a.m., units fro...
11/19/2020

UPDATE - Electrical Malfunction Cause of Fatal House Fire

On Thursday, November 18, at approximately 3:30 a.m., units from Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department and the Arlington County Fire Department were dispatched for a reported house fire in the 3200 block of Alice Court in the West Falls Church area of Fairfax County.

Units arrived on the scene to find a two-story, single-family home with fire showing from the side of the house on the top floor and through the roof of the home. The fire was quickly extinguished. One occupant was found deceased. An autopsy will determine the victim’s identity and cause of death. There were no firefighter injuries.

One occupant was home at the time of the fire. A neighbor discovered the fire, called 9-1-1, and attempted to rescue the occupant. There were smoke alarms present. It is unknown if they activated.

Fire Investigators determined that the fire was accidental in nature and started in a bedroom on the top floor. The cause of the fire was an electrical malfunction that occurred within a multi-plug extension cord.

Red Cross services were not needed. Damages as a result of the fire were approximately $93,750.

#FCFRD #FairfaxCounty #fairfax #housefire #news

11/19/2020
Dangers of Turkey Fryers

Using a Turkey Fryer this year to cook your Thanksgiving Dinner? Please make sure you fry the turkey and NOT your home!

If you must fry your turkey, please gobble up these tips from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission:

🔥 Use turkey fryers outside only and away from your home.
🔥 Never use a turkey fryer in a garage or on a porch.
🔥 Completely thaw and dry turkey before cooking
🔥 Do not overfill the oil in the turkey fryer.
🔥 If oil begins to smoke, immediately turn gas supply OFF.
🔥 Never leave the turkey fryer unattended.

Watch the below video from our partners in safety at the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to see what can happen.

#FCFRD #FairfaxCounty #fairfax #SafeFairfax #Thanksgiving
https://youtu.be/kjUynq0HXdQ

NFPA joins CPSC to demonstrate the fire dangers of turkey fryers in this live burn. NFPA strongly discourages the use of turkey fryers. For more safety tips ...

Upcoming free food distribution events, starting tomorrow 11/19, that members of the #FCFRD Fairfax County CERT Voluntee...
11/19/2020

Upcoming free food distribution events, starting tomorrow 11/19, that members of the #FCFRD Fairfax County CERT Volunteers will be assisting with. CERT members have been assisting with like events over last several months. True community servants! ❤️

#FCFRD #FairfaxCounty #fairfax #fairfaxva #community #communityservice

https://www.facebook.com/FairfaxCountyCERT/posts/10164310287610573

FREE Food Distribution Drive Thru Events:

Thursday, November 19 11:00 AM
Gerry Hyland South County Government Center, 8350 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22309

Tuesday, November 24 11:00 AM
The Journey Church 6427 Franconia Rd Springfield VA 22150

Thursday, December 3 11:00 AM
Thursday, December 10 11:00 AM
Gerry Hyland South County Government Center, 8350 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22309

For inclement weather updates call: 703-971-6262 or visit
https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/lee/

Supervisor Rodney Lusk

Take protective actions — social ⬅️➡️distance, wear a face covering😷, wash hands 🤲! #FCFRD #FairfaxCounty #fairfax #COVI...
11/18/2020

Take protective actions — social ⬅️➡️distance, wear a face covering😷, wash hands 🤲!
#FCFRD #FairfaxCounty #fairfax #COVID19 #COVID

Fairfax County Government

https://www.facebook.com/fairfaxcounty/photos/a.127254768910/10158654130333911

5 Things to Know about COVID-19 Today
✔️ Cases Still Climbing
✔️ More People Need to Answer Contact Tracing Calls
✔️ Health Care Workers Can Help You Isolate or Quarantine
✔️ Wearing Masks Can Protect You, Not Just Others
✔️ Get a Flu Shot

Details: https://bit.ly/35Ep5JY

Another candle RECALL! Kohl’s Recalls Three-Wick SONOMA Goods For Life Branded Candles Due to Fire and Burn Hazards. The...
11/18/2020
Kohl’s Recalls Three-Wick SONOMA Goods For Life Branded Candles Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

Another candle RECALL! Kohl’s Recalls Three-Wick SONOMA Goods For Life Branded Candles Due to Fire and Burn Hazards. The candle’s high flames can ignite the surface of the wax or cause glass to break, posing fire/burn hazards.

More: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2021/Kohls-Recalls-Three-Wick-SONOMA-Goods-For-Life-Branded-Candles-Due-to-Fire-and-Burn-Hazards

#FCFRD #SafeFairfax #FairfaxCounty #fairfax #fairfaxva

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled candles and return them to the nearest Kohl’s store. Consumers with a receipt will receive a full refund and consumers without a receipt will receive a store credit.

November 8 – 14, #FCFRD firefighters/paramedics responded to a variety of fire incidents last week. Same number of struc...
11/18/2020

November 8 – 14, #FCFRD firefighters/paramedics responded to a variety of fire incidents last week. Same number of structure fires. A slight increase in vehicle fires from last week. #FCFRDbyTheNumbers #WeekInReview #FairfaxCounty

UPDATE - Centreville House Fire Caused By Malfunctioning FurnaceOn Tuesday, November 17, at approximately 8:39 p.m., uni...
11/18/2020

UPDATE - Centreville House Fire Caused By Malfunctioning Furnace

On Tuesday, November 17, at approximately 8:39 p.m., units from Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department and the Loudoun County Fire and Rescue responded for a house fire in the 15200 block of Eagle Tavern Way in the Centreville area of Fairfax County.

Units arrived on the scene of a two-story, single family home and found a fire in the basement. Crews rapidly extinguished the fire. There were no reported civilian or firefighter injuries. One cat was found deceased. Smoke alarms were present in the home. It is unknown if they activated.

More: https://ffxfirerescue.wordpress.com/2020/11/18/centreville-house-fire-caused-by-malfunctioning-furnace/

#FCFRD #fairfax #FairfaxCounty #news

Only a drill! Heads (and ears) up for those in south-east end of county. Happening this morning at 10:00 am! #FCFRD
11/18/2020

Only a drill! Heads (and ears) up for those in south-east end of county. Happening this morning at 10:00 am! #FCFRD

What’s that “dam” sound? www.occoquandamsiren.com Fairfax Water will be conducting a test tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. #ReadyFairfax

Master Technician (MT) Jermaine Jones has what he considers to be the best job in #FCFRD–driving Tower 440. Known to cow...
11/18/2020
#MeetFCFRD: Master Technician Jermaine Jones

Master Technician (MT) Jermaine Jones has what he considers to be the best job in #FCFRD–driving Tower 440. Known to coworkers as JJ, he has served w/FCFRD for over 14 years and is assigned to Station 40, Fairfax Center, B-Shift.

#MeetFCFRD MT Jones: https://ffxfirerescue.wordpress.com/2020/11/13/meetfcfrd-master-technician-jermaine-jones/

#FairfaxCounty #fairfax

Master Technician (MT) Jermaine Jones has what he considers to be the best job in the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department (FCFRD) – driving Tower Ladder 440. Known to coworkers as JJ, MT Jone…

🚨Recall Alert! 🚨Pier 1 Recalls Three-Wick Halloween Candles Due to Fire and Burn Hazards. More information: https://www....
11/17/2020
Pier 1 Recalls Three-Wick Halloween Candles Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

🚨Recall Alert! 🚨Pier 1 Recalls Three-Wick Halloween Candles Due to Fire and Burn Hazards.

More information:
https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2020/pier-1-recalls-three-wick-halloween-candles-due-to-fire-and-burn-hazards

#FCFRD #SafeFairfax #FairfaxCounty #fairfax

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled candles and carefully cut all three wicks as short as possible to prevent other consumers from being able to use the candle. Consumers should then discard the product in their household trash.

Requests for Emergency Medical Service during the week of November 8 – 14. A slight increase in patients transported, an...
11/17/2020

Requests for Emergency Medical Service during the week of November 8 – 14. A slight increase in patients transported, and decrease in cardiac arrest calls, over last week. #WeekInReview #FCFRDbyTheNumbers #CPRsaves #FairfaxCounty #FCFRD

The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department will be participating in the Annual National Capital Region Fire and EMS D...
11/17/2020

The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department will be participating in the Annual National Capital Region Fire and EMS Departments’ 2020 TOYS FOR TOTS Campaign. The intent of the campaign is to “bring holiday joy and deliver a message of hope to children.” Stations will accept donations now through Sunday, December 13, 2020.

In years past, our firefighters and paramedics have welcomed residents donating toys into our fire stations. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, this is not possible and collection boxes will be placed outside the front door of each fire and rescue station every morning. This will make it easier for the public to drop off toys while minimizing contact with our firefighters and paramedics. Residents will be able to drop off toys until 8:00 p.m., each evening.

More info: https://ffxfirerescue.wordpress.com/2020/11/17/fairfax-county-fire-and-rescue-participating-in-toys-for-tots-campaign-5/

#FCFRD #FairfaxCounty #fairfax #toysfortots #toys

Station 42, Wolftrap, already in the spirit and awaiting toy donations! Photo by Technician Eric Russell

Updated COVID-19 case data for today, November, 16.😷 Take protective actions — social distance, wear a face covering, wa...
11/17/2020

Updated COVID-19 case data for today, November, 16.

😷 Take protective actions — social distance, wear a face covering, wash hands!

#FCFRD #FairfaxCounty #fairfax

https://www.facebook.com/fairfaxcountyhealth/photos/a.151722691585130/3528019180622114

COVID-19 case data has been updated for today, Nov. 16.

📊 SEE DASHBOARD: https://bit.ly/2YlpMES

☑️ Today's numbers: significant increase due to VDH data reporting backlog

😷 Take protective actions — social distance, wear a face covering, wash hands

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12099 Government Center Pkwy
Fairfax, VA
22035

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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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