Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department

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Operating as usual

09/13/2020

Units currently on scene of townhouse fire in 6000 block of Wescott Hills Way in Kingstowne area. First arriving units reported heavy fire showing from rear of townhouse,spreading to adjacent home. All occupants safe. Fire under control. Crews checking for extension. No reported injuries at this time. Units from Fort Belvoir Fire and Emergency Services and Fire Department, City of Alexandria, VA assisting. #FCFRD

Please consider helping out!#FCFRD #FFXCOVID
09/13/2020

Please consider helping out!

#FCFRD #FFXCOVID

Your help with donations of cleaning supplies and child-sized face coverings is still needed! Find out more: https://bit.ly/32hcieC

#FFXCOVID

09/13/2020
Fairfax County Government

Keep it up to keep numbers down!

#FCFRD #fairfaxcounty

Fairfax Health Director Dr. Gloria Addo-Ayensu addresses the current state of the pandemic and the important steps we all must take to stay safe and keep COVID-19 cases down in our community.

Learn more: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/covid19

On Friday, Station 36, Frying Pan, C-Shift did 110 flights of steps for physical training in memory of the Firefighters ...
09/13/2020

On Friday, Station 36, Frying Pan, C-Shift did 110 flights of steps for physical training in memory of the Firefighters lost on 9-11. #FCFRD #NeverForget

August 30 – September 5, #FCFRD firefighters/paramedics responded to a variety of fire incidents last week. A slight dec...
09/12/2020

August 30 – September 5, #FCFRD firefighters/paramedics responded to a variety of fire incidents last week. A slight decrease in structure fires from last week! #FCFRDbyTheNumbers #WeekInReview #FairfaxCounty

Station 13, Dunn Loring, B-Shift presented Probationary Firefighter Jarod Rambo with his Station 13 patch. The patch is ...
09/12/2020

Station 13, Dunn Loring, B-Shift presented Probationary Firefighter Jarod Rambo with his Station 13 patch. The patch is earned. He did so by lots of hard work of proving himself to the crew, learning his first due streets, equipment location and functions, and performance on emergency scenes. #FCFRD

Is there a doctor in the house?! If you ask that at Station 19, Lorton, B-Shift the answer will be YES! Congratulations ...
09/12/2020

Is there a doctor in the house?! If you ask that at Station 19, Lorton, B-Shift the answer will be YES! Congratulations to Master Technician/Paramedic Jason Peterson on completing his Ph.D. with a final defense of his dissertation yesterday! He is now a Doctor of Philosophy in General Psychology (with an emphasis in performance psychology).

#FCFRD #fairfaxcounty Grand Canyon University

Thanks Supervisor Dan Storck and staff for joining Station 9, Mount Vernon, C-Shift at this morning’s 9-11 remembrance a...
09/12/2020

Thanks Supervisor Dan Storck and staff for joining Station 9, Mount Vernon, C-Shift at this morning’s 9-11 remembrance at the station. #neverforget #fcfrd

Walking around the history museum at HQ, you will see an everyday reminder of what occurred on 9-11. A piece of Pentagon...
09/11/2020

Walking around the history museum at HQ, you will see an everyday reminder of what occurred on 9-11. A piece of Pentagon limestone and a piece of slate roof tile from September 11 is in a joint #FCFRD and Fairfax County Police Department display. It commemorates the efforts of both agencies that day and in the weeks and months following the attack. #NeverForget

This morning, FCFRD had the honor of hosting Senator Kamala Harris and Senator Mark Warner at its annual Fairfax 9/11 Re...
09/11/2020

This morning, FCFRD had the honor of hosting Senator Kamala Harris and Senator Mark Warner at its annual Fairfax 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at Public Safety Headquarters. Firefighters, police officers, county leaders, and state and federal officials all came together to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. Chief Butler, Supervisor McKay, Senator Harris, and Senator Warner delivered remarks paying tribute to the victims and first responders of the September 11 attacks. Thank you to Senator Harris and Senator Warner for joining us as we paid tribute to all those who lost their lives 19 years ago. #NeverForget #FCFRD

Then Lieutenant, now Battalion Chief, Keith Ludeman was on Engine 415, Chantilly, that responded to the Pentagon on 9-11...
09/11/2020

Then Lieutenant, now Battalion Chief, Keith Ludeman was on Engine 415, Chantilly, that responded to the Pentagon on 9-11. Recalls Chief Ludeman, “For a while, we were all looking over our shoulders concerned there might be another plane.” #NeverForget #FCFRD

At 10:28 a.m., an announcement was made over #FCFRD Channel 4-A remembering all lost on 9-11. Stations not on calls, pau...
09/11/2020

At 10:28 a.m., an announcement was made over #FCFRD Channel 4-A remembering all lost on 9-11. Stations not on calls, paused and reflected. Station 38, West Centreville, C-Shift was in front of station - each flag has the name of an FDNY member lost that day. Fire Academy staff also honored those lost. #NeverForget

All #FCFRD personnel will be remembering 9-11 in a variety of ways today. Each year, Station 38, West Centreville, place...
09/11/2020

All #FCFRD personnel will be remembering 9-11 in a variety of ways today. Each year, Station 38, West Centreville, places small American Flags in front of the station that represent each of the FDNY firefighters who lost their lives that fateful day.

#neverforget #FCFRD #fdny

Never Forget!
09/11/2020

Never Forget!

On the eve of the 19th anniversary, it is important to remember those who have died due to illnesses related to their he...
09/10/2020
FDNY adds 27 names to 9/11 memorial wall for World Trade Center-related deaths

On the eve of the 19th anniversary, it is important to remember those who have died due to illnesses related to their heroic work during the rescue and recovery effort! #neverforget!

FDNY adds 27 names to 9/11 memorial wall for World Trade Center-related deaths

Watch: https://abc7ny.com/society/fdny-adds-27-names-to-memorial-wall-for-9-11-related-deaths/6415555/

The FDNY added the names of 27 department members who died of illnesses related to their work in the rescue and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center to the FDNY World Trade Center Memorial Wall in a closed ceremony at FDNY Headquarters Wednesday.

Requests for Emergency Medical Service during the week of August 30 – September 5. A slight decrease in patients transpo...
09/10/2020

Requests for Emergency Medical Service during the week of August 30 – September 5. A slight decrease in patients transported over last week. #WeekInReview #FCFRDbyTheNumbers #CPRsaves #FairfaxCounty

09/10/2020
#TurnAroundDontDrown

Flooded roadways across the entire metro area. Please do not put you, loved ones, or #FCFRD firefighters and paramedics at risk. #TurnAroundDontDrown #TADD #traffic #weather

An important tool for your emergency preparedness tool box! Especially useful if it is 2 AM, you are asleep, and there i...
09/10/2020

An important tool for your emergency preparedness tool box! Especially useful if it is 2 AM, you are asleep, and there is a significant emergency happening close by that requires you to take immediate action to protect you and your loved ones!

#FCFRD #NPM2020 Ready Fairfax

#NPM2020 Week 2 is alert systems! Let's kick off with a QUIZ!

Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEAs) are those loud cell messages with a unique tone that go off for extreme weather, AMBER alerts, and emergency orders.

Do you have to sign up to receive a WEA? Yes or No? #Have3Ways

09/10/2020

UPDATE-apartment fire on 9/8 at 7:27 PM in 13100 block of Fox Hunt Lane. Smoke/fire on second floor balcony. Fire extinguished by fire sprinkler system prior to FD arrival. Contained to exterior of building. Cause: improper disposal of smoking material. Damages: $5,100. Sprinklers save lives and property!

#FCFRD #Fairfax #fairfaxcounty #fastestwater

09/10/2020
CPR REUNION: AUGUST 2020

A Virtual Reunion For Patient And FCFRD Crew

On December 15, 2019 units were dispatched for a 68-year-old male in cardiac arrest with CPR in progress. Rae Cronmiller, an avid swimmer, collapsed in the locker room at Sport & Health after a one-mile swim. A physician, also in the locker room, initiated CPR. The crew from Engine 429, Tysons Corner, B-Shift was already at Sport & Health for physical fitness training and were able to respond quickly. Mr. Cronmiller was defibrillated six times by personnel and regained a pulse in the Emergency Department. Ultimately, Mr. Cronmiller made a neurologically intact recovery and was discharged back home to be with his family on Christmas Eve.

The great news is Rae survived! He is alive today thanks to all the great work by the links in the Chain of Survival – a by-stander who initiated CPR, 9-1-1 call takers, FCFRD personnel and the medical team at the hospital.

Recently, the Cronmiller family had a reunion with the FCFRD crew via Zoom. The shift was thrilled as it is not often that FCFRD personnel hear back from survivors. Watch video below.

https://youtu.be/KIZNcwL8GdM

#FCFRD #CPR #Fairfax #fairfaxcounty

On December 15, 2019 units were dispatched for a 68-year-old male in cardiac arrest with CPR in progress. Rae Cronmiller, an avid swimmer, collapsed in the l...

Be aware and be prepared! Stay weather aware today! Wipers on - headlights on! #FCFRD #weather #traffic
09/10/2020

Be aware and be prepared! Stay weather aware today! Wipers on - headlights on! #FCFRD #weather #traffic

Moderate to heavy rain will likely impact areas around and east of Interstate 95 into the morning rush. See map for more details.

Captain Todd O’Brien and Probationary FF Bradley Schuyler (Station 30-Merrifield) were presented with Northern Virginia ...
09/10/2020

Captain Todd O’Brien and Probationary FF Bradley Schuyler (Station 30-Merrifield) were presented with Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce Silver Medal of Valor by Assistant Chief Joe Knerr for their actions on an apartment fire. They, and Technician Jordan Scheutzow (off today), rescued one person from the apartment on fire thus saving a life. #FCFRD

09/09/2020

Roads are a little slick out there! Drive with care and caution! Wipers on? Then turn those headlights on! #FCFRD firefighters and paramedics do not want to meet you by accident today! #traffic #weather

Fantastic news from the #FCFRD Office of the Medical Director: At the end of 36 weeks, due to excellent performance by t...
09/09/2020

Fantastic news from the #FCFRD Office of the Medical Director: At the end of 36 weeks, due to excellent performance by the front line firefighters/EMT's and paramedics, of FCFRD on a complicated event and the #teamwork with 9-1-1 calltakers/dispatchers, Fairfax County Police Department and emergency rooms, we are approaching 3000 neuro-intact YEARS on the counter for #FairfaxCounty! #ReturnOnInvestment

August 30 – September 5 #FCFRD. Firefighters/Paramedics responded to 1,951 incidents last week! A slight increase in ove...
09/09/2020

August 30 – September 5 #FCFRD. Firefighters/Paramedics responded to 1,951 incidents last week! A slight increase in overall incidents 3% from previous week. Average of approximately 278 incidents per day. #FCFRDbyTheNumbers #WeekInReview #FairfaxCounty

Our friends Ready Fairfax need your help! Receiving emergency alerts is one of the most important steps to stay safe dur...
09/09/2020

Our friends Ready Fairfax need your help! Receiving emergency alerts is one of the most important steps to stay safe during emergencies. Everyone should know about Fairfax Alerts!

Share postcard below w/10 Fairfax County residents and tell them to pass it on! #Touch10 #NPM2020 #FCFRD

Have you taken the 2020 Census yet? There is no better time to #BeCounted than right now! Complete your census so our co...
09/09/2020

Have you taken the 2020 Census yet? There is no better time to #BeCounted than right now! Complete your census so our community receives the vital resources and representation we deserve. #FFXCounts https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/topics/census

FCFRD To Host Virtual Open House, Activities And Events For Fire Prevention Week! Register Now For Prizes And Other Perk...
09/09/2020

FCFRD To Host Virtual Open House, Activities And Events For Fire Prevention Week! Register Now For Prizes And Other Perks!

Every October for the past few decades we have invited community members into our fire and rescue stations for Open House events during Fire Prevention Week (FPW). Unfortunately, this year it is safer for the Fairfax County 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.

Instead, FCFRD will be hosting several fun, interactive activities, and virtual events throughout FPW beginning on Monday, October 5. This year’s FPW theme is “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!” This focus on cooking fire safety comes in response to home cooking fires representing the leading cause of U.S. home fires, with nearly half (49 percent) of all home fires involving cooking equipment; unattended cooking is the leading cause of these fires.

A virtual open house will highlight the week and occur throughout the day on Saturday, October 10 on FCFRD social and digital platforms.

Join us for a fun-filled week of fire safety, special activities and “Behind-the-Scenes” features! Please register online to be eligible for prizes and to enjoy our specially prepared weekly selections! Register here: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fire-ems/node/354

Once registered you will be sent a packet containing related safety materials and special items including FCFRD “Exclusive Items”! You do not need to register to participate in the week’s events but registering allows you to be eligible for prizes!

To see just a few of the scheduled events, go here: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fire-ems/firepreventionweekpage

#FCFRD #FPW2020 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) #FairfaxCounty Fairfax County Public Schools

Fairfax County 9-1-1 is now hiring. If you want to help people and make a difference come join our public safety team. 9...
09/09/2020

Fairfax County 9-1-1 is now hiring. If you want to help people and make a difference come join our public safety team. 9-1-1 call takers and dispatchers are a crucial link in the public safety chain! #FCFRD

Master Technician Rebecca Stoddard was recently presented with Certificate of Valor that was awarded by the Northern Vir...
09/08/2020

Master Technician Rebecca Stoddard was recently presented with Certificate of Valor that was awarded by the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce. Due to the actions of Master Technician Stoddard, Firefighter Li and Lieutenant Brown, a mother and two daughters were protected from a man wielding a knife. The situation was stabilized and no one was harmed. #FCFRD

09/08/2020
How home fire sprinklers work

UPDATE - Tysons Apartment Fire Caused By Unattended Candles Extinguished By Fire Sprinkler

On Sunday, September 6 at approximately 5:06 a.m., units were dispatched for a reported apartment fire in the 7900 block of Westpark Drive in the Tysons area of Fairfax County.

Units arrived on the scene of a 26-story, high rise apartment building with no smoke or fire evident. Crews went to the 23rd floor to investigate. Firefighters found the fire sprinkler system had activated and extinguished the fire prior to fire department arrival. The fire was contained to the apartment with minimal extension of smoke outside the unit. There were no civilian or firefighter injuries reported.

One occupant was home at the time of the fire. The smoke alarm woke the occupant and she observed fire on the couch. She self-evacuated and called 9-1-1. The fire alarm system sounded and alerted other building residents.

Fire Investigators determined that the fire was accidental in nature and started in the living room. The cause of the fire was unattended lit candles.

One occupant was displaced because of the fire. Red Cross assistance offered and declined. Damages as a result of the fire were approximately $25,000.

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue would like to remind all residents that fire sprinklers save lives and property!

Watch how fire sprinklers work: https://youtu.be/U0sQ0pbWAWc

#FCFRD #FairfaxCounty #Fire #news Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition National Fire Sprinkler Association - NFSA

Home fire sprinklers are really very simple. This short video shows how they work.

Unfortunately, this year it is safer for #FCFRD and community members if we do not offer a traditional Open House at our...
09/08/2020

Unfortunately, this year it is safer for #FCFRD and community members if we do not offer a traditional Open House at our fire and rescue stations in October. However, we will be hosting several virtual activities and events during Fire Prevention Week. This includes fantastic virtual school related activities! Register to be eligible for daily prizes and other perks.

More: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fire-ems/firepreventionweekpage

Fairfax County Public Schools National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

Every week the #FCFRD posts information regarding COVID-19 impacts to personnel. The following information is up-to-date...
09/08/2020
SEPTEMBER 8: COVID-19 Update for Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Personnel

Every week the #FCFRD posts information regarding COVID-19 impacts to personnel. The following information is up-to-date as of 5 p.m. on Monday, September 7: https://ffxfirerescue.wordpress.com/2020/09/08/september-8-covid-19-update-for-fairfax-county-fire-and-rescue-personnel/

Every week the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department (FCFRD) will be posting information regarding COVID-19 impacts to personnel. The following information is up-to-date as of 5 p.m. on Monday,…

09/08/2020

Happy first day of school, Fairfax County Public Schools students and families! Watch out for a #FCFRD announcement soon re virtual Fire Prevention Week activities and events for October!

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