Firehouse 28

Firehouse 28 Firehouse 28 is a career fire station in the Seven Corners area of Falls Church in Fairfax County, Va. Firehouse 28 houses an Engine & Medic There are 21 Fairfax County Career Firefighters assigned to Firehouse 28 divided amongst three shifts.

Each Shift has a Captain, an Apparatus Technician (Engine Driver), two EMS Technicians (Firefighter/Paramedics), and three Firefighters. All firefighters (including the Captains) not certified to the Paramedic level are EMT's. The "B" Shift Captain is the Station Commander. We staff Engine 428 (the 4 in front of the 28 is a jurisdictional designator because in Northern Virginia we have an automati

Each Shift has a Captain, an Apparatus Technician (Engine Driver), two EMS Technicians (Firefighter/Paramedics), and three Firefighters. All firefighters (including the Captains) not certified to the Paramedic level are EMT's. The "B" Shift Captain is the Station Commander. We staff Engine 428 (the 4 in front of the 28 is a jurisdictional designator because in Northern Virginia we have an automati

Operating as usual

Arlington County9/14/21 - 12:16Mutual Box 10206House Fire5916 3rd St NorthE428 E106 E108 E103 T410 T106 R103 M102 EMS112...
09/15/2021

Arlington County
9/14/21 - 12:16
Mutual Box 10206
House Fire
5916 3rd St North
E428 E106 E108 E103 T410 T106 R103 M102 EMS112 CA114 BC111 BC112 FM113 SAF111
RIT 1: E101 TL104 M410
Other units: PIO120 CH100 E208 w/MAU210

Units arrived on scene to find smoke coming from the roof and a working attic fire. Crews opened up both gables and made an attack, getting an initial knock on the fire. Due to broken up nature of the construction, units had to open up the roof to completely extinguish the fire. The occupants self-evacuated and were uninjured. No FD injuries were noted.

Arlington County
9/14/21 - 12:16
Mutual Box 10206
House Fire
5916 3rd St North
E428 E106 E108 E103 T410 T106 R103 M102 EMS112 CA114 BC111 BC112 FM113 SAF111
RIT 1: E101 TL104 M410
Other units: PIO120 CH100 E208 w/MAU210

Units arrived on scene to find smoke coming from the roof and a working attic fire. Crews opened up both gables and made an attack, getting an initial knock on the fire. Due to broken up nature of the construction, units had to open up the roof to completely extinguish the fire. The occupants self-evacuated and were uninjured. No FD injuries were noted.

2021 Creek's Edge 3k & 5k
09/04/2021
2021 Creek's Edge 3k & 5k

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08/30/2021

It is with heavy hearts, that we announce the untimely passing of Firefighter Kevin Weaver, Fire Station 1, C-shift. Kevin has been a valued member of our department since joining on September 17, 2018, as part of the 144th Recruit Class and will be missed.

At this time we ask for privacy for his family and friends. Please keep Kevin and his family in your thoughts.

Additional information will be forthcoming.

As always Thanks Debi Gerald for the photo documentation of our work.
08/14/2021

As always Thanks Debi Gerald for the photo documentation of our work.

08/13/2021

Last evening, as DC’s Bravest from Truck 6 and Engine 11 arrived at Medstar Trauma Center to honor fallen Frederick County Md. Fire and Rescue Services Captain Joshua Laird, they captured this rainbow over the hospital.

It appears they were not the only ones honoring the Captain that evening.

Photo by Lt. Steven Faulkner

Update on fallen brother from Maryland with link to donate to family.
08/13/2021
Donations for the Laird family, organized by Vincent Parrish

Update on fallen brother from Maryland with link to donate to family.

Words can’t even begin to express the sadness and grief of writing this. On August 11t… Vincent Parrish needs your support for Donations for the Laird family

Frederick County, Md. Local 3666 is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Captain Josh Laird. Brother Laird was inj...
08/12/2021

Frederick County, Md. Local 3666 is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Captain Josh Laird. Brother Laird was injured on a house fire in Ijamsville this evening and later succumbed to his injuries sustained at the fire.

Please keep Captain Laird’s family in your thoughts and prayers as well as our DFRS family, as we mourn the loss of our colleague.

As more information about arrangements for Honoring Captain Laird’s service to his community becomes available, we will announce through appropriate Departmental and Social Media channels.

Thank you for the outpouring of support we have seen this evening. We will need that support in the coming days and weeks and it means more than you know.

Please hold your loved ones a little tighter this evening and pray for our fallen Brother.

Former Engine 28 Apparatus Driver, retired Lt. Kenneth “The Rock” Laverock passed away, Rest In Peace brother
07/12/2021

Former Engine 28 Apparatus Driver, retired Lt. Kenneth “The Rock” Laverock passed away, Rest In Peace brother

Former Engine 28 Apparatus Driver, retired Lt. Kenneth “The Rock” Laverock passed away, Rest In Peace brother

Rock the Red!!
04/15/2021

Rock the Red!!

728! Alex Ovechkin has scored his NHL career goal #728 tonight against the Philadelphia Flyers. There is something special happening & the Special Ops Hazmat crew at Station 728 says congratulations and keep the goals and Washington Capitals wins coming! NBC Sports Washington #Ovechkin #ALLCAPS Papa John's Pizza DMV Russian Machine Never Breaks

Be careful and walk like a Penguin (I know I know not something we Caps fan like to hear lol)
02/02/2021

Be careful and walk like a Penguin (I know I know not something we Caps fan like to hear lol)

Be careful and walk like a Penguin (I know I know not something we Caps fan like to hear lol)

If you go out to bring the New Year in, please be responsible and have a safe evening. Here’s to hoping 2021 is a whole ...
12/31/2020

If you go out to bring the New Year in, please be responsible and have a safe evening. Here’s to hoping 2021 is a whole hell of a lot better than 2020 was.

If you go out to bring the New Year in, please be responsible and have a safe evening. Here’s to hoping 2021 is a whole hell of a lot better than 2020 was.

Don’t know who made this video but pretty cool!
11/24/2020
FCFRD - The Movement

Don’t know who made this video but pretty cool!

Fairfax County is located in the busy DC Metro Area, with 38 firehouses and over 100,000 runs yearly, there's plenty of action in these streets. https://www....

Greatest job on the world, apply now!
11/23/2020

Greatest job on the world, apply now!

𝗝𝗼𝗯 𝗔𝗻𝗻𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗰𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁

𝗙𝗢𝗥 𝗖𝗢𝗠𝗣𝗟𝗘𝗧𝗘 𝗜𝗡𝗙𝗢𝗥𝗠𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡, 𝗨𝗦𝗘 𝗧𝗛𝗜𝗦 𝗟𝗜𝗡𝗞 𝗧𝗢 𝗔𝗖𝗖𝗘𝗦𝗦 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗢𝗙𝗙𝗜𝗖𝗜𝗔𝗟 𝗝𝗢𝗕 𝗔𝗡𝗡𝗢𝗨𝗡𝗖𝗘𝗠𝗘𝗡𝗧: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/fairfaxcounty/jobs/2676530/firefighter-medic-firefighter-paramedic

𝗢𝗻𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗺𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝗗𝘆𝗻𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗰 𝗖𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗡𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻

𝗙𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗳𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝗲𝗿/𝗠𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗰 (𝗙𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗳𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝗲𝗿/𝗣𝗮𝗿𝗮𝗺𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗰)

Fairfax County is a diverse urban county with over 1.1 million residents which boasts a nationally recognized school system, safe neighborhoods, extensive parklands, and bustling town centers. This urban county has a history of stable political leadership, effective citizen engagement and outstanding service delivery. The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department (FRD) is dedicated to being the best community-focused fire and rescue department ensuring a safe and secure environment.

𝗔𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗗𝗲𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁

The FRD received a Class 1 rating from the Insurance Services Office (ISO) in 2014, and was Accredited through the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) in 2018. The FRD is a premier all-hazards fire and rescue department providing basic and advanced life support (ALS) emergency medical care, fire suppression, technical rescue, hazardous materials, water rescue, life safety education, fire prevention, and arson investigation services. Approximately 1,400 highly-trained uniformed personnel work in 38 strategically placed fire and rescue stations. The FRD operates via three 24-hour rotating shifts. The FRD includes 38 ALS engines, 14 ALS trucks/towers, 8 ALS rescue squads, 5 tankers, a hazardous materials unit, a hazardous materials support unit, and 42 medic units. Several types of apparatus, such as brush trucks, boats, and support vehicles supplement the needs of the FRD. Additionally, the FRD is home to VATF-1, one of two internationally deployable Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) Teams in the United States.

𝗗𝘂𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗹𝘂𝗱𝗲:
➤Conducts patient assessment (e.g., evaluates the respiratory, cardiovascular, and central nervous systems).
➤Provides basic and advanced emergency medical care to stabilize the condition Firefighter/Medic (Firefighter/Paramedic) description imageof the critically ill or injured prior to transport to a medical facility.
➤Confers with the supervising physician or hospital via radio or telephone, providing the patient's medical history and condition.
➤Administers medication via intravenous, subcutaneous, intramuscular, intraosseous, or sublingual routes.
➤Administers advanced emergency medical procedures (e.g., inserting airways, interpreting and treating cardiac arrhythmias, performing defibrillation, electronic pacing).
➤Participates in multi-disciplinary cutting-edge training to prepare for tasks such as tactical emergency casualty care (TECC) and Field-➤Available Component Transfusion Response (FACT*R).
➤Responds to emergency calls to protect life and property.
➤Combats, extinguishes, and prevents fires.
➤Participates in rescue extrication operations and provides emergency medical care to the sick and injured.
Drives emergency apparatus, including, but not limited to transport units, engines, trucks, rescue squads, and tankers.
➤Performs related work as required under direct supervision.
➤Participate in Community Risk Reduction and Community Outreach activities.
➤Work as part of a team and embody the department's Core Values (Download PDF reader).

Note: Following the successful completion of the FRD recruit training, incumbents will serve a 12-month probationary period. During their probationary period, they shall complete an ALS internship to become FRD-authorized ALS providers. The FRD also provides continuing education to personnel with paramedic certification during and following the probationary period. Following successful completion of ALS internship, paramedics are eligible for ALS incentive pay ($5,684) and additional ALS riding pay of $2-3/hour depending on the apparatus assigned.

If unsuccessful in completing the ALS internship, candidates will be moved to a firefighter position and their pay will be reduced by two steps.

To get to know us better, visit the Fire and Rescue Department's website, https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fire-ems/recruitment/

and follow us on:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fairfaxcountyfirerescue/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ffxfirerescue/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/fairfaxcounty
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_grv2_fIsh1p-4Pb8F8SVQ

𝗘𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗼𝘆𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗮𝗿𝗱𝘀

𝗠𝗜𝗡𝗜𝗠𝗨𝗠 𝗤𝗨𝗔𝗟𝗜𝗙𝗜𝗖𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡𝗦:
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
Any combination, experience, and training equivalent: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/hr/equivalencies-education-and-experience

➤High school graduation or possession of a GED issued by a state department of education.

𝗟𝗜𝗖𝗘𝗡𝗦𝗘𝗦 𝗔𝗡𝗗 𝗖𝗘𝗥𝗧𝗜𝗙𝗜𝗖𝗔𝗧𝗘𝗦 𝗥𝗘𝗤𝗨𝗜𝗥𝗘𝗗:
Possession of a valid motor vehicle driver's license and Certified as a Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services EMT-P at the time of application, and at all times during employment in the uniformed service. Following successful completion of Fire and Rescue recruit training:
➤Certification as a Hazardous Materials First Responder in accordance with Fairfax County training standards;
➤Certification in the Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC);
➤Certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automatic electronic
defibrillation (AED);
➤Certification as a full Advanced Life Support provider in Fairfax County
and in full accordance with all current County training standards;
➤Certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS);
➤Certification in International Trauma Life Support (ITLS);
➤Certification in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS);
➤Certification in Basic Trauma Life Support;
➤Successful Completion of Incident Command System (ICS) 100;
➤Successful Completion of Incident Command System (ICS) 700;

𝗡𝗘𝗖𝗘𝗦𝗦𝗔𝗥𝗬 𝗦𝗣𝗘𝗖𝗜𝗔𝗟 𝗥𝗘𝗤𝗨𝗜𝗥𝗘𝗠𝗘𝗡𝗧𝗦::
➤Regardless of area of assignment, all uniformed fire and rescue personnel that are medically qualified for field duties as a firefighter must maintain a level of fitness sufficient to enable them to participate in fire suppression and rescue activities when the need arises, as demonstrated by successful completion of the Fitness Measurement and Assessment Program (unless granted light duty due to illness or injury).
➤Must successfully complete a criminal background investigation, a polygraph examination, and a physical ability test prior to appointment;
➤Must be 18 years old at the time of application;
➤Must be to***co-free and nicotine-free at the time of appointment, and be willing to sign a Conditions of Employment Agreement to not use to***co or to***co products on- or off-duty;
➤Personnel must maintain a Class "A" medical rating in the assigned medical group prior to starting work. For Class "B" and "C" medical ratings, accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis. A Class "D" medical rating will not be considered.

𝗣𝗛𝗬𝗦𝗜𝗖𝗔𝗟 𝗥𝗘𝗤𝗨𝗜𝗥𝗘𝗠𝗘𝗡𝗧𝗦:
All duties are performed with or without reasonable accommodation. The employee must be able to:
➤Reach above shoulder
➤Work with body, bend over at the waist, kneel, crawl, climb stairs & ladders,
➤Work with arms extended, work with arms above shoulder level, stand, sit, push, and stoop.

𝗦𝗘𝗟𝗘𝗖𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 𝗣𝗥𝗢𝗖𝗘𝗦𝗦:
Successfully pass the following evaluation steps:
➤Application review
➤Personal history statement and documents review
➤Written exam
➤Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT) Preparation
➤CPAT exam
➤Polygraph evaluation
➤Medical examination
➤Psychological profile evaluation

𝘍𝘢𝘪𝘳𝘧𝘢𝘹 𝘊𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘺 𝘎𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘩𝘪𝘣𝘪𝘵𝘴 𝘥𝘪𝘴𝘤𝘳𝘪𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘢𝘴𝘪𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘦, 𝘤𝘰𝘭𝘰𝘳, 𝘳𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘨𝘪𝘰𝘯, 𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘪𝘯, 𝘴𝘦𝘹, 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘨𝘯𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘺, 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘥𝘣𝘪𝘳𝘵𝘩 𝘰𝘳 𝘳𝘦𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘮𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴, 𝘢𝘨𝘦, 𝘮𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘢𝘭 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘶𝘴, 𝘥𝘪𝘴𝘢𝘣𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘺, 𝘴𝘦𝘹𝘶𝘢𝘭 𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯, 𝘨𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘵𝘺, 𝘨𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘴, 𝘱𝘰𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘢𝘧𝘧𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯, 𝘰𝘳 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘶𝘴 𝘢𝘴 𝘢 𝘷𝘦𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘯 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘳𝘶𝘪𝘵𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵, 𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘩𝘪𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘧 𝘪𝘵𝘴 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘤𝘦.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

𝗙𝗢𝗥 𝗖𝗢𝗠𝗣𝗟𝗘𝗧𝗘 𝗜𝗡𝗙𝗢𝗥𝗠𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡, 𝗨𝗦𝗘 𝗧𝗛𝗜𝗦 𝗟𝗜𝗡𝗞 𝗧𝗢 𝗔𝗖𝗖𝗘𝗦𝗦 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗢𝗙𝗙𝗜𝗖𝗜𝗔𝗟 𝗝𝗢𝗕 𝗔𝗡𝗡𝗢𝗨𝗡𝗖𝗘𝗠𝗘𝗡𝗧: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/fairfaxcounty/jobs/2676530/firefighter-medic-firefighter-paramedic

#FCFRD #FairfaxCounty #Local2068 #FairfaxFirefighters #IAFF #Paremedic #FirefighterMedic #ParamedicJobs #firefighterjobs #FairfaxFirefghtersandParemedics #Firefighter #FireRescue

#Virginia #Maryland #WashingtonDC #Pennsylvania #Ohio #WestVirginia #NewYork #NewYorkCity #Florida #California

Colder weather increases the likelihood of heating related fires.  These fires are the second leading cause of fire deat...
11/15/2020
Home Heating Safety Tips for Older Adults

Colder weather increases the likelihood of heating related fires. These fires are the second leading cause of fire deaths among older adults.

Learn how you can prevent a home heating fire with this YouTube Video https://youtu.be/GfETxl2-xvg

#FireSafety Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI)

Colder winter weather increases the likelihood of heating related fires. These fires are the second leading cause of fire deaths among older adults (ages 65...

It is with great sadness that the FCFRD announces the passing of retired Sergeant (Today's Lieutenant) Vincent "Vince" G...
11/08/2020

It is with great sadness that the FCFRD announces the passing of retired Sergeant (Today's Lieutenant) Vincent "Vince" Guidi at the age of 97. Vince passed away this evening at Fairfax Hospital with his family by his side. He was the last survivor of the group of the first ten paid firefighters hired on July 1, 1949. His badge number was 8. He retired in 1978 after 29 years of service. Vince was truly a great man and a legend - he will be missed.

It is with great sadness that the FCFRD announces the passing of retired Sergeant (Today's Lieutenant) Vincent "Vince" Guidi at the age of 97. Vince passed away this evening at Fairfax Hospital with his family by his side. He was the last survivor of the group of the first ten paid firefighters hired on July 1, 1949. His badge number was 8. He retired in 1978 after 29 years of service. Vince was truly a great man and a legend - he will be missed.

Our condolences to our brothers and sisters of Local 1664 and to firefighter Lux's family.  Reach out and be kind to one...
10/22/2020

Our condolences to our brothers and sisters of Local 1664 and to firefighter Lux's family. Reach out and be kind to one another and if you need help ASK, please.

Final arrangements have been made for Sister Brienna Lux.

Visitation
Thursday, October 29, 2020
1300 - 1900 hours
Stauffer Funeral Home
1621 Opossumtown Pike
Frederick, MD 21702

A private family service will be held at another time.

Please continue to hold Sister Lux, her family, friends and coworkers in your thoughts. She is missed dearly.

We are still accepting donations for the Brienna Lux Memoriam Fund to assist with funeral expenses and the needs of her 3 young children. You can donate at https://www.facebook.com/donate/364143668116274/
or
https://mcfirefoundation.org/brienna-lux-memoriam-fund/

Our neighbors, great department to work with.
08/01/2020

Our neighbors, great department to work with.

We are excited to announce that we will be opening our 2020 hiring process on August 7th!!! Please visit our site for more information about the recruitment process.
https://fire.arlingtonva.us/employment/

Engine 428 on the assist!
05/22/2020

Engine 428 on the assist!

Retired Captain George Sisson worked at firehouse 28 back in the 80’s, rest easy brother.
05/22/2020

Retired Captain George Sisson worked at firehouse 28 back in the 80’s, rest easy brother.

Join the team, become a dispatcher!!
05/19/2020
Public Safety Communicator I

Join the team, become a dispatcher!!

Do you want to make a difference in your community? Would you find it rewarding to be a crucial link in the public safety chain? If you can answer yes to these questions, then you may be a good fit for Fairfax County's Department of Public Safety Communications (DPSC).DPSC, also known as Fairfax Cou...

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