Fort Myer IAFF Local F-253

Fort Myer IAFF Local F-253 Fort Myer Professional Firefighters, IAFF Local F-253. IAFF Local F-253 serves the FireFighters employed by Fort Myer Fire & Emergency Services.
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As mandated by federal law, the Local also represents the few fire Fighters in the Department who have chosen not to join the union.

Operating as usual

We would like to welcome Rylie Janette Miller!  This cutie is the newest family member of @millerman_917 and @taylaaamar...
06/03/2021

We would like to welcome Rylie Janette Miller! This cutie is the newest family member of @millerman_917 and @taylaaamarie Welcome to the family!

Being in Arlington National Cemetery  literally everyday and seeing the thousands of men and women that selflessly gave ...
05/31/2021

Being in Arlington National Cemetery literally everyday and seeing the thousands of men and women that selflessly gave their life to protect our freedoms is beyond humbling. It never gets old to see the headstones and you can't help but wonder what each and every story is behind the lives that have been laid to rest on this hollowed ground. Remember what this day is about! #honorthefallen

Being in Arlington National Cemetery literally everyday and seeing the thousands of men and women that selflessly gave their life to protect our freedoms is beyond humbling. It never gets old to see the headstones and you can't help but wonder what each and every story is behind the lives that have been laid to rest on this hollowed ground. Remember what this day is about! #honorthefallen

This Memorial Day we remember 43 year old Christopher Slutman.  He was a Fireman, a Marine, a husband, a father, and a f...
05/28/2021

This Memorial Day we remember 43 year old Christopher Slutman. He was a Fireman, a Marine, a husband, a father, and a friend. He was a fireman for #fdny and a volunteer for #kentland. He gave his life in Afghanistan while serving as a US Marine due to a roadside bomb. SSgt Slutman thank you for your sacrifice in keeping our freedom secure! #freedomisnotfree #gonetoosoon

Just before 0600 hours, Engine 161 was alerted on the 2nd alarm at 3000 S. Randolph St.  Upon arrival, Engine 161 was re...
05/24/2021

Just before 0600 hours, Engine 161 was alerted on the 2nd alarm at 3000 S. Randolph St. Upon arrival, Engine 161 was requested to relieve Engine 109 (1st arriving) on Division 4. Engine 161 extinguished fire and opened up walls to check for extension. Engine 161 was released from the fireground just after 0900 hours. @arlingtonvafd #getsome #oneteam

Fort McNair Engine 46 is currently transferred to the Quarters of Engine 3 in Washington, DC while their units battle a ...
05/21/2021

Fort McNair Engine 46 is currently transferred to the Quarters of Engine 3 in Washington, DC while their units battle a 2-Alarm fire in the 100 Blk of Quincy Pl. NE

Fort McNair Engine 46 is currently transferred to the Quarters of Engine 3 in Washington, DC while their units battle a 2-Alarm fire in the 100 Blk of Quincy Pl. NE

Fort McNair E46 is now transferred to the Quarters of Engine2/Rescue Squad 1 in NW DC.  DC Fire and EMS units are curren...
05/18/2021

Fort McNair E46 is now transferred to the Quarters of Engine2/Rescue Squad 1 in NW DC. DC Fire and EMS units are currently operating on a fire in the 900 Block of M St. NW

Fort McNair Engine 46 is currently filling in at the Quarters of Engine 18/Truck 7 in SE while their units are out train...
05/18/2021

Fort McNair Engine 46 is currently filling in at the Quarters of Engine 18/Truck 7 in SE while their units are out training.

Fort McNair Engine 46 is currently filling in at the Quarters of Engine 18/Truck 7 in SE while their units are out training.

The crew of E161 decided it was a great day to get in some PT at the Iwo Jima Monument.  #nevergetsold #greatplacetowork...
05/09/2021

The crew of E161 decided it was a great day to get in some PT at the Iwo Jima Monument. #nevergetsold #greatplacetowork #bringonsummer

FF @phillip.littrell getting in some good D/O training on the #warwagon today thanks to FF @bradleystouffer .  Good luck...
05/03/2021

FF @phillip.littrell getting in some good D/O training on the #warwagon today thanks to FF @bradleystouffer . Good luck on your training! #showuswhatyougot #vroomvroom

Fort Myer Fire Department got to celebrate Training Officer King's retirement after 26 years!  We were joined with @join...
04/30/2021

Fort Myer Fire Department got to celebrate Training Officer King's retirement after 26 years! We were joined with @joint_base_myer_henderson_hall Commander Col Peeples and our DES Director Lt Col McGrath. Good luck King on your future endeavors!

Huge shout out to @fortbelvoirfd for letting us come hang out today and get a little heat!  Always good to train with ou...
04/27/2021

Huge shout out to @fortbelvoirfd for letting us come hang out today and get a little heat! Always good to train with our neighboring departments! #iafflocalf253 #traintogether

Rehab and relaxation is great for "de-stressing" according to FF Thompson.  Cucumbers really put it over the edge!  #got...
04/22/2021

Rehab and relaxation is great for "de-stressing" according to FF Thompson. Cucumbers really put it over the edge! #gotjokes #maketimeforyou #hardwork

Rehab and relaxation is great for "de-stressing" according to FF Thompson. Cucumbers really put it over the edge! #gotjokes #maketimeforyou #hardwork

It is a pretty awesome sight to see a couple of Ospreys in front of the War College.  #freedom #getsome #iafflocalf253
04/21/2021

It is a pretty awesome sight to see a couple of Ospreys in front of the War College. #freedom #getsome #iafflocalf253

It is a pretty awesome sight to see a couple of Ospreys in front of the War College. #freedom #getsome #iafflocalf253

E161 just cleared the scene of a two vehicle accident with entrapment.  Arlington TW104 used their #hurst e-draulic tool...
04/17/2021

E161 just cleared the scene of a two vehicle accident with entrapment. Arlington TW104 used their #hurst e-draulic tool to pop the drivers door for extrication of the patient. Great job by everyone on the scene. @arlingtonvafd

Glad we could observe the procession of Capital Police Officer William F. Evans.  Rest in Peace Sir.
04/13/2021

Glad we could observe the procession of Capital Police Officer William F. Evans. Rest in Peace Sir.

04/08/2021

Thank to Luke Darke for the idea.. FF @oh4dog practicing some "mask-up" drills today. The crew from E161 all timed each other to see how fast we could: take off the helmet, properly don their mask, properly place nomex hood, place and tighten helmet, all with gloves on. Our fastest time so far is 15 seconds. What is your department's fastest time? #canyoubeatus #slowissmoothsmoothisfast #postyourtime #thechallangehasbegun

Happy Easter everyone!  Even though Covid-19 makes the service seem bare, the Easter Sunrise Service at The Tomb of The ...
04/04/2021

Happy Easter everyone! Even though Covid-19 makes the service seem bare, the Easter Sunrise Service at The Tomb of The Unknown Soldier still continues. We are so thankful we can serve a small role in making it happen! Always #humbling #happyeaster #iafflocalf253

Please keep #capitalpolice William Evans family in your prayers.  The Capital Police has suffered a great loss.  #brothe...
04/03/2021

Please keep #capitalpolice William Evans family in your prayers. The Capital Police has suffered a great loss. #brothersinuniform #iafflocalf253 #police #hero

Please keep #capitalpolice William Evans family in your prayers. The Capital Police has suffered a great loss. #brothersinuniform #iafflocalf253 #police #hero

We love getting visitors at the Fire station!  Miss Kennedy,  Miss Charlotte,  Miss Emma, and Mr. Oliver came by to watc...
03/30/2021

We love getting visitors at the Fire station! Miss Kennedy, Miss Charlotte, Miss Emma, and Mr. Oliver came by to watch @phillip.littrell and FF Harsomchuck do a little hose deployment drills! Thanks to FF Prica for showing them the firetruck and even turning on the lights. They loved it! #impressed #biggoals #alwaysmaketime #iafflocalf253

We've finally got our Twitter account back up and running!  Be sure to follow us on Twitter @fortmyerfire!  #webetweetin...
03/27/2021

We've finally got our Twitter account back up and running! Be sure to follow us on Twitter @fortmyerfire! #webetweetin #twitter #abouttime #firedepartment #arlingtoncounty

We've finally got our Twitter account back up and running! Be sure to follow us on Twitter @fortmyerfire! #webetweetin #twitter #abouttime #firedepartment #arlingtoncounty

The crew on E161 took advantage of the awesome weather today to familiarize themselves with the new construction of the ...
03/26/2021

The crew on E161 took advantage of the awesome weather today to familiarize themselves with the new construction of the Long Bridge Aquatics and Fitness Center in @arlington.virginia #training #iafflocalf253 #lotsofwater #swimtime

We got in some good training at Fort Myer today!  Our brothers from station 46 joined us as well!  #iafflocalf253 #train...
03/25/2021

We got in some good training at Fort Myer today! Our brothers from station 46 joined us as well! #iafflocalf253 #training #arff

Even in the rain, we train!  Here we are forcing doors in a simulated confined hallway (hence the plywood).  In #arlingt...
03/24/2021

Even in the rain, we train! Here we are forcing doors in a simulated confined hallway (hence the plywood). In #arlingtoncounty we have multiple highrises and apartment buildings that can make forcing doors a challenge. Even 2 Captains wanted in on the action! #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #itsalittletightinhere

Fort Myer Fire Department would like to welcome FF Harsomchuck to our team!  He come to us from Carlisle Barracks.  He w...
03/15/2021

Fort Myer Fire Department would like to welcome FF Harsomchuck to our team! He come to us from Carlisle Barracks. He will be joining our brothers in our D.C. station Fort McNair. #welcometotheteam #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #iafflocalf253

It is with great sadness that we share the loss of a Military Police Officer from our friends on the other side of the b...
03/14/2021

It is with great sadness that we share the loss of a Military Police Officer from our friends on the other side of the building at the JBM-HH Police Department.

Rest Easy Brother

It is with great sadness that we share the loss of a Military Police Officer from our friends on the other side of the building at the JBM-HH Police Department.

Rest Easy Brother

FF @bradleystouffer teaching FF Littrell about Foam 162 operations at the #pentagon #weknowathingortwobecausewehaveseena...
03/06/2021

FF @bradleystouffer teaching FF Littrell about Foam 162 operations at the #pentagon #weknowathingortwobecausewehaveseenathingortwo #arff #iafflocalf253

03/01/2021

We would like to Congratulate newly promoted LT. @jeffkeys11 You are a great asset to this department and we look forward to seeing you progress through your career! #promotion #leuitenant #iafflocalf253

E161 responded to 1600 S. Eads for report of a structure fire.   Upon arrival , smoke was showing on the first floor.  E...
02/19/2021

E161 responded to 1600 S. Eads for report of a structure fire. Upon arrival , smoke was showing on the first floor. E161 deployed the high rise racks to back up the 1st due engine E105. Lt. D'Agastino, FF J. Humphreys, FF. Murphey, and FF Lee did a great job! #iafflocalf253 #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #fire

Photos from Arlington County Fire Department's post
02/03/2021

Photos from Arlington County Fire Department's post

IAFF Federal Fire
01/02/2021

IAFF Federal Fire

It is with great sadness that we notify you of the sudden passing of Brother Bryan "Hammy" Hamilton. Hammy was a firefighter with the Naval District Washington Fire Dept, assigned to Indian Head Station 20.

Brother Hammy was diagnosed with COVID on Dec 23rd and later passed at 1045 yesterday January 1st, 2021 from complications related to COVID.

As more detailed become available we will share them here at @iafffedfire

#iafffedfire #RestEasyBrother #MaskUpIAFF

The Officers and Firefighters of Local F-253 would like to wish a very Merry Christmas to all that are working today to ...
12/25/2020

The Officers and Firefighters of Local F-253 would like to wish a very Merry Christmas to all that are working today to keep up safe and healthy. If you are not working, enjoy your day with family and be safe.

Merry Christmas and a Safe, Happy, and Healthy New Year.

IAFF Federal Fire
12/05/2020

IAFF Federal Fire

This is why we Fight!!!

Today we revisit a post from June 26th 2020 when we highlighted numerous folks suffering from Occupational Cancer. On November 30th, 2020 Chris Carneal, a Captain with the Fort Carson Fire Department, lost his battle with Occupational Cancer.

We post today to remember a fellow federal fire fighter and the struggle his family went through trying to get him benefits. It is a struggle because his wife Dana had to fight with the Office of Workers Compensation Program provided by the Department of Labor.

She had to fight for coverage because Occupational Cancer is not an automatically covered illness in the federal government like it is in most of the United States. Instead federal firefighters must prove the cancer and trace it all they way back to a specific incident, otherwise you are out on your ass. Nobody should have to fight to prove something was work related, especially since there are numerous studies out there showing firefighters are at a higher risk than the rest of American for certain cancers cause by the job.

HR 1174 or the Federal Firefighters Fairness Act of 2019, if passed, would have provided coverage through OWCP under the presumption that certain cancers (renal being one of them) are covered as a job-related illness.

Federal Firefighters have been struggling to pass HR 1174 for several years and due to the potential costs, are unable to convince Congress to pass this is a much-needed coverage.

You can read more about HR 1174 at this link on our page.
https://www.facebook.com/257622698739/posts/10157738380803740/

Our fight for Presumptive Legislation will not stop with the 116th Congress or the passing of Captain Chris Carneal. We will power through and get someone, likely Rep Salud Carbajal (CA) author of HR 1174, to write another bill outlining presumptive coverage and we will lobby until our shoes fall off for what is the right thing to do. We will continue to fight so others in Chris’ situation do not have to worry. We will prevail!

Stand with us as we fight for cancer coverage. Stand with us so families can spend time together instead of having to fight organizations like OWCP for benefits.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone on our page, especially the members working today. We hope your day is great, surrounded ...
11/26/2020

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone on our page, especially the members working today.

We hope your day is great, surrounded by family and friends (as much as you can be).

To the members working, your time away from home is appreciated. Keep up the great service to our military community and have a safe day.

It was a great day to get some #petzl escape refresher training in today!  Whats better than bailing out of some windows...
11/23/2020

It was a great day to get some #petzl escape refresher training in today! Whats better than bailing out of some windows! #itshighuphere #youwantmetodowhat #lastresort #teamworkmakesthedreamwork

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108 Sheridan Ave
Fort Myer, VA
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Executive Board President - Mike Jackson [email protected] Vice President - Joe Thompson [email protected] Treasurer - Sam Grossman [email protected] Secretary - Jeff lee Shop Steward - Shawn Minor [email protected] Shop Steward - Shaun Winfrey [email protected] Shop Steward - Lyle Deshaw [email protected]

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(703) 696-3483

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