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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.

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

Over the last few days, the brothers and sister of Local F-253 participated in live fire training at the Fort Belvoir bu...
04/29/2022

Over the last few days, the brothers and sister of Local F-253 participated in live fire training at the Fort Belvoir burn building.

Training is an important part of our job and keeping our skills sharp. It is especially important so that our newest members can learn our way of operating on fires.

Thank you to Fort Belvoir for having us down. A special that's to our DES Director Lt Colonel Heather McGrath (last 2 pictures) for taking time out of your busy schedule to walk in our shoes for a few hours. We hope you had a great time.

We are so excited to announce a new addition to our fire family! Lt. Josh Prica and his wife Heather are pleased to intr...
04/25/2022

We are so excited to announce a new addition to our fire family! Lt. Josh Prica and his wife Heather are pleased to introduce Teagan Rae, born April 24 at 8:40 pm weighing 6 lbs 11 oz. #welcometothefirefamily #congratulations

The Officers and Firefighters of the Fort Myer Fire Department are sad to announce the passing of Emergency Services Dis...
04/20/2022

The Officers and Firefighters of the Fort Myer Fire Department are sad to announce the passing of Emergency Services Dispatcher Brian Sutton. On April 14th, 2022, Dispatcher Sutton lost his battle with Cancer.

Prior to his transition to being a Dispatcher, Brian was a Police Officer with Joint Base Myer - Henderson Hall Police Department. Please keep the Sutton Family and his DES Family in your thoughts as they navigate these hard times.

Funeral Services for Brian

April 22, 2022 @ 1600 (4pm)

Nandua High School
26350 Lankford Highway
Onley, Virginia 23301

If you wish to send Flowers please do so at the link below.

https://www.tributearchive.com/obituaries/24603059/brian-sutton

The crew on E161 were operating on a structure fire 3rd due in the area of North Peidmont and 5th Street North.  Smoke w...
04/10/2022

The crew on E161 were operating on a structure fire 3rd due in the area of North Peidmont and 5th Street North. Smoke was showing on the 2nd division and they made the decision to go line over ladder. The crew made a good stop on the fire and kept the damage isolated to the fire room.

Yesterday, 3 of our members received recognition from Deputy Joint Base Commander Lieutenant Colonel Mark A. Paolicelli ...
04/02/2022

Yesterday, 3 of our members received recognition from Deputy Joint Base Commander Lieutenant Colonel Mark A. Paolicelli for a CPR save that occurred during #wreathsacrossamerica back in December. Great job guys! #strongwork
#trainhard #gettingitdone

Calling all friends and Followers, the Federal Firefighter Presumptive Bill has STALLED with new cosponsors. We need you...
03/31/2022

Calling all friends and Followers, the Federal Firefighter Presumptive Bill has STALLED with new cosponsors.

We need your help with a final push to 200 by Friday.

HR 2499 has STALLED!!

WE are hovering around 168 with reps promising to sign on. The Education and Labor Committee is closing the bill by the end of the week. This means no more cosponsors will be able to sign on.

We need a major push to get to 200 or more.

Pull out all the stops and let's drive this home in honor of those that have passed before us. Let's set up those after us with a major benefit.

Call every rep you can, keep calling until you get a commitment.

We can do this!!

#iafffedfire #UnionStrong

International Association of Fire Fighters

***Current Reps on HR 2499***

https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/2499/cosponsors

Some good news from the House today. We aren't free and clear, but we are damn close. Let's put 22yrs of waiting to bed.
03/16/2022

Some good news from the House today. We aren't free and clear, but we are damn close. Let's put 22yrs of waiting to bed.

Brothers and Sisters, Friends and Followers, today the Education and Labor Committee marked up HR 2499 Federal Fire Fighter Fairness Act or Presumptive Illness.

The Committee voted 31 to 18 to move it to the floor for a vote. While this is exciting news, our work is not over. Now more than ever we need to add cosponsors, especially Republicans.

Visit govtrack.us or congress.gov to see if your rep is supporting federal firefighters.

As of today the Bill sits at 154 cosponsors. 218 guarantees a vote on the floor. Please reach out to your reps and ask them to support our bill.

We are very close....let's not let it slip away now.

#iafffedfire #unionstrong

We would like to congratulate FF Stouffer on being turned over to drive and perform as the acting lieutenant on every ap...
03/16/2022

We would like to congratulate FF Stouffer on being turned over to drive and perform as the acting lieutenant on every apparatus on not only Fort Myer but also Fort McNair in D.C.! It takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and attention to detail. FF Stouffer truly is a remarkable asset to this department! #hardwork #makingstrides #iafflocalf253

We hate to lose another good guy from Fort Myer Fire!  A/C Matty Bannon we wish you the best in your new position!  Than...
03/15/2022

We hate to lose another good guy from Fort Myer Fire! A/C Matty Bannon we wish you the best in your new position! Thanks for all of your hard work and dedication while you were here! Good luck!

03/05/2022

We would like to wish our very own FF Drake a very Happy Birthday! Whats better than a whip cream pie in the face! Happy Birthday Brother!

The crews of 61 performed some circuit training while on SCBA breathing air.   This helps to manage air supply while per...
02/27/2022

The crews of 61 performed some circuit training while on SCBA breathing air. This helps to manage air supply while performing several fire ground tasks. #mmm #scottsafety #doorbreach #itsgettinghardtobreatheinhere #iafflocalf253

The crews of E161 and E161B had some great in-depth training on 4th due RIT assignments.  Performed firefighter down and...
02/18/2022

The crews of E161 and E161B had some great in-depth training on 4th due RIT assignments. Performed firefighter down and Mayday scenarios, learned various ways to drag and supply air to firefighters that can be trapped or injured. #scottsafety #mmm #arlington

Photos from IAFF Federal Fire's post
12/28/2021

Photos from IAFF Federal Fire's post

January is Firefighter Cancer Awareness Month. District 16 will be running a month long campaign with the International ...
12/27/2021

January is Firefighter Cancer Awareness Month. District 16 will be running a month long campaign with the International Association of Fire Fighters and Firefighter Cancer Support Network to raise awareness and provide tips to keeping our members safer from exposure.

If you have a story about cancer in your department please reach out so I can post it as well.

#iafffedfire #CancerAwarenessMonth

Merry Christmas from your Fort Myer Fire Department!  We hope that you have a great day full of laughs, family and of co...
12/25/2021

Merry Christmas from your Fort Myer Fire Department! We hope that you have a great day full of laughs, family and of course food!

A huge shout out to an awesome group of young ladies from Girlscout troop #troop60219!  They came by for a station tour ...
12/05/2021

A huge shout out to an awesome group of young ladies from Girlscout troop #troop60219! They came by for a station tour and to learn about basic first aid. Thanks to FF @oh4dog ,FF @scarpenter52 and FF Ruiz for the help!

It has been a great 3 days of learning how to work on @scottsafety Air-Paks!  We had the pleasure of learning with perso...
11/18/2021

It has been a great 3 days of learning how to work on @scottsafety Air-Paks! We had the pleasure of learning with personnel from @fortbelvoirfd @hanoverfireems1 and @local3762 Huge shout out to Instructor Mike for a very informative class! #scottsafety #scba #3m #mmm

A huge shout out to @fortbelvoirfd for letting us come and play!  It was a great few days of training and working togeth...
11/04/2021

A huge shout out to @fortbelvoirfd for letting us come and play! It was a great few days of training and working together! #trainingday #liveburns #iafflocalf253

Last night crews from E161 and E161b responded to a transportation incident at the Arlington National Cemetery Metro for...
10/13/2021

Last night crews from E161 and E161b responded to a transportation incident at the Arlington National Cemetery Metro for a train derailment. E161 was assigned recon group with TW104 and E109. Crews made the nearly 1 mile hike down the track bed into the tunnel where the train derailed. After careful assessments and ensuring passenger safety multiple teams from Arlington County Fire Department Alexandria Fire Department Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department MWAA Fire Dept and WMATA evacuated over 200 passengers back to the ANC station platform. No serious injuries we reported.

Here are some photos from our little 9/11 Ceremony.
09/13/2021

Here are some photos from our little 9/11 Ceremony.

On this day 20 years ago a crew of three firefighters from Fort Myer Fire Dept were getting ready for a typical day of h...
09/11/2021

On this day 20 years ago a crew of three firefighters from Fort Myer Fire Dept were getting ready for a typical day of helicopter flights in and out of the Pentagon. Firefighters Al Wallace, Mark Skipper, and Dennis Young were conducting morning checks mere minutes before Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon.

Al Wallace heard a noise, when he looked, it was the plane clipping light poles on Columbia Pike. He yelled to run as he dove under the van they used to go to the Pentagon.

All three Firefighters suffered minor injuries from the blast and flying debris. Foam 161 suffered severe damage along with the fire station and control tower. Al made his way to the foam unit and radioed Fort Myer that a plane had crashed into the Pentagon.

With the Foam Unit out of service the three Firefighters went into rescue mode, rescuing as many Pentagon patrons as they could, escorting them to safety before being sent to the hospital themselves.

#remember911 #fortmyerfire #wewerethere

Our President, Mike Jackson is back in the news reporting to Scott MacFarlane and the NBC Washington I-Team on the statu...
09/09/2021

Our President, Mike Jackson is back in the news reporting to Scott MacFarlane and the NBC Washington I-Team on the status of the Pentagon Fire Station that was destroyed 9/11, 20 years ago on this coming Saturday. While the fire station was funded in the 2020 NDAA we are still waiting for a new station.

Thanks to Scott MacFarlane and the News 4 I-Team for helping shed light on this issue back in 2017.

Thank you to @SenatorMarkWarner Rep.Debbie Wasserman Schultz @repGerryConnolly, Rep. Rob Wittman @senatortimkaine for all of the assistance they provided.

News segment

https://www.nbcwashington.com/investigations/push-to-rebuild-pentagon-fire-station-destroyed-on-9-11-continues/2795719/

News Article

https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/national-international/september-11-anniversary/still-no-target-date-released-for-rebuilding-of-pentagon-fire-station-destroyed-on-9-11/2795309/

International Association of Fire Fighters Edward A. Kelly IAFF General President Frank Lima - IAFF GST

#iafffedfire

It's always a great pleasure when Al Wallace come and visits us!  Truly a great story to be told!
09/07/2021

It's always a great pleasure when Al Wallace come and visits us! Truly a great story to be told!

Pictured is the helmet worn by Fort Myer firefighter Alan Wallace as a member of the Foam 161 Crew on September 11th, 2001.
Wallace was standing at the right rear of Foam 161 with fellow firefighter Mark Skipper at the moment American Airlines Flight 77 impacted the Pentagon only 200 feet away.
After Wallace struggled to get his firefighting uniform on, he used his radio to call in the first accurate report about the attack on the Pentagon.

Join us at the Museum for the 20th Anniversary of September 11, 2001 as we offer exclusive displays within our 9/11 exhibit.

As you enjoy the Labor Day Holiday, take a minute to reflect on those in the Union world that made days like today possi...
09/06/2021

As you enjoy the Labor Day Holiday, take a minute to reflect on those in the Union world that made days like today possible.

Thanks to Unions, people have weekends off, child labor laws were established, you get good pay and benefits and pensions.

We would like to wish Assistant Chief Williams good luck on his future endeavors at Fort Meade Fire Department!  Chief W...
08/24/2021

We would like to wish Assistant Chief Williams good luck on his future endeavors at Fort Meade Fire Department! Chief Williams was a big part of this department and hate to see him go! We wish you all the best! #iafflocalf253 #goodluck #beyourbest

Post 2 of 2.  A huge Thanks to Firefighter Thompson for making a very challenging course and for organizing the event!  ...
08/16/2021

Post 2 of 2. A huge Thanks to Firefighter Thompson for making a very challenging course and for organizing the event! #goarmy

POST 1 OF 2..We had the pleasure of putting the soldiers of HHC, USAG, JBM-HH through a pretty intense workout today.  T...
08/16/2021

POST 1 OF 2..We had the pleasure of putting the soldiers of HHC, USAG, JBM-HH through a pretty intense workout today. They wanted to experience some of the things that firefighters have to face while on the fire ground. I think they got what they wanted! #oneteam #teamwork #usarmy #iafflocalf253

End of Watch Aug. 3, 2021.Last night, the Pentagon Force Protection Agency observed End of Watch for Pentagon Police Off...
08/04/2021

End of Watch Aug. 3, 2021.

Last night, the Pentagon Force Protection Agency observed End of Watch for Pentagon Police Officer George Gonzalez, who was tragically killed yesterday during the incident at the Pentagon bus platform.

Please keep Officer Gonzalez’s family and his PFPA Family in our thoughts and prayers. May he rest in peace.

We mourn with our Brothers and sisters in blue at the Pentagon Police Department.
08/04/2021

We mourn with our Brothers and sisters in blue at the Pentagon Police Department.

Thankful to be apart of such a great kickoff for the #tunneltotowers walk!  @arlingtonvafd station 105 did a great job a...
08/01/2021

Thankful to be apart of such a great kickoff for the #tunneltotowers walk! @arlingtonvafd station 105 did a great job at hosting the event. This is truly a great organization that helps so many wounded first responders, military and veterans. If your not familiar with them, please go check out the tunnel to towers organization! #thankfultobeapart #neverforget

Brothers and Sisters, friends and followers. Meet Brayden (aka porkchop), he is the grandson of a retired Fort Myer Comm...
07/24/2021

Brothers and Sisters, friends and followers. Meet Brayden (aka porkchop), he is the grandson of a retired Fort Myer Command Sargeant Major and a good friend of the Fort Myer Firefighters (F-253).

Last week Brayden was diagnosed with Nueroblastoma, he started a 2 year long journey with chemo today. The road ahead is going to be long and tough. Let's show this family how much Firefighters look after our friends and allow them the time they need to get Brayden healthy again.

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Fort McNair E46 is currently operating NE D.C. providing water supply for a 2 alarm fire at a recycling plant.  #dcfd #b...
07/22/2021

Fort McNair E46 is currently operating NE D.C. providing water supply for a 2 alarm fire at a recycling plant. #dcfd #breaking #oneteam

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108 Sheridan Ave
Fort Myer, VA
22211

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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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Today was the fourth and final day of our live fire burns!! It was a great day full of great training!! All crews, all week worked hard honing their craft!! Thanks to our burn teams for facilitating all week !! Thank Fort Myer IAFF Local F-253 for coming to train!!
Day 3 of burns April 27th 2022. Great day of training!! Lots of hard work and smiles!! Fort Myer IAFF Local F-253
Today was day one of our annual spring live fire training burns! More to come throughout the week! Fort Myer IAFF Local F-253
#MondayMotivation #MotivationMonday The amazing Fort Myer IAFF Local F-253 team coordinated and ran a rigorous circuit of Fire Fighter Physical Training for members of HHC, USAG and the RSO this morning. The circuit training / smoke session was an intense round of physical tasks that Fire Fighters frequently need to conduct in their field. The PT session was followed by a moment of remembrance and somber meditation as the fire fighting team showed the Soldiers their 9/11 Memorial Wall, which includes pictures of the people and pieces of the engines from Fort Myer that responded to the Pentagon on that tragic day. #NeverForget911
Big Shoutout to Fort Myer Fire Engine 161. Yesterday they made a stop to Arlington National Cemetery and left some flowers at Christopher Slutman's Grave site. Fort Myer IAFF Local F-253
Canteen 611 is supporting the MWAA-Dulles APEX training exercise today. Happy to help! Loudoun County Fire and Rescue Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad Fire Station 302 @ Dulles Airport Fire Department, City of Alexandria, VA Arlington County Fire Department Fort Myer IAFF Local F-253 Fort Belvoir Fire and Emergency Services National Capitol Region Airports Professional Firefighters Fauquier County Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Management
The Firefighters of Fort Myer IAFF Local F-253 had no idea what was in store for them 19 years ago. There were 3 people assigned to the crash station that day. Al Wallace, Dennis Young, and Mark Skipper. They had just arrived and were in the process of morning checks. Al Wallace heard loud whistling noise. When he turned around he saw a plane coming straight for him as it clipped light posts on Columbia Pike in Arlington. As he yelled run and dove behind the crash truck, which took the brunt of the hit, as the plane stuck the Pentagon. Injured, Al got in the Foam Unit and radioed for help. After numerous rescue the crew was finally sent to the hospital for minor injuries. They would return later and continue rescue efforts. Al retired a number of years later and still visits the station from time to time and has been featured in many of the 9/11 specials. Dennis Young retired and in May of 2018 passed due to occupational cancer related to 9/11. Mark Skipper was working at a base down south. The whole department along with numerous other jurisdictions put in a lot of work over the next several weeks. Al Wallace's gear now hangs in the 9/11 museum in NYC, and the Crash Truck is at the General Patton museum in Kentucky. Thank you to those of you that responded on that horrific day.
The members of Fire Station 1 spent the morning visiting with some amazing kids that were in town for this year’s #IAFFBurnCamp19. Campers are teen burn survivors ages 13-15. The campers were hosted by Joint Base Myer – Henderson Hall Fire Department and were given a proper welcome from The United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, as well as the United States Army Drill Team. The International Burn Camp brings together professional firefighters and burn survivors to help meet and bond with other survivors, understand that they are not alone, and have the opportunity to just be a kid! Good times were had by all (even Colonel Kim Peeples!) Fort Myer IAFF Local F-253 The United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps Joint Base Myer - Henderson Hall United States Army Drill Team IAFF Arlington #Resilience #Strength #Service #Survivor #acfd #burnsurvivor #iaff
This morning first responders, dispatchers, counselors & more from the area gathered together for Internal Size-Up, an in-depth FF/EMT behavioral health workshop dedicated to awareness of #stress, #anxiety, #PTSD, #addictions, #depression, #anger and addressing su***de and #retirement. The workshop is lead by Jeff Dill of @ffbha4ff who works to reduce su***de among first responders. #Su***de has already claimed the lives of 124 Law Enforcement Officers and 73 Fire/EMS personnel this year. #AskForHelp DC Fire And EMS Official Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department Page Fire Department, City of Alexandria, VA Naval District Washington (NDW) Fire Rappahannock EMS Council #MWAAFireRescueDepartment Charles County Volunteer Fire and Emergency Medical Services Loudoun County Fire and Rescue The Arlington County Police Department Fort Myer IAFF Local F-253 Montgomery County (MD) Fire & Rescue