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01/13/2022
Space Heater Safety

Using a #SpaceHeater to stay warm this winter? Always remember to turn it off when you leave the room or go to bed. Plug only one heat-producing appliance directly into an electrical outlet at a time. No power strips or extension cords!
#WinterFireSafety #SpaceHeatersNeedSpace #3FeetAway

JANUARY 15 ABBEY ROAD, BURNIN DOWN THE HOUSE EVENT POSTPONED UNTIL FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2022The Abbey Road, Burnin’ Down the...
01/12/2022

JANUARY 15 ABBEY ROAD, BURNIN DOWN THE HOUSE EVENT POSTPONED UNTIL FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2022

The Abbey Road, Burnin’ Down the House event has been changed to March 4, 2022.

The staff members at Abbey Road are putting additional health and safety measures in place to ensure we will not have to postpone a second time. Please hang on to the tickets you purchased as they are valid for the new date.

JANUARY 15 ABBEY ROAD, BURNIN DOWN THE HOUSE EVENT POSTPONED UNTIL FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2022

The Abbey Road, Burnin’ Down the House event has been changed to March 4, 2022.

The staff members at Abbey Road are putting additional health and safety measures in place to ensure we will not have to postpone a second time. Please hang on to the tickets you purchased as they are valid for the new date.

Be More! What do you want your legacy to be? If you want to be the best that you can be, and have a team that will help ...
01/12/2022
VBFD Recruiting 2022 BE MORE.

Be More! What do you want your legacy to be? If you want to be the best that you can be, and have a team that will help you succeed, then answer the call. VBFD is taking applications for our next two academies through Jan. 24.
https://youtu.be/WzQFTDV799k

#Firefighter #firerecruit #job #professional #career #greatbenefits #vbfdstrong #freetraining

Here’s your opportunity to join the Virginia Beach Fire Department (VBFD). The VBFD is currently accepting candidate applications (approx. 50+ vacancies) for...

Please join Fire Chief Dave Hutcheson in congratulating Master Firefighter Richard L. Wall on his promotion to Captain. ...
01/10/2022

Please join Fire Chief Dave Hutcheson in congratulating Master Firefighter Richard L. Wall on his promotion to Captain. His promotion is effective January 27, 2022.

Congratulations Rick!

Please join Fire Chief Dave Hutcheson in congratulating Master Firefighter Richard L. Wall on his promotion to Captain. His promotion is effective January 27, 2022.

Congratulations Rick!

Devastating fires this week in both Philadelphia and New York have tragically taken the lives of up to 31 people (includ...
01/10/2022
19 Dead, Including Nine Children, in Bronx Apartment Fire - Fire Engineering

Devastating fires this week in both Philadelphia and New York have tragically taken the lives of up to 31 people (including 17 children). Our hearts and prayers are with the families, their communities, first responders, and our brothers and sisters in Philadelphia Fire Department and New York City Fire Department.

Virginia Beach Fire Department strongly encourages you to discuss these questions with your loved ones. Act NOW to address issues that could save your life in the event of a fire. Be proactive, not reactive when it comes to fire safety.

1️⃣Do you test your smoke alarms monthly to ensure that they are working?
2️⃣Do you have working smoke alarms installed on every level of your home, including inside every bedroom and outside of every sleeping area?
3️⃣Does everyone understand the sounds of smoke and CO alarms and how to respond?
4️⃣Have you developed and practiced a home escape plan?
5️⃣Do you have clear, unblocked paths to multiple exits? Can doors and windows be opened easily?
6️⃣Have you discussed specific areas of concern such as people with mobility issues, special needs or disabilities, children, pets, multi-level residences, and apartments/high-rise buildings?
7️⃣Do you turn off space heaters when you leave the room or go to bed?
8️⃣Do you keep lighters and matches in a locked cabinet, out of the reach of children? Have you taught younger children not to touch lighters and tell an adult when they find them?
9️⃣Do you keep things that can burn at least 3 feet from space heaters, stoves, and fireplaces?
🔟Do you sleep with your door closed to prevent the spread of smoke, heat, and fire if it occurs in the middle of the night?

#FireIsEveryonesFight #CommunityRiskReduction #FirePrevention #FireSafetyTips

https://www.fireengineering.com/firefighting/19-dead-including-nine-children-in-bronx-apartment-fire/?fbclid=IwAR3iz7QG8GQJbkf82G9tbE0DjW-HY5jWd-pNsIMiVUhinBeo20BMwOOds5I2️3️

At least 19 people, including nine children, died in a fire Sunday at a Bronx apartment building in one of the worst fires in New York City in decades.

Photos from Virginia Beach Fire Department's post
01/08/2022

Photos from Virginia Beach Fire Department's post

Land clearing began on Wednesday July 21, 2021 at the Harry E. Diezel Virginia Beach Fire Training Center for its buildi...
01/07/2022

Land clearing began on Wednesday July 21, 2021 at the Harry E. Diezel Virginia Beach Fire Training Center for its building expansion project. The 16,766 square foot addition will include locker rooms for staff and recruits, gear lockers, decontamination room, and gym. The rooms will be placed in a way to allow for proper decontamination of gear and instructors after training. Also, the new gym will allow for the old gym to be converted into another classroom and removing the gear lockers from the high bay will create room for future indoor props. The project finish time is July 2022.

Photos by the City of Virginia Beach Fire Department/Multimedia Services Unit © 2021 - All rights reserved. This material may not be reproduced, displayed, modified, or distributed without the expressed prior written permission of the copyright holder. FMI: [email protected] - Permissions to use: [email protected].

Please join Fire Chief Dave Hutcheson in congratulating Master Firefighter Henry Duchene on his promotion to Captain. Hi...
01/07/2022

Please join Fire Chief Dave Hutcheson in congratulating Master Firefighter Henry Duchene on his promotion to Captain. His promotion is effective January 27, 2022.

Congratulations Henry!

Please join Fire Chief Dave Hutcheson in congratulating Master Firefighter Henry Duchene on his promotion to Captain. His promotion is effective January 27, 2022.

Congratulations Henry!

Please join Fire Chief Dave Hutcheson in congratulating Master Firefighter Gerrard O. Paschke on his promotion to Captai...
01/06/2022

Please join Fire Chief Dave Hutcheson in congratulating Master Firefighter Gerrard O. Paschke on his promotion to Captain. His promotion is effective January 27, 2022.
Congratulations Gerrard! #Captain #Leader #Professional #VBFDStrong #promotion #firefighter

Please join Fire Chief Dave Hutcheson in congratulating Master Firefighter Gerrard O. Paschke on his promotion to Captain. His promotion is effective January 27, 2022.
Congratulations Gerrard! #Captain #Leader #Professional #VBFDStrong #promotion #firefighter

01/06/2022

WE’RE HIRING! If you’re ready to be a part of a family that works together, helps you succeed and challenges you every day, we’ve got what you’re looking for. FMI: www.vbgovcareers.com #Family #Camaraderie #TeamWork #BrotherhoodSisterhood #VBFDStrong #Courage #Bravery #Pride #Service #Community #SelfSatisfaction #GotYour6 #professional #BestOfTheBest #Firefighter #Job

Land clearing for the New Burton Station Fire and EMS Station #22 has begun. Construction is expected to take 16 months ...
01/05/2022

Land clearing for the New Burton Station Fire and EMS Station #22 has begun. Construction is expected to take 16 months with a projected completion date of sometime around October/November 2022. The station will be +/- 14,000 square feet with 3 apparatus bays. It will have quarters for the 30 firefighter (10 per shift) and 5 EMS personnel. We will staff an engine and ladder 24/7 with 4 person minimum staffing on each rig. The station will feature a community room to accommodate meetings of local organizations when requested.

Photos/Video by the City of Virginia Beach Fire Department/Multimedia Services Unit © 2021 - All rights reserved. This material may not be reproduced, displayed, modified, or distributed without the expressed prior written permission of the copyright holder. FMI: [email protected] - Permissions to use: [email protected].

Did you know that 1 in every 5 home fire deaths involves heating equipment? Keeping your home cozy and warm during cold ...
01/05/2022

Did you know that 1 in every 5 home fire deaths involves heating equipment? Keeping your home cozy and warm during cold winter months is necessary, but keeping your loved ones safe is crucial! Please, take a moment to review these important winter home safety tips.

#WinterFireSafety

Did you know that 1 in every 5 home fire deaths involves heating equipment? Keeping your home cozy and warm during cold winter months is necessary, but keeping your loved ones safe is crucial! Please, take a moment to review these important winter home safety tips.

#WinterFireSafety

Please join Chief Dave Hutcheson in congratulating Master Firefighter Arthur C. Forrester, Jr. on his promotion to Capta...
01/04/2022

Please join Chief Dave Hutcheson in congratulating Master Firefighter Arthur C. Forrester, Jr. on his promotion to Captain.
His promotion is effective January 27, 2022.

Congratulations Carson!

Please join Chief Dave Hutcheson in congratulating Master Firefighter Arthur C. Forrester, Jr. on his promotion to Captain.
His promotion is effective January 27, 2022.

Congratulations Carson!

Please join Fire Chief Dave Hutcheson in congratulating Master Firefighter David M. Scherrer on his promotion to Captain...
01/03/2022

Please join Fire Chief Dave Hutcheson in congratulating Master Firefighter David M. Scherrer on his promotion to Captain. His promotion is effective January 27, 2022.
Congratulations David!

Please join Fire Chief Dave Hutcheson in congratulating Master Firefighter David M. Scherrer on his promotion to Captain. His promotion is effective January 27, 2022.
Congratulations David!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! The Virginia Beach Fire Department is wishing our entire community a healthy, safe and joyful New Year! ...
01/01/2022

HAPPY NEW YEAR! The Virginia Beach Fire Department is wishing our entire community a healthy, safe and joyful New Year! Let’s start 2022 out on a positive note... Share an uplifting sentiment, a kind message or words of wisdom in the comments below! What's your resolution?

HAPPY NEW YEAR! The Virginia Beach Fire Department is wishing our entire community a healthy, safe and joyful New Year! Let’s start 2022 out on a positive note... Share an uplifting sentiment, a kind message or words of wisdom in the comments below! What's your resolution?

Two important reminders as you ring in the New Year this evening: 1. Be responsible – make plans to get home safely befo...
12/31/2021

Two important reminders as you ring in the New Year this evening:
1. Be responsible – make plans to get home safely before you go out.
2. Avoid the temptation to start the New Year off with a “bang.” Fireworks can lead to house fires and injuries – and they never mix well with alcohol. They are also illegal in VB.

#IAFFSafetyTip #besafe #HappyNewYear

Two important reminders as you ring in the New Year this evening:
1. Be responsible – make plans to get home safely before you go out.
2. Avoid the temptation to start the New Year off with a “bang.” Fireworks can lead to house fires and injuries – and they never mix well with alcohol. They are also illegal in VB.

#IAFFSafetyTip #besafe #HappyNewYear

Photos from Virginia Beach Fire Department's post
12/31/2021

Photos from Virginia Beach Fire Department's post

It takes a village to provide emergency care and services to our community. We are part of the Virginia Beach public saf...
12/29/2021

It takes a village to provide emergency care and services to our community. We are part of the Virginia Beach public safety team (village) Virginia Beach EMS #ECCS911 Virginia Beach Police Department

Chances are that your Christmas tree is now a fire hazard.  Prevent a tragedy by promptly disposing of dry trees. Never ...
12/28/2021
Dad, 2 sons killed in Christmas house fire; mom, 1 son survive

Chances are that your Christmas tree is now a fire hazard. Prevent a tragedy by promptly disposing of dry trees. Never place a dried-out tree in a garage or next to your home. If you choose to leave it up longer, always turn off the lights when you leave the house or go to bed.

🎄Tree Disposal Options in VB🎄

Option 1: Place live trees at the curb on your normal collection day or take them to the Landfill and Resource Recovery Center to become mulch. City of Virginia Beach Waste Management Division

Option 2: Naval Air Station Oceana is collecting Christmas trees to preserve the dunes at Dam Neck Annex’s beaches.

For more info, see the flyers in the comments below.

A father and two of his young sons were killed in a house fire early on Christmas in a blaze that ignited near the Christmas tree.

Sparky and his buddy Rookie 🐾 are just about ready to cozy up for a long winter’s nap. Before they turn in for the night...
12/24/2021

Sparky and his buddy Rookie 🐾 are just about ready to cozy up for a long winter’s nap. Before they turn in for the night, they want to remind you of a few tips before heading to bed. The magic of Christmas is in the air, let’s keep it smoke-free! 🚒🎄

✅Christmas tree has plenty of water
✅Blow out lit candles
✅Turn off space heaters
✅Turn off all decorations and lights
✅Smoke and CO alarms are working

#ChristmasEve #HolidayFireSafety #firesafety
Sparky The Fire Dog

Sparky and his buddy Rookie 🐾 are just about ready to cozy up for a long winter’s nap. Before they turn in for the night, they want to remind you of a few tips before heading to bed. The magic of Christmas is in the air, let’s keep it smoke-free! 🚒🎄

✅Christmas tree has plenty of water
✅Blow out lit candles
✅Turn off space heaters
✅Turn off all decorations and lights
✅Smoke and CO alarms are working

#ChristmasEve #HolidayFireSafety #firesafety
Sparky The Fire Dog

We're Hiring! Here’s your opportunity to join the Virginia Beach Fire Department. We are currently accepting candidate a...
12/21/2021

We're Hiring! Here’s your opportunity to join the Virginia Beach Fire Department. We are currently accepting candidate applications (approx. 50+ vacancies) for the next two academies.

Applications for Firefighter Recruit and Certified Firefighter will be accepted online at www.vbgovcareers.com through 11:59 p.m., Monday, Jan. 24, 2022, with first academy tentatively starting in August.

Click the link below to see the details of the position:
https://phg.tbe.taleo.net/phg02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=VBGOV&cws=37&rid=35790

To learn more about the Academy, opportunities, pay and benefits visit our Career Opportunities page at: https://www.vbgov.com/government/departments/fire/employment-volunteer-opportunities/Pages/default.aspx

We're Hiring! Here’s your opportunity to join the Virginia Beach Fire Department. We are currently accepting candidate applications (approx. 50+ vacancies) for the next two academies.

Applications for Firefighter Recruit and Certified Firefighter will be accepted online at www.vbgovcareers.com through 11:59 p.m., Monday, Jan. 24, 2022, with first academy tentatively starting in August.

Click the link below to see the details of the position:
https://phg.tbe.taleo.net/phg02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=VBGOV&cws=37&rid=35790

To learn more about the Academy, opportunities, pay and benefits visit our Career Opportunities page at: https://www.vbgov.com/government/departments/fire/employment-volunteer-opportunities/Pages/default.aspx

Any open flame is dangerous. If possible, use battery-operated candles. If you use candles in your home, prevent a fire ...
12/19/2021

Any open flame is dangerous. If possible, use battery-operated candles. If you use candles in your home, prevent a fire by following these tips:

🕯Put candles in sturdy holders.
🕯Place candles at least 12 inches away from anything that can burn.
🕯Make sure candles cannot be reached by children or pets.
🕯Blow out all candles if you leave the room, get sleepy, or go to bed.
🕯Never leave a burning candle unattended.
🕯Use flashlights, not candles if you have a power outage.

FMI on candle safety: http://ow.ly/fDDS305wunP

#HolidayFireSafety #CandleSafety #BeSafe #FirePrevention

Any open flame is dangerous. If possible, use battery-operated candles. If you use candles in your home, prevent a fire by following these tips:

🕯Put candles in sturdy holders.
🕯Place candles at least 12 inches away from anything that can burn.
🕯Make sure candles cannot be reached by children or pets.
🕯Blow out all candles if you leave the room, get sleepy, or go to bed.
🕯Never leave a burning candle unattended.
🕯Use flashlights, not candles if you have a power outage.

FMI on candle safety: http://ow.ly/fDDS305wunP

#HolidayFireSafety #CandleSafety #BeSafe #FirePrevention

Hey parents and teachers! The holiday chaos has begun! Whether you’re wrapping presents or wrangling students, it’s chal...
12/15/2021

Hey parents and teachers! The holiday chaos has begun! Whether you’re wrapping presents or wrangling students, it’s challenging to keep excited kids entertained in the days leading up to the break. Luckily, Sparky The Fire Dog has some super fun and educational activities to share! Free interactive games, videos, coloring pages and so much more can be found at www.sparky.org. Sparky loves the holidays and fire safety!

#firesafety #WinterFireSafety #teachers #preschool #uglysweater
Virginia Beach Public Library
VBSchools

Land clearing for the New Burton Station Fire and EMS Station #22 has begun. Construction is expected to take 16 months ...
12/11/2021

Land clearing for the New Burton Station Fire and EMS Station #22 has begun. Construction is expected to take 16 months with a projected completion date of sometime around October/November 2022. The station will be +/- 14,000 square feet with 3 apparatus bays. It will have quarters for the 30 firefighter (10 per shift) and 5 EMS personnel. We will staff an engine and ladder 24/7 with 4 person minimum staffing on each rig. The station will feature a community room to accommodate meetings of local organizations when requested.

Photos/Video by the City of Virginia Beach Fire Department/Multimedia Services Unit © 2021 - All rights reserved. This material may not be reproduced, displayed, modified, or distributed without the expressed prior written permission of the copyright holder. FMI: [email protected] - Permissions to use: [email protected].

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Merry Christmas to all of you working today or volunteering, especially my nephew Bryan Ireland . Love you 💙
What happened on Salina on 11/21/2020 street was blocked off fire and rescue. Every Where had to detour
Master Firefighter / United States Army Reservist Sergeant Randy Boone stand’s at attention and salute’s the American Flag during the playing of the National Anthem on Joint Expeditionary Base Fort Story/Little Creek Amphibious Base. On this Veterans Day, we salute the men and women who served this Great Country we call the United States of America. Thank You for your service.
A friend of my cousin who is a FF/PM in the Chicago area. https://www.gofundme.com/f/mf3es-dylans-family/donations?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet&fbclid=IwAR3T1Z52uyX_BYQFjXPFLXGEyezbk0I6LfWL_PvuoZTE1MKcgc5kKLUXdjw If anyone can donate and/or share, that's greatly appreciated. Stay safe!!
Prayers for VBFD PIO Art Kohn...
The first week of October is National Fire Prevention week. The Virginia Beach Fire Department demonstrates the right and wrong ways to contain grease fires on the stove.
Here are two photographs that I took on King Neptune while he was illuminated red in the honor and remembrance of the Fallen Firefighters.
The National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend (October 2, 2020) is the official national tribute to those firefighters who died in the line of duty during the previous year. A candlelight service is normally held for the families on Saturday evening but due to the pandemic, that will not be possible this year. The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation is asking fire departments, localities and citizens across the country to participate in “Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters”. The VBFD has arranged for the illumination (in red) of the VB Emergency Operations Center (Bldg. 30) and the iconic King Neptune statue on the boardwalk at 31st Street. The illumination of these structures begins on October 2nd at Building 30 and on October 3rd at the boardwalk. Both will remain lit through Sunday. The Virginia Beach Fire Department ask you to join us is supporting this national observance by shining a red light on your porch. You can be a beacon of hope to Fire Hero Families and firefighters nationwide by joining us for Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters.
Tomorrow marks the official start of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Memorial weekend. VBFD will be honoring all firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty by participating in the NFFF's national "Light the Night" observances this weekend by illuminating the VB Emergency Operations Center (Bldg. 30) from October 2 - 4 and the King Neptune Statue on the boardwalk at the Oceanfront on October 3-4. Both of these structures will be aglow with red lights to honor our fallen firefighters, everywhere. VBFD invites you to do your own home illumination with something as simple a red light bulb in your porch light.
Photo by Paul Thayer I was appointed to FDNY during the “War Years” in 1968. At the time, NYC was experiencing a worsening arson epidemic and the FDNY was becoming overwhelmed by the workload, particularly in the inner city neighborhoods like Harlem, After receiving “accelerated” training at the Fire Academy, I was assigned to Tower Ladder 14, East Harlem. A few minutes after entering the firehouse carrying my rubber turnout coat, 3/4 boots, and leather helmet, I was greeted by Lt. Bob O'Brian, a man with bulging biceps, square jaw and firm handshake. The Lieutenant looked me in the eye and told me there was one thing he wanted me to do. “I want you to be the best firefighter you could possibly be!”, he said. One of the senior men told me about a “grab” where Bob carried an unconscious victim down an Ariel Ladder over his shoulder. When he made Captain, he moved over to 40 Truck where his career was cut short by a heart attack. Not done saving lives, Bob underwent training as a male nurse. He left this world after suffering a massive heart attack while jogging.