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Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department

Fairfax officials ask residents: Learn how to ‘stop the bleed’

Learning how to stop bleeding is vital, as a person can die from severe, uncontrolled bleeding in as little as five minutes, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department officials said. When a traumatic-bleeding emergency occurs in Fairfax County, most often...

Fairfax welcomes its newest crop of firefighters

The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department on Dec. 16 welcomed its 21 newest members at its 155th Recruit School Graduation, held at the McLean Community Center’s Alden Theatre. Deputy Chief Gregory Hunter, the chief training officer, presented the recruits...

‘Toys for Tots’ effort kicks off in Fairfax

The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department is gearing up to participate in the National Capital Region Fire and EMS Departments’ 2022 Toys for Tots Campaign. The campaign’s intention is to “bring holiday joy and deliver a message of hope...

Electrical fire damages home in Vienna

The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department on Oct. 19 at 2:05 a.m. dispatched units to a reported house fire in the 100 block of Casmar Street, S.E., in Vienna. Units arrived at the one-story, single-family home and saw smoke...

Great Falls volunteers lauded for best fire open house

Every Fairfax County fire station held an open house Oct. 15 to celebrate Fire Prevention Week, welcoming community families into the stations and providing tours, education and children’s activities. Each fire battalion sponsored a friendly competition among the stations to...

Improperly discarded fire-pit ashes cause Vienna home fire

The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department on Oct. 11 at 4:35 p.m. dispatched units to a reported house fire in the 1700 block of Fox Run Court in the Vienna area. Prior to arrival on scene, several units noted...

Fairfax fire officials seek voluntary submission of property information

The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department is encouraging the public to use “Community Connect,” a free, secure and easy-to-use platform that allows residents and/or business owners to share critical information about their home or business, which will aid...

Firefighters, paramedics to support breast-cancer awareness

This October marks the 37th annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To heighten awareness in the fight against the disease, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department firefighters and paramedics have been authorized to wear department-approved pink T-shirts while on duty...

Fire from unattended meat smoker kills dog, damages McLean home

The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department and Arlington County Fire Department on Sept. 28 at 1:46 a.m. dispatched units to a reported house fire in the 6900 block of Birch Street in McLean. Arriving units found fire showing from...

Fairfax fire officials use Vienna home for training exercise

The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department’s Field Training Section on Sept. 12 conducted a live-training burn utilizing an acquired house on Echols Street, S.E., in the town of Vienna. The Field Training Section rotated crews through live-fire-training burns focusing...
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New School Board member receives liaison assignments

New Arlington School Board member Bethany Sutton has her assignments. School Board members on Feb. 2 are expected to approve...
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