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Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department

Technical-rescue personnel test mettle in statewide challenge

Twelve members of the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department’s Technical Rescue Operations Team recently participated in the Virginia Rescue Challenge in the Richmond area. Twelve teams from around the region completed two technical-rescue scenarios per day for four days....

Fire agencies honored for innovative blood initiative

The Congressional Fire Services Institute and Masimo at an April 7 symposium and dinner honored the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System and Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department with the 2022 Excellence in Fire Service-Based EMS Award...

Photographer, civic leader survives house fire in Vienna

A well-known Vienna photographer escaped serious harm April 16 after fire badly damaged the home that for decades has served as his studio. At about 4:28 a.m. that day, the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department and City of Fairfax...

Garage-door wiring leads to Great Falls house fire

The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department and Loudoun County Fire and Rescue dispatched units March 22 at 11:22 a.m. to a reported house fire in the 9900 block of Deer Pond Drive in Great Falls. Arriving units found fire...

Discarded ashes cause house fire in Wolf Trap area

The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department on Feb. 26 at 8:45 p.m. dispatched units to a reported house fire in the 1500 block of Snughill Court in the Wolf Trap area north of Vienna. Arriving units saw fire coming...

Unattended pot sets McLean house ablaze

The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department and Arlington County Fire Department dispatched units on Jan. 16 at noon to a house fire in the 2000 block of Great Falls Street in McLean. Arriving units saw smoke coming from the...

Unattended candle leads to $920K damage to McLean house

The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department and Arlington County Fire Department on Jan. 8 at 10:42 p.m. dispatched units to a reported house fire in the 1500 block of Dominion Hill Court in McLean. Arriving units found fire showing...

Residents urged to take it easy when shoveling snow

In light of this winter’s first major snowstorm, which began pummeling the region Jan. 3, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department officials encourage local residents to take safety precautions if they are going to shovel snow. It is important to...

COVID has fire officials shuffling personnel to keep up

Due to an increase in the number of COVID cases among staff, the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department (FCFRD) has implemented temporary staffing adjustments, officials said Dec. 29. As of Dec. 29, 66 employees had tested positive for COVID...

Unattended candle culprit in Oakton townhouse fire

The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department and City of Fairfax Fire Department on Dec. 17 at 10:09 p.m. dispatched units to a reported townhouse fire in the 2700 block of Pembsly Drive in Oakton. Arriving units found fire showing...
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