FCFRD Assistant Chief Reginald Johnson Selected as New Fire Chief for City of Charlotte

  Congratulations to  Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department Assistant Chief  Reginald Johnson for being selected as Fire Chief for the City of Charlotte. Chief Johnson was selected from a field of more than 90 candidates. FCFRD Asst. Chief Reginald Johnson Selected as Fire Chief for the City of Charlotte

Kidde Smoke Detector Recall

Kidde is recalling approximately 452,000 smoke detectors in the United States. They were sold at Walmart, Home Depot, Amazon, shopkidde.com as well as other department stores, home improvement/hardware stores and online retailers. The models being recalls are Kidde Dual Sensor (Photoelectric and Ionization) Smoke Alarms – Models PI2010 and PI9010. The affected detectors will have a manufacture dat...
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Fairfax County Government Closed Today, Firefighters are on duty.

Fairfax County Government, Courts & Schools are closed today. Your  # IAFF2068   # Firefighters  are on duty and respond. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  County Government Closed Wednesday, March 21

Florida Governor Scott Expected to Sign PTSD Bill for Fire Fighters

Representative Matt  Willhite , a member of Palm Beach County Local 2928, is a sponsor of legislation that provides expanded workers’ compensation benefits to Florida fire fighters,  EMTs  and police officers diagnosed with post-traumatic stress. The Florida House of Representatives unanimously passed SB 376, legislation that provides expanded workers’ compensation benefits to Florida fire fighter...
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2018 Alfred K. Whitehead Legislative Conference - Live Stream



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MDA & IAFF Disaster Relief Fund Check Presentation

This morning, I was honored to represent Fairfax County public safety and present checks for $500,000 to Executive Director  Tiffany Tillotson  for Greater Washin gton MDA and $125,000 to General President Harold Schaitberger for the IAFF Disaster Relief Fund for the record breaking 2017 Fill the Boot Campaign. Huge thanks to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, Fairfax County Fire & Rescu...
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Move Mountains for Loren

  Loren Jewell is a firefighter for Fairfax County, she has a 5 year old daughter, Skylar, and a loving fiancé, Billy LeDrew.  Loren was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor which is pressing on her optic nerve. It needs to be removed as soon as possible to avoid causing blindness. We are rallying behind Loren to help ease the financial burden she will incur with this surgery. Between a mortgage,...
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Endorsements Based on Firefighter Issues, Not Party

There is an election every year in Virginia! As the mailers and video the IAFF has released there are many reasons your Union is supporting Lt. Governor Northam but the best reason is that he supports our issues of pension protection and cancer presumption. He is a veteran from Desert Storm who understands duty, a doctor who understands the risks we take with our health and a man who will listen t...
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2017 Elections - Local 2068 Endorsements


This is a list of candidates endorsed by Local 2068. These candidates are endorsed based on their support for firefighter issues. Deadline To Request Absentee Ballot By Mail : Tuesday, October 31, 2017 – 1700hrs Deadline To Vote By Absentee Ballot In Person: Saturday, November 4, 2017 – 1700hrs Election Day: November 7, 2017 – A-Shift on Duty – Polls Open 0600hrs – 1900hrs  

L2068 Endorsement of Karen Keyes-Gamarra

Fairfax County (VA) Professional Firefighters and Paramedics has endorsed Karen Keys-Gamarra in her candidacy for the special election to the Fairfax County (VA) School Board. The election is Tuesday, August 29th. Vote at your regular polling location. Polls are open from 6 am - 7 pm. Please exercise your constitutional right to vote.    

Line of Duty Death - Ronald Shulga, L0742, Evanston, IL - Cancer

It is with deepest regret and sorrow to report the line-of-duty death of Captain Ron Shulga, IAFF 8th District Local, 742, Evanston, IL. Brother Shulga passed away on May 11, 2017 from non-Hodgkins lymphoma. The Wake will take place on Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 3:00-9:00 pm at the Donnellan Funeral Home, 10045 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL. The Visitation Services will be on Friday, May 19, 2017, from...
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Response to Anonymous Complaints of Bullying and Harassment

FAIRFAX, VA - The Fairfax County Professional Fire Fighters and Paramedics has a long proud history of working to improve not only the lives of our members and their families but to the citizens and visitors of Fairfax County. Our professional firefighters and paramedics are on duty 24/7 to respond to any type of emergency in and around Fairfax County. This is a profession like no other and a depa...
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FY 2017 Spending Package Includes Funding for SAFER, FIRE Act

IAFF NEWS - Congress has finally passed legislation funding the federal government for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2017. The bill, which passed both the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate this week and averts a government shutdown, includes $345 million each for the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) and Assistance to Firefighters  (FIRE Act) grant programs, equa...
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Fairfax Co. Fire Fighters & Paramedics Response to Overtime Pay News Coverage

Recently, there have been some concerns raised regarding news coverage of overtime within the Fairfax County government specifically the Fire & Rescue Department. We would like to provide you with some clarification and understanding on how the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue staffing model provides safety for our community and all our fire & rescue personnel. There are several key points t...
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IAFF Video Training - Generational Differences in the Workplace

Today there are at least three distinctive generations in the workplace which include: Boomers who are team plaers, love social interaction at work and invest time to work their way up; Gen X-ers who are skeptical, determined to do a good job but also go home and have a life; Millenials that have little patience where if they are not happy they leave. This 10 minute IAFF training video is a quick ...
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