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Serious Flaw in NEST Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
The Watch
Nest Labs has halted sales of its smoke and carbon monoxide detectors over company and customer concerns that users could unintentionally disable the device by waving their hands in front of it. One of the most praised features from reviewers is that you could disable the alarm with a simple wave for those instances where you burnt toast or allowed your husband to cook dinner. The issue is that under a combination of circumstances this could happen unintentionally. We call those softw...
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Fire Rescue Brings Wellness In Our Community to Fairfax County
The Watch
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue will launch its second community outreach initiative branded "Wellness In Our Community" (WIOC), in support of "preventing the 9-1-1 call," Wednesday, April 2, 2104, at 11:30 a.m. Fire Chief Richard Bowers and county officials will kick off the initiative at Fire and Rescue Station 40, Fairfax Center, 4621 Legato Road, Fairfax, Virginia. The program aims to save lives and improve the overall quality of life of all residents, but is intended to focus on taking care...
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VIDEO: Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe Speaks at IAFF Conference
The Watch
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe recently spoke at the Alfred K. Whitehead Legislative Conference on March 17 in Washington, D.C.  (Watch the video below) The conference is the cornerstone of the IAFF's legislative efforts. The IAFF has won significant legislative victories on Capitol Hill due largely to the relationships that local IAFF leaders have with their elected officials. The Legislative Conference provides members with the opportunity to both strengthen these important relat...
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VIDEO: Rep. Gerry Connolly Speaks at IAFF Legislative Conference 2014
The Watch
Representative Gerry Connolly (D-VA) recently spoke at the Alfred K. Whitehead Legislative Conference on March 17 in Washington, D.C.  (Watch the video below) The conference is the cornerstone of the IAFF's legislative efforts. The IAFF has won significant legislative victories on Capitol Hill due largely to the relationships that local IAFF leaders have with their elected officials. The Legislative Conference provides members with the opportunity to both strengthen these important relatio...
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NEVER FORGET: 10 January 1968, Fairfax County Firefighter Dies Trapped Under Thick Lake Anne Ice
The Watch
Fairfax County suffered a tragic loss with the death of Firefighter Earl Warren Kane. Firefighter Kane was the first line-of-duty death in the department's short history. It was January 10, 1968 when the Fairfax County Fire Department was dispatched for a reported child who fell through the ice at Lake Anne in Reston, Virginia. The average daily temperatures in the early part of January 1968 ranged from 15F to 30F causing an ice sheet to spread across the lake.  Firefighter Kane was a&nbs...
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Our membership consists of nearly 1,800 active and retired fire fighters and paramedics. Additionally, the membership is made up of mechanics from the Fire and Rescue Department Apparatus Shops and the 9-1-1 call takers and dispatchers working at the Department of Public Safety Communications Center. Our fire fighters and paramedics respond from 37 fire stations- 7 battalions while providing emergency services to over 1 million citizens residing within 404 square miles of Fairfax County property. Thus, our members respond to approximately 90,000 suppression, emergency medical, and public service incidents annually.


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