IAFF Local 2068 Begins Election for Representation

MEDIA ADVISORY For Immediate Release IAFF Local 2068 Begins Election for Representation, Marking the First Time in over Four Decades that Fairfax County Public Employees will have the Right to Collectively Negotiate a Contract   10/10/2022 - 5 PM - For the first time in over forty years, Fairfax County public employees will be deciding whether they want to have a collective say in the decisions be...
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Captain Kimberly Schoppa Laid to Rest Following Line-of-Death from Occupational Cancer

Fairfax County Professional Firefighters & Paramedics - IAFF Local 2068 is deeply saddened to share the line-of-duty death of our sister, Captain Kimberly Schoppa, after a courageous battle with occupational cancer on April 26, 2022. Captain Schoppa was was hired by Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department in 2004. She served the citizens of Fairfax County for over 18 years. She was assign ...
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Local 2068's New Principal Officers Sworn In

On May 4, 2022 the newly elected Principal Officers of Fairfax County Professional Firefighters & Paramedics IAFF Local 2068 were sworn into office by IAFF 4th District VP Andrew Pantelis following the election that concluded on April 29, 2022.  The new Principal Officers of Local 2068 are: Robert Young - President Tommy Tippett - Secretary/Treasurer Katherine Murray - Vice President   Local 2...
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Fairfax Fire VS Fairfax Police Hockey to Benefit Red/Blue H.E.L.P.

May be an image of 2 people and text that says 'FRIDAY MARCH 25 6:00PM, RESTON SKATEQUEST BAUE CCM FAIRFAX POLICE VS FAIRFAX FIRE BENEFIT FOR RED AND BLUE H.E.L.P. Û RED.E.L.P redhelp.org bluehelp.org'
  Come out and support the FCFRD Hockey Team  as it plays the  Fairfax County Police Department  Hockey team on Friday, March 25th at the Skatequest in Reston (1800 Michael Faraday Dr, Reston). Game time is 6 PM. This is a benefit to raise awareness and funds for both RED and BLUE HELP ( redhelp.org ). Both organizations help support mental health and suicide prevention for first responders. It is...
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Spring Forward March 13, 2022 - Check Your Detectors

Every six months you hear from fire fighters, “When you change your clock for Daylight Saving Time, check your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.” It is more than a slogan – and fire fighters see it often – smoke alarms save lives. Working smoke detectors alert you more quickly in the event of a fire and provide you and your loved ones more time to escape safely.  Statistics back it up, too. Nearly...
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Local 2068 to solicit Nominations for Principal Officers, 2022 IAFF Convention Delegates & 2022 VPFF Convention Delegates During March 2 General Membership Meeting

  NOMINATION OF PRINCIPAL OFFICERS   In accord with IAFF Local 2068 Constitution and By-Laws Article 5, all members of Fairfax County Professional Fire Fighters & Paramedics - IAFF Local 2068 are hereby notified that an election for the positions of President, Vice-President and Secretary-Treasurer will be held this Spring. Nominations for candidates for office will be take...
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Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department Seeking Experienced Firefighter/EMTs & Firefighter/Paramedics

    Do you want to be a member of Fairfax County Professional Fire Fighters & Paramedics - IAFF Local 2068? If so, take the first step and apply with Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department . If you are an experienced Firefighter/EMT or Firefighter/Paramedic and meet the qualifications below, follow the links provided for more information and apply!   The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Dep...
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Firefighters for Fair Healthcare Rally near Mary Washington Hospital


  Join Fairfax County Professional Firefighters & Paramedics and Virginia Professional Fire Fighters as we rally near Mary Washington Hospital in #FredericksburgVA to demand Cigna and Mary Washington Healthcare come back to the table and come to an agreement that will bring 15,000 citizens back to the Dr's they have had for years and have come to depend on in the #Fredericksburg , #spotsylvani...
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Local 2068 Encourages Cigna and Mary Washington Health Alliance to Renew Contract

  The Fairfax County Professional Firefighters and Paramedics, IAFF Local 2068, stand and support the many firefighters, police officers, public employees and residents of the greater Fredericksburg area in calling for Mary Washington Healthcare and Cigna to return to negotiations and get a new contract signed. Their lack of willingness to engage in meaningful dialogue is impacting the delivery of...
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Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department is Looking for Paramedics

  JOB ANNOUNCEMENT   F IREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC   𝗙𝗢𝗥 𝗖𝗢𝗠𝗣𝗟𝗘𝗧𝗘 𝗜𝗡𝗙𝗢𝗥𝗠𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡, 𝗨𝗦𝗘 𝗧𝗛𝗜𝗦 𝗟𝗜𝗡𝗞 𝗧𝗢 𝗔𝗖𝗖𝗘𝗦𝗦 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗢𝗙𝗙𝗜𝗖𝗜𝗔𝗟 𝗝𝗢𝗕 𝗔𝗡𝗡𝗢𝗨𝗡𝗖𝗘𝗠𝗘𝗡𝗧: https://www.governmentjobs.com/.../firefighter-medic...   𝗢𝗻𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗺𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝗗𝘆𝗻𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗰 𝗖𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗡𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻   𝗙𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗳𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝗲𝗿/𝗠𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗰 (𝗙𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗳𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝗲𝗿/𝗣𝗮𝗿𝗮𝗺𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗰)   Fairfax County is a diverse urban county with over 1.1 million residents which boasts a nationally recognized school syste...
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October 7, 2020 General Membership Meeting via Zoom

    The Local 2068 August General Membership Meeting will be held via ZOOM on August 5, 2020 at 0830hrs.   The primary agenda items will be voting in new members if needed and updating membership on events & issues that have occurred since the last General Membership Meeting.   Keep an eye on your email and the closed Facebook group for further details as the date gets closer.

Fairfax County Health District COVID-19 Statistics

  Fairfax County Professional Fire Fighters & Paramedics would like to help keep you informed during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Here is what is going on in the Fairfax Health District  which covers all of Fairfax County, City of Fairfax, City of Falls Church and all towns within the County. The  Virginia Department of Health  reported that there are a total of 1375 cases of COVID-19 in our Health ...
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Local 2068 Accepting Donations of Essential PPE, Cleaning Supplies & Other Items

    Fairfax County Professional Firefighters and Paramedics, L-2068 can accept donations of unused, unopened containers of essential Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), cleaning supplies and other items to assist essential employees, nonprofits and community organizations with coronavirus (COVID-19) response operations. Requested items include: Hand Sanitizer N95 or KN95 Masks Surgical Masks Prot...
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March General Membership Meeting - Nomination of Principal Officers

Local 2068 will be taking nominations for election of Principal Officers at the March General Membership Meeting which will be held on March 4, 2020 at 0800hrs. The Principal Officers are President, Secretary-Treasurer and Vice President. Any member in good standing can nominate any other member in good standing. Members need not be present to be nominates.  For more information, check your statio...
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At least 140 Firefighters & EMTs Commited Suicide in 2019 Across the USA

  Last year more firefighters took their own lives than died in the line of duty. 122 fire fighters and 18 EMTs committed suicide in 2019 nationwide. Sadly, far too many fire fighters in Virginia suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and lack avenues to address behavioral health issues. HB438 will define PTSD as an occupational disease for Virginia’s fire fighters, paramedics and law e...
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