Retired FCFRD Lt. Pat Morrison Honored at Occupational Health Center Dedication






Retired IAFF Local 2068 member and FCFRD Lt. Pat Morrison, along with many others worked many hours to get this program off the ground for  the firefighters of Fairfax County . It has been used a model for other departments nationwide.  Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department 's Occupational Health Centers also serves the  Fairfax County Police Department  and  Fairfax County Sheriff 's Office. ...
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1 Firefighter Injured, 5 Displaced by Centreville House Fire



Just after midnight on Match 30, firefighters from Fairfax County and Loudoun County were dispatched to a house fire in the 6500 Block of Trillium House Lane in Centreville, VA. Nobody was at home at the time of the fire, but 5 residents were displaced and 1 firefighter was injured. The injured firefighter was transported to a local burn center, the injuries are believed to be non-life threatening...
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Live Stream - Memorial Service for York City Fire Fighters Ivan Flanscha and Zachary Anthony

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The Memorial Service for York City, PA Local 627 members Ivan Flanscha and Zachary Anthony will be  streamed live  beginning today (March 28) at  1:00 p.m. (EDT) .   All IAFF members attending the Memorial Service are invited for food and refreshments from  6:30 p.m.–12:00 midnight  at the Valencia Ballroom,  142 N George St., York, PA 17401 .   Parking 25 W Philadelphia York, PA CGA Parking Lot 1...
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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

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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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