VIDEO: Rep. Gerry Connolly Speaks at IAFF Legislative Conference 2014

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 Legi......
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Early Morning West Annandale Vehicle Fire Caused by Molotov Cocktail Device

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a vehicle fire Friday, January 10, 2014, at approximately 1:35 a.m., in the West Annandale area of Fairfax County. The vehicle was located at 9202 Ashmeade Drive. Firefighters encountered a fully involved vehicle on fire in a driveway upon arrival. Firefighters conducted a rapid fire attack and extinguished the fire to a Honda Odyssey v......
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NEVER FORGET: 10 January 1968, Fairfax County Firefighter Dies Trapped Under Thick Lake Anne Ice

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 rang......
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Match Discarded Into Trash Causes Lorton Townhouse Fire

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a townhouse fire, Tuesday, January 7, 2014, at approximately 9:10 a.m., in the Lorton area of Fairfax County. The single-family home is located at 8584 Enochs Drive. Firefighters encountered smoke coming from two floors of the three-story, middle unit townhouse upon arrival. Firefighters conducted an aggressive fire attack and quickly e......
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Falls Church Nail Salon Fire Accidental

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a commercial building fire, Friday, January 3, 2014, at approximately 3:10 p.m., in the Falls Church area of Fairfax County. The building, Skyline Nail Supply, is located at 7234 Arlington Boulevard. Firefighters encountered heavy smoke and fire coming from the rear of the store, an end unit located in a strip shopping center upon arriv......
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Weekend Fire Claims Storage Building at Madeira School

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a structure fire Sunday, January 5, 2014, at approximately 4:05 p.m., in the McLean area of Fairfax County. The maintenance and storage building is on the grounds of the Madeira School, 8328 Georgetown Pike. Firefighters encountered a building approximately 75 by 75 feet fully involved with fire upon arrival. Firefighters fought the fire......
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Fairfax County Firefighters & Paramedics Christmas Day Photos

County firefighters have two families - the one at home and the one at work. With three shift schedules within Fairfax County it is inevitable that our men and women will eventually work on a holiday. So, we were curious how A-Shift was making out away from home and at the fire station. We asked our firefighters, paramedics and 911 call-taker / dispatchers to send us photos of them while on the jo......
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Firefighters Distribute Toys and Coats to Local Children

Partnering with private corporations and local businesses, the Fairfax County firefighters and paramedics sponsored the 16th Annual Firefighters Holiday Rescuer's Toy Distribution at Penn Daw Fire and Rescue Station 11, 6624 Hulvey Terrace, Alexandria, Virginia. Department members, Progressive Firefighters of Fairfax County, Inc., and International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Local 2068, ......
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Reston Townhouse Fire Caused by Candle in Garage

The Fairfax County Fire Department responded to a fire on Summer House earlier today for a fire that started in the garage of a three-story, middle-unit townhouse. Firefighters encountered heavy smoke and fire coming from the garage and first floor living area of the three-story, middle unit townhouse upon arrival.  The fire was brought under control in approximately 15 minutes.&nb......
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Blogger Joe Bertoni Honored in 2013 IAFF Media Awards

Blogger Joe Bertoni, a retired Fairfax County firefighter and member of the Fairfax County Professional Firefighters & Paramedics was honored by the International Association of Fire Fighters 2013 Media Awards. His blog post "Six Ways to Keep Active Retired Members Engaged" was awarded in the Best Blog Post category. Joe is a contributor to the IAFF Frontline Blog. The blog post provided grea......
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Pink Heals Tour Makes Athlete's Village Appearance

Fairfax County Firefighters were on hand to support women battling cancer. The event was held at the proposed Athlete's Village for the 2015 World Police & Fire Games - the Reston Town Center.   Both firefighters and law enforcement officers joined the national Guardians of the Ribbon, Pink Heals Tour and the local chapter right here in Virginia. The Pink Heals is a national nonprofit wi......
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Keeping Fit at the Fire Station

We all know the days of pick-up basketball and two-hand touch football at the fire station are over, but does that mean the treadmill and the bench press are the only things left? Many things interrupt our workout schedules at the fire station. We have our normal call volume, drills, Desire2Learn, community events, and the list goes on and on. So how are we supposed to keep in shape? Additionally,......
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