Local 2068 Battalion Representative Election Results

by Matthew Lopez, Election Chair - First, I would like to thank the members of the committee who came out this afternoon to assist in validating, sorting and counting the over 1,000 ballots received for the 2017 Battalion Representative Election.   The members who deserve special recognition are: John Harris, Clayton "Smoke" Thompson, Kendall Thompson, Tim Walker, Richie Cunningham,......
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Cluttered Homes Can Make a Fire Fighter's Job Twice As Difficult

Fairfax, VA - One man’s trash is another one’s treasure, but for fire fighters, too much of it packed into a home will turn all of it into dangerous fuel for active fires.   “Fire fighters are increasingly battling fires made vastly more hazardous by hoarding,” says John Niemiec, President of Fairfax County Professional Firefighters & Paramedics. Hoarders collect and keep large ......
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Working Smoke Alarms Alert Family To Centreville Townhouse Fire

On Thursday, March 30, at approximately 4:23 a.m., units were dispatched for a fire in a townhouse in the 6900 block of Compton Valley Court in the Centreville section of Fairfax County. Upon arrival, units found a three-story, middle of the row townhouse with fire and smoke showing from a second floor window in the rear of the home. The fire appeared to be rapidly spreading to the attic. Fir......
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VIDEO: Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe Speaks at IAFF Conference

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 Le......
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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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