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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John P. Redmond Health and Safety Symposium & Dominick F. Barbera EMS Conference


​IAFF members face traditional hazards as well as emerging threats while fighting back against attacks on staffing, fire-based EMS and the resources needed to protect their health and safety. The IAFF remains the leader in every fire fighter safety initiative in the 21st century. The 2017 John P. Redmond Health and Safety Symposium and Dominick F. Barbera EMS Conference provides research, new...
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VIDEO: Grand Opening of the IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery


IAFF members are twice as likely as the general population to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and co-occurring addictions. That’s why a treatment center specifically for the fire service is more important now than ever before. The IAFF Center of Excellence provides evidence-based care for addiction and co-occurring disorders, including PTSD, anxiety and depression. Through an ess...
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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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Arthur L. Ricks, L0073, Saint Louis, MO


IAFF LODD - Arthur L. Ricks, L0073, Saint Louis, MO - It is with deepest regret and sorrow to report the line-of-duty death of Captain Arthur L. Ricks of IAFF Local 73, St. Louis, MO. Brother Ricks passed away from colon cancer on Thursday, March 30, 2017. The visitation will be held on Sunday, April 2, 2017 from 3:00-8:00 PM at the John Ziegenhein Funeral Home, 7027 Gravois Avenue, St. Louis, MO ...
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Chris L. Foster, L3663, Demopolis, AL


IAFF LODD - Chris L. Foster, L3663, Demopolis, AL - It is with deepest regret and sorrow to report the line-of-duty death of Lieutenant Christopher Foster IAFF Local 3663, Demopolis, Alabama. Brother Foster, 54, passed away from cardiac arrest on March 23, 2017. The funeral was held on March 27, 2017. Expressions of sympathy or condolences for the family or the Local can be sent to IAFF Local 3663...
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