Promotions

The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department is pleased to announce the following uniformed and civilian promotions.

The following individual has been promoted to Deputy Chief:

  • Daniel Shaw

The following individual has been promoted to Battalion Chief:Promotions

  • James Masiello

The following individual has been promoted to Captain I:

  • Thomas Nevin

The following individuals have been promoted to Lieutenant:

  • Adam Slivers
  • Andrew Snell

The following individual has been promoted to Technician:

  • Richard Dawley

Civilian Promotion

Kristen Angilletta has been promoted to Administrative Assistant V.

Acting Capacity Promotions

The following individuals have been promoted (acting) to Technician:

  • Robert Broughan
  • Arthur Bruck
  • Thomas Baldwin
  • Paul Beasley
  • Richard Beatty
  • David Bulman
  • Matthew Buschur
  • Trevor Butler
  • Sally Dickinson
  • Cody Henson
  • Gregory Knowles
  • Chuk Li
  • Danny Lintot
  • Timothy Moore
  • Garret Woo

Congratulations to all on their promotions! Best wishes and stay safe in your new assignments.

A Special Reunion

By: Lieutenant (ret) Karrie Leigh Boswell
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue

You run many calls in a fire service career. You meet many families. Some you never ever forget. I was so happy I got to spend time recently with one of those families, along with the firefighters, at Fire Station 1 in McLean.

Five years ago, nearly to the day, a then three year old Ms. Delaney Saslav fell into a pool. She stopped breathing, and her heart stopped beating. Firefighters and paramedics from Fire Station 1 were sent to help bring her back. Thankfully, the crew working that day was able to do just that.

Mom and Dad, Jill and Andy, always tell us we are their heroes. The opposite is true for us. Delaney and her family are our heroes. To see this little girl running, laughing, and playing with her little brother Ian in the fire house this day was a heartfelt and humbling experience.

Several of the firefighters who were on that call five years ago, including this retiree, were in attendance. We were all so glad we got to see Delaney and her family before they leave for another part of the country. You inspire us every day Delaney, and you always remind us of how precious life is. Since Delaney will always have our hearts, the crew presented her with a little heart necklace to wear around her neck as a reminder of that. She was also presented other mementos to remember us by. 

Lincolnia Apartment Fire Caused By Electrical Event

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On Monday, May 22, at approximately 3:32 p.m., units from Fairfax County Fire and Rescue, the City of Alexandria Fire Department, and the Arlington County Fire Department were dispatched to a reported apartment fire in the 4900 block of Beauregard Street in the Lincolnia section of Fairfax County. 

Units arrived to find smoke and fire showing from the second floor balcony of a three-story garden apartment building. The fire had started to spread towards the apartment. Firefighters initiated an aggressive attack on the fire to bring it under control. Due to their efforts, firefighters were able to confine the fire to the area of origin. There were no reported civilian or firefighter injuries.

The occupants of the apartment were not home at the time of the fire. The fire was discovered by a passerby.

Fire Investigators determined that the fire started on the balcony of an apartment on the second floor. The fire was accidental in nature and caused by an electrical event involving a power strip. Red Cross services were offered on scene, but declined.

Damages as a result of the fire were estimated to be approximately $25,000.

 

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Academy Blood Drive

Be a super blood donor

Be a Hero! Donate Blood.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
4600 West Ox Road, Fairfax, VA 22030
The Inova Blood Donor Services Bloodmobile will be located in the bays.

For Appointments and Directions:

Visit inova.org/donateblood, Click on Schedule a Donation,
then click on Donate Blood, and use Sponsor Code 8184, or contact
Lt. Vernon (Ty) Corbin Jr. @ (571) 585-2203,or Vernon.Corbin2@fairfaxcounty.gov
or call 1-866-BLOODSAVES (1-866-256-6372)

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Choose a donation type that matches up with your blood type from the chart above in order to make a maximum impact in your community.

Please remember:

– Photo ID required. Allow one hour for your blood donation.

– Donation type appointments availability may vary.

– Double your Donation. Donate your RED CELLS on Alyx!

RECEIVE A FREE SUPERHERO T-SHIRT!

Mount Vernon Apartment Fire Caused By Unattended Cooking

On Tuesday, May 16, at approximately 9:27 a.m., units responded to a reported apartment fire in the 8200 block of Russell Road in the Mount Vernon section of Fairfax County.

Units arrived on scene to find smoke showing from the second floor of a three story garden apartment. Firefighters discovered an active kitchen fire in an apartment and made an aggressive attack to extinguish the fire. Their quick response prevented the fire from spreading any further.

One occupant was home in the apartment at the time of the fire and was alerted to the fire by the smoke alarm.

Fire Investigators determined that the fire originated in the kitchen area. The fire was accidental in nature and was caused by an unattended pot of oil left on the stove while still heating.

Tenants from two apartments were displaced. Red Cross services were offered on scene but declined. No civilian or firefighter injuries were reported. Damages as a result of the fire are estimated to be approximately $46,875.

Photos courtesy of Anthony Kelleher.