Our (Young) Hero

Ava, age 8, is a cancer survivor. Recently, she and her family ran their 5th Annual Team Ava – Alex’s Lemonade Stand! This effort is dedicated to raising funds for research into new treatments and cures for children battling cancer.

To help the cause of this inspirational young lady Fire Station 40, Fairfax Center, B-Shift Lieutenant Ray Johnson organized a mini-parade in the community to help draw attention to Ava’s lemonade stand. Several units from Fairfax County Fire and Rescue and the City of Fairfax Fire Department attended in force.

They also purchased some delicious lemonade and gave tours of the fire trucks to the community! It was a great event! Ava’s mom reports the stand raised over $800!

Ava is an inspiration and our hero!

Photos courtesy of Ava’s mom Jeannie

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. 

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)

Your blood type is

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!

Deputy County Executive And Fire Chief Visit Fire Station 26

Yesterday (5/18/17) Deputy County Executive Rohrer and Fire Chief Bowers stopped by Fire Station 26, Edsall Road, A-Shift on the shifts first day back to work since the fire in their station.

Both Deputy County Executive Rohrer and Fire Chief Bowers expressed relief that everyone had escaped the fire unharmed. They also wanted to ensure that all of the crews needs were being met as the station continues to operate in temporary accommodations.

Captain Kuley conveyed to the Deputy County Executive and Fire Chief how proud he was of his crew for their actions during the early morning hours on Sunday, May 14 when they were alerted to a fire in the station. Everyone played a critical role in coordinating the safe removal of the remaining equipment and then transitioning immediately to firefighting operations.

Captain Menton, Station Commander, and Captain Kuley then took Deputy County Executive Rohrer and Fire Chief Bowers on a tour of the facility and provided an update on clean up and construction.

Promotions

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

Promotions

The following individuals have been promoted to Lieutenant:

  • Timothy Fairchild
  • Clyde Monroe

Proficiency Designation:

Jeffrey Kutner has attained the rank of Master Technician

Civilian Promotions:
Wayne Burgess promoted to EMS III

Acting Capacity Promotions:

The following individual has been promoted (acting) to Captain II:

  • Emily Murphy

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

  • Tory Albertson
  • Ian Antons
  • Matthew Arbuckle
  • Ryan Beuttenmuller
  • Howard Capon
  • Matthew Cislo
  • Jason Dolan
  • Daniel Donato
  • Daniel Duarte
  • Ryan Dussia
  • Alexander Fischer
  • David Ford
  • Morgan Galassi
  • Brian Hallahan
  • Andrew Johnson
  • Christopher Johnson
  • Tion Johnson
  • Ryan Koonce
  • Jamie Langley
  • Sung Lee
  • Katherine Loughnane
  • Christopher Seaman
  • Jill Sears
  • Richard Walton
  • James Welling
  • Adam Willemssen

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