Tysons Corner Center First Responders Day

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Join us on the plaza! Meet Fairfax County’s finest! See fire trucks, police cars and police dogs!

Watch Fairfax1, the County’s helicopter, land on the parking deck! Plus lots of free family friendly activities including face painting, balloons, and music. 

Saturday August 18, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
1961 Chain Bridge Road Tysons Corner, VA 22102

Bring the family – it’s fun for all ages!

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Sully District House Fire Causes Over $93K In Damages

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On Tuesday, August 7, at approximately 2:38 a.m., units were dispatched for a reported house fire in the 13100 block of Rover Glen Court in the Sully District of Fairfax County.

Units arrived on scene and reported smoke showing from the front door of a two-story, single family home. Crews located a fire on the first floor and quickly brought the fire under control. There were no firefighter or civilian injuries reported.

No occupants were home at the time of the fire. The fire was discovered by a neighbor who called 9-1-1. Smoke alarms were present but it is unknown if they sounded.

Fire Investigators determined that the fire was accidental in nature and started in the first-floor kitchen area. The cause of the fire involved a surge protector supplying power to various personal electronic devices.

One adult was displaced because of the fire. Red Cross services were offered and declined. Damages as a result of the fire were approximately $93,750.

Monday Lecture Series – Hand Trauma Cases and Care from the Region

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All fire and rescue personnel from across the region are invited to join us for our Monday Lecture Series – Hand Trauma Cases and Care from the Region.

This interactive lecture series will cover local orthopedic and hand trauma concerns for the pre-hospital provider. We will also review case studies and procedures from some of the nation’s top specialists in reconstructive, hand, and plastic surgery. The topics and cases will range from grafts and flaps to microvascular reconstruction and re-implantation of body parts. All are encouraged to attend.

Registration: Click Here to Register

This course is for all in-hospital and pre-hospital providers.

4 NCCR Category 1 hours:

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FCFRD And Fairfax County Police Display 9-11 Artifacts

Monday was a special day at Public Safety Headquarters. A piece of Pentagon limestone and slate roof tile from September 11 was placed in a joint fire and police display in the museum lobby. The display commemorates the efforts of both agencies that day as well as in the weeks and months following the attack. Firefighter Johnson and Police Lieutenant (ret) Courtney had the honor of placing the limestone in the display case.

Personnel from Station 40, Fairfax Center, C-Shift were also on hand to assist and observe.

 

 

Two Easy Steps To Saving A Life

As part of CPR and AED Awareness Week, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue would like to remind all residents that Hands-Only CPR can save lives. According to our friends at the American Heart Association, most people who experience cardiac arrest at home, work or in a public location die because they don’t receive immediate CPR from someone on the scene. 

As a bystander, don’t be afraid. Your actions can only help. Immediate CPR can double or even triple a person’s chance of survival. 

Watch the brief video below to learn how two easy steps can help to save a life in the event of an emergency.

 

Electrical Event Causes Great Falls House Fire

On Wednesday, May 30, at approximately 10:55 a.m., units from Fairfax County Fire and Rescue and Loudoun County Fire and Rescue were dispatched for a house fire in the 900 block of Holly Blossom Court in the Great Falls area of Fairfax County.

Units arrived on the scene of a two-story, single family home with significant fire in an attached garage. The fire extended into the main house. Crews quickly used fire hose to extinguish the garage fire. Additional fire hose was advanced into the house to stop the fire from spreading further. A second alarm was requested to bring additional resources to the scene. One occupant was evaluated for a minor injury and declined transportation to a hospital. Three firefighters sustained minor injuries. One was treated on scene and two were transported and released from the hospital.

One occupant was home at the time of the fire. The occupant saw smoke coming from the rear garage door. Upon investigation, a fire was discovered in the garage. Simultaneously, a neighbor saw fire coming from the garage and called 9-1-1. Smoke alarms sounded after the fire was discovered.

Fire Investigators determined that the fire was accidental in nature and started in the garage. The cause of the fire was an electrical event involving extension cords and a power strip.

A total of two adults have been displaced as a result of the fire. Red Cross assistance was offered and declined. Damages as a result of the fire are estimated to be $149,500.