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!
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:
ALS Area #18
BLS Area #13
Please consider leaving fireworks to the professionals.
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.
It is the middle of the night and you are suddenly awakened by your smoke alarm. You notice some smoke in your bedroom. What do you do next?
The answer is easy: Get Out and Stay Out!
However, before that occurs it is important you develop, and practice, a home fire escape plan! The video below, from our partners in safety at the United States Fire Administration, will help guide you.
In addition, please go to our website and the Family Escape Plan which provides a grid and further guidance on developing a home escape plan.
It is COLD out there! If you need to be out and about in this weather, please dress appropriately and avoid prolonged exposure to the cold. Not dressing appropriately and staying outside too long in these cold temperatures could lead to serious cold related illness and injury such as Hypothermia or Frostbite.
Please take a moment to learn the Signs and Symptoms of Hypothermia and Frostbite from our friends at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Also learn what to do if you, or another person, are exhibiting signs or symptoms of either condition.
A condition in which the body uses up its stored energy and can no longer produce heat. Often occurs after prolonged exposure to cold temperature.
- Loss of coordination
- Confusion and disorientation
- No shivering
- Blue skin
- Dilated pupils
- Slowed pulse and breathing
- Loss of consciousness
- Request immediate medical assistance.
- Move the victim into a warm room or shelter.
- Remove wet clothing.
- Warm the center of their body first—chest, neck, head, and groin—using an electric blanket; or use skin-to-skin contact under loose, dry layers of blankets, clothing, or towels.
- If conscious, warm beverages may help increase the body temperature. Do not give alcohol.
- Once temperature has increased keep them dry and wrapped in a warm blanket, including the head and neck.
- If no pulse, begin CPR.
An injury to the body that is caused by freezing, which most often affects the nose, ears, cheeks, chin, fingers, or toes.
- Reduced blood flow to hands and feet
- Tingling or stinging
- Bluish or pale, waxy skin
- Get into a warm room as soon as possible.
- Unless necessary, do not walk on frostbitten feet or toes. Immerse the affected area in warm (not hot) water, or warm the affected area using body heat. Do not use a heating pad, fireplace, or radiator for warming.
- Do not massage the frostbitten area; doing so may cause more damage.
On Monday, December 25 at approximately 8:19 p.m., units were dispatched for a reported garden apartment fire in the 2900 block of Charing Cross Road in the Merrifield section of Fairfax County.
Units arrived on scene to find smoke visible from the front of a three-story, garden apartment. Crews quickly located the fire and initiated an aggressive attack to extinguish it.
There was one occupant home at the time of the fire. The occupant attempted to extinguish the fire prior to evacuating the apartment and then calling 9-1-1.
Fire Investigators determined that the fire was accidental in nature and started in one of the rooms. The cause of the fire was when the occupant accidently knocked over a candle which fell on top of a futon.
The occupant was assessed by paramedics and transported to an area hospital for a checkup. There were no other reported injuries to civilians or firefighters. Red Cross assistance was offered and declined. One person was displaced as a result of this fire.
Damages as a result of the fire were approximately $25,000.
The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department would like to remind residents that the improper use of candles can result in catastrophe. To avoid the dangers of fire while burning candles, please follow the safety tips listed below:
◾Never leave burning candles unattended
◾Keep all combustible materials away from open flames
◾Do not burn candles near windows or doorways
◾Place candles in glass or ceramic containers
◾Place candles on a flat, sturdy non-combustible surface
◾Never leave candles burning when children or pets are present