Promotions

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The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department is pleased to announce the following uniformed promotions that are effective January 5, 2019.

The following individuals have been promoted to Assistant Chief:

  • Jenkins, Jason
  • Knerr, Joseph

The following individuals have been promoted to Deputy Chief:

  • Bailey, Willie
  • Zosh, Cheri

The following individuals have been promoted to Battalion Chief:

  • Burkhammer, Carlton
  • Svites, Jennifer

The following individuals have been promoted to Captain II:

  • Burroughs, Earl
  • Flint, Thomas
  • Murphy, Emily
  • Pittman, Christopher

The following individuals have been promoted to Captain I:

  • Abitz, Jason
  • Brantley, Amy
  • Ripley, Damian

The following individuals have been promoted to Lieutenant:

  • Gummerson, Sage
  • Petty, Kevin

The following individuals have been promoted to Technician:

  • Castellanos, Robert
  • Washenko, Stephen

The following individual has achieved a Proficiency Designation as a Master Technician:

  • Ward, William

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

Fairfax County Fire And Rescue Participating In TOYS FOR TOTS Campaign

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The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department will be participating in the Annual National Capital Region Fire and EMS Departments’ 2018 TOYS FOR TOTS Campaign. The intent of the campaign is to “bring holiday joy and deliver a message of hope to children.” Stations will accept donations beginning on Monday, November 19.

Please help us to help those less fortunate this holiday season. Last year, thanks to the generosity of those who live and work in Fairfax County, the Fire and Rescue Department collected over 14,000 toys!

Children who are served by this campaign include toddlers and youths through age 17. The campaign will only accept new unwrapped toys and you can drop them off at any of our Fire and Rescue Stations. Toys used as weapons or considered to be weapons (i.e., toy guns or knives of any kind) will not be accepted. Checks or money orders for donations must be made payable to TOYS FOR TOTS.

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Stations will accept donations through Wednesday, December 12. Toys will not be accepted after this date.

Promotions

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

The following individual has been promoted to Battalion Chief:

  • Hunter, Gregory

The following individuals have been promoted to Captain II:

  • Barnes, Felicia
  • Merrell, Richard
  • Reed, Tracey

The following individuals have been promoted to Captain I:

  • Loach, Jeffrey
  • Washington, Douglas

The following individual has been promoted to Lieutenant:

  • Santa Gadea, Javier

The following individual has been promoted to Technician:

  • Haynes, Gregory

The following individual has achieved a Proficiency Designation as a Master Technician:

  • Dedes, Stefan

Civilian Promotions

  • Hackett, Nancy has been promoted to Administrative Assistant IV
  • Shorts, Vicki has been promoted to Inspector III

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

 

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 Captain I:

  • David, Richard
  • Wilson, Sean

The following individuals have been promoted to Lieutenant:

  • Adkins, Timothy
  • Campet, Marc
  • Forte, Richard
  • Iglesias, Eduardo

The following individuals have achieved a Proficiency Designation as a Master Technician:

  • Morgan, Colin
  • Kim, Timothy
  • Walker, Justin

Civilian Promotions

  • Barbour, Chinaka has been promoted to Financial Specialist IV
  • Perry, Cathy has been promoted to Business Analyst II
  • Varghese, Reny has been promoted to Network Telecom Analyst II
  • Schneider, Kristen has been promoted to Management Analyst II

Acting Capacity Promotions

The following individual has been promoted (acting) to Technician:

  • Adams, Timothy

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

 

Little Rain Last Three Weeks – Be Fire Safe While Outdoors

Our area has not had much rain at all over the last three weeks. As a result, the brush, mulch, grass and vegetation are very dry.

Little Rain Last Three Weeks - Be Fire Safe While Outdoors

Courtesy of NFPA

Due to the beautiful weather, many residents are still entertaining, cooking and eating outdoors as well as enjoying an outside fire place or fire pit. Did you know that outside fireplaces or fire pits caused nearly 3,700 grass and brush fires in one year?

With all of this in mind, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue would like to remind all residents to practice fire safety while outdoors. If you smoke outside, please especially remember to extinguish smoking materials in an approved container. Below, please find some helpful safety tips from our friends at the National Fire Protection Association:

  • Do not discard cigarettes in vegetation such as mulch, potted plants or landscaping, peat moss, dried grasses, leaves or other things that could ignite easily.
  • Use a deep, sturdy ashtray when discarding cigarettes. Place it away from anything that can burn.
  • Before you throw away butts and ashes, make sure they are out. Dousing in water or sand is the best way to do that.
  • REMOVE dead vegetation and other items from under your deck or porch, and within 10 feet of the house.
  • REMOVE flammable materials (wood piles, propane tanks) within 30 feet of your home’s foundation and outbuildings, including garages and sheds. If it can catch fire, don’t let it touch your house, deck or porch.
  • KEEP your lawn hydrated and maintained. If it is brown, cut it down to reduce fire intensity. Dry grass and shrubs are fuel for wildfire.
  • Have an adult present at all times when a portable fireplace is burning.
  • Use sturdy candle holders that won’t tip over easily.
  • Keep anything that can burn, as well as children and pets, at least three feet away from open flames.
  • Use battery-operated flameless candles and solar-powered patio (tiki) torches in place of an open flame. Flameless candles come in all colors, shapes and sizes, and many are scented. Flameless candles look and feel like the real ones, and add a beautiful soft glow to any outdoor event.