Free Training In Basic Disaster Response Skills

Neighbor Helping Neighbor – Free Training In Basic Disaster Response SkillsCommunity Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a training program administered through the auspices of the county fire and rescue department. The training prepares residents to help themselves, their families and neighbors in the event of a disaster in their community. Through CERT, residents can learn about disaster preparedness and receive training in basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, and disaster medical operations.

At this time, the next available CERT Class is scheduled to begin on Monday, November 6 at the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Academy. There are two sessions each week on Mondays and Wednesdays, 7 p.m. – 11 p.m., that run until December 6. The class is 28 hours in length, plus the final practical exercise.

CERT training is free of charge and basic gear is provided. The minimum requirements to participate in CERT training at any level is that residents be 16 years of age or older, and either be a Fairfax County resident, or work in the county.

To learn more about CERT, please go here: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fr/cert/cert.htm

To sign up, please go here: https://volunteer.fairfaxcounty.gov/recruiter/index.php?recruiterID=1380&class=OppDetails&oppGuid={B0D469CD-8A15-4DD8-8A6B-531D33C7024B}&t=CERT-132-at-the-Fire-and-Rescue-Academy

 

Free Training In Basic Disaster Response Skills

Neighbor Helping Neighbor – Free Training In Basic Disaster Response SkillsCommunity Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a training program administered through the auspices of the county fire and rescue department. The training prepares residents to help themselves, their families and neighbors in the event of a disaster in their community. Through CERT, residents can learn about disaster preparedness and receive training in basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, and disaster medical operations.

At this time, the next available CERT Class is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, October 4 at the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Academy. There are two sessions each week on Mondays and Wednesdays that run until November 1. The class is 28 hours in length, plus the final practical exercise.

CERT training is free of charge and basic gear is provided. The minimum requirements to participate in CERT training at any level is that residents be 16 years of age or older, and either be a Fairfax County resident, or work in the county.

To learn more about CERT, please go here: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fr/cert/cert.htm

To sign up, please go here: https://volunteer.fairfaxcounty.gov/recruiter/index.php?recruiterID=1380&class=OppDetails&oppGuid={382B17EE-7238-4619-8F0B-9AB00D34B3A5}&t=CERT-131-at-the-Fire-and-Rescue-Academy

i-Women’s 2018 International Conference: Save The Date And Call For Presentations

SAVE THE DATE: Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department is pleased to be hosting the i-Women’s 2018 International Conference on May 27-29, 2018.

Call for Presentations! Would you like to be a part of our 2018 International Conference? Please submit your proposal to: executivedirector@i-women.org

Sessions can be either: 90, 120 or 240 minutes in length. Deadline for submitting your proposal is August 31, 2017.

i-Womens Conference

 

 

Apply Now For Citizens Fire And Rescue Academy

Want to learn more about the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department? Want to participate in an interesting, fun-filled, eight-week program that will show you what firefighters and paramedics do every day?

You can now apply to the Citizens Fire & Rescue Academy (CFRA)! The CFRA is open to persons 18 and older who live in Fairfax County. Each session will cover different aspects of the organization, providing an in-depth overview of the department and its uniformed and civilian workforce. Program topics include: fire suppression, emergency medical services, training, recruitment, special operations, and other interesting topics.

Applications will be accepted until September 1, 2017. The Academy will begin September 21, 2017, and will meet for eight consecutive Thursdays, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and ending on November 9, 2017.

To learn more about the program and to sign up, please go here: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fr/cfa

 

 

National Firefighters of Colombia Visit FCFRD And Virginia Task Force One

On August 16-17, a delegation from the National Firefighters of Colombia visited Fairfax County Fire and Rescue and Virginia Task Force 1 in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA). The purpose of the meeting was to exchange best practices.

As a thank you for hosting, Fire Chief Richard Bowers was presented with Colombian Coffee as a gift by the Firefighters of Colombia.

VATF1 andColumbia

Training Does Not Take The Weekend Off

By: Master Technician John Wehr
Fire Station 11, Penn Daw, C-Shift

A beautiful non-July like day this past weekend saw the personnel from Fire Station 11, Penn Daw, conduct outdoor training exercises. Station 11 units took advantage of a recently closed grocery store to go over a variety of fire scenarios that may occur in a strip type shopping center.

Many facets of fire ground operations were discussed and practiced. Crews performed various engine company operations, ladder truck placement, roof operations, forcible entry and search techniques.

Training doesn’t take the weekend off. Your Fairfax County fire and rescue personnel train everyday so they are prepared for any emergency 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year.