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:
Congratulations to all on their promotions! Best wishes and stay safe in your new assignments.
By: Kendall Warner, Intern
Office of Public Affairs
On the latest edition of Firehouse Foods, newly promoted Battalion Chief Jenn Svites shows us how to make her Eggnog French Toast.
Battalion Chief Svites has been cooking since she was an eight-year-old. She received her first Betty Crocker Cookbook when she was 11. Since then she has perfected many family recipes, cooked for many shifts at different fire stations, and created her own spin on classic recipes like her Eggnog French Toast.
All ingredients are based on taste preference, Chief Svites does not use exact measurements and encourages you to make the recipe your own!
Bread of your choosing (Chief Svites uses Brioche because it’s dense and absorbs the eggnog wash well)
Eggnog of your choosing (If you are lactose intolerant, try eggnog made with milk alternatives)
Nutmeg to preference
Cinnamon to preference
Eggs (Chief Svites uses 3 large eggs for half a gallon of eggnog)
Drizzle with caramel sauce
Try different toppings, sauces, fruits, and anything to make it your own!
The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department is asking for the public’s help identifying a person of interest in a fire that occurred on Monday, November 5. At 11:05am, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue units responded for reports of a building fire in the 6000 block of Richmond Highway in the Belle Haven section of Fairfax County. The fire is under investigation.
The person of interest is described as a male, 5’8” to 5’10”, 220 to 225 pounds. Fire investigators would like to speak with him regarding their investigation.
Anyone who can provide information for the person of interest is asked to call Captain Tim Palmer, Lead Investigator, at 703-246-4707.
Belle Haven Hotel Fire Currently Under Investigation
On Thursday, November 22, at approximately 3:38 a.m., units responded to a reported house fire in the 600 block of Stuart Court in the Town of Herndon.
Units arrived on scene of a two-story, single-family home with no visible sign of smoke or fire. Crews quickly located a fire in the attic space above the garage. Firefighters worked aggressively to extinguish the fire. No civilian or firefighter injuries were reported.
A total of four occupants and two visitors were present at the time of the fire. One of the occupants awoke to flickering lights and an odor of smoke. The occupant alerted the others and called 9-1-1. The six occupants self-evacuated prior to fire department arrival. Working smoke alarms were installed but did not activate due to location of the fire.
Fire Investigators determined that the fire was accidental in nature and started in the attic space over the garage. The cause of the fire was a malfunctioning box fan located in the attic.
Four residents of the home were displaced because of the fire. Red Cross assistance was offered and accepted. Damages as a result of the fire were approximately $75,000.
On Thursday, November 15 at approximately 8:22 p.m., units from Fairfax County Fire and Rescue and the City of Alexandria Fire Department were dispatched for a reported townhouse fire in the 6500 block of Zoysia Court in the Lincolnia area of Fairfax County.
Units arrived on the scene of a two-story, middle unit townhouse with fire showing from the rear of the home. The fire involved all three floors and was extending into the attic area. Crews were able to quickly extinguish the fire. There were no reports of civilian or firefighter injuries.
There were two occupants home at the time of the fire. One of the occupants discovered the fire and called 9-1-1. Smoke alarms activated after the occupant discovered the fire.
Fire Investigators determined that the fire was accidental in nature and started within the fireplace chase at the terrace level. The fire was caused when radiant heat from the fire box ignited the structural components within the fireplace chase.
A total of two occupants were displaced because of the fire. Red Cross assistance was offered and declined. Damages as a result of the fire were approximately $93,750.
On Sunday, November 11 at approximately 7:29 a.m., units were dispatched to a reported house fire in the 5200 block of Dunleigh Drive in the Burke section of Fairfax County.
Units arrived on scene to find smoke showing from a two-story, single family home. Crews quickly found fire in the walls and ceiling of a second-floor bedroom. The fire was rapidly brought under control. There were no reported firefighter or civilian injuries.
The house was vacant when the fire occurred. A neighbor observed fire through a window and smoke coming from the roof line and called 9-1-1. The smoke alarms did not activate due to the location of the fire.
Fire Investigators determined that the fire was accidental in nature and started in the attic space above a bedroom. The cause of the fire is electrical in nature
No one was displaced because of the fire. Red Cross assistance was not needed. Damages as a result of the fire were approximately $55,000.
You can now view the Fairfax County Fire And Rescue Department’s Fiscal Year 17 and 18 Annual Report on line. Learn more about your fire and rescue department! Click on the cover below to view.