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!
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.
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.
The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department is excited to announce its Girls Fire and Rescue Academy summer camp, which will take place July 9 – 13, 2018. The Academy is open to female students who will be freshmen, sophomores, or juniors in the upcoming 2018-2019 school year. Participants must be a Fairfax County resident.
Academy participants will take part in a five day program full of fun-filled experiences, physical training, classes and Fire/EMS simulations. They will also have an opportunity to visit a Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Station to experience the everyday life of a Firefighter/EMT. Campers will have a chance to interact, ask questions and eat dinner with the on-duty crew.
The program is completely free of charge. The Academy will be limited to 24 applicants, so apply today! To apply, please click on the link below and follow the instructions.
All applications must be received by close of business on Friday, April 20, 2018.
For more information, and to register, please see below.
Girls Fire & Rescue Academy 2018 Application Packet
Girls Fire & Rescue Academy 2018 Flyer
On Sunday, April 1 at approximately 9:16 p.m., units were dispatched to a reported house fire in the 12800 block of Mount Royal Lane in the Greenbriar section of Fairfax County.
Units arrived on scene of a two-story, single family home with smoke showing from the rear of the house. Crews quickly brought the fire under control despite hoarding conditions found throughout the house. One canine was removed from the home and given oxygen via a pet mask but, unfortunately, did not survive.
There were two occupants home at the time of the fire. One occupant discovered the fire while cooking on the kitchen stove. She alerted the second occupant prior to the smoke alarms sounding. The occupant then attempted to extinguish the fire. However, the occupant was unsuccessful. Both occupants then self-evacuated the home prior to the arrival of fire department units.
Fire Investigators determined that the fire was accidental in nature and started in the kitchen. The cause was a flash fire involving cooking oil on the stove top.
A total of two occupants were displaced as a result of the fire. Red Cross assistance was offered and accepted.
One occupant was transported to an area hospital for a check-up. There were no reported firefighter injuries. Damages as a result of the fire were approximately $93,750.
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.
On Sunday, January 21, at approximately 4:01 p.m., units from Fairfax County Fire and Rescue and the Metropolitan Airport Authority Fire and Rescue Department were dispatched for a reported townhouse fire in the 2400 block of Corn Crib Court in the Herndon section of Fairfax County.
Units arrived on scene to find smoke showing from the second floor window of a middle unit, three-story townhouse. Firefighters discovered a fire in a bedroom on the second floor. Crews quickly contained and extinguished the fire.
Seven occupants were home at the time of the fire. Occupants were alerted to the fire by a smoke alarm located in the second floor hallway. All occupants safely evacuated the home and called 9-1-1.
Fire Investigators determined that the fire started in a second floor bedroom. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
Red Cross assistance was requested and accepted. Seven occupants were displaced as a result of the fire. There were no firefighter or civilian injuries reported.
Damages as a result of the fire are estimated to be $50,000. The fire damage was limited to the second floor.