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Glendale Road Fire Incident

Provided by Prince William Fire & Rescue On Thursday, Dec. 14 at 7:04 a. m., fire and rescue units were dispatched to a single family house, on fire, located in the 4300 block of Glendale Road in Woodbridge. Upon arrival, fire and rescue crews observed fire showing from the rear of the home. Firefighters initiated attack and quickly extinguished the fire. Five of the …

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Visiting for the Holidays – Be Sure to Childproof the Home

Provided by Prince William Fire & Rescue The Christmas holiday is an exciting time of year, with the anticipation of gifts yet to be opened, and spending time with family and friends tends to make the season more delightful. Holiday decorations, traveling, new toys, and visiting homes that may not be childproofed, can put your child in danger. Although parents think they’ll be …

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PulsePoint – Empowering Ordinary Citizens to Help Save Lives

Provided by Prince William Fire & Rescue You’ve learned CPR, and you are ready to help others. How do you put your training to good use? Like the majority of things these days, there’s an app for that too. Prince William County’s Department of Fire and Rescue is looking for individuals who know CPR to download PulsePoint, an app that notifies those nearby …

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Occoquan Woodbridge Lorton VFD Responds to Storefront Fire

Provided by Occoquan Woodbridge Lorton VFD Occoquan-Woodbridge-Lorton Volunteer Firefighters responded to the report of a two-story commercial structure fire at 14339 Jefferson Davis Hwy. in Woodbridge early Saturday morning..  Crews arrived within minutes and reported smoke showing from the roof. Crews forcibly entered through front door and found fire on the first floor.  The source of the fire was found in …

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December is Safe Toys & Gift Month – Be Sure to Choose Wisely

Provided by Prince William Fire & Rescue During this time of the year, children become excited in anticipation of the toys they’ll receive from Santa, friends and family. But if the toys are not properly selected, toys chosen may cause injury, even death. According to a newly released report by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), last year an estimated 174,100 toy-related emergency department-treated …

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Department of Fire & Rescue Holds Promotional Ceremony

Provided by Prince William Fire & Rescue   Please join the Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue in honoring employees who have been recently promoted and are to be recognized during our Fall 2017 Promotion Ceremony. The event will take place on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, at 3:00 p. m. in the auditorium of the A.J. Ferlazzo Building, 15941 Donald Curtis …

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Christmas Trees, Holiday Decorations & Lights – Decorate with Safety in Mind

Provided by Prince William Fire & Rescue Christmas trees and decorations add to the holiday spirit, yet they pose the risk of fire and injury to many, especially children. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Christmas trees are a major source of fuel in a fire. Between 2011 and 2015, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 200 structure fires, per year, …

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Fire & Rescue Assist Toys for Tots Drive

Provided by Prince William Fire & Rescue The Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue has begun collecting toys for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Foundation. The annual event will begin on Nov. 20 and will run through Dec. 22, 2017. Toys for Tots is a national charity program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve which collects …

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Office of Emergency Management (OEM) Planner Achieves Certification

Provided by Prince William Fire & Rescue On Wednesday, Nov. 15, Katie Kitzmiller, an Emergency Management Planner in the Office of Emergency Management, was granted the designation of Certified Emergency Manager (CEM®) at the 65th annual meeting of the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) in Long Beach, California. The CEM® designation is the highest honor of professional achievement available from IAEM (International Association of …

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Merchants Urged to Take Precautions During Holiday Season

Provided by Prince William Fire & Rescue Nov. 24, 2017 is Black Friday,  the official kick-off of the Christmas Holiday shopping season. Many people will be out before dawn attempting to get the latest and greatest gifts at bargain prices. As this date draws near, merchants are stocking their warehouses and stores with large quantities of merchandise for an anticipated busy shopping period. Prince …

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