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Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 7 -13

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Provided by Prince William Fire & Rescue Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 7-13.  This year’s theme is “Look. Listen. Learn. Be Aware. Fire Can Happen Anywhere.” It was created to educate the public about three steps they can take to reduce the likelihood of having a fire and how to escape safely s a fire. The Prince William County Fire & Rescue System, …

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Residential Fire Affects Two Townhomes

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Provided by City of Manassas The City of Manassas Fire and Rescue Department responded to a fire at two townhomes at 4:00 a. m. on Sept. 13 in the 9200 block of Taney Road. Crews arrived on scene to find fire showing through the roof. There were no injuries due to the fire. Red Cross was on scene to help …

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Arrest in Woodside Drive Fire Incident

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Provided by Prince William Fire & Rescue On Friday, Aug. 31 at 5:46 p. m., fire and rescue units were dispatched to a structure fire in a single- family home in the 1500 block of Woodside Drive in Woodbridge. The call originated as a police incident for a suspicious person with a knife. Officers summoned Fire and Rescue when they noticed smoke coming …

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New 24/7 Medic Unit in Manassas

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Provided by City of Manassas The City of Manassas Fire and Rescue Department is putting their second 24-hour medic unit in service at the Manassas Volunteer Fire Company (Station 501). Currently, the Department staffs a 24-hour medic unit at the Greater Manassas Volunteer Rescue Squad. A daytime (7:00 a. m. to 5:00 p. m.) medic unit is staffed at the …

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Kitchen Fire in Lake Ridge Townhouse

Provided by Occoquan-Woodbridge-Lorton Volunteer Fire Department (OWL VFD) Firefighters responded to the report of a townhouse fire at 3190 Harvard Street in Lake Ridge.  Crews arrived within minutes and reported fire in the kitchen of the townhouse house. Crews entered through front door, contained the fire to the kitchen and had the fire under control within five minutes. The fire …

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Occoquan Woodbridge Lorton VFD Responds to House Fire

Provided by Occoquan Woodbridge Lorton VFD Firefighters responded to the report of a roof on fire in Lake Ridge. Crews arrived at 2499 Paxton Street within minutes and reported smoke showing from the roof. A family of five had self-evacuated after a smoke detector had alerted them. The fire was knocked down approximately 20 minutes later.  The blaze is under investigation …

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Prince William County Fire and Rescue System Increases Staffing and Responsiveness

Provided by Prince William County The Board of County Supervisors funded the addition of two ladder trucks to address critical gaps in service identified by the Prince William County Fire and Rescue System. Those two ladder trucks went into service this month and will provide 24/7 coverage for the citizens of Prince William County. Ladder trucks provide aerial ladders and …

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Fire and Rescue Recruit School Graduation Class 2018-1

Provided by Prince William Department of Fire and Rescue On Friday, Aug. 3 at 10:00 a. m., the Department of Fire and Rescue held its graduation ceremony for Recruit Class 2018-1 at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas. Assistant Chief James Forgo presided over the ceremony. Class 2018-1 consists of Fire and Rescue Technicians who successfully completed 28 weeks of rigorous academic …

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Occoquan Woodbridge Lorton VFD Responds to House Fire

Provided by Occoquan Woodbridge Lorton VFD Firefighters responded to the report of a house on fire at 11970 Shorewood Court in Woodbridge.  Crews arrived within minutes and reported fire in the basement in the rear of the house. Crews entered through the rear basement door of the home and through the front door, attacking fire in the basement.  Crews contained …

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Manassas Fire & Rescue Captain Completes International Professional Designation

Captain Matthew Fox from the City of Manassas Fire and Rescue Department has completed the process to become a Fire Officer (FO) and was awarded the designation recently by the Commission on Professional Credentialing. Only 448 others have achieved this designation worldwide. The designation program is voluntary and recognizes individuals who demonstrate excellence in seven measured components including experience, education, …

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