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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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First Responders Team Up to Support Good Cause

The Redskins versus the Cowboys. The Giants versus the Dodgers. Every sports team has a rival, and that is no different for the teams that played in the second-annual Guns and Hoses hockey game this past weekend. Prince William County’s Police and Fire and Rescue Departments challenged each other on the ice in order to support a good cause. A …

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Safely Celebrate 4th of July

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Leading up to the Fourth of July and throughout the summer, consumers purchase fireworks to make a special holiday even more memorable. Rarely do we consider these pleasing effects as being harmful, much less deadly; yet fireworks are one of the biggest fire dangers to life and property. There are more reported fires on the 4th of July than on any other day of …

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Occoquan Woodbridge Lorton VFD Responds to Apartment Fire

Fire at Bayside Avenue June 2018, OWL VFD

Provided by Occoquan Woodbridge Lorton VFD Occoquan-Woodbridge-Lorton Volunteer Firefighters responded to the report of an apartment fire at 1284 Bayside Ave within minutes and reported smoke showing from the front of the building. Crews entered the apartment building to search for one resident who was reported unaccounted for by Prince William County Police, so a second alarm was called. Fire was …

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Department of Fire & Rescue Recognized as Outstanding EMS Agency

Fire & Rescue Department personnel accepting 2018 Outstanding EMS Agency Award

Provided by Prince William Fire & Rescue On June 13, the Prince William County Department of Fire & Rescue received the 2018 Northern Virginia EMS Council award for Outstanding EMS Agency. The award was based on the department’s accomplishments with the implementation of the Witnessed Cardiac Resuscitation Improvement Program, which addressed the following program areas: Data Collection Public Safety Access Point (PSAP) call processing …

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House Fire in Woodbridge

Provided by Occoquan-Woodbridge-Lorton Volunteer Fire Department Occoquan-Woodbridge-Lorton Volunteer Firefighters responded to the report of a house fire in Lake Ridge. Fire and Rescue units were initially sent to the wrong address in another neighborhood. However,  a second caller was able to direct crews to the correct address of 3534 Soffitt Place. Units arrived within minutes to find fire on the side …

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