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Potomac Heights Place Fire Incident

Provided by Prince William Fire & Rescue On Sept. 20 at 9:33 p. m., fire and rescue units were dispatched to an apartment fire located in the 14900 block of Potomac Heights Place in Woodbridge. Firefighters made entry to a fourth floor apartment where they discovered an activated sprinkler in the kitchen. The occupant sustained a non-life threatening injury that did not require medical transport. The …

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Recent Fires in Prince William

Provided by Prince William Fire & Rescue On Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 1:50 a. m., fire and rescue units were dispatched to a townhouse fire in the 7600 block of Somerset Lane in Yorkshire. Upon entry, fire and rescue crews discovered a small fire on the first floor of a home office. Firefighters initiated suppression, immediately extinguishing the fire, containing it to the first …

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Connolly – Walorski Introduce the Federal Firefighter Pay Equity Act

Provided by Congressman Gerald E. Connelly’s Office Representatives Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA) and Jackie R. Walorski (R-IN) have introduced the Federal Firefighter Pay Equity Act, bipartisan legislation to ensure federal firefighters are eligible for the same full and fair retirement benefits as their state and local counterparts. Every day, more than 15,000 federal firefighters put their lives at risk to …

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Parkway Structure Acquired for Fire & Rescue Training

Provided by Prince William Fire & Rescue Beginning September 18th,  Prince William County Department of Fire & Rescue System personnel will begin training in an acquired structure at 4931 Prince William Parkway. Fire Department units will be using synthetic smoke to create a realistic training environment for firefighters to practice search, rescue, ventilation, and hose line operations. For more information about Fire Department training …

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79 Years and Going Strong

Proud of its humble beginnings, OWL VFD has grown to be one of the busiest Volunteer Fire and Rescue Departments in the Country. Woodbridge, VA September 12, 2017 — In September 1938, the Occoquan-Woodbridge-Lorton Volunteer Fire Department was officially incorporated. It was two years of hard work for a group of concerned citizens who recognized the need for a Fire …

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September is National Preparedness Month

Provided by Prince William Fire & Rescue September is National Preparedness Month, an annual nationwide campaign that encourages all Americans to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, and communities. The Prince William County Office of Emergency Management is launching Ready Prince William, a robust outreach campaign that encourages individuals and families to follow four simple steps to prepare before …

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Crest Drive Fire Incident

Provided by Prince William Fire & Rescue On Wednesday, August 30th, at 12:36 p. m., fire and rescue units were dispatched to a structure fire in a single family home located in the 16000 block of Crest Drive in Woodbridge. No one was home at the time of the fire. Dispatch was alerted to the fire by a neighbor who saw smoke showing from …

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Lomond Drive Fire Incident

Provided by Prince William Fire & Rescue On Tuesday, August 29th at 4:10 p. m., fire and rescue units were dispatched to a structure fire in a single-family home located in the 9400 block of Lomond Drive in Manassas. Upon arrival, firefighters observed smoke showing from the front of the home. Fire and rescue crews made entry and discovered fire in the basement. Firefighters …

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Brewster Circle Fire Incident

Provided by Prince William Fire & Rescue On Monday, August 28th at 8:46 p. m., fire and rescue crews were dispatched to a structure fire in the 12700 block of Brewster Circle in Woodbridge. Upon arrival, firefighters observed a shed on fire that was adjacent to the home. Firefighters initiated attack and quickly extinguished the fire. Preliminary damages were minimal estimated at $30,000 due …

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Groundbreaking for New Fire Station to Replace Older Facility

Provided by Prince William County There will soon be a new, old, fire station in the county. A groundbreaking ceremony for the new Coles District Fire Station, which will replace the current fire station, was recently held at the site, 13712 Dumfries Road. The new 21,400-square-foot station will house an engine, heavy rescue, a tanker, a basic life support ambulance, …

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