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Cooler Weather Prompts Early Use of Home Heating Equipment

Provided by the Prince William County Department of Fire & Rescue With the possible onset of Hurricane Joaquin, cool and rainy weather has preceded its arrival prompting residents to commence home heating use earlier than planned. The increase in the use of home heating appliances also increases the risk of home heating fires — the second leading cause of residential fires and fire-related …

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OWL VFD Hosts First Firehouse Forum

OWL VFD Members, Residents and Business in the Woodbridge Area are Invited to Attend. Occoquan-Woodbridge-Lorton Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a Firehouse Forum for the Candidates of the Woodbridge and Occoquan District Board of County Supervisors positions, on Tuesday, October 27th. 7 p.m. Topics will range from Public Safety, traffic and construction as well as procurement and planning.  Citizens …

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Red Cross Urges People to Get Ready As Hurricane Joaquin Nears U.S.

Issues Safety Steps People Should Follow   [FAIRFAX, VA], October 1, 2015 — Heavy rains and flooding are threatening communities in the Mid-Atlantic even before Hurricane Joaquin is forecast to approach the U.S. late this weekend. The Red Cross is preparing to respond in multiple states and urges people in the path of the storm to get ready too. “People …

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Heather Mill Lane Fire Incident

Provided by the Prince William County Department of Fire & Rescue On Tuesday, September 22nd, at approximately 5:30 p.m., fire and rescue crews were dispatched to an apartment fire located in the 15000 block of Heather Mill Lane in Haymarket. Upon arrival, fire and rescue crews observed smoke billowing from the rear of a four-story complex that was under construction and unoccupied …

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Plan Your Great Escape at the Dulles Plane Pull

Provided by Prince William County Department of Fire & Rescue The 23rd annual Dulles Day Family Festival and Plane Pull presented by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority and Software AG is Saturday, September 19th from 11am – 4pm at Dulles International Airport in Sterling. The Council of Governments (COG) Fire Prevention and Life Safety Committee are again proud to be participating in this year’s …

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Trade Wind Court Fire Incident

Provided by the Prince William County Department of Fire & Rescue On Sunday, September 13th, at approximately 6:00 p.m., fire and rescue units were dispatched to a structure fire in a single-family home located in the 8500 block of Trade Wind Court in Gainesville. Upon arrival, fire and rescue crews observed smoke billowing from the rear of the home. As firefighters approached, they …

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Public Safety Departments Face Off to Raise Money for Local Charities

Provided by Prince William County The Prince William County Fire and Rescue and Police departments are setting up for a little interdepartmental rivalry later this month when they meet to play soccer in the Prince William Cup to raise money for four local charities. The Prince William Cup finals will be played on Sept. 27 at 1 and 3 p.m. …

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Coming Together as a Community to Remember September 11

Provided by Prince William County A crowd gathered to remember and honor those lost during the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, during Prince William County’s 2015 9-11 remembrance ceremony. Under the blue sky, much like the sky 14 years ago, the community came together at the Liberty Memorial to never forget that fateful day. “We came together today to …

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Public Safety Departments Face Off to Raise Money for Local Charities

Provided by Prince William County The Prince William County Fire and Rescue and Police departments are setting up for a little interdepartmental rivalry later this month when they meet to play soccer in the Prince William Cup to raise money for four local charities. The Prince William Cup semi-finals will be on Sept. 13 and finals will be played on …

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Deweys Run Lane Fire Incident

Provided by the Prince William County Department of Fire & Rescue On Friday, September 11th, at approximately 11:00 a.m., fire and rescue crews were dispatched to a structure fire in a single-family home located in the 17600 block of Deweys Run Lane in Dumfries. Upon arrival, fire and rescue units observed fire on the outside of the home that had extended to the …

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