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Occoquan-Woodbridge-Lorton Volunteer Fire Department to Host Free Spanish Speaking Hands-Only CPR Training

Provided by the Occoquan-Woodbridge-Lorton Volunteer Fire Department The American Heart Association program, funded by the Potomac Health Foundation, will be facilitating a Spanish speaking class.  (Woodbridge, VA – June 16th, 2015) – The American Heart Association continues its program to train 8,500 local residents in Hands-Only CPR by facilitating a Spanish speaking class.  The Occoquan-Woodbridge-Lorton Volunteer Fire Department will host the …

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Occoquan Woodbridge Lorton VFD responds to Belmont Bay Lightning Fire

Provided by the Occoquan Woodbridge Lorton VFD Woodbridge, VA June 20, 2015 — 6:22 p.m. Occoquan-Woodbridge-Lorton Volunteer Firefighters responded to the report of a lightning strike at a condo at 500 Belmont Bay Drive in Woodbridge. Initial units arrived on scene within minutes and reported smoke showing from the roof. The fire was located in the top of the cupola creating …

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Drowning Occurs Quickly & Quietly – Take Precautions When In and Near Water

Provided by the Prince William County Department of Fire & Rescue It’s that time of year when children and adults head to the pool or spa to relax and cool off as the heat and humidity begin to rise. Yet each year, water-related injuries and deaths occur in the U.S. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), ten people …

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Ruby Tuesday Fire Incident

Provided by the Prince William County Department of Fire & Rescue On Thursday, June 11th, at approximately 11:30 a.m., fire and rescue units were dispatched to a commercial fire located in the 1500 block of Iron Bar Lane in Gainesville. Upon arrival, all patrons had been evacuated. Firefighters observed a fire in the kitchen wall. The heat generated from continuous cooking had ignited …

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Fireworks Safety – – Leave it to the Professionals

Provided by the Prince William County Department of Fire & Rescue Leading up to the Fourth of July and throughout the summer, many consumers purchase fireworks for their personal entertainment. Fireworks add that special something during a holiday celebration; their beautiful and breathtaking bursts of light and colors make a memorable holiday even more memorable. Rarely do we consider these pleasing effects as harmful even deadly; yet, …

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Discarded Smoking Materials Spark Blaze in Home

Provided by the Prince William County Department of Fire & Rescue On Sunday, June 7, 2015, at approximately 3:30 p.m., fire and rescue units were dispatched to a structure fire in a single-family split-level home located in the 8100 block of Spruce Street in Yorkshire. Upon arrival, fire and rescue units observed fire on the back deck that had spread to the home’s …

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Hurricane Season has Arrived

Provided by the Prince William County Department of Fire & Rescue Hurricane Season for the Atlantic coastal area has officially begun, June 1st – November 30th, with the peak season occurring from mid-August to late October. A hurricane is a type of tropical cyclone or severe tropical storm accompanied by thunderstorms; in the Northern Hemisphere they’re accompanied by counterclockwise circulation of winds. A hurricane can cause …

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National Hurricane Preparedness Week Highlights the Need to be Prepared

by the Prince William County Department of Fire & Rescue National Hurricane Preparedness Week is May 24th – May 30th and although hurricane season has started out calm, the need to be prepared for emergencies should never wane but remain highlighted. Hurricanes can cause catastrophic damage to coastlines and several hundred miles inland, therefore, there’s no better time than now to prepare for hurricanes and …

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National Safe Boating Week May 16th – 22nd

Provided by the Prince William County Department of Fire & Rescue National Safe Boating Week is May 16th – May 22nd, a year- long campaign promoting boat safety. This year’s theme, “Wear It!” is a reminder to recreational boaters to consistently wear their life jackets – a simple, yet, life-saving strategy. A mishap while boating can occur at any time, landing you or …

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Lynwood Drive Fire Incident

Provided by the Prince William County Department of Fire & Rescue On Sunday, May 17th, at approximately 5:00 p.m., fire and rescue units were dispatched to a structure fire in a single-family home located in the 5000 block of Lynwood Drive in Woodbridge. Upon arrival, fire and rescue units found significant fire conditions on the second floor with fire blazing through the roof …

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