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That Time of Year

Provided by Frank E. Vaerewijck, FF/EMT November is here already. Where did the last 10 months go? It’s time for the holidays, family, travel, and the smells of Pumpkin Spice everywhere. The leaves are turning, the stores are starting to fill with Christmas and Holiday goods, and for those of us in the Fire Service, we have seen an increase in alarms. …

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Firehouse Forum 2015

Photos by Delia Engstrom | Only D Photography Woodbridge Virginia – October, 27th Occoquan- Woodbridge- Lorton Volunteer Fire Department’s social hall was abuzz Tuesday night when local citizens and fire department members turned out for Firehouse Forum 2015.  Candidates for the Prince William Board of County Supervisors Woodbridge and Occoquan district seats were featured in a forum to discuss questions …

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Smoke Alarms Key Part of Home Fire Escape Plan

Provided by Prince William County Department of Fire & Rescue Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, November 1st. As you turn your clocks back, Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue (www.pwcgov.org/fire) would like to remind residents to change the battery in their smoke alarms. Smoke alarms are a key part of a home fire escape plan by providing an early warning allowing …

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Gran Duer Drive Fire Incident

Provided by Prince William County Department of Fire & Rescue On Friday, October 23rd, at approximately 9:45 pm, fire and rescue crews were dispatched to a structure fire in a two-story single family home located in the 13700 block of Gran Duer Drive in Woodbridge. Upon arrival, fire and rescue units were informed that all occupants were safely out of the home and …

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Five Promoted in Fire & Rescue

Provided by City of Manassas At the recent City Council meeting, five City of Manassas Fire & Rescue employees were promoted in rank.  Andrew Carver, Joseph Rose and Jerry Smith were promoted to Captain, Matthew Fox was promoted to Lieutenant, and Jamieson Jewett was promoted to Master Technician. Master Technician Jamie Jewett has been serving with the City of Manassas …

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The Firehouse Foodie

Provided by Frank E. Vaerewijck, FF/EMT “Any firefighter should know how, a good firefighter knows why.” This quote from an unknown source rings true not only in the fire service but also in the kitchen. It’s not enough to know the stages of a fire but why these stages occur; this helps us fight the fire fast and effective. The same with cooking; knowing …

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Galt Court Fire Incident

Provided by Prince William County On Monday, October 12th, at approximately 6:30 a.m., fire and rescue crews were dispatched to a structure fire in a two-story townhome located in the 16600 block of Galt Court in Woodbridge. Upon arrival, firefighters were informed, all occupants were safely out of the house. Fire and rescue crews proceeded to the utility room where they discovered a …

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Hear the Beep Where You Sleep

Fire Prevention Week, October 4th-10th With cooler weather and the holiday season fast approaching, the potential for home fires increases significantly. October is National Fire Prevention Month when public service departments across the country spread the word about fire safety. October 4th – 10th is Fire Prevention Week; this year’s theme is “Hear the Beep where you Sleep.” The National …

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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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