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Potomac Highlands Circle Fire Incident

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Provided by Prince William Fire & Rescue On Sunday, November 22nd, at approximately 9:30 p.m., fire and rescue crews were dispatched to a townhouse fire located in the 4100 block of Potomac Highlands Circle in Triangle. Upon arrival, fire and rescue units observed light smoke throughout the residence and activation of the sprinkler system that had suppressed and extinguished a fire within the garage …

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Irongate Way Fire Incident

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Provided by Prince William Fire & Rescue On Friday, November 20th, at approximately 6:00 p.m., fire and rescue crews were dispatched to a structure fire in a two-story townhouse located in the 10200 block of Irongate Way in Manassas. Upon arrival, firefighters observed fire blazing from the front of the home. PWL Fire and rescue crews made entry into the home and located the …

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Barksdale Street Fire Incident

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Provided by Prince William County Fire & Rescue On Sunday, November 22nd, at approximately 3:00 a.m., fire and rescue crews were dispatched to a fire in a two-story end townhouse located in the 14700 block of Barksdale Street in Woodbridge. Upon arrival, fire and rescue crews observed fire blazing from the front of the home’s main level. Firefighters made entry into the home …

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Holiday Food Safety – Prevent Food Poisoning

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Provided by Prince William County Fire & Rescue With the holidays just around the corner, many individuals and groups have begun planning their holiday parties to include food and beverages. Each year, one in six Americans become ill by consuming contaminated foods or beverages – that’s approximately 48 million people who become sick from food-borne illnesses; 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die. A food-borne …

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Christmas Trees and Holiday Lights – Deck the Halls Safely

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Provided by Prince William County Fire & Rescue Christmas trees and decorations add to the holiday spirit, yet pose the risk of fire and injury to many, especially children. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Christmas trees are a major source of fuel in a fire. Each year, U.S. fire departments respond to an estimated 210 structure fires caused by Christmas …

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City Fire & Rescue First Agency of Excellence

Provided by City of Manassas At a recent event, the City of Manassas Fire and Rescue System was awarded with the first Agency of Excellence designation from the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services.  This was the first year of a pilot program that seeks to recognize agencies that strive to operate above the standards and requirements of Virginia EMS …

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Thoroughfare Road Fire Incident

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Provided by Prince William County Fire & Rescue On Saturday, November 14th, at approximately 3:30 a.m., fire and rescue crews were dispatched to a structure fire in a single-family home located in the 15500 block of Thoroughfare Road in Haymarket. Upon arrival fire and rescue crews observed fire on the front of the home. Firefighters commenced suppression and extinguishment of the fire while …

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Sharon Road Fire Incident

Provided by Prince William County Fire & Rescue On Sunday, November 8, at approximately 5:30 p.m., fire and rescue units were dispatched to a structure fire in a single-family home located in the 18300 block of Sharon Road in Triangle. Upon arrival, fire and rescue crews were informed the home was vacant. Firefighters commenced defensive operations to extinguish the flames that had fully …

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GMVRS Turns 50

Provided by City of Manassas The Greater Manassas Volunteer Rescue Squad is celebrating 50 years of service to the community in 2016.  It all started with a handful of volunteers working to make their community a safer place to live. “It’s a huge sacrifice and you have to have a servant’s heart to volunteer at the rescue squad,” said Pete …

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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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