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OWL VFD Reminds Local Residents to Change Their Smoke Detector Batteries

Occoquan-Woodbridge-Lorton Volunteer Fire Department help residents of River Ridge Protect their property and lives with Smoke Detector Inspections.   Woodbridge, Virginia – Teams of O.W.L. V.F.D members visited over 40 homes last weekend in the River Ridge community to test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and change batteries.  Residents were ready, with new batteries in hand and open doors to …

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Don’t make the roads scary on Halloween

Richmond, VA; October 30 – On Thursday in Virginia, thousands of children and adults will be walking around streets and neighborhoods from house to house celebrating Halloween. It’s meant to be a fun filled day where neighbors get together and share treats with their friends. As much as we’d hope that everyone would remember to obey the rules of the …

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Safety First — Using Alternative Home Heating Methods

In preparation for the arrival of colder weather, homeowners have begun seeking alternative and economical methods of keeping warm during the fall and winter months. However, an increase in the use of home heating appliances also increases your risk of home heating fires — the second leading cause of residential fires and fire-related deaths. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, …

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Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery

A One Minute Habit That Can Save Your Life Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, November 3rd. 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 alarm. Smoke alarms provide occupants with an early warning allowing them additional time to escape. Smoke alarms …

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Del. Rich Anderson Endorsed by PWC Firefighters

Woodbridge, VA – Today, Del. Rich Anderson (R-51st) received the endorsement of the Prince William Professional Fire Fighters Local 2598 of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF). Local 2598 represents over 400 members of the Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue.  It includes firefighters, paramedics, dispatchers, and support staff. The membership of Local 2598 voted in their …

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Occoquan Woodbridge Lorton VFD responds to Single Family House Fire.

Woodbridge, VA October 10, 2013 — 9:08pm Occoquan-Woodbridge-Lorton Volunteer Firefighters responded to the report of a house fire at 14005 Roanoke Street in Woodbridge. Initial units arrived on scene within minutes and reported visible fire from the garage side of the home.  The fire was quickly located in the garage and was under control within eight minutes. Fire & Rescue units …

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Sit in the Drivers Seat of OWL VFD Engine 514, Meet Sparky the Fire Dog and Talk to the Volunteers That Keep You Safe

OWL VFD Station 14 hosts open house on October 12th as part of Fire Prevention Week     Woodbridge, VA October 7th, 2013 —   Both children and adults are invited to Occoquan-Woodbridge-Lorton Volunteer Fire Department’s Open House to meet Firefighters, EMTs and Sparky the Fire Dog at Station 14.  Located at 12400 Hedges Run Drive in Lake Ridge on …

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Safety Measures for Halloween Haunted Houses & Carnivals

Contributed by the Department of Fire & Rescue  Halloween season is a fun time of the year; yet, it is a time when life-safety issues surrounding the public become a concern. We take this opportunity to remind all non-profit organizations, merchants, and school personnel of their responsibility to ensure the safety of their patrons during operation of these activities and …

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Fire Prevention Week Oct 6th – 12th

Prevent Kitchen Fires The holidays are just around the corner and with the beginning of football season individuals will be entertaining more than usual by cooking their favorite dishes to share with family and friends, but with an increase in cooking there’s the potential for an increase in cooking fires. Cooking fires is the number one cause of home fires …

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OWL VFD Goes Pink for Cancer

OWL Volunteer Fire Department Wears Pink Duty Shirts to Make a Statement against Breast Cancer Woodbridge, VA October 2nd, 2013 — OWL VFD, usually known for putting out fires and responding to 911 calls, put on pink tee shirts for the month of October in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. During the Month of October all OWL VFD crews …

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