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Memorial Service Honors Fallen Firefighters

Evergreen Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad took part in honoring fallen fighters at the 2013 Memorial Service held at the Richmond International Raceway on June 1st. These brave men and women were recognized by the Virginia Line of Duty Act and were honored for their selfless acts. The 2013 service paid tribute to the following: Joshua Weissman of Alexandria …

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Smokey Bones Hosts Volunteer Fire and Rescue Departments in Burger Eating Contest to Raise Money for Childhood Cancer.

Come out and support the fight against childhood cancer. June 19, 2013 7 p.m. Woodbridge VA   When do Occoquan-Woodbridge-Lorton VFD and Dale City VFD battle against each other?  When it’s a showdown, or “chow down” to raise money to fight childhood cancer.  Tonight, fire and rescue volunteers from both departments will meet at Smokey Bones in Woodbridge to have …

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Battalion Chief Todd Lupton Receives 2013 Northern Virginia Regional EMS Award

City of Manassas, VA . . . Battalion Chief Todd Lupton, with the City of Manassas Fire and Rescue Department, received a 2013 Northern Virginia Regional EMS Award. B.C. Lupton is recognized as an Outstanding EMS Administrator for the Northern Virginia Region. These awards are given to an individual or agency that exemplifies outstanding dedication and service to Virginia’s EMS …

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Volunteer Fire & Rescue: You Don’t Have to be Paid to be Professional

By Audrey Harman, Contributing Writer When a fire or other emergency occurs, people are primarily concerned with getting their loved ones rapid and well-qualified help. What they might not stop and think at the time is exactly who these men and women coming to their aid are. About two-thirds of the fire and rescue services in Prince William County are run …

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City of Manassas Training Five for EMS Bike Team

City of Manassas, VA . . . The City of Manassas Fire and Rescue Department is training five technicians to become members of the EMS Bike Team.  This is a 40-hour course on safe bicycle operations and biking skills during high and low speed maneuvers and navigating challenging courses. “Having an EMS Bike Team is a great asset to the …

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Four New Firefighter/Medics Sworn In

 City of Manassas, VA . . . At the Monday, March 11 City Council Meeting, four new Firefighter/Medics weresworn in to services after completing a five-week orientation and training program. Firefighter/Medic Matthew Heppner is originally from Riverhead, NY and currently resides in Fredericksburg, VA. Heppner has been in the fire service since 2008. Firefighter/Medic William “Dean” DeJarnette was raised in …

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Shaved Heads Save Lives

OWL Volunteer Fire Department Shaves the Way to Conquer Kids’ Cancer   Woodbridge, VA March 8, 2013 — OWL VFD, usually known for putting out fires and responding to 911 calls, put their hair on the line to raise funds for research to find new cures for childhood cancer. On March 8, 2013, Occoquan-Woodbridge-Lorton Volunteer Fire Department hosted their 8th Annual …

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City of Manassas Fire & Rescue A Highly Accredited Staff

City of Manassas Fire & Rescue A Highly Accredited Staff   City of Manassas, Virginia . . . City of Manassas Fire and Rescue Chief Brett R. Bowman was recently named Vice Chairman of the Fire & Rescue Departments of Northern Virginia Coalition.  This group is a regional coalition of 14 member jurisdictions that aim to provide the Northern Virginia …

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