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August is Back to School Safety Month

used for Family Fun Aug 2018

August is Back to School Safety Month. Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue would like to remind motorists that the school year is about to begin and to be vigilant when driving. Many school routes are poorly designed and pose a serious hazard for children due to the lack of sidewalks or crosswalks, wide roads and speeding drivers. When driving, it is …

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First Responders Team Up to Support Good Cause

The Redskins versus the Cowboys. The Giants versus the Dodgers. Every sports team has a rival, and that is no different for the teams that played in the second-annual Guns and Hoses hockey game this past weekend. Prince William County’s Police and Fire and Rescue Departments challenged each other on the ice in order to support a good cause. A …

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Safely Celebrate 4th of July

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Leading up to the Fourth of July and throughout the summer, consumers purchase fireworks to make a special holiday even more memorable. Rarely do we consider these pleasing effects as being harmful, much less deadly; yet fireworks are one of the biggest fire dangers to life and property. There are more reported fires on the 4th of July than on any other day of …

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Occoquan Woodbridge Lorton VFD Responds to Apartment Fire

Fire at Bayside Avenue June 2018, OWL VFD

Provided by Occoquan Woodbridge Lorton VFD Occoquan-Woodbridge-Lorton Volunteer Firefighters responded to the report of an apartment fire at 1284 Bayside Ave within minutes and reported smoke showing from the front of the building. Crews entered the apartment building to search for one resident who was reported unaccounted for by Prince William County Police, so a second alarm was called. Fire was …

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Department of Fire & Rescue Recognized as Outstanding EMS Agency

Fire & Rescue Department personnel accepting 2018 Outstanding EMS Agency Award

Provided by Prince William Fire & Rescue On June 13, the Prince William County Department of Fire & Rescue received the 2018 Northern Virginia EMS Council award for Outstanding EMS Agency. The award was based on the department’s accomplishments with the implementation of the Witnessed Cardiac Resuscitation Improvement Program, which addressed the following program areas: Data Collection Public Safety Access Point (PSAP) call processing …

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Water Safety and Drowning Prevention

Provided by Prince William Fire & Rescue Summer is fast approaching! With Memorial Day just around the corner and schools closing for the season, families begin planning their summer vacation. For many, that will include heading to water parks, pools, spas or recreational areas that may be in or near water. When doing so, Prince William County Fire and Rescue advises families to take …

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National Playground Safety Week April 23-27

Provided by Prince William Fire & Rescue According to the National Program for Playground Safety, there are over 200,000 children age 14 and younger injured yearly on playgrounds across the U.S. that result in emergency room visits. Of those injuries, the vast majority (79%) are fall-related and account for 90% of the most severe playground injuries, states BrainLine, a national multimedia project offering information …

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National Window Safety Week is April 1-7

Provided by Prince William Fire & Rescue Spring has arrived and as the weather becomes warmer, households will turn off their home heating equipment and begin inserting window screens to enjoy the cool spring breeze that a screen provides. While screens for some may be comforting, for others they are dangerous even deadly especially for small children. Each year, approximately eight children die …

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Occoquan Woodbridge Lorton VFD Responds to House Fire

Provided by Occoquan Woodbridge Lorton VFD Occoquan-Woodbridge-Lorton Volunteer Firefighters responded to the report of a house fire at 13309 Greenacre Drive in Woodbridge.  Crews arrived within minutes and reported fire showing from the side and roof of the house. Crews entered through the front door to fight fire on the second floor and attic.  Crews accessed the roof and cut a …

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Occoquan Woodbridge Lorton VFD Responds to Townhouse Fire

Provided by Occoquan Woodbridge Lorton VFD Occoquan-Woodbridge-Lorton Volunteer Firefighters responded to the report of a townhouse 14900 Hyatt Place in Woodbridge.  Crews arrived within minutes and reported smoke showing from the second floor of the townhouse. Crews entered through the front door, attacking fire until it was determined they need to go defensive.  Crews evacuated and fought the fire from …

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