Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department
4100 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Phone: 703-246-3801, TTY: 711 and Fax:703-385-1687
Duty PIO (Weekends/After-hours): 703-280-0694
Media Information Line: 703-324-3000
News Release 09-62
Date: August 27, 2009
|Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department
Firefighters Distribute Backpacks and School Supplies
|Penn Daw Fire and Rescue Station 11
6624 Hulvey Terrace, Alexandria, Virginia 22306.
11 a.m., Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Fairfax County firefighters and supporting local business leaders will distribute backpacks and school supplies at 11 a.m., Wednesday, September 2, at Penn Daw Fire and Rescue Station 11.
Firefighters, the Progressive Firefighters of Fairfax County, Inc., and the Fairfax County Professional Fire Fighters and Paramedics, Local 2068, have been collecting backpacks and school supplies for several weeks and will distribute them to school children in Fairfax County and the Washington Metropolitan Area. Through generous donations and support from area businesses, including Nationwide Credit Corporation, Promax Management, Inc., Rotary Club of Tysons Corner, and Aluminum Cans for Burned Children, over 1,000 backpacks have been collected and filled with school supplies.
Firefighters will coordinate the distribution of the backpacks to various Fairfax County public school administrators and local shelters. For more information, please contact Captain Willie Bailey at 703-246-3801.
Firefighters and school officials will be available for interviews.
For more information, call Daniel L. Schmidt or Captain I Randal Bittinger, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, 703-246-3801 and TTY: 711. Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities. Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request.