Fire and Rescue News
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department
News Release 11-65
Date: August 30, 2011
Firefighters Distribute Backpacks and School Supplies
Who: Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department
What: Firefighters Distribute Backpacks and School Supplies
Where: Penn Daw Fire and Rescue Station 11, Penn
6624 Hulvey Terrace, Alexandria, Virginia 22306
When: 11 a.m., Thursday, September 1, 2011
Fairfax County firefighters will distribute backpacks and school
supplies at 11 a.m., Thursday, September 1, at Fire and Rescue Station
11, Penn Daw.
Department personnel, the Progressive Firefighters of Fairfax County, Inc., the Fairfax County Professional Firefighters and Paramedics, Local 2068, and the Department of Human resources 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., Aluminum Cans for Burned Children, and the Rotary Club of Tysons Corner, over 2,000 backpacks have been collected and filled with school supplies, an increase of 1,000 from last year.
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.
Duty PIO (Weekends/After-hours): 703-877-3702
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.
4100 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, VA 22030