Community Calendar

Safety In Our Community Begins June 08, 2013

Safety In Our Community initiative begins Saturday, June 8, 2013, from 2 - 4 p.m., countywide. With the overarching goal of "preventing the 911 call," firefighters will be canvassing homes in neighborhoods checking for working smoke alarms and providing important seasonal fire and life safety messages. If residents are not home, firefighters will leave a door hanger that provides information on smoke alarms and seasonal safety information. Firefighters will continue to be in neighborhoods every Saturday afternoon, during the summer, fall, and spring seasons.


Fire Prevention Open House for 2013

On Saturday, October 12, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the department and all 37 fire and rescue stations cordially invites the general public to participate in a community open house, spotlighting fire prevention. The theme for 2013 is "Prevent Kitchen Fires." It serves to remind us all of the simple actions we can take to stay safe from fire year round. Every firehouse will host activities, provide tours, and have available fire prevention educational materials. For more information, call your community fire station ( or Public Affairs and Life Safety Education, 703-246-3801.


School Backpack/Supplies Distribution

On Thursday, August 29, 2013, at 11 a.m., firefighters will distribute backpacks and school supplies for children throughout Fairfax County. Partnering with Nationwide Credit Corporation, Modern Tech Solutions, Inc., the Keith Burns Foundation, Cardinal Plaza Shell, Fairfax County Federation of Teachers, SEIUVA-512, Kids R First, Centreville Moose Lodge #2160, Arlington/Fairfax Elks Lodge #2188, Aluminum Cans for Burned Children, and the Rotary Club of Tysons Corner they will distribute approximately 2,600 backpacks, with supplies to school administrators, teachers, and local shelters for children in need.


Winter Coats for Children

Fairfax County firefighters, in cooperation with Operation Warm, Coats for Kids Foundation, Apple Federal Credit Union, Progressive Firefighters of Fairfax County, Inc., and the Fairfax County Professional Firefighters and Paramedics, will collect and distribute new winter coats for children and youths through high school age, Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 11 a.m., at Penn Daw Fire and Rescue Station 11, 6624 Hulvey Terrace, Alexandria, Virginia.


Toys for Tots

Partnering with private corporations and local businesses, Fairfax County firefighters and paramedics are sponsoring the Fourteenth Annual Firefighters Holiday Rescuers Toy Drive, and will distribute toys Tuesday, December 18, 2012, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Penn Daw Fire and Rescue Station 11, 6624 Hulvey Terrace, Alexandria, Virginia.


Great Falls Fire Station Grand Opening Mar. 10, 2012

The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department will host a grand opening and a "hose uncoupling" ceremony, Saturday, March 10, 2012, at 11 a.m. for the new Great Falls Fire and Rescue Station. Following the ceremony there will refreshments, and tours of the station and apparatus. The new station was opened in mid-November and was built to LEED standards. The public is cordially invited to attend.



















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