Battery Fire Prevention and Dangers
The fourth fire this year caused by batteries in Fairfax County occurred Thursday, February 28 at a FedEx Facility in Lorton. Last year, five Fairfax County fires were caused by batteries. The Fire & Rescue Department encourages people to follow instructions on how to properly store and discard batteries on the battery brand's website and on the Fire Marshal's Office's Hot Tips Web page.
Testing Electric-Powered Fire Pumps
Effective April 1, 2018, fire inspectors from the Fairfax County Fire Marshal’s Office will not witness or be a party to any fire pump test in which fire pump testing technicians do not wear proper protective equipment to protect against the potential arc flash hazards.