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 Daw   
                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
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