Firefighters Distribute Backpacks and School Supplies

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department

News Release 12-63
Date:  August 28, 2012

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: 11:30 a.m., Thursday, August 30, 2012

Fairfax County firefighters will distribute backpacks and school supplies at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, August 30, 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, Apple Federal Credit Union, and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors 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, Aluminum Cans for Burned Children, and the Rotary Club of Tysons Corner, over 2,500 backpacks have been collected and filled with school supplies, an increase of 500 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 571-641-0036

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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