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We recognize social media is a 24/7 medium, and your comments are welcome at any time. However, given the need to manage our staff resources (your tax dollars), we generally only monitor comments and postings during regular business hours.

Once posted, the Fairfax County reserves the right to delete submissions that contain:

  1. Vulgar language
  2. Personal attacks of any kind
  3. Comments or content that promotes, fosters, or perpetuates discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, genetics, status with regard to public assistance, national origin, physical or intellectual disability or sexual orientation
  4. Spam or links to other sites
  5. Clearly off topic
  6. Advocate illegal activity
  7. Promote particular services, products, or political organizations
  8. Infringe on copyrights or trademarks
  9. Personally identifiable medical information
  10. Information that may compromise the safety, security or proceedings of public systems or any criminal or civil investigations.

If there are repeated violations, then Fairfax County will ban participation on platforms that permit organizations to ban users. Please note that the comments expressed on these sites do not reflect the opinions and position of the Fairfax County government or its officers and employees.

If you have any questions concerning the operation of this online moderated discussion site, please contact the Office of Public Affairs at publicaffairs@fairfaxcounty.gov.

YouTube disclaimer: Fairfax County is not responsible for the content provided on “related” and “promoted” videos that are accessible from this county’s YouTube channel. All viewers should note that these related videos and comments expressed on them do not necessarily reflect the opinions and position of the Fairfax County government or its officers and employees.

Updated June 1, 2017

 

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Congrats Master Tech David Stroup, Station 32, Fairview, C-Shift who celebrated 25 years in the department Thursday. #FCFRD #FairfaxCounty ... See MoreSee Less

Congrats Master Tech David Stroup, Station 32, Fairview, C-Shift who celebrated 25 years in the department Thursday.  #FCFRD #FairfaxCounty

 

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Congratulations Big Daddy!

CONGRATULATIONS

Stop by Frying Pan Park on Saturday, April 6 to experience the cheesiest event of the year! Celebrate National Grilled Cheese month with the "You Gouda Brie Kidding" program! 🧀 bit.ly/2CvRXFg ... See MoreSee Less

Stop by Frying Pan Park on Saturday, April 6 to experience the cheesiest event of the year! Celebrate National Grilled Cheese month with the You Gouda Brie Kidding program! 🧀 http://bit.ly/2CvRXFg

 

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Kenneth S is a little young but her love of cheese is strong!

Eddie is SO CUTE and SO GOOD! We transferred him in from our friends at the Roanoke Regional Center for Animal Care and Protection, and then promptly sent him off to a foster home for a couple weeks. Here's what his foster mom says about him:

"Eddie is a delight! He is a sweet, easy-going pup who's the perfect size and energy level. He loves to snuggle, sunbathe, play with his toys and go for walks. We crated him at night and after some early whining, he settled down and slept all night. During the day, we gave him free run of the house but only left him for two hour stretches. He was not destructive and only brought my shoes and socks onto our bed (he did NOT chew them). He's mostly house-trained and only had two accidents in our house (one of those was when we didn't get him outside quick enough for his first am walk after 8 hours in his crate). We did walk him every 4-5 hours.

I can't comment on other animals but he did pull toward and bark at other dogs on our walks. But he's very playful and I think with a proper introduction, he'd love to have a playmate. He does seem to have a little prey drive and pulled toward robins, squirrels, windblown leaves, etc. But it's nothing you can't control, since he's 17 lbs. He does like other people and met with teens and my neighbor who didn't reach for him and let him make the first move.

He has a great appetite and is not picky about dog food. He knows sit and down, but has trouble holding the position when a treat is involved! He also has great vertical (needs a high fence) and can squeeze into tight spaces (like under my fence, oops). So keep watch. On walks, he weaves in front of you, going from side-to-side to capture all the smells. He's very affectionate without being "licky." He loves to jump in your lap and snuggle into your pullover or rub against your chin, and cuddle while you watch TV. And he doesn't shed! He's a just super pupper."

If you want to come visit him tonight, HURRY because we close at 7pm and stop processing adoptions at 6:30pm! Or you can just be here right when we open tomorrow at 10am. 🙂
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Eddie is SO CUTE and SO GOOD! We transferred him in from our friends at the Roanoke Regional Center for Animal Care and Protection, and then promptly sent him off to a foster home for a couple weeks. Heres what his foster mom says about him:

Eddie is a delight! He is a sweet, easy-going pup whos the perfect size and energy level. He loves to snuggle, sunbathe, play with his toys and go for walks. We crated him at night and after some early whining, he settled down and slept all night. During the day, we gave him free run of the house but only left him for two hour stretches. He was not destructive and only brought my shoes and socks onto our bed (he did NOT chew them). Hes mostly house-trained and only had two accidents in our house (one of those was when we didnt get him outside quick enough for his first am walk after 8 hours in his crate). We did walk him every 4-5 hours.

I cant comment on other animals but he did pull toward and bark at other dogs on our walks. But hes very playful and I think with a proper introduction, hed love to have a playmate. He does seem to have a little prey drive and pulled toward robins, squirrels, windblown leaves, etc. But its nothing you cant control, since hes 17 lbs. He does like other people and met with teens and my neighbor who didnt reach for him and let him make the first move.

He has a great appetite and is not picky about dog food. He knows sit and down, but has trouble holding the position when a treat is involved! He also has great vertical (needs a high fence) and can squeeze into tight spaces (like under my fence, oops). So keep watch. On walks, he weaves in front of you, going from side-to-side to capture all the smells. Hes very affectionate without being licky. He loves to jump in your lap and snuggle into your pullover or rub against your chin, and cuddle while you watch TV. And he doesnt shed! Hes a just super pupper. 

If you want to come visit him tonight, HURRY because we close at 7pm and stop processing adoptions at 6:30pm! Or you can just be here right when we open tomorrow at 10am. :)Image attachment

 

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Harris Fitzgerel I thought he was watson!

Katelyn Hyter Luna needs a cousin 😍😍

Zack Lucas 😫

Is he neutered?

Walter save him! It’s a sign with his nickname 😉

Jenny Leslie...17 lbs and doesn’t shed...loves to snuggle

Christa Arnn he’d match your crew. 😍

Tim Sanford omg 😍

He matches Loki!! Victoria Cunningham

Is he a younger or senior pup?

Emilee King add one more to your clan

Joyce Litterio

Edmund Moore Jenna Schifalacqua

He’s so cute. Hope he finds a good home

Wendy Williams Thomas Williams

He’s precious ❤️

What a cutie!

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Congratulations to our 21 deputies and one civilian who were honored for their valor by the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce. Three deputies received a Silver Medal of Valor for responding to a large townhouse fire with only one fire truck battling the blaze. Four homes were fully engulfed in flames. Despite the blinding smoke and intense heat and without a portable breathing apparatus, the deputies entered each home and successfully evacuated several residents, many of whom were older adults and their pets. These deputies epitomize our core values of honor, courage and service. ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to our 21 deputies and one civilian who were honored for their valor by the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce.  Three deputies received a Silver Medal of Valor for responding to a large townhouse fire with only one fire truck battling the blaze. Four homes were fully engulfed in flames. Despite the blinding smoke and intense heat and without a portable breathing apparatus, the deputies entered each home and successfully evacuated several residents, many of whom were older adults and their pets. These deputies epitomize our core values of honor, courage and service.Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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Congrats! 🙂

Congrats

Awards well deserved. Congrats!!🎉🍾🎈

Thank you Deputies for your courage & saving lives.

Congratulations to the deputies

Congrats

Congratulations 👍

What happen to the fire dept.? usually theirs at least two.Engine and pumper.

Congratulations to all!!

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Award well deserved! 👏👏 👏 Congratulations to all!!! 🎊🍾🎈

Even tho I no longer live in Fairfax Co I'm still proud of them.

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Thank you all for your service 💙

#FCFRD personnel training is not limited to fire scenarios. Crews also train regarding emergency medical situations. The EMS Training section recently put some paramedics through a realistic scenario of persons struck by lightning at a soccer field in our immersion room. Multi-patient requiring reverse triage and crew resource management. #EveryDayIsATrainingDay ... See MoreSee Less

 

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can anyone tell me how they are getting the video on the walls behind them?

Fix-it Clinics are coming to a branch near you on April 20!Seven library branches will be hosting Fix it Clinics on April 20, 2019. Watch the video for more information and check out which branches are participating ... ... See MoreSee Less

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All About TB in 3 Minutes: What You Need to Know Today ... See MoreSee Less

18 hours ago

Fairfax County Police Department

We're celebrating some particularly selfless and brave acts by our officers and other Fairfax County first responders at the 41st Annual Valor Awards! Over 100 amazing public safety professionals are being honored and receiving awards here today. 🏅
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Were celebrating some particularly selfless and brave acts by our officers and other Fairfax County first responders at the 41st Annual Valor Awards! Over 100 amazing public safety professionals are being honored and receiving awards here today. 🏅
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In my opinion EVERY POLICE OFFICER is brave and selfless!

Good Policing! Well Done!

Seriously love you guys

Nice job FCPD. All awards were undoubtedly well-earned.

Congratulations to all recognized LEOs who have put themselves above and beyond to serve and protect those in Fairfax County. Thank you so much for your acts of bravery and may God bless each of you and keep you safe always.

Congratulations everyone

I'm so proud of FAIRFAX COUNTY officers! 💙

Congratulations to all these dedicated selfless officers.

Congratulations to all, but the best was 1984

Congratulations to EVERYONE!

Congratulations FCPD👏👏 😍💙God Bless You All 🙏

Congrats to all!!

Congratulations

Execution gang, gettin a pep talk.

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18 hours ago

Fairfax County Animal Shelter

Special guest host Heather, our Animal Care Manager, is here to introduce you to a bunch of our available dogs. Playgroups, anyone??! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Great video - I think I know the person behind the voice! Great job and great sales skills 🙂

Rachel Cliffton ginger is still available:-)

They're all taking their treats SOOOOO nicely!

Lee Sullivan Freddie Falcone look at simba!!!

Okay which one are you getting

This is fabulous! Such great dogs 🐶

All these dogs are wonderful!

I would love to volunteer - but can’t drive! 🤦‍♀️🐕❤️

They are all adorable 🥰

Don’t shop adopt

Hobo!!!!

Don’t

Whippy Whipster!!!! He's the BEST!

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Treats make the week extra sweet! 🎂 We’re so grateful to multiple community members who brought our hardworking Mount Vernon District Station goodies this week. A special shout out to the ICNA, who stopped by to thank our officers for making them feel safe by patrolling the mosque in the days after the New Zealand attack. ❤️
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Treats make the week extra sweet! 🎂 We’re so grateful to multiple community members who brought our hardworking Mount Vernon District Station goodies this week. A special shout out to the ICNA, who stopped by to thank our officers for making them feel safe by patrolling the mosque in the days after the New Zealand attack. ❤️
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Fairfax County Police Department Thank you for your service & dedication towards keeping our mosques, churches and communities safe. I certainly feel safer going to the mosque for friday prayers with increased police presence. Our prayers are with you!

Good work FCPD.

Wonderful community involvement. Thanks to our great Officers. Such a special County. 💙🧡💙

God bless police officers ❤️

Good Job 🙂 It really makes me impressed seeing the police officers standing in front of mosques and children schools for protection.

What's it going to take for Fairfax County to start patrolling the Christian churches? Mass murder? This political correct photo is bogus

Many Christians getting killed in Nigeria. Are the Christian churches being patrolled as well?

Good job guys

Thank you FCPD

Can we get some Christian folks in a photo op?

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Are you in search of the perfect egg-hunt for your child? Look no further! Check out our list of egg-cellent events in the parks this spring! Register soon as many events fill up early! 🥚 bit.ly/2UN0mvh ... See MoreSee Less

Are you in search of the perfect egg-hunt for your child? Look no further! Check out our list of egg-cellent events in the parks this spring! Register soon as many events fill up early! 🥚 http://bit.ly/2UN0mvh
In your opinion, what is the leading cause of litter in Fairfax County?

Clean Fairfax Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District Fairfax County Park Authority Fairfax County Police Department

 

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For the most part it is from disrespectful people who just don't care.

Lack of trash cans in public spaces and recycling bins that dont have lids. If recycling is collected on a windy/rainy day a good percentage gets swept down the storm drain

Unfortunately, it’s rude, lazy people. If you bring it in, you can take it out. No reason to litter in public.

Ironically and sadly, recycling appears to be making a significant contribution to the litter problem. Personally, I picked up 5 pieces of trash/recycling on the short walk to/from dropping off my daughter at school this morning. This paper and plastic would have otherwise ended up in the stream. Since we can’t bag our recycling due to the limitations of the processing equipment, a good portion of it ends up blowing out of the containers as it is dumped into the trucks, especially on a windy day such as today. In some areas, I would guess this is the #1 source of litter. There are lots of issues and sources of litter, but this seems to be a systemic one that could actually be solved.

Open recycling containers!

Lazy people leaving their trash on the side of the road. While cycling, I've seen new lunch container, beer bottles, etc. just left there.

Trash and recycling cans blowing over on windy days and a shortage of public waste receptacles.

people no longer care about the environment or their surroudings...that has always been the issue! I think more education at the kid level would really help, and make kids clean up messes that others have made outside...maybe they will learn.

If you see someone littering, DO SOMETHING, ANYTHING, DON'T JUST SHAKE YOUR HEAD

Overloaded trash and recycling cans in residential areas. Windy days and haulers not picking up what falls out of trucks. Stuff flying out of backs of trucks not secured by a tarp or a covering which is required by law. Overflowing dumpsters and trash cans at commercial locations. All that contributes to litter in the county. But how about the things we can do to keep it becoming litter in the first place--refuse disposable plastics which can't or don't get recycled! Refuse styrofoam/polystyrene containers! Stop buying cases of water in tiny plastic bottles. Invest in a few reusable grocery bags and use those instead of double bagging plastic at the grocery store. Get some mesh weigh bags to use for produce at the farmers markets. Make sure everyone in your family has a good, solid reusable water bottle. Refuse straws and plastic cutlery--bring your own! It isn't enough to gripe about litter and point to other people as being lazy if you're not willing to do the bare minimum yourself to curtail the seemingly endless stream of trash on our streets and in our streams.

The failure to bend over and pick it up. Lol

Irresponsible corporations

I agree with all the comments. The common thread here is lack of mindfulness.

Lazy people. But also we could use more trash cans in public places

Open recycling containers and trash bags falling out of trucks. I’ve witnessed that several times.

Combination of insufficient recycling and trash cans, lack of signage, and apathy.

A REFUND/DEPOSIT ON PLASTIC, CANS, BOTTLES

Definitely lazy people. We see so much fast food garbage near our home.

I’ve seen a lot of trash fly off trash and recycling trucks. Over time, it accumulates.

The people

Curbside Recycling and trash trucks spilling out. If you drive by the landfill on 234 in Prince William County there is tons along the roadside.

Lazy drunk or high people. Our local park (Ossian hills) always has litter and broken glass all over the paved walking trail and soccer field, it’s so annoying and we always have had to replace one stroller tire because of it. What about getting with the local high schools and offering a class or extra credit for environmental clean up? Teach the next generation better than the current one and clean up at the same time.

In my opinion, since you asked, it is the attitude of APATHY. I think people just don't care. Has nothing to do with middle-class or poor class or uneducated or immigrants, etc. The worst offenders of people littering are actually well-to-do-people who just can't be bothered to take the extra step. I see it on the streets in D.C. at public events all the time.

We need more resources to help homeless and addicted people in this county. The main litter we see is in places people go to get high.

Lack of Public Awareness and shortage in government waste management programs

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A great team effort! Proud to be part of the new FACT*R program created by Inova Blood Donor Services, Loudon County Fire / Rescue, #FCFRD and Northern Virginia EMS Council. Check out NBC Washington look at our life-saving program: www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Virginia-Hospital-Bring-ER-to-Crash-Victims-Inova-Factor_Washing...

Virginia Hospital Can Now Bring ER to Crash Victims
Inova's new FACT*R protocol can bring the life-saving resources fround in a hospital emergency room to the scene of a crash. News4's David Culver has the exclusive look at the new effort.
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Today is a good day to “Spring Into Safety” by checking to ensure your home has working smoke alarms. Properly installed, working smoke alarms can dramatically increase your chances of surviving a fire.

It is also important to check the date on your smoke alarm. If your smoke alarms are ten years of age or older they need to be replaced.

Learn how to get help with your smoke alarms: ffxfirerescue.wordpress.com/2019/03/21/spring-into-safety-smoke-alarms/
#SafeFairfax
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Today is a good day to “Spring Into Safety” by checking to ensure your home has working smoke alarms. Properly installed, working smoke alarms can dramatically increase your chances of surviving a fire.

It is also important to check the date on your smoke alarm. If your smoke alarms are ten years of age or older they need to be replaced.

Learn how to get help with your smoke alarms:  https://ffxfirerescue.wordpress.com/2019/03/21/spring-into-safety-smoke-alarms/   
#SafeFairfax

Colorectal cancer doesn’t always cause symptoms, especially early on. Don’t wait for symptoms to get screened. Learn more from CDC. bit.ly/2Hxan8J ... See MoreSee Less

Colorectal cancer doesn’t always cause symptoms, especially early on. Don’t wait for symptoms to get screened. Learn more from CDC. http://bit.ly/2Hxan8J

There's lots to explore in the universe! Get started with a program at Turner Farm on Wednesday, April 3. Come prepared to learn about stars, galaxies and delve into the mysteries that space holds! 🌌https://bit.ly/2TYYvWZ ⭐️ ... See MoreSee Less

Theres lots to explore in the universe! Get started with a program at Turner Farm on Wednesday, April 3. Come prepared to learn about stars, galaxies and delve into the mysteries that space holds! 🌌https://bit.ly/2TYYvWZ ⭐️
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