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The purpose of our social media accounts is to present matters of public interest in Fairfax County, including its many residents, businesses and visitors. We encourage you to submit your questions, comments, and concerns, but please note these are moderated online discussion sites.

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. 1.) Vulgar language
  2. 2.) Personal attacks of any kind
  3. 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. 4.) Spam or links to other sites
  5. 5.) Clearly off topic
  6. 6.) Advocate illegal activity
  7. 7.) Promote particular services, products, or political organizations
  8. 8.) Infringe on copyrights or trademarks
  9. 9.) Personally identifiable medical information
  10. 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

 

Official County Facebook Posts

Do you share your toothbrush and underwear with friends? Of course not! Be a good role model and don’t share medications. #ffxhealthykids ... See MoreSee Less

Do you share your toothbrush and underwear with friends? Of course not! Be a good role model and don’t share medications. #ffxhealthykids

59 minutes ago

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department

A great way to celebrate #EMSWeek by placing a new medic unit in service! This week, Station 27, West Springfield, placed the brand-new vehicle in service as Medic 427. This replaces the previous unit as it ended its regular use cycle. The old unit will become a reserve unit. #EMSstrong #EMSstrongTogether #fcfrd ... See MoreSee Less

A great way to celebrate #EMSWeek by placing a new medic unit in service! This week, Station 27, West Springfield, placed the brand-new vehicle in service as Medic 427. This replaces the previous unit as it ended its regular use cycle. The old unit will become a reserve unit. #EMSstrong #EMSstrongTogether  #fcfrdImage attachment

Browse the Summer Free Events Calendar! bit.ly/2GKHkxs ... See MoreSee Less

Browse the Summer Free Events Calendar! http://bit.ly/2GKHkxs

Forcible entry training as a part of iWomen 2018 International Conference pre-conference training classes. #fcfrd #firefighter #training ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Hopefully they aren't being harassed and bullied as I read yesterday!!! Go ladies!!! Kick ass and ask questions later!!!

Dating sites can be a great way to meet the love of your life, but they are also a stomping ground for scammers. 💔 Widows, widowers and vulnerable people seeking companionship are prime targets for romance schemes. Scammers reach out and build a rapport with victims, then start requesting money for various reasons.

Detective Michael Fox from our Financial Crimes Division presented tips on avoiding these scams, as well as what to do if you ever become a victim of a financial crime, during a recent Senior Cyber Security Workshop.

Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police/howdoi/financialcrimes to learn more about our Financial Crimes Online Reporting system.
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Dating sites can be a great way to meet the love of your life, but they are also a stomping ground for scammers. 💔 Widows, widowers and vulnerable people seeking companionship are prime targets for romance schemes. Scammers reach out and build a rapport with victims, then start requesting money for various reasons.
 
Detective Michael Fox from our Financial Crimes Division presented tips on avoiding these scams, as well as what to do if you ever become a victim of a financial crime, during a recent Senior Cyber Security Workshop.
 
Visit https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police/howdoi/financialcrimes to learn more about our Financial Crimes Online Reporting system.

 

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Off the subject here but I have to share a story about a friend of mine. She was returning from the Commissary yesterday and when she pulled on to her street she noticed a Sheriff's vehicle parked at the curb a little across from where she lives. The deputy exited the vehicle and went into that courtyard. She came on down her street, pulled into her driveway and parked her "baby". Instead of just getting her groceries out right away, she told me she stood in front of her "baby" watching that courtyard to make certain the deputy got back to his cruiser safely. In this day and age, sadly, even our heroes aren't always safe. When he was going to his cruiser she started down her driveway toward her street and went toward the cruiser, slowly and with hands in open position. Getting within about five feet of the driver's side, the deputy rolled down the window and asked "how can I help you, ma'am?" She told him she just wanted to thank him for what he does everyday and say God bless and please be safe and know someone is always praying for you. She said this young man looked at her as if she'd just been beamed down by "Scotty" and, judging from his reaction had probably never had anyone make the effort to say those words to him. God bless all of our LEOs. As you can guess, my friend proudly supports our LEOs and tries to never miss a chance to say THANK YOU!

I fear a lot of those sites target senior citizens whom they perceive to be lonely and weak. Thank God you guys and gals are always on your toes to protect us.

Wow! This is a great idea and good to have! Thank you all for this service to protect especially our elders and those vonerable.

Be afraid,, very afraid. lolol,, slaves.

Ummm dont send money to anyone online?!

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5 hours ago

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department

Day 2 of iWomen2018 International Conference pre-conference training getting ready to start. Students and gear arriving at our fire and rescue academy. #fcfrd ... See MoreSee Less

Day 2 of  iWomen2018 International Conference pre-conference training getting ready to start. Students and gear arriving at our fire and rescue academy. #fcfrdImage attachmentImage attachment

17 hours ago

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department

A great first day of iWomen 2018 Conference pre-conference training today. More tomorrow! #fcfrd #training ... See MoreSee Less

17 hours ago

Fairfax County Park Authority

When Our Special Harbor opens for the season on Saturday, visitors will find a few new features. A new lighthouse, dinghy, anchor and water mushroom were added to the sprayground during the off-season. Head to Lee District Park this weekend to check them out! www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/recenter/lee-district/family-recreation-area ... See MoreSee Less

 

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The boys really like going to this water playground. Looking forward to our visits!

Lisa Hollingsworth Vaughn Dusty Vaughn

Kate Case we should take our boys!

Too bad they didn’t add more shade!!! It’s so hot on that thing!

Nicole Bergquist we should check this out!

Susan Woodson Pilley maybe worth a visit?

Rehan Zaheer

Michelle Warner Freeman Sarah Jeyes

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Let’s go Caps! Good luck tonight Washington Capitals! #AllCaps #StanleyCup ... See MoreSee Less

Let’s go Caps! Good luck tonight Washington Capitals! #AllCaps #StanleyCup

 

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It’s #ALLCAPS. And thanks for keeping us safe!

The Virginia Department of Transportation, the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority and Fairfax County celebrated several new multimodal improvements at Route 7 and the Dulles Toll Road in Tysons Corner, including new bridges over the Dulles Toll Road and more than a mile of shared-use path through and around the interchange. “The Route 7 bridge widening over the Dulles Toll Road will benefit everyone who travels along Route 7. The expansion of the road from four to six lanes and the addition of shared-use paths on each side illustrate our commitment to providing people with a range of transportation options,” said Sharon Bulova, Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.
Read more: www.virginiadot.org/newsroom/northern_virginia/2018/route_7_improvements_in129005.asp
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The Virginia Department of Transportation, the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority and Fairfax County celebrated several new multimodal improvements at Route 7 and the Dulles Toll Road in Tysons Corner, including new bridges over the Dulles Toll Road and more than a mile of shared-use path through and around the interchange. “The Route 7 bridge widening over the Dulles Toll Road will benefit everyone who travels along Route 7. The expansion of the road from four to six lanes and the addition of shared-use paths on each side illustrate our commitment to providing people with a range of transportation options,” said Sharon Bulova, Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.
Read more: http://www.virginiadot.org/newsroom/northern_virginia/2018/route_7_improvements_in129005.asp

Fire Sprinklers Save Tysons Corner Restaurant

On Tuesday, May 22 at approximately 12:07 a.m., units were dispatched for a reported restaurant fire in the 1900 block of Chain Bridge Road in the Tysons Corner section of Fairfax County.

Units arrived on scene of a one-story, restaurant and found a fire that had been extinguished by three fire sprinklers. No occupant or firefighter injuries were reported.

One employee was working in the restaurant after hours and discovered the fire. The employee attempted to extinguish the fire with a fire extinguisher but was unable to do so. Three fire sprinkler heads activated and successfully extinguished the fire.

Fire Investigators determined that the fire was accidental in nature and started in the kitchen area of the restaurant. The fire was caused by a plastic food storage cart too close to a stove burner.

The restaurant was closed pending a health department inspection. Red Cross services were not required. Damages as a result of the fire are estimated to be $300.

Fire sprinklers save lives, property and businesses! See video below to learn more about how fire sprinklers work.

youtu.be/dDgScSnQSiEwww.HomeFireSprinkler.org Here is a short animated movie that explains the workings of home fire sprinklers.
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The library's Hot Topics program, "News, Blues and How to Defuse," won George Mason University's "Jack Wood Award for Town Gown Relations." Photo shows the library's Christine Jones holding the award with: L. to R. GMU President Angel Cabrera, Associate Dean for the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution Dr. Juliette Shedd, (Jones) and John Wood. The final session of this award-winning program is focusing on international news and cross-cultural communications and is being held Tuesday, May 29, 7 p.m., at Herndon Fortnightly Library. No registration required. ... See MoreSee Less

The librarys Hot Topics program, News, Blues and How to Defuse, won George Mason Universitys Jack Wood Award for Town Gown Relations. Photo shows the librarys Christine Jones holding the award with: L. to R. GMU President Angel Cabrera, Associate Dean for the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution Dr. Juliette Shedd, (Jones) and John Wood.  The final session of this award-winning program is focusing on international news and cross-cultural communications and is being held Tuesday, May 29, 7 p.m., at Herndon Fortnightly Library. No registration required.

With so many reasons to ride, what's yours? #WhyIRide #BikeMonth ... See MoreSee Less

With so many reasons to ride, whats yours? #WhyIRide #BikeMonth

 

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Great exercise!

Come to free plant clinics this weekend and learn about growing nightshade plants like tomatoes. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners will offer their new Vegetable Garden Plant Clinics at Garden Plot rental sites this Saturday, May 26 (10 a.m. - noon). Learn more: go.usa.gov/xQ4Kb ... See MoreSee Less

Come to free plant clinics this weekend and learn about growing nightshade plants like tomatoes. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners will offer their new Vegetable Garden Plant Clinics at Garden Plot rental sites this Saturday, May 26 (10 a.m. - noon). Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xQ4Kb

Meet Gypsy! Spoiler alert: she can't be hypnotized, but she IS hypnotizing! We transferred Gypsy in from a rural rescue partner along with her kittens. Her kittens are still in foster but she was tired of them and they were weaned anyways, so we decided to bring her back a little earlier to see if we couldn't get her adopted to her forever family. She has previously lived with cats and is just a very, very nice cat. And really gorgeous with her striking markings and loooong whiskers! Wouldn't you like to adopt her and let her live the good life in your home? ... See MoreSee Less

Meet Gypsy! Spoiler alert: she cant be hypnotized, but she IS hypnotizing! We transferred Gypsy in from a rural rescue partner along with her kittens. Her kittens are still in foster but she was tired of them and they were weaned anyways, so we decided to bring her back a little earlier to see if we couldnt get her adopted to her forever family. She has previously lived with cats and is just a very, very nice cat. And really gorgeous with her striking markings and loooong whiskers! Wouldnt you like to adopt her and let her live the good life in your home?

 

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She was tired of her kittens 😂. Those kids can be so annoying! Good luck Gypsy!

She’s beautiful and if I didn’t already have two.....

She is verrry snuggly, too.

She's beautiful!

Nathaniel Jones!!!!!

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Family Fun at the Library: Bike Safety, Turkish Shadow Play, Korean Dance and more. research.fairfaxcounty.gov/family-fun ... See MoreSee Less

Family Fun at the Library: Bike Safety, Turkish Shadow Play, Korean Dance and more. https://research.fairfaxcounty.gov/family-fun

It's #wherearewewednesday - If the weather cooperates, this week's mystery photo will likely be a very popualar spot this weekend. ... See MoreSee Less

Its #wherearewewednesday -  If the weather cooperates, this weeks mystery photo will likely be a very popualar spot this weekend.

1 day ago

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department

Update: A third person in yesterday’s fire on Popes Head Road has passed away. The cause of fire is still under investigation. More information will be provided as it becomes available. #fcfrd #news ... See MoreSee Less

Update: A third person in yesterday’s fire on Popes Head Road has passed away. The cause of fire is still under investigation. More information will be provided as it becomes available. #fcfrd #newsImage attachment

 

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Laura Hufford

Thanks for tagging me so I can follow it

Oh no... close to your house? No cause yet?

For those who are interested in helping Forest Glen residents displaced by the fire, Volunteer Fairfax has the following information posted on their site: ... See MoreSee Less

For those who are interested in helping Forest Glen residents displaced by the fire, Volunteer Fairfax has the following information posted on their site:

It's about to be summer, and you know what that means... SUMMER READING PROGRAM!!! Our Humane Educator has put together a long list of animal themed books for kids grades K-5, and has a schedule of in-shelter educational programs, too! And yes, there are prizes! Registration is required, and you can register and find more details at: www.signupgenius.com/go/30e084fafa62ea1f49-summer1. Sign up quick; last year this filled up fast! ... See MoreSee Less

Its about to be summer, and you know what that means... SUMMER READING PROGRAM!!! Our Humane Educator has put together a long list of animal themed books for kids grades K-5, and has a schedule of in-shelter educational programs, too! And yes, there are prizes! Registration is required, and you can register and find more details at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e084fafa62ea1f49-summer1. Sign up quick; last year this filled up fast!

 

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Hey! Thats our dog!!! We adopted him. Nicole

All events for the program are filled but was able to sign up. Wondering if they are adding more events.

Michelle Polk I feel like this is something your kiddos would do!

Wondering if they will add more events

Michelle Simpson Anderson - think the girls would be interested?

Jacqueline Martin if they need summer things to do haha

You know what would be a great addition to your list? Beautiful Joe--a novel by Margaret Marshall Sanders. From Wikipedia: "Beautiful Joe was a dog from the town of Meaford, Ontario, whose story inspired the bestselling 1893 novel Beautiful Joe, which contributed to worldwide awareness of animal cruelty. Saunders submitted her story to a writing contest being run by the Humane Society in 1893. It won, and the following year it was published as a novel. The response was tremendous; both the book and its subject received worldwide attention. It was the first Canadian book in history to sell over a million copies, and by the late 1930s had sold over 7 million copies worldwide. In 1902, a sequel, Beautiful Joe's Paradise, was published. In 1934, Saunders was granted Canada's highest civilian award at the time, Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire or C.B.E. In 1963, the official Beautiful Joe Park was named in Meaford, next to the Moore house where Beautiful Joe was rehabilitated by Louise Moore. A Beautiful Joe Heritage Society was formed in 1994 to preserve Joe's legacy and ultimately establish the Moore residence as a museum." I read it when I was a child--it was a book my mother loved and saved from her childhood.

Hi! On this blurb it says K-5, but on the reading list and on the sign up genius says preschool is included. Is this open to preschoolers too? Just wanted to clarify 🙂 Thanks! This sounds so fun!

Is it weird the first book i looked for on this list was "animal farm? "

What a wonderful program!

The bat program and the protecting the planet programs sound great. Hoping for more dates that work with our schedule. 🤞🏻🌎🦇

Elizabeth Ann Bray I bet Cadence and Chloe would like this

Thanks Stephanie, I signed up my girls!

Leigha Messick does any of our local shelters do this?

Michael Shore

Lex Harrison

Anne Pruitt DeVaughn Jim DeVaughn

Marie Thomerson

Angela Miller-Hill Kristi Swanson

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The Park Authority welcomes public comment on the future of Lake Accotink through Monday, May 28, 2018. Community members are encouraged to visit the Lake Accotink Master Plan Revision page to learn about lake management and options for the future. Public comment can be submitted via the community input survey available on that same page (click the blue bar): www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/planning-development/lakeaccotink ... See MoreSee Less

The Park Authority welcomes public comment on the future of Lake Accotink through Monday, May 28, 2018. Community members are encouraged to visit the Lake Accotink Master Plan Revision page to learn about lake management and options for the future. Public comment can be submitted via the community input survey available on that same page (click the blue bar): https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/planning-development/lakeaccotink

Avalon Dunn Loring was presented a platinum level Commuter Friendly Communities award for its efforts in providing information, services, and incentives to Fairfax County residents to try alternative forms of commuting. From the creation of a commuter information section, to hosting an alternative commuting table event for residents to learn more about county transportation programs, the Avalon at Dunn Loring goes above and beyond when it comes to serving its residents. Learn more about the Commuter Friendly Communities here: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/transportation/commuter-services/commuter-friendly-communities ... See MoreSee Less

Avalon Dunn Loring was presented a platinum level Commuter Friendly Communities award for its efforts in providing information, services, and incentives to Fairfax County residents to try alternative forms of commuting. From the creation of a commuter information section, to hosting an alternative commuting table event for residents to learn more about county transportation programs, the Avalon at Dunn Loring goes above and beyond when it comes to serving its residents. Learn more about the Commuter Friendly Communities here: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/transportation/commuter-services/commuter-friendly-communities
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