Friday, November 16, 2012
The incident happened on Friday morning. There was no damage to the structure of the house.
A car reportedly ran into a home on Springbrook Drive in Annandale on Friday morning. According to Eddy Azcarate, public information officer with the Fairfax County Police Department, the police responded to a non-reportable accident on private property on Springbrook Drive shortly after 11:30 a.m. Azcarate confirmed that the incident involved a vehicle hitting a house, but said there were no injuries. The Fairfax County Fire Department also responded to the incident, according to Captain Morland. "We had rescue squads assess the structure to make sure there weren't any issues," said Morland. "There was no major damage to the structure and no injuries, civilian or otherwise."
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Garrett is responsible for about 350 personnel in the Fire and Rescue Department.
When William Garrett was a kid growing up in Gum Springs, he used to hang around the firefighters he admired at Franconia's Station No. 5. "I would tell them I would be a firefighter one day, and they'd say no, no, go to college," recalled Garrett, now 44. "I took their advice, but I still became a firefighter." What's more, Garrett has not only fulfilled that dream, but this summer he became deputy fire chief at the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department. His job as as deputy chief, C-Shift, field operations, Operations Bureau, officially began July 28. It entails overseeing every aspect of the administrative side of the job, and managing the response to larger fires. "I'm kind of the advocate for the 350 people who work under me to …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
This week is Arson Awareness Week nationwide.
- POLICE & FIRE
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Fairfax county firefighters are putting the focus on preventing children from starting fires as part of the national Arson Awareness Week taking place this now.bhj The Juvenile Firesetters Intervention Program, which under the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department works to prevent children from being involved with fires. They work with police, school, and mental health officials to prevent youth firesetting. According to the fire department, younger children are more likely to set fires in homes, while older children are more likely to set fires outside. The fire department offers these prevention tips: The county’s last major fire was started by a child playing with a candle in an upstairs bedroom in the Dranesville area …