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Greg Foley
· May 31, 2017
Why did you endorse the changes to the Virginia line of duty act? Those simple administrative changes, are going to impact all the children born after date of injury or death. How shortsighted are you?
After the fire, does your contaminated PPE go here? Or, do you have to wear dirty gear on the next alarm? For the remainder of your shift? Proper cleaning reduces exposure to deadly carcinogens - Download safety alert #cancersucks #vpffnocancer
Please ensure your family and home are protected by working smoke alarms!
Your local fire fighters encourage you to always test your smoke alarms when you change your clocks for Daylight Saving Time. #IAFFSafetyTips NBC12 ABC 8News - WRIC WTVR CBS 6 News WAVY TV 10 13News Now - WVEC WTKR News 3 WSLS 10 News WDBJ7 ABC 13 - WSET WJHL WCYB WVVA News WHSV - TV 3 CBS19 News - Charlottesville Newsplex WVIR NBC29 ABC 7 News - WJLA WUSA 9 NBC Washington Fox 5 DC

[WDVM] - Officials say the pay will help those departments remain competitive with neighboring jurisdictions.

IAFF Arlington

On Thursday, Arlington County manager Mark Schwartz presented a $1.274 billion budget to the county board.

[WRIC] - Man sets Chesterfield house on fire then kills himself

Chesterfield Professional Firefighters Association

A fire has destroyed a house in Chesterfield County Thursday morning.

[VP] During a 60-day period from mid-December to mid-February, ten fire departments across the Hampton Roads region responded to 362 residential house fires.

During a 60-day period from mid-December to mid-February, ten fire departments across the Hampton Roads region responded to 362 residential house fires.

Why is it a good idea to pile mulch close to flammable & rapid-burning vinyl siding? Time has proven that fires, originating in mulch beds, can cause massive $$$$ loss and place apartment occupants at grave risk. Especially, when sprinklers aren't mounted on exterior walls!

Virginia State Fire Marshal's Office
VFPA - Virginia Fire Prevention Association...
Virginia Apartment Management Association (VAMA)

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Virginia lawmakers are considering a bill that would increase the risk of danger from quickly-spreading mulch fires in buildings, according to state fire chiefs.

Every day presents unique opportunities to serve our communities and neighbors.

Henrico Professional Firefighters Association IAFF 1568
Metro Richmond Fire Incidents

Firefighters in Henrico County did much more than put out flames during a busier-than-usual three-day weekend.

A routine emergency can instantly strip a community's resources.This house fire, in Petersburg, required all of the city's firefighting resources, plus multiple mutual aid companies to bring under control. In [rural, suburban, and urban] communities that have a bare minimum of fire fighters on duty, effective firefighting often depends on the quick arrival of mutual aid resources. How dependable are your neighboring departments? Are they career or volunteer? How are other eme...rgencies going to be handled? Is your fire department's staffing a gamble on public safety?

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A man, woman, and three dogs escaped the fire,

50 years ago today, the nation's first 911 call was made. Now, it serves as a life-saving link for 1000's of Virginians daily.

Alexandria Firefighters, Inc. IAFF Local 2141

Friday marks 50 years since the first 9-1-1 call was dialed. It's become a life-saving link for so many. News4’s David Culver introduces us to an Alexandria family grateful for the emergency services.

[CBS19] - The Virginia Department of Forestry says debris burning is the leading cause of forest fires in the Commonwealth.

Spring Wildfire Season begins, which means the state's 4 p.m. Burn law is in effect. No burning is allowed between 12 a.m. and 4 p.m. from Feb. 15 to April 30.

Our members are proud to serve their neighbors!

Henrico Professional Firefighters Association IAFF 1568

A Target customer’s motorized wheelchair malfunctioned and firefighters gave the customer a push all the way home.

Not so funny...that workers' compensation claims are denied when our protective gear facilitates carcinogen exposure(s) and many fire stations across Virginia don't have systems to ventilate diesel exhaust. It is insulting that denied claims are accompanied with refusal to invest in prevention. Does your fire department and risk management provide you with a comprehensive program to reduce cancer risk? #cancersucks

Even though the bill failed to make it out of committee, lawmakers tabled it to study the cost of expanding the types of cancer.

Newport News and Hampton members operated at this early-morning house fire - Newport News Firefighter's Assn. Hampton Firefighters

A Southeast Newport News home was destroyed by fire and a second home was damaged Monday night, an official said.
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MDA Greater Virginia

Thanks to you and other generous donors we collectively received $123,000 on #GivingTuesday, with even more to come soon from donations made on Facebook. Your d...onations are helping adults and kids like Faith live longer and grow stronger every day. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

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During #americanheartmonth, useful information for preventing cardiac-related injuries and death among fire fighters -

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) requests assistance in preventing on-duty cardiovascular deaths among U.S. fire fighters. To reduce these deaths, NIOSH recommends that fire departments and fire fighters follow established medical screening guidelines, adopt risk red...

Cancer is a reality of firefighting - does your department take risk reduction seriously? #CancerSucks - especially, when your workers' comp claim is likely to be denied!

The clean cab concept for fire apparatus is alive and well in Florida, at least for two departments that are making big efforts to keep contaminated turnout gear and equipment away from firefighters and out of apparatus cabs.

[WDVM] - Chief Mabie says in order to meet growing fire and rescue demands, volunteer fire and rescue departments will probably keep seeing less volunteers and more paid staff.

Local 3588 warren county professional firefighters

Volunteer Fire & Rescue departments across the Shenandoah valley are depending more on paid staff and less on volunteers.