Monday, February 25, 2013
Fall occurred at construction site.
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue personnel rescued a construction worker Monday who had fallen down into a 20-foot hole at Tysons Corner Center. The incident occurred at about 10:40 a.m. at a construction site at the mall, located at 1961 Chain Bridge Road, said Fairfax Fire and Rescue Department spokesman Dan Schmidt. Schmidt said the man was working near Lord & Taylor when he was struck by a piece of construction equipment and fell into the hole. Fire and rescue workers were able to safely extricate him, Schmidt said. He was taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Richard Bowers Jr. is currently fire chief of Montgomery County, Md.
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors appointed Richard Bowers Jr. the county’s new fire chief Tuesday afternoon. Bowers will leave his current position as fire chief in Montgomery County, Md., which he has held since 2008. He has served in the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service for more than 35 years. Bowers take over for Ronald Mastin, who plans to retire from the Fairfax County Fire Department on May 7. Bowers’ appointment is effective April 29. After his appointment, Bowers told Patch one of his priorities would be community outreach and fire prevention. “I think the most important thing is that I’m their fire chief,” he said, referring to Fairfax County residents. “We’re going to use every available means to get the word out …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Nobody injured in Tuesday night fire that began in kitchen; damage is estimated at $20,000.
Update 9:43 p.m.: A Tuesday fire on Hunter View Road began in the kitchen of a single-family home after food was left on the stove, fire officials said later in the evening. Deputy Chief Michael T. Reilly told Patch damage to the home is valued at $20,000. Two residents, who returned home after the fire, are currently renting the home, Reilly said. They'll be displaced and — along with their dogs — will be staying with friends. In an email to Patch late Tuesday, neighbor Josh Laney said his brother William Laney, a 16-year-old life scout, first noticed the fire after coming home from dropping him off at boy scouts. The Laneys called authorities to the scene. Fire and rescue workers from Vienna, Oakton, Reston and Fox Mill put out the fire…
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Kickoff event scheduled for Thursday in Alexandria
The 2012 Labor Day Weekend Fill the Boot campaign benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) kicks off in Fairfax County with a special event Thursday. The Fairfax County Professional Fire Fighters and Paramedics — International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) Local 2068, in conjunction with the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, the Fairfax County Department of Public Safety Communications, the Greater Washington Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and Subway Restaurants are hosting the pre-collection event beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday at Fairfax County Fire Station 5, 6300 Beulah St. in Alexandria. "For the past seven of the twenty-plus years that they have been collecting, members of Local 2068 have consistently …