Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department is Looking for Paramedics

  JOB ANNOUNCEMENT   F IREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC   𝗙𝗢𝗥 𝗖𝗢𝗠𝗣𝗟𝗘𝗧𝗘 𝗜𝗡𝗙𝗢𝗥𝗠𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡, 𝗨𝗦𝗘 𝗧𝗛𝗜𝗦 𝗟𝗜𝗡𝗞 𝗧𝗢 𝗔𝗖𝗖𝗘𝗦𝗦 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗢𝗙𝗙𝗜𝗖𝗜𝗔𝗟 𝗝𝗢𝗕 𝗔𝗡𝗡𝗢𝗨𝗡𝗖𝗘𝗠𝗘𝗡𝗧: https://www.governmentjobs.com/.../firefighter-medic...   𝗢𝗻𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗺𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝗗𝘆𝗻𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗰 𝗖𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗡𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻   𝗙𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗳𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝗲𝗿/𝗠𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗰 (𝗙𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗳𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝗲𝗿/𝗣𝗮𝗿𝗮𝗺𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗰)   Fairfax County is a diverse urban county with over 1.1 million residents which boasts a nationally recognized school syste...
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October 7, 2020 General Membership Meeting via Zoom

    The Local 2068 August General Membership Meeting will be held via ZOOM on August 5, 2020 at 0830hrs.   The primary agenda items will be voting in new members if needed and updating membership on events & issues that have occurred since the last General Membership Meeting.   Keep an eye on your email and the closed Facebook group for further details as the date gets closer.

Fairfax County Health District COVID-19 Statistics

  Fairfax County Professional Fire Fighters & Paramedics would like to help keep you informed during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Here is what is going on in the Fairfax Health District  which covers all of Fairfax County, City of Fairfax, City of Falls Church and all towns within the County. The  Virginia Department of Health  reported that there are a total of 1375 cases of COVID-19 in our Health ...
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Local 2068 Accepting Donations of Essential PPE, Cleaning Supplies & Other Items

    Fairfax County Professional Firefighters and Paramedics, L-2068 can accept donations of unused, unopened containers of essential Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), cleaning supplies and other items to assist essential employees, nonprofits and community organizations with coronavirus (COVID-19) response operations. Requested items include: Hand Sanitizer N95 or KN95 Masks Surgical Masks Prot...
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March General Membership Meeting - Nomination of Principal Officers

Local 2068 will be taking nominations for election of Principal Officers at the March General Membership Meeting which will be held on March 4, 2020 at 0800hrs. The Principal Officers are President, Secretary-Treasurer and Vice President. Any member in good standing can nominate any other member in good standing. Members need not be present to be nominates.  For more information, check your statio...
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At least 140 Firefighters & EMTs Commited Suicide in 2019 Across the USA

  Last year more firefighters took their own lives than died in the line of duty. 122 fire fighters and 18 EMTs committed suicide in 2019 nationwide. Sadly, far too many fire fighters in Virginia suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and lack avenues to address behavioral health issues. HB438 will define PTSD as an occupational disease for Virginia’s fire fighters, paramedics and law e...
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The 9/11 Promise Scholarship Program for Children of First Responders and Military


Fairfax County Professional Fire Fighters and Paramedics - IAFF Local 2068 member Scott Schermerhorn is on the Board of Directors of  9/11 Promise Run  ( the911promise.org ). The organization is a 501c3 non-profit charity that raises money for our own scholarship program. The scholarships (ranging from $5,000 to $15,000) are to be provided to the children of First Responders and/or Military member...
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Local 2068 Fighting to Improve Cancer Presumption for all Virginia Firefighters

On Monday, January 13, 2020, members of Fairfax County Professional Fire Fighters & Paramedics - Local 2068 were in Richmond with Virginia Professional Fire Fighters to lobby in the Virginia House of Delegates & Virginia State Senate to strengthen Worker's Compensation coverage for Fire Fighters suffering from occupational cancers and job related mental health issues.     

It's Election Day: VOTE!

It is Election Day. Polls in the Commonwealth of Virginia opened at 6:00AM and will remain open until 9:00PM. If you are in line when the polls close, you will be allowed to vote. The images below show the candidates who have been endorsed by Fairfax County Professional Firefighters & Paramedics - IAFF Local 2068. These are candidates who support issues important to firefighters & paramedi...
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Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department's Elite VA-TF1 USAR Team Activated for Hurricane Dorian

  Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department's elite urban search and rescue team, Virginia Task Force 1 (VA-TF1) was activated the Federal Emergency Management Agency at 4:00pm today. The team will be deploying a Type 1 team which is comprised of 80 members to Southern Florida to be in position ahead of Hurricane Dorian.  Check back here for updates on the Team's mission.

Coast Guard Makes "Extremely Difficult Decision" to Suspend Active Search for Missing Firefighters at Sundown

  During a news conference today Captain Mark Vlaun of the US Coast Guard state that he was making the "extremely difficult" decision to suspend the active search for Fairfax County Master Technician Justin Walker & Jacksonville Firefighter Brian McClumey at sunset this evening. The search area has now exceeded and area of 105,000 square miles. Capt. Vlaun stated that in the absent of addition...
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Fairfax County & Jacksonville Firefighters Missing Off The Coast of Florida

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard along with partner agencies are searching for two overdue boaters Saturday after not returning from a fishing trip near Port Canaveral. The boaters, Brian McCluney and Justin Walker, were last seen departing the  300 Christopher Columbus boat ramp  Friday in a 24-foot center console heading toward  "8A" reef . Coast Guard Station Port Canaveral watchstander...
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Local 2068 Proudly Supports These Candidates in the Primary

  These candidates understand the issues affecting our community. They will be a champion for public safety, and work to ensure that our county’s first responders have the resources necessary to make Fairfax County the safest place to live in our Commonwealth.   Please come out and support these candidates during the June 11th Primary Elections.    Find your Voter Information ( HERE ). This will i...
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Local 2068 Endorses Rodney Lusk for Lee District Supervisor

  Experience matters, and Rodney Lusk is far and away the most experienced and prepared candidate running for Lee District Supervisor. As a Member of the Board, Rodney will be a champion for public safety, and work to ensure that our county’s first responders have the resources necessary to make Fairfax County the safest place to live in our Commonwealth.   Lusk for Lee District Supervisor   Lusk ...
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Local 2068 Says Thank You To All Public Safety Communicators

  After being started in 1981 by Patricia Anderson of the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office in California, the second full week of April has been designated as "National Public Safety Communicators Week" and is dedicated to the men and women who serve as public safety communicators. This year it began on April 4 and continues through April 20, 2019. The  # Local2068  E-Board and  # FairfaxFiref...
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