John S. Butler Appointed As Next Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department Chief

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Fire and Rescue Chief John S. Butler
        The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors today appointed John S. Butler as the county's next fire and rescue chief. Butler succeeds Chief Richard Bowers, who retired in April. Butler’s appointment is effective Sept. 1.    Butler has been with the Howard County, Md. Department of Fire and Rescue Services since 1993 and was appointed chief in 2014. He began as a firefighter-paramedic in Howar...
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Assistant Chief John Caussin named Interim Chief of FCFRD

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Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department Assistant Chief of Business Services, John Caussin, has been appointed interim Chief as of April 30, 2018 when Fire Chief Richard Bowers retires. 

Chief Caussin has been a member of Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department since 1985. He has worked his way up through the ranks. 

Chief Caussin is a certified paramedic and a sworn assistant fire marshal. He is a member of numerous professional organizations including the International Association of Fire Chiefs, the International Association of Fire Fighters, the Virginia Fire Chiefs Association and the National Fire Protection Association, where he serves on the Technical Committee on Fire and Emergency Service Organization and Deployment. Caussin holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from James Madison University, an associate degree in fire administration from Northern Virginia Community College and is a graduate of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program.

Information & Photos obtained from Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department Wordpress Press Release

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Retired FCFRD Lt. Pat Morrison Honored at Occupational Health Center Dedication






Retired IAFF Local 2068 member and FCFRD Lt. Pat Morrison, along with many others worked many hours to get this program off the ground for  the firefighters of Fairfax County . It has been used a model for other departments nationwide.  Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department 's Occupational Health Centers also serves the  Fairfax County Police Department  and  Fairfax County Sheriff 's Office. ...
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1 Firefighter Injured, 5 Displaced by Centreville House Fire



Just after midnight on Match 30, firefighters from Fairfax County and Loudoun County were dispatched to a house fire in the 6500 Block of Trillium House Lane in Centreville, VA. Nobody was at home at the time of the fire, but 5 residents were displaced and 1 firefighter was injured. The injured firefighter was transported to a local burn center, the injuries are believed to be non-life threatening...
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Live Stream - Memorial Service for York City Fire Fighters Ivan Flanscha and Zachary Anthony

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The Memorial Service for York City, PA Local 627 members Ivan Flanscha and Zachary Anthony will be  streamed live  beginning today (March 28) at  1:00 p.m. (EDT) .   All IAFF members attending the Memorial Service are invited for food and refreshments from  6:30 p.m.–12:00 midnight  at the Valencia Ballroom,  142 N George St., York, PA 17401 .   Parking 25 W Philadelphia York, PA CGA Parking Lot 1...
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FCFRD Assistant Chief Reginald Johnson Selected as New Fire Chief for City of Charlotte


  Congratulations to  Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department Assistant Chief  Reginald Johnson for being selected as Fire Chief for the City of Charlotte. Chief Johnson was selected from a field of more than 90 candidates. FCFRD Asst. Chief Reginald Johnson Selected as Fire Chief for the City of Charlotte

Kidde Smoke Detector Recall


Kidde is recalling approximately 452,000 smoke detectors in the United States. They were sold at Walmart, Home Depot, Amazon, shopkidde.com as well as other department stores, home improvement/hardware stores and online retailers. The models being recalls are Kidde Dual Sensor (Photoelectric and Ionization) Smoke Alarms – Models PI2010 and PI9010. The affected detectors will have a manufacture dat...
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Fairfax County Government Closed Today, Firefighters are on duty.


Fairfax County Government, Courts & Schools are closed today. Your  # IAFF2068   # Firefighters  are on duty and respond. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  County Government Closed Wednesday, March 21

Florida Governor Scott Expected to Sign PTSD Bill for Fire Fighters


Representative Matt  Willhite , a member of Palm Beach County Local 2928, is a sponsor of legislation that provides expanded workers’ compensation benefits to Florida fire fighters,  EMTs  and police officers diagnosed with post-traumatic stress. The Florida House of Representatives unanimously passed SB 376, legislation that provides expanded workers’ compensation benefits to Florida fire fighter...
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2018 Alfred K. Whitehead Legislative Conference - Live Stream

 

 

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Move Mountains for Loren


  Loren Jewell is a firefighter for Fairfax County, she has a 5 year old daughter, Skylar, and a loving fiancé, Billy LeDrew.  Loren was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor which is pressing on her optic nerve. It needs to be removed as soon as possible to avoid causing blindness. We are rallying behind Loren to help ease the financial burden she will incur with this surgery. Between a mortgage,...
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2017 Elections - Local 2068 Endorsements

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This is a list of candidates endorsed by Local 2068. These candidates are endorsed based on their support for firefighter issues. Deadline To Request Absentee Ballot By Mail : Tuesday, October 31, 2017 – 1700hrs Deadline To Vote By Absentee Ballot In Person: Saturday, November 4, 2017 – 1700hrs Election Day: November 7, 2017 – A-Shift on Duty – Polls Open 0600hrs – 1900hrs  

L2068 Endorsement of Karen Keyes-Gamarra

Fairfax County (VA) Professional Firefighters and Paramedics has endorsed Karen Keys-Gamarra in her candidacy for the special election to the Fairfax County (VA) School Board. The election is Tuesday, August 29th. Vote at your regular polling location. Polls are open from 6 am - 7 pm. Please exercise your constitutional right to vote.