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Center for Fire, Rescue & EMS Health Research Request

Assistant Chief Mark Doyle, July 01

Greetings from the Center for Fire, Rescue & EMS Health Research,

We are writing to ask for your help in locating female firefighters for our health survey. We want to collect data from as many female firefighters in the country as possible. Please forward this email to any females you know in the career fire service.

While there have been considerable advances in the literature related to ... (Full Story)

Fireworks Safety

Assistant Chief Mark Doyle, July 01

Each year fireworks related incidents, especially those involving illegal fireworks, are the cause of numerous injuries and fatalities. In order to ensure your holiday remains safe and festive, only use legal fireworks and follow the manufacturer's recommendations.

The fourth of July is upon us and many people will celebrate the holiday with a fireworks display. Remember, fireworks can be dangerous, ... (Full Story & Photos)

Outdoor Grilling Safety

Assistant Chief Mark Doyle, June 30

Grilling is one of the most popular ways to prepare food has we enjoy the great outdoors. But, a grill placed too close to anything that can burn is a fire hazard. They can be very hot, causing burn injuries. Please select the link below and follow the simple tips and you will be on the way to safe grilling.

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Leadership Program Graduates

Assistant Chief Mark Doyle, June 26

The Stafford County Fire & Rescue Department would like to congratulate the following personnel on completing leadership programs based out of either George Mason University in Fairfax City or University of Richmond in Richmond, Va.

Virginia Fire Officers Academy Graduates: • Lieutenant Charlie Freeman • Lieutenant Scott Pylant

Northern Va. Fire Rescue – Leadership Development Institute Graduates: • Master ... (Full Story & Photos)

Firefighter Rescue, Survival and Escape Training

Assistant Chief Mark Doyle, June 25

On May 17 and 28 volunteer and career members from numerous different companies within the County participated in Hands On Training evolutions. The topic was Firefighter rescue, survival and escape. Crews worked to rescue simulated incapacitated firefighters from above and below grade, large area search and rescue, self-rescue from collapse simulations and masonry wall breaching to name just a ... (Full Story & Photos)

Beat the Heat Check the Back Seat

Assistant Chief Mark Doyle, June 24

Heatstroke Deaths of Children in Vehicles With the official beginning of summer, The Stafford County Fire and Rescue Department is urging everyone to take special precautions to protect those who are most vulnerable to the dangers posed by this season’s heat and humidity.

While the number of fatalities of children due to heatstroke in vehicles is not fully known, the ... (Full Story & Photos)

Don't Leave Your Pet in a Parked Car

Assistant Chief Mark Doyle, June 23

Don’t Leave Your Pet in a Parked Car

Never leave your pet unattended in a parked car for any period of time.

On a warm day, the temperature in a car can exceed 120° in a matter of minutes—even with the windows partially open. Your pet can quickly suffer brain damage or die from heatstroke or suffocation.

If your pet is exposed to high temperatures:

• Look for signs of heat stress—heavy panting, ... (Full Story & Photos)

Residential Fire in the Falmouth District

Assistant Chief Mark Doyle, June 04

On Wednesday, June 04, 2014 at 02:47 hours, units from Stafford County Fire and Rescue Department responded to 150 Deacon Road for a reported residential structure fire. The 9-1-1 caller stated that he was passing by in his vehicle and witnessed fire on the Bravo side of the structure. The family was awaken by the active smoke alarm; two adults, two children and their pets were able to safely escape.

Engine ... (Full Story & Photos)

Funeral Arrangements for John "Johnny Mac" McDonald

Assistant Chief Mark Doyle, June 01

The Stafford County Fire and Rescue Department regrets to announce the passing of John “Johnny Mac” McDonald. Johnny is a Life Member and Past Chief of Stafford Volunteer Fire Department and served as a Volunteer Battalion Chief with the Fire and Rescue Department. Johnny is survived by his wife and two adult daughters. Johnny was a friend and mentor to many, he will be missed by all who knew him.

Our ... (Full Story & Photos)

Hurricane Preparedness Week

Assistant Chief Mark Doyle, May 24

This week marks National Hurricane Preparedness Week. The outlook for the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season is "below-normal," according to officials with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the federal agency that studies and tracks severe weather. NOAA forecasters made the announcement at a press conference today in New York.

The forecast calls for a total of eight to 13 named ... (Full Story & Photos)



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