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Focus on Fire Safety: Holiday Fire Safety

Executive Officer Mark Doyle, December 11

Decorating homes and businesses is a long-standing tradition around the holiday season. Unfortunately, these same decorations may increase your chances of fire. Based on data from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), an estimated 250 home fires involving Christmas trees and another 170 home fires involving holiday lights and other decorative lighting ... (Full Story & Photos)

New Addition to the Fire and Rescue Family

Assistant Chief Mark Doyle, December 09

On December 3rd 2014 Amy and Daniel Davis welcomed the birth of their second son Austin Parker Davis. Austin weighed in at 7 lbs. 10 oz. and 19.5 long. Mom and son are doing well. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Residential Fire in the George Washington District

Assistant Chief Mark Doyle, December 08

Stafford, VA – On Monday December 8th, 2014 at 1934 hours, Stafford County Fire and Rescue units responded to 214 Musselman Road for a residential structure fire.

Battalion Chief 1 arrived at 1938 hours and reported fire showing from the front of a single story single family dwelling. Engine 1 (Falmouth Station ) arrived at 1938 hours secured a water supply and deployed an attack line, mounted an ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Grease and Cooking Fires Double on Thanksgiving Day

Assistant Chief Mark Doyle, November 24

Each year more cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving than any other day of the year. Between 2005-2009, grease and cooking-related fires more than doubled on Thanksgiving Day compared to an average day in November.

With the popularity of turkey frying increasing, U.S. fire departments are responding to more than 1,000 fires each year in which a deep fryer is involved. The National Fire Protection Association ... (Full Story & Photos)

Heating Safety Tips

Assistant Chief Mark Doyle, November 15

In 2011, heating equipment was involved in an estimated 53,600 reported home structure fires, 400 civilian deaths, 1,520 civilian injuries, and $893 million in direct property damage. Fires, deaths, and damages were all down from 2010, while injuries were mostly unchanged.

The declines were larger than had been seen during the mostly level trend of the preceding few years, coming after a sharp decline ... (Full Story & Photos)

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New and Improved Stafford Alert Coming Soon!

Admin Paul Mann, November 13

Stafford County is switching to a new system for Stafford Alert that will enhance the emergency alert information we provide to our community. This change is being undertaken to remain compatible with the Commonwealth of Virginia’s new mass notification system, which all regional localities and many across the state have adopted.

Please note that if you are a current Stafford Alert subscriber, ... (Full Story)


Operation Warm Coats for Kids

Assistant Chief Mark Doyle, November 06

With winter just around the corner the Stafford Fire and Rescue Department, Stafford Professional Firefighters Association Local 4012, Stafford County Public Schools, Apple Federal Credit Union, The Wawa Foundation and Walmart Stores will partner to provide coats for children in need. The coats are purchased from Operation Warm an organization who assists families struggling to meet their basic needs ... (Full Story & Photos)

Change Your Clocks - Change Your Batteries

Assistant Chief Mark L. Doyle, October 31

The Stafford County Fire and Rescue Department reminds the community that batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide alarms should be tested and/or replaced on Sunday, November 2nd when clocks are reset for daylight savings time.

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends changing batteries annually.

Have you changed yours in the past year?

According to NFPA:

Almost all households ... (Full Story & Photos)

HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS

Assistant Chief Mark Doyle, October 30

When choosing a costume, stay away from billowing or long trailing fabric. If you are making your own costume, choose material that won't easily ignite if it comes into contact with heat or flame. If your child is wearing a mask, make sure the eye holes are large enough so they can see out.

Provide children with flashlights to carry for lighting or glow sticks as part of their costume.

Dried flowers, ... (Full Story & Photos)

Heavy Rains May Cause Flooded Roadways Remember the Dangers of Driving through Flooded Roadways "Turn Around Dont Drown"

Assistant Chief Mark Doyle, October 15

Ironically, many drivers rescued from flood waters report that they were in a hurry to get home as a reason for tempting the danger of driving into water. However it looks, and despite what car commercials depict, driving into flood waters may be the most dangerous things one might ever try considering the following:

Most cars will float (and be swept away) in 18-24 inches of moving water. Trucks ... (Full Story & Photos)

 

 

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