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Thank You from The Blue Star Mothers Chapter VA4

Assistant Chief Mark Doyle, January 21

YOU WILL NEVER TRULY KNOW, THE EXTENT OF OUR GRATEFULNESS FOR YOUR AMAZING SUPPORT DURING OUR CARE PACKAGE COLLECTION DAY AT WALMART, ALLOWING US TO STORE AND SORT ITEMS , AND GRACIOUSLY SETTING UP THE BAY AT STATION 12 FOR OUR PACKING EVENT, OPENING YOUR DOORS TO THE COMMUNITY WITH YOUR UTMOST HOSPITALITY AND CARE.

OUR CHAPTER SHIPPED OVER 320 CARE PACKAGES TO THE TROOPS DEPLOYED IN AFRICA, AFGHANISTAN, ... (Full Story & Photos)

Driving in Snow and Ice

Assistant Chief Mark Doyle, January 20

The best advice for driving in bad winter weather is not to drive at all, if you can avoid it.

Don't go out until the snow plows and sanding trucks have had a chance to do their work, and allow yourself extra time to reach your destination.

If you must drive in snowy conditions, make sure your car is prepared (TIPS), and that you know how to handle road conditions.

It's helpful to practice winter ... (Full Story & Photos)

Horse Rescued From Frozen Pond

Assistant Chief Mark Doyle, January 12

Stafford, VA –At 1108 hours on Sunday January 11, 2015 Stafford County Fire and Rescue Department and an Animal Control Officer from the Stafford Sheriff’s Office responded to 9 Colyer Rd for a large animal rescue. During their response units were advised that a horse was stranded on a frozen pond. Upon arrival Fire Rescue personnel learned that the horse had been lying on the ice for approximately ... (Full Story & Photos)

Let's Welcome 2015 and Prepare for a Safe and Happy New Year!

Assistant Chief Mark Doyle, December 31

The Stafford County Fire and Rescue Department joins our local, state and federal partners in wishing the community a safe and healthy 2015. A great way to help ensure this is to create a family emergency plan. Whether it is a winter storm that isolates you for several days, an extended power outage, or a summer weather event with flooding and potential evacuation of your residence, now is the ... (Full Story & Photos)

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)

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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)

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)

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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)

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)


 

 

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