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WELCOME TO THE FALLS CHURCH VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT
 

The mission of the Falls Church Volunteer Fire Department (FCVFD) is to aid in the preservation of life and property. This mission is completed in cooperation with the City of Falls Church government and the Arlington County Fire Department. Throughout the year, our volunteers participate and contribute to a myriad of functions related to the public safety of the citizens of the greater Falls Church community. We invite you to explore this site to learn more about our organization. Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of service.

 
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FCVFD ANNOUNCES SANTAMOBILE 2014
Posted - Monday, December 8th, 2014

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Santamobile 2014 is sponsored by
Don Beyer Volvo and Beyer Kia

Each year the volunteers of the Falls Church Fire Department decorate the reserve pumper and escort Santa Claus through the streets of the Greater Falls Church area between 6:30 and 9:30 PM. The first five nights, December 15th through 19th, are dedicated to specific areas within the City of Falls Church proper, with the 20th, 21st, 22nd, and 23rd reserved for make-up nights and excursions into neighboring Arlington and Fairfax Counties. The weather conditions make our schedule subject to change. Santa's helpers will be handing out candy canes and fire safety literature during Santa's rounds.

For More information, please visit the Santa page of our website.

For evening links to Santa Mobile "Santa-Tracker", please visit the FCVFD Facebook or Twitter page. Santa-Tracker will go live every evening at 6:00pm.

 
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SUPPORT THE FCVFD WHEN MAKING PURCHASES ON AMAZON
Posted - Thursday, December 4th, 2014
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Falls Church Volunteer Fire Department

This holiday season consider supporting the FCVFD through Amazon Smile. Anytime you make a purchase on Amazon, visit this link and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase to the FCVFD. No additional costs or fees will be added to your purchase.

We hope you will use this link for your holiday shopping this year or share this with friends and family when they do the same.

We thank you for your continued support amd wish you Happy Holidays!

 
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TRAINING ON A DONATED STRUCTURE
Posted - Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

On Satruday, November 22nd, the FCVFD was fortunate to be able to spend the day practicing skills on a donated strcuture. Training included work on laddering second floor windows, proper vertical and horizonal ventillation techniques, overhaul, forcible entry, and basic fire attack methods - among other topics.

If you have or know of a house schedule to be demolished in the Falls Church/Arlington area and would like to donate it to the fire department for training prior to demolition, please contact us!

 

 
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JOIN US FOR THE 2014 FIRE STATION 6 OPEN HOUSE!
Posted - Sunday, September 14th, 2014
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Did you ever wonder what it's like to use a fire hose, sit in the driver's seat of a fire truck or have questions on how to protect your family from fire?

Join us at our annual Open House on Saturday, October 11 as we conclude Fire Prevention Week (October 5-11). Firefighters from the Falls Church Volunteer Fire Department and the Arlington County Fire Department will conduct fire and emergency medical demonstrations, lead activities for those young and old, provide tours of our station, fire apparatus, tools, equipment and much more! There will also be invaluable fire safety and prevention information available to take home.

Sparky the fire dog is anxiously awaiting this exciting event!

Join us on Saturday, October 11th from 10am to 4pm at Falls Church Fire Station #6 - 555 N Washington Street.
 
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KIDDE SMOKE/CO ALARMS RECALLED
Posted - Thursday, September 11th, 2014
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Kidde smoke alarms and combination smoke detector/carbon monoxide (CO) alarms are being recalled due to a potential defect that could cause them to fail. Alarms that are hard-wired, can fail following a power outage. About 1.2 million were sold in the U.S. and Canada. The recalled Kidde residential smoke alarm is model i12010S, manufactured between Dec. 18, 2013 and May 13, 2014. Combination smoke/CO alarm model il2010SCO, manufactured between Dec. 30, 2013 and May 13, 2014, and combination smoke/CO alarm model KN-COSM-IBA, manufactured between Oct. 22, 2013 and May 13, 2014, were also recalled.

All of the recalled alarms are of the type that gets connected directly to household wiring. Both the il2010S and il2010SCO have 10-year batteries sealed inside, while the KN-COSM-IBA model uses replaceable AA backup batteries. All the recalled alarms are white and round and have the name "Kidde" molded on the front.

Consumers who have any of the recalled alarms are asked to contact Kidde to get a free replacement from Kidde at (844) 553-9011 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT, or the company's recall site.

 
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FALL FIRE SAFETY TIPS
Posted - Friday, September 5th, 2014
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As summer turns to fall, homes are switching from air conditioning to heat. In the home, heating (and cooking) equipment that burn fuel are potential sources of carbon monoxide.

Often called the silent killer, carbon monoxide is an invisible, odorless, colorless gas created when fuels (such as gasoline, wood, coal, natural gas, propane, oil, and methane) burn incompletely.

Follow some of these steps to protect your home. Click here for more information.

 

 
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SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH!
Posted - Monday, September 1st, 2014
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The FCVFD would like to remind you that September is National Preparedness Month. Now in its tenth year, National Preparedness Month is a nationwide, month-long effort hosted by the Ready Campaign and Citizen Corps, encouraging households, businesses and communities to prepare and plan for emergencies.

To help our community prepare for an emergency, the FCVFD is encouraging residents to visit Ready.gov to ensure you and your family is prepared for any and all disasters. Ready.gov provides information on how to put together an emergency supply kit, develop a disaster plan and stay informed about emergency plans that have been established in our area by the state and local government.

 
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FCVFD CAPTAIN HENRY NAMED ONE OF ARLINGTON COUNTY'S VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
Posted - Wednesday, May 13th, 2014
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The FCVFD would like to congratulate FCVFD Fire Captain Kevin Henry for being named one of Arlington County's Outstanding Volunteers of 2014! Captain Henry has put in hundreds of hours over the past year on apparatus, training our volunteers and educating our community. We are proud of his accomplishments and for his service to the Falls Church and Arlington communities.

Captain Henry is pictured left with Arlington County Board Chair, Jay Fisette at the awards ceremony yesterday.

 
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FCVFD GRADUATES 11 NEW RECRUITS FROM FIRE SCHOOL
Posted - Sunday, March 23rd, 2014
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Yesterday, the FCVFD held graduation ceremonies for 11 new FCVFD recruits who successfully completed their Indoctrination training program. For the past few months these recruits have learned about and practiced firefighting and EMS skills to prepare them for active duty. Congratulations to our new Operational members!

 
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FCVFD RESPONDS TO 2ND ALARM COMMERCIAL BUILDING FIRE IN FALLS CHURCH
Posted - Friday, March 21st, 2014
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On Friday afternoon, March 21st, Arlington, Fairfax and Falls Church units were on the scene of a 2-Alarm commercial building fire on S. Washington St in the City of Falls Church. Fire crews contained the fire to offices on the 2nd floor of the structure.

FCVFD units (LA106 & UT106) remained on scene after the fire was out, assisting the FC Fire Marshal and other fire investigators with cause determination.

 
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FCVFD RESPONDS TO 2ND ALARM FIRE IN NAUCK AREA OF ARLINGTON
Posted - Sunday, March 16th, 2014
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Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax and Falls Church fire units were on scene at a 2nd alarm fire in South Arlington Yesterday. Arlington County Fire Department received multiple calls for a fire at approximately 3:39 p.m. Firefighters responded to the scene minutes later to heavy smoke and fire. Crews setup high-caliber water streams to contain the fire, which was knocked down in about 30 minutes.

LA106 remained on scene into the night with Arlington Fire Marshals and other investigators working to determine the cause of this fire.

 
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LA106 RESPONDS TO 3RD ALARM APARTMENT FIRE IN ARLINGTON
Posted - Monday, January 6th, 2014
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Yesterday at approximately 9:30am, members of the FCVFD with Light and Air 106, along with other ACFD crews (including Engine 106 and Truck 106) responded to a 3rd alarm apartment fire on S. Greenbrier Street in Arlington. Crews encountered heavy fire and smoke on the 2nd floor of the complex. FCVFD members assisted crews on the scene to evacuate residents and with rehab and overhaul.

See the following coverage of the fire from USA9.

 
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MAKE A NEW YEARS RESOLUTION TO SERVE - BECOME A VOLUNTEER - JOIN US!
Posted - Monday, December, 30th, 2013
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The Start off the New Year with a resolution to serve your community! Become a member of the Falls Church Volunteer Fire Department. The FCVFD is looking for dedicated individuals interested in becoming an operational or administrative member of our department. No experience is necessary. All training provided free. Make a difference - Volunteer today!

Please visit our Membership page to learn more....

 
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FCVFD ANNOUNCES SANTAMOBILE 2013
Posted - Thursday, December 5th, 2013

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Santamobile 2013 is sponsored by
Don Beyer Volvo and Beyer Kia

Each year the volunteers of the Falls Church Fire Department decorate the reserve pumper and escort Santa Claus through the streets of the Greater Falls Church area between 6:30 and 9:30 PM. The first five nights, December 15th through 19th, are dedicated to specific areas within the City of Falls Church proper, with the 20th, 21st, 22nd, and 23rd reserved for make-up nights and excursions into neighboring Arlington and Fairfax Counties. The weather conditions make our schedule subject to change. Santa's helpers will be handing out candy canes and fire safety literature during Santa's rounds.

For More information, please visit the Santa page of our website.

For evening links to Santa Mobile "Santa-Tracker", please visit the FCVFD Facebook or Twitter page. Santa-Tracker will go live every evening at 6:00pm.

   
 
Station Address: 6950 Little Falls Road, Arlington, VA 22213
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 7014, Falls Church, VA 22040-7014
For Fire or Medical Emergency: 911 - FCVFD Phone: (703) 532-2672 - Fax: (703) 533-7203
 
 
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