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GSVFD announces the "Uncle Sam" Handmade Wood Patriotic Yard Ornament w/ American Flag.
The "Sam's" as they are called were hand made by Seniors at Greensprings Woodworking shop and donated to the Greater Springfield Volunteer Fire Department to be sold as part of our yearly fund-raising efforts.
All the proceeds from the sale of "Sam" go directly to support the Greater Springfield Volunteer Fire Department.
"Sam" stands 17" tall and includes a 12" rod that inserts into his heal to enable secure placement in the ground. Included is a 11" x 7" American Flag that inserts into "Sam's" hands.
"Sam" is a GREAT way to display your Patriotism on Memorial Day, July 4th, Flag Day, Sept 11, or any other day you may wish to celebrate our national pride.
For purchase information email STORE@GSVFD.ORG
We are als... [ more ]
Celebrate your Patriotism
Includes "Sam", Flag & rod
There’s nothing like outdoor grilling to start off the summer weekend.
It’s one of the most popular ways to cook food.
But, a grill placed too close to anything that can burn is a fire hazard.
Grills can be very hot, causing burn injuries.
Follow the simple tips listed on our Grilling Safety Tip Sheet and you will be on the way to safe grilling this summer.
Have a Fire Safe Holiday Weekend !
Smoke Alarms Save Lives
TIME TO CHANGE THE BATTERY & TEST ALL YOUR SMOKE ALARMS !
Greater Springfield Volunteer Fire Department is offering free smoke alarms to residents who are in need of this simple but effective life safety alarm but might not be able to afford or install one themselves.
For information on requesting a free smoke detector and to schedule a free installation by a member of the Greater Springfield Volunteer Fire Department, contact the station at:
For Fairfax residents outside of the Springfield area, please contact the station nearest your home.
Don't Wait Till it's Too Late!
Check Your Smoke Alarm Monthly
2012 Award Recipients
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The Volunteer Fire Commission has selected the winners of the 2012 Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service Awards from the nominations submitted earlier this year.
Congratulations are extended to the winners for their contributions to the Fire and Rescue Department and to the communities in which they serve. Each of these individuals has demonstrated extraordinary commitment to the department through hundreds of hours of time spent providing fire and emergency medical services or through other roles to support the goals of the Fairfax County combined career-volunteer system.
Winners of the 2012 Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service Awards:
Volunteer Firefighter Justin Miller, Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department
Volunteer Operational Officer K. Blake Payne, Greater Springfield Volunteer Fire Department
Volunteer BLS Provider Elliot Zaret, Great Falls Volunteer Fire Department
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Friday, February 1, 2013
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a house fire, Friday, February 1, 2013, at approximately 2:15 p.m., in the Pohick area of Fairfax County. The single family home is located at 8281 Morning Dew Court.
Firefighters encountered heavy smoke and fire coming from the bottom level and through the roof of the two-story split level home upon arrival. Firefighters encountered strong and gusty winds while conducting an aggressive fire attack. A second alarm was called due to the heavy wind conditions and the rapid spreading of fire, bringing over 60 firefighters to the emergency scene.
It took firefighters approximately 30 minutes to bring the fire under control. All occupants escaped the home unharmed. Two adults and two children have been displaced.
A contractor working in the home sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to the Washington Hospital Burn Center. Firefighters rescued six dogs, however, ... [ more ]
Truck 422 on Side Alpha
Engine 441 & Truck 422 (notice melted
siding on house next door)
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Units from Fairfax County and Greater Springfield responded to a fire at 8134 Carr Place which is located in the West Springfield section of Fairfax County, Va.
Arriving units found heavy fire in the garage with extension to the home.
Units on the first alarm were:
E427, E422, E414, E441, T422, T464, R414, M422, M414
EMS405, EMS406, BC405, BC407, SAF401
A second alarm was requested for additional resources
Second Alarm units:
DFCO,PIO402, E405, E408, E464, E426, TL408, M435,
MAU423, CAN422, REHAB413, EMS403, BC404, CSU400
Fairfax County Fire Department firefighters arrived at the single family home to find large flames. The fire was quickly knocked down, but not before significant damage to the home occurred. The homes smoke alarms activated giving an early warning to the residents allowing them to escape unharmed.
Officials say three adults and two dogs will be displaced.... [ more ]
Truck 422 - side Alpha
Protect your Family Today !
Carbon Monoxide is a Silent Killer. Don't be a victim of this silent killer - be sure to have working CO Alarms in your home. Read our NFPA tip sheet to see what safety steps you can take. Get a Copy of it here.
See Channel 9 Story here with interview of Fairfax County HAZMAT Unit
The 25th Project Needs Your Support
GSVFD Collects Coats and Food for Local Homeless
The Greater Springfield Volunteer Fire Department is partnering with “The 25th Project” to collect gently used winter coats, gloves, and hats and Food for distribution to local homeless of our community. The 25th Project is a small 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated towards “helping the homeless close to home.”
The 25th Project prepares and distributes meals each 25th of the month, often more frequently. Even though the National Capital Region encompasses several of the wealthiest counties in the nation, our homeless population is increasing. Winter months are difficult for our neighbors, therefore support from community members for warm clothing and supplies is essential.
The GSVFD has set up a collection bin for winter items & food in our bingo hall. ... [ more ]
Keeping yourself, family and friends safe this holiday season is the most important gift you could give anyone. Please take a look at the attached flyers for reminders to help ensure everyone has a fire safe holiday.
And, it goes without saying, Check Your Smoke Alarm Today - if it sounds, GET OUT and STAY OUT - it could save your life !
Have a Safe Holiday Season,
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units (Greater Springfield, Franconia, Kingstown stations and others) responded to a townhouse fire, Saturday, November 17, 2012, at approximately 8:10 a.m., in the Kingstowne area of Fairfax County. The single-family home is located at 7749 Desiree Street, Alexandria. Firefighters encountered heavy smoke and fire coming from the rear of the top two floors and attic of the middle unit, three-story townhouse upon arrival. The Incident Commander struck a second alarm due to the volume of fire and the potential for rapid spreading of fire to multiple townhouses on both sides of the involved unit. Firefighters conducted both an exterior and interior fire attack, bringing the fire under control in approximately 20 minutes. Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the townhouse where the fire originated. Two adults have been displaced. Red Cross support was not ... [ more ]
Franconia Tower 5
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