Burke, Fairfax, Lorton, Springfield Area Roundups

Burke, Fairfax, Lorton, Springfield Area Roundups

VA-TF1 Seeks Volunteers for Training Exercise

Virginia Task Force 1 (VA-TF1) is holding a full-scale exercise in the area later this month and they are currently seeking volunteers to act as victims. Volunteer victims are needed starting Monday evening, April 23 through Thursday afternoon, April 26.

A minimum shift of 6 hours is expected and overnight volunteers are especially needed.

Volunteers will need to remain awake and be willing to work their entire shift.

Victims will need to be able to crawl in and out of rubble piles, don't mind getting dirty and are capable of sitting or lying in place for extended periods of time.

Moulage (make up simulating injuries), food and water will be provided.

For additional information or to sign up, email to christopher.yorty@fairfaxcounty.gov

Established in 1986 as a domestic and international disaster response resource sponsored by the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, Virginia Task Force 1 is rostered by approximately 200 specially trained career and volunteer fire and rescue personnel, with expertise in the rescue of victims from collapsed structures, following a natural or man-made catastrophic event.

Girls Fire and Rescue Academy Summer Camp Accepting Applications

The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department has announced its Girls Fire and Rescue Academy summer camp, which will take place July 9 – 13, 2018. The Academy is open to female students who will be freshmen, sophomores, or juniors in the upcoming 2018-2019 school year. Participants must be a Fairfax County resident.

Academy participants will take part in a five day program full of fun-filled experiences, physical training, classes and Fire/EMS simulations. They will also have an opportunity to visit a Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Station to experience the everyday life of a Firefighter/EMT. Campers will have a chance to interact, ask questions and eat dinner with the on-duty crew.

The program is completely free of charge. The Academy will be limited to 24 applicants, so apply today.

All applications must be received by close of business on Friday, April 20, 2018.

For more information, and to register, see below.

Girls Fire & Rescue Academy 2018 Application Packet:


Girls Fire & Rescue Academy 2018 Flyer: