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Ice and Cold Water Safety

Assistant Chief Mark Doyle, February 17

Each winter, many residents are injured from exposure in cold water incidents. Skaters, hunter’s fishermen, pets and others who venture on to the ice fall through.

How thick is “safe” ice?

In Stafford County and the surrounding jurisdictions the answer is " Not Thick Enough"!

Ice on moving water in rivers, streams and creeks ... (Full Story & Photos)


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Virginia 4 p.m. Burn Law is in Effect February 15th

Assistant Chief Mark Doyle, February 12

Stafford County, in an effort to achieve and maintain such levels of air quality as to protect human health, welfare and safety of its residents, has regulated open burning.

THE "4:00 PM" BURN LAW
During the period between February 15th and ending April 30th of each year, open burning may only take place between the hours of 4:00 PM and 12:00 midnight. If you intend to burn you must notify Stafford ... (Full Story & Photos)

Ceiling Mounted Bathroom Exhaust Fans Present Potential Fire Hazard

Assistant Chief Mark Doyle, February 11

Over the last year the Stafford County Fire and Rescue Department has responded to several fires that originated in a ceiling mounted bathroom exhaust fan.

This type of exhaust fan is common in almost any residential occupancy, but also exists in commercial buildings as well. Manufactured both with and without lights, these fans help prevent steamed up mirrors, damp walls, fogged windows, and remove ... (Full Story & Photos)

Addition to the Fire and Rescue Family

Assistant Chief Mark Doyle, February 08

Technician Blake Williams and his wife Rita welcomed the birth of their daughter Bailey Cyr Williams. Bailey was born at 11:48am on February 7, 2015 and weighed in at 7lbs 7oz and 20 inches long. Both mother and baby are doing just fine.... (Full Story & Photos)

Passing of a Fire and Rescue Department Member

Assistant Chief Mark Doyle, February 03

It is with deep regret that I announce the passing of Harriette Chandler. Harriette was the founder of the Berea Auxiliary and a cherished member of the Fire and Rescue Department. Her dedication, drive and positive attitude were second to none. It was a pleasure to have known such a special lady and she will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with Harriette’s family and friends. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Carbon Monoxide Do's and Dont's

Assistant Chief Mark Doyle, January 30

CO is produced by common household appliances. When not properly ventilated, carbon monoxide emitted by these appliances
can build up. Anyone can be at risk for carbon monoxide exposure.

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a tasteless, odorless, and colorless gas known as the “silent killer.” Each year, more than 400 Americans
die from unintentional CO poisoning, more than 20,000 visit the emergency room and ... (Full Story & Photos)

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)

 

 

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