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Change Your Clocks - Change Your Batteries

Assistant Chief Mark L. Doyle, October 31

The Stafford County Fire and Rescue Department reminds the community that batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide alarms should be tested and/or replaced on Sunday, November 2nd when clocks are reset for daylight savings time.

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends changing batteries annually.

Have you changed yours in the past year?

According to NFPA:

Almost all households ... (Full Story & Photos)


Assistant Chief Mark Doyle, October 30

When choosing a costume, stay away from billowing or long trailing fabric. If you are making your own costume, choose material that won't easily ignite if it comes into contact with heat or flame. If your child is wearing a mask, make sure the eye holes are large enough so they can see out.

Provide children with flashlights to carry for lighting or glow sticks as part of their costume.

Dried flowers, ... (Full Story & Photos)

Heavy Rains May Cause Flooded Roadways Remember the Dangers of Driving through Flooded Roadways "Turn Around Dont Drown"

Assistant Chief Mark Doyle, October 15

Ironically, many drivers rescued from flood waters report that they were in a hurry to get home as a reason for tempting the danger of driving into water. However it looks, and despite what car commercials depict, driving into flood waters may be the most dangerous things one might ever try considering the following:

Most cars will float (and be swept away) in 18-24 inches of moving water. Trucks ... (Full Story & Photos)

Operation Warm Coats for Kids

Assistant Chief Mark Doyle, October 09

With winter just around the corner the Stafford Fire and Rescue Department, Stafford Professional Firefighters Association Local 4012, Stafford County Public Schools, Apple Federal Credit Union, The Wawa Foundation and Walmart Stores will partner to provide coats for children in need. The coats are purchased from Operation Warm an organization who assists families struggling to meet their basic needs ... (Full Story & Photos)

Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives

Assistant Chief Officer Mark Doyle, October 05

Did you know that many people don't test their smoke alarms as often as they should? When there is a fire, smoke spreads fast. You need working smoke alarms to give you time to get out. Test yours every month! "Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives" is the theme for this year's Fire Prevention Week campaign, October 5-11,

"Many homes in Stafford County may not have any smoke alarms, not enough smoke ... (Full Story & Photos)

Stafford County Fire and Rescue Open House

Assistant Chief Mark Doyle, September 23

Please stop by our Open House at Fire Station 12 located at 20 Seabring Drive on Sunday October 5th from 11:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Fire Station 12 commemorating Fire Prevention Week. The event includes the Fire Safety House, Blood Pressure Checks, Child Seat Checks and Installation, Fire and EMS Apparatus Displays, Sparky the Fire Dog and more ... (Full Story & Photos)

Another Addition to the Fire and Rescue Family

Assistant Chief Mark Doyle, September 22

Technician Eric Eccles and his wife Jennifer welcomed the birth of their daughter Virginia-Rose Eccles. Virginia weighed in at 8 lbs, 3oz, 19 inches long. Mom and baby doing great... (Full Story & Photos)

Remember, September is National Prepardness Month

Assistant Chief Mark Doyle, September 20

An emergency or disaster supplies kit is simply a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency. Try to assemble your kit well in advance of an emergency. You may have to evacuate at a moment’s notice and take essentials with you. You will probably not have time to search for the supplies you need or shop for them. You may need to survive on your own after an emergency. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Fire and Rescue Personnel Participate in the Race for Grace

Assistant Chief Mark Doyle, September 14

On Sunday September 14, 2014, members of the Stafford County Fire and Rescue Department participated in the Race for Grace. This annual event is held in memory of Grace Oughton that raises funds to help children with cancer and their families. Members of the Department participated in various events which included a 5k race, a one mile Fireman's Chase, and a Firefighter Extreme One Miler. Those in ... (Full Story & Photos)

MDA Fill the Boot

Mark Doyle Assistant Chief, September 08

"Stafford County Fire and Rescue personnel spent Labor Day weekend out on the streets collecting money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Muscular Dystrophy encompasses over 40 neuromuscular diseases that affect people of all ages. The MDA assists those with any form of Muscular Dystrophy and their families and funds research of all types of Muscular Dystrophy. The 2014 Fill the Boot ... (Full Story & Photos)



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