• The next Association meeting will be held on September 11, 2024, at FS40 and on Zoom. The meeting will start at 6:30pm. Information for joining the meeting on Zoom will be sent out via email and be available under the Member Resources tab prior to the meeting date. Hope to see you then.

    The next Association luncheon will take place at Kickback Jack's in Fredericksburg, VA on August 15, 2024, at 11:00pm. Come on out for some food and fellowship. Hope to see you there.

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      Backpacks for Kids

                 Backpacks for Kids is just around the corner. Mark your calendar for Thursday, August 13, 2024, @ Fire Station 11. This is a great event that helps so many school children get the needed school supplies for their school year. Helpers will fill each backpack with needed school supplies.
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      2024 Memorial Service

      The 2024 Annual Memorial Service will be held on September 22, 2024, at TBD.....
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      10th Annual RF2C2 Gathering

      The 10th Annual RF2C2 gathering will take place October 17, 18, 19 & 20, 2024 in Myrtle Beach, SC. Information on times, dates, places & events are now available. Hope to see you there.
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      Download: 10th Annual RF2C2 Flyer Update (2).pdf

      Victim Compensation Fund

      If you were at the Pentagon or WTC on 9-11 or after and have not filed a victim compensation claim, read the following: On July 29, 2019, the President signed into law The Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.
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      NoVa Firefighter's Emerald Society Pipe Band

      The Northern Virginia Firefighters’ Emerald Society Pipe Band (NVFESPB) is recruiting new members to become bagpipe and drum students.  If you already know how to play either instrument, come tryout as a walk-on. NVFESPB represents fire and rescue departments from across Northern Virginia.
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      Download: The Northern Virginia Firefighters Emerald Society Pipe BandFlyer.pdf , 2023-096.IB.pdf


      Interested in Association Membership?

      If you are a retired member of the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, Fairfax County Department of Public Safety Communications, or City of Fairfax Fire and Rescue Department simply click here for membership information, application, and payroll deduction forms. Once completed, send them to the Association at the address indicated on the forms via U.S. mail. Questions? We have answers, just complete the contact us form and we will get back in touch with you.

      Acre & Spalding Interview

      This is an article from the Gazette in May 1985.

            

      Radio Roll Call

      This is a recording made by Ken Neumann back in 1975. It contains the 1800 hour nightly Tone Test back when each station had to reply via base station radio, as well as various dispatches. Ken would go on to say "Here is a sound track of evening roll call of all stations plus a few calls that I recorded in the early seventies. I had to laugh at a patient report given to Fairfax Hospital over the main channel! Would love to know who that was". If anyone recognises any of the voices, please email your answers to info@fcfrra.org and the information will be added to this post. Again, thanks to Ken Neumann for sharing this piece of history.     

      Click below to listen

      /docs/FXCOFireRescueDispatch1975.mp3

      From Kathy Bomar: Dispatcher - Bobby Sims

      From Carl Maurice: Co 11 - Ron Mastin

      From Tom Wealand: Co 13 - Alton Wood

      From Steve St. Clair: Co 19 - Wayne "Howdy Doody" Green

      Early Radio Traffic

      This is a recording of Fairfax Fire Control on January 7, 1954 taken directly from the vinyl recording disc it was originally made on. Towards the end of the recording you will hear the voices of all 15 paid men who were employed at the time as they acknowledge an announcement regarding their requirement to begin filling out a timesheet to get paid. Thanks goes to Clyde Clark who donated the recording disc, Ed Dornack who donated his time and expertise in cleaning up and enhancing the recording for us and Clyde and Steve St. Clair for identifying the voices as listed below.

      From Clyde Clark:

      Having listened to the above referenced tape I am of the following opinions as to voices heard:

      I believe the primary dispatcher was Arthur Smith.  This opinion is in part due to the sound of the voice and the fact that he often repeated radio transmissions (as heard on this tape).  A second dispatcher is heard at 24:10 in the tape and I am not familiar with this voice.  Reviewing the EOC time sheet which you forwarded I do not believe the unidentified voices belong to any of those persons listed on the time sheet as each had a distinctive voice sound and quality.

      At the time this tape was made (Jan. 1954) there were many itinerant dispatchers who came and went at the fire board - some in for a day and others for longer periods of time.  Possibly this era is best considered as a "try out" period.

      At 00:20 the voice of Tommy Gaines (Jr. Gaines) is heard on a piece from Co. 8.

      At 00:40 the voice is that of Dutch Simpson from Co. 10.

      At 03:30 the voice is that of Bob Hunter from Co. 2.

      At 09:45 the voice is that of C.B.  Newman (Bernie Newman) from Co. 9.

      At 19:00 the voices of all 15 career personnel can be heard and for those that did not identify themselves the voices sound like the primary paid man at each station, i.e. Co 4 voice is not identified but certainly sounds like Oscar Costello.

      From Steve St. Clair:

      I listened to the tape one time and started jotting names down. The following is a list of names I came up with:

      Co. 1 was Sam Redmond

      Co. 2 was definitely Bob Hunter

      Co. 3 was definitely Stuart Fox

      Co. 8 was definitely Vince Guidi

      Co. 9 was definitely Charlie Newman

      Co. 11 was definitely Joe Dove

      Co. 14 was definitely Marshall Curtis

      Co. 15 was definitely Porter Hutchison

      Co. 16 was Calvin Millen (Thanks Keith Pearson)

      Co. 17 was definitely Harry Riggles

      "96" was definitely Bill Sheads working as the Forest Warden.

      I believe Maynard Wells was talking with Bernie Newman about the first brush fire Co. 9 was handling on Route 235 in reference to more assistance.

      One of the dispatchers toward the end sounded like Horace Williams.

      The names I was definite about were all voices I could identify from knowing them as a kid and later working with them.

      Click below to listen

      This film is from the early 50?s. Thanks goes to Ken Neumann credit for sharing this with us.

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