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  • House Fire on Linden St. July 6, 2013
  • Alexandria Paramedics and Firefighters send off fallen brother Joshua Weissman on Feb. 16th
  • Local 2141 Members Salute Rolling Thunder Participants as they pass under the Seminary Road Circle.
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/afdlocal2141/
    Firefighter Ken Salfelder and Labor Secretary Hilda Solis at the Faith and Politics Breakfast in DC
  • AFD and ACFD crews work to extricate the driver of a SUV on Mt. Vernon Avenue in August 2009
  • Apartment Fire on Lyons Lane
  • Linden Street House Fire
  • Seminary Road Church Fire
  • E 201"B"



Donations To Assist Family of Fallen FF Lt. Kevin McRae

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Wednesday May 6th, 2015 the District of Columbia Fire & EMS Department lost one

of it's best and bravest members - Lt. Kevin McRae on the fireground at 1330 L St. NW.

Lt. McRae was a 24 year veteran of the department assigned to 6 Engine, No. 4 platoon. He

leaves behind his wife Trell, and 5 children. There has been an overwhelming show of

support for the family of Lt. McRae. We are asking that anyone who would like to help

the family, make donations through the DC Fire & EMS Foundation in the name of Kevin.

All donations go directly to his family, to assist with the expenses which occur as they go

through this difficult period.

 

Any check or money orders should be made out to and mailed to the following:

 


DC Fire & EMS Foundation
Kevin McRae Survivor Fund
439 New Jersey Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20001


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Congratulations

A very big "Congratulations" goes out to two of our own EMS providers.  Paramedics Jessica Robertson

and Hillary Lindsay successfully completed their ALS internship with the Alexandria Fire Department.  

They are now cleared per the OMD to practice as cut loose Medic II's.  Way to go!

Jason Cage

Secretary

L-2141

 


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2 Alarm Fire In Alexandria Section of Fairfax County

Units from the Alexandria Fire Department and the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department battled a 2 1/2 alarm apartment fire on January 4, 2015 at the Morningside Apartments on Zircon Drive in the Alexandria section of Fairfax County.  It took 75 firefighters 45 minutes to get the fire under control.

Nobody was seriously injured in the blaze although three adults needed to be rescued, and were transported to local hospitals for burns and smoke inhalation.  Several pets were also rescued.  The preliminary cause of the fire was started from a child playing with matches on the first floor apartment.

Below are some pictures of the blaze taken by Debi Gerald, as well as a link to a helmet cam video.

 

 

www.statter911.com/2015/01/06/helmet-cam-video-ladder-rescue-fairfax-county-va-apartment/fire/

 

Jason Cage

Secretary

L-2141

 


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IAFF Roundtable Discussion on Ebola

 

 

Round Table Panel Discussion

 

Patrick Morrison, IAFF Assistant to the General President for Health and Safety

Jim Brinkley, IAFF Director of Health and Safety

Shelly Choo, IAFF Medical Resident, Johns Hopkins University

As part of the IAFF's efforts to provide information and resources that help members prepare for and respond to potential Ebola cases, this video features a short round table discussion with IAFF health and safety experts and medical resident. The panel discussion is designed to answer questions and address concerns regarding proper and safe protocols, PPE and other guidelines for before, during and after the call.

  WATCH VIDEO

More information on Ebola preparedness is available online and on the IAFF Frontline app. The IAFF will be updating this site daily with the latest information on the Ebola virus. 


 

 

 


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Station 210

A picture of the progress being made at Alexandria Fire Department's newest firehouse.  Station 210 will be located on Eisenhower Ave adjacent to the police department's firing range.  The expected time of completion is/was October of this year.  However it looks as if that may be extended a few months.  Either way it looks like it's going to be a beautiful structure. 

Jason Cage

Secretary

IAFF Local 2141

 


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Members Attend VPFF Convention

L-2141 President Don Scott and Secretary Jason Cage take a minute to pose with IAFF President Harold Schaitberger and 4th District V.P. William Taylor.  Both were on hand at this year's annual Virginia Professional Fire Fighters convention.

 

Jason Cage

Secretary

IAFF Local 2141

Alexandria Firefighters


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Crews Attend Friendship Fire Association Breakfast

Picture of crews and President Scott at the annual Friendship Fire Association Breakfast.

 

J.Cage

Secretary

IAFF Local 2141


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Box 5201 Trailer Fire

On Saturday February 1, 2014 at approximately 1550 hours a box alarm was dispatched to a possible trailer fire in the vicinity of Rt. 1/ E. Glebe Road. Upon arrival E209 found a free standing construction trailer fully involved.  A quick knock on the fire was done, and units remained on scene with the FM's for approximately 1 hour.  There were no injuries reported.

Box Alarm Units: E204, E209, E105, E203, RS109, T203, T204, M202, BC211, BA215, SO201, EMS231, FM225, FM222

Units Remained On Scene: E209, T203, M202, EMS231, BC211, FM225, FM222

Good job by all....

 

Jason Cage

Secretary/Paramedic

IAFF Local 2141


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Pre-Dawn 2nd Alarm House Fire

Units from the Alexandria Fire Department along with mutual aid units from Fairfax and Arlington Counties battled a early morning 2-Alarm fire this morning.  The pre-dawn fire on Park Road involved a single family cape cod style house.  First arriving units found fire showing through the roof.  2 adults were asleep at the time the fire broke out, but were woken by a working smoke detector.  They escaped without injury.

First Alarm Units: E205, E207, E201, E204, T204, T203, R206, M205, BC211, BC212, BA215, EMS231, SO201, and FM224

Level 1 R.I.T: E209, R411, M207

2nd Alarm: E203, E107, E411, T411, BC406, LA207, and the Rehab Bus.

 

 


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2141 Members Meet Virginia Governor

Alexandria Firefighters and Local 2141 members C.Pumphrey and B. Thompson meet and talk with Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe on Tuesday January 14th.  2141 members and officers were on hand in Richmond, Va for VPFF board meetings and to meet and greet with state representatives.  There are several bills being discussed relating to Fire/EMS.  For a complete list of bills on the table visit the VPFF website at www.vpff.org.

 

Jason Cage

Secretary/Paramedic

Alexandria Firefighters Inc.

IAFF Local 2141

 


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6-Alarm Fire 801 S. Pickett Street

 Here are some pictures from the 6-Alarm fire at 801 S. Pickett St. in the City of Alexandria on September 2, 2013.  At 11:49 hours on the morning of Monday September 2, while Fill the Boot was in full force,  units from the Alexandria Fire Department, along with units from Fairfax County Fire/Rescue were dispatched for smoke coming from a commercial structure.  The dipatched address was a recycling center for used carpet.

Units arrived to find light smoke showing and prepared and began an interior attack.  Within only a few short minutes the fire grew rapidly, forcing command to sound the evacuation tones.  Shortly thereafter a large portion of the roof collapsed, which only minutes earlier could have resulted in serious, if not tragic results.  

The fire received a total of 6-Alarms, bringing units from Alexandria, Fairfax, Arlington, MWAA, and Prince George's County.  A special Engine Co. task force was also dispatched for additional resources.  Several canteen units from around the COG region were utilized, and even a fuel truck was brought in to prevent units from running out of fuel as units and personnell would end up being on the scene for hours.  Crews and units rotated throughout the night doing firewatch to prevent any rekindles.

In all, 5 firefighters received minor injuries and were transported to local hospitals for evaluation.

       

      

 

 

 

  

Photos courtesy of Jules Clifford of Jules Clifford photography.  Visit www.julesclifford.com to see over 60 photos of the fire at 801 S. Pickett Street.  The above photos were posted with permission from Mr. Clifford.

 

Jason Cage

Secretary

IAFF Local 2141

 

 


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Members Travel To Arizona To Remember 19 Fallen Hotshots

19 brave men from the Granite Mountain Hot Shots Crew in Prescott, Arizona lost their lives on June 30,2013 while battling a wild land fire.   These men were on the front  line of an out of control forest fire in the Prescott area.  

While battling the blaze a sudden shift in the wind turned the fire onto the 19 men with little to no warning.  Unfortunately, the fire was too overwhelming, and the 19 men perished almost instantly, despite being under the cover of their emergency blankets.  One man survived, as he was the lookout, and was not working directly where the other team members were located.

Any loss of life during the line of duty is too much, but 19 at one time causes the situation to have no words to describe such an event. Honor Guard members from the Alexandria Fire Department, Fairfax County, Arlington County, Prince William County, Montgomery County, Prince George's County, and City of Manassas all traveled to Prescott, Arizona to take part in the memorial service held  on July 9.

Guest speakers included Vice President Biden, IAFF President Harold Schaitberger, Mayor of Prescott, and the Governor of Arizona and many others.  One distinguished speaker was a member of the Granite Mountain Hotshot team who managed to escape, lost his brother in the blaze.  His heart felt words including the Hotshot Prayer brought silence to the entire venue, followed by a standing ovation.

It was truly an honor to be a part of the memorial service, and our thoughts and prayers continue for the families.

                                                  

                                 

 

Jason Cage

Secretary

 

IAFF Local 2141


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