Department-wide Open Houses Scheduled on Oct. 12

by | Sep 12, 2013 | Uncategorized

Fairfax, Va. — On Saturday, Oct. 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department and all 37 fire and rescue stations cordially invites the general public to participate in a community open house spotlighting fire prevention.  This event is being held in conjunction with and in recognition of National Fire Prevention Week.

The theme for 2013 is “Prevent Kitchen Fires,” and firefighters and safety advocates will be spreading the word about the dangers of kitchen fires, most of which result from unattended cooking, and teaching local residents how to prevent these fires from starting in the first place.  The kitchen is the leading area of origin for home fires and most kitchen fires are caused by cooking. On average, there are roughly 3,000 reported kitchen fires per day in the United States.

Every firehouse will host activities, provide tours, and have available fire prevention educational materials. For more information, call your community fire station ( or Public Affairs and Life Safety Education, 703-246-3801.

For prospective volunteers, the Open House is also a great opportunity to talk with operational and administrative volunteers and learn about different opportunities to get involved. For more information, visit one of the following volunteer fire departments or fill out our information request form

McLean Volunteer Fire Department
McLean (Station 1),
1244 Laughlin Avenue, McLean

Vienna Volunteer Fire Department
Vienna (Station 2),
400 Center Street South, Vienna

Franconia Volunteer Fire Department
Franconia (Station 5),
6300 Beulah Street, Alexandria
Kingstowne (Station 37), 7936 Telegraph Road, Alexandria

Annandale Volunteer Fire Department
Annandale (Station 8),
7128 Columbia Pike, Annandale
West Annandale (Station 23), 8914 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax

Bailey’s Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department
Bailey’s Crossroads (Station 10), 
3521 Moncure Avenue, Falls Church

Great Falls Volunteer Fire Department
Great Falls (Station 12),
9916 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls

Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department
Dunn Loring (Station 13),
2148 Gallows Road, Dunn Loring

Burke Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department
Burke (Station 14),
9501 Old Burke Lake Road, Burke

Centreville Volunteer Fire Department
Centreville (Station 17),
5856 Old Centreville Road, Centreville
West Centreville (Station 38), 6001 ODay Drive, Centreville

Lorton Volunteer Fire Department
Lorton (Station 19),
7701 Armistead Road, Lorton

Fair Oaks Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department
Fair Oaks (Station 21),
12300 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Fairfax

Greater Springfield Volunteer Fire Department
Greater Springfield (Station 22), 
7011 Backlick Road, Springfield

The Fairfax County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association is a partnership of 12 volunteer fire and rescue departments in Fairfax County, Va.  Learn more about the Association at  (9/12/2013)