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8 hours ago

Virginia Professional Fire Fighters

Petersburg and Prince George County members operate at commercial fire alarm - #StaffimgMattersMinor Electrical Disturbance At Richard Bland College Quickly Controlled

A small fan in the IT room on the 2nd floor of Statesman Hall (gym) overheated causing smoke to trigger the building’s fire alarm. The alert call went out at 9:04pm. Campus police were immediately on the scene and within 5 to 8 minutes, Dinwiddie, Petersburg and Prince George Fire and EMT crews were at the College and in the building. Some 15 crews from the three jurisdictions responded.

There were no flames, only smoke. No one was in the building and there are no reported injuries. Damage to IT equipment is still being assessed.

RBC President Debbie Sydow and the Administration team are deeply grateful for the quick and efficient responses from Dinwiddie, Petersburg and Prince George Emergency operations.
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Petersburg and Prince George County members operate at commercial fire alarm - #StaffimgMatters

12 hours ago

Virginia Professional Fire Fighters

We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Brother Hughes. We send our deepest sympathy and condolences to his family, friends, and members of Local 68. ... See MoreSee Less

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Prayers to his family and his co workers

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#IAFF affiliates are encouraged to submit an application to participate in the Center of Medicare & Medicaid's "Emergency Triage, Treat and Transport (ET3) Model. Applications will be accepted until September 19, 2019. https://t.co/PqIoLqcH3v

Norfolk Fire-Rescue crews are wrapping up at a commercial fire in the 300 Block of W 21st Street. The call came in at 6:56 this morning. The business is Volcano Sushi. There were no injuries at the incident.

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Who are we?

Chartered in 1955, the Virginia Professional Fire Fighters (VPFF) is an association of local unions representing over 8, 000 International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) members across the Commonwealth of Virginia.

VPFF members provide fire protection and emergency medical services to 70% of Virginia’s population.  As well, VPFF members provide these and other specialized services at several of Virginia’s major airports and military installations.  VPFF members are fire fighters, fire officers, fire inspectors, fire investigators, hazardous materials specialists, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, training instructors, water rescue specialists, and 911 dispatchers.