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42 minutes ago

Virginia Professional Fire Fighters

30 years ago today, Danville Firefighters Robert Thomas Crutchfield III and Vernon Dennis Deshazor made the ultimate sacrifice while serving Danville’s citizens in the line of duty. The DPFFA will never forget the price paid by these brave men. ... See MoreSee Less

Senate Finance tomorrow, January 28, 2020.
SB9 (CANCER)
SB561(PTSD)
Both on the docket to be heard.

9:00 am in Committee Room B on the first floor of the Pocahontas Building.

Please arrive early to ensure appropriate time to make it through security and secure a seat. The docket is long and the room is small. #VPFF #thisistheyear
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Senate Finance tomorrow, January 28, 2020. 
SB9 (CANCER)
SB561(PTSD)
Both on the docket to be heard.

9:00 am in Committee Room B on the first floor of the Pocahontas Building. 

Please arrive early to ensure appropriate time to make it through security and secure a seat. The docket is long and the room is small. #vpff #thisistheyear

19 hours ago

Virginia Professional Fire Fighters

Footage of Arlington County members rescuing victim trapped by Metro train - ... See MoreSee Less

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God's Special Angels 🙏 💞 do a lot more than put out fires.

2 days ago

Virginia Professional Fire Fighters

For Charlottesville Professional Firefighters Association, #staffingmatters -Today we would like to discuss Charlottesville Fire Department’s growing emergency medical services division, and specifically our transition to staffing ambulances. For more than 20 years now CFD has required all personnel to be trained as an Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT). It addition to our EMT’s we currently have approximately 20 medics and Paramedics assigned across our three shifts. This allows us to provide prompt Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Life Support (ALS) first response to medical calls across the city from one of our three fire Stations.

For a multitude of reasons, in 2018, it became necessary for CFD to staff one ambulance (Fire Medic 10) 24/7/365. This was accomplished by adding three new positions, or one per shift. In reality this transition needed 9 new positions, or 3 new positions for each shift. To date the additional positions have never materialized.

An additional ambulance (Fire Medic 1) is also staffed during peak hours. To date NO new positions have ever been allocated for the staffing of this unit. Staffing for this ambulance necessitates utilization of overtime nearly everyday.

In reality, each of CFD’s ambulances need to be staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This is a basic community service that should not be over looked any longer by the citizens of Charlottesville. Local 2363 is asking that the citizens support appropriate staffing of their Fire Department! #staffingmatters
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For Charlottesville Professional Firefighters Association, #StaffingMatters -

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Proper staffing is a must! Keep up the fight brothers.

Shame on that Chief and Council.

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The on scene commander made it a 2nd alarm, for additional units to respond. The fire was then attacked defensively, from the exterior. Will update as more information becomes available. #RoanokeFireEMS

At 3:07am, Roanoke Fire-EMS was dispatched to the 700 block of McDowell Ave NW for a working fire. When initial units arrived crews found heavy smoke and flames coming from the house. After crews made entry they were pushed out of the home due to the heavy fire conditions.

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The Virginia Office of EMS is alerting EMS providers about the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak that began in Wuhan City, China. The CDC considers the immediate risk of 2019-nCoV infection to the American public to be low. OEMS will share updates at: http://ow.ly/TcKA50y6aCB

#ICYMI: We would like to thank @ABCWorldNews for broadcasting our rescue of a @wmata rider last Friday. The patient is in stable condition.

If you find yourself on the tracks and are unable to exit, roll towards the platform side to the area of refuge.

https://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/woman-pinned-train-tracks-washington-68551145

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The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery is a one-of-a-kind addiction treatment facility specializing in PTSD for IAFF members – and IAFF members only – who are struggling with addiction, PTSD other related behavioral health challenges to receive the help they need in taking the first steps toward recovery. It is a safe haven for members to talk with other members who have faced or overcome similar challenges.

https://www.iaffrecoverycenter.com

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.