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2nd Annual Virginia Cancer & Health Symposium

May 23, 2024

Join us to discuss and learn ways to reduce your risk of occupational cancer.

Mary Washington Hospital
John F. Flick III Conference Center
Fredericksburg, VA

Local 2068 Health & Safety

Fire fighter occupational cancer is the leading cause of line-of-duty death in the fire service.

At the 2023 IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial, 63% of the names added to the wall were members who had died from occupational cancer.

In partnership with the Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN), the IAFF has designated January as Fire Fighter Cancer Awareness Month to provide fire fighters the necessary tools and guidance to develop life-saving protocols for cancer prevention and to support those with a cancer diagnosis within their departments.

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The #911SAVESACT Bill is on the move!

Today it was "finally" (after many years) brought up for a markup vote in committee. Favorably passed - vote was 42-0! Now goes to the full House floor, for a vote! Thank you Congresswoman Norma Torres! ... See MoreSee Less

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We wish everyone a safe and joyful 4th of July! Please leave fireworks to the professionals and remember to drink responsibly, ensuring you have a sober driver!

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Today, July 1st, marks a significant milestone as Fairfax County Government celebrates the 75th anniversary of its paid Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department. It's also a historic day as our members are once again working under the protection of a Collective Bargaining Agreement after more than 40 years.

As we commemorate the last 75 years, we honor those who paved the way for Fairfax County Fire and Rescue to become a premier department in the region. Our inaugural contract provides a strong foundation upon which we will continue to build, striving to create an even better department for future generations, just as our predecessors did for us over the decades.In 1949, the first ten firefighters hired were:FS-1, McLean: Sam RedmanFS-3, Fairfax: James FoxFS-4, Herndon: Oscar CostelloFS-5, Franconia: Woody SmithFS-8, Annandale: Vince GuidiFS-9, Mount Vernon: Bernie NewmanFS-10, Bailey’s Crossroads: Dutch SimpsonFS-11, Penn Daw: Joe DoveFS-12, Forestville (Great Falls): David TuckerFS-13, Dunn Loring: Anton GroffAdditional hires in 1953 filled out the stations:FS-2, Vienna: Bob HunterFS-14, Burke: Marshall CurtisFS-15, Chantilly: Porter HutchinsonFS-16, Clifton: Cal MilianSpecial thanks to Domenick Iannelli and Larry Jenkins for their invaluable research, information, and images.@topfans #Congratulations #IAFF #FCFRD #IAFFNewsDesk #fairfaxcounty #anniversary ... See MoreSee Less

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Today, July 1st, marks a significant milestone as Fairfax County Government celebrates the 75th anniversary of its paid Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department. Its also a historic day as our members are once again working under the protection of a Collective Bargaining Agreement after more than 40 years.

As we commemorate the last 75 years, we honor those who paved the way for Fairfax County Fire and Rescue to become a premier department in the region. Our inaugural contract provides a strong foundation upon which we will continue to build, striving to create an even better department for future generations, just as our predecessors did for us over the decades.

In 1949, the first ten firefighters hired were:

FS-1, McLean: Sam Redman
FS-3, Fairfax: James Fox
FS-4, Herndon: Oscar Costello
FS-5, Franconia: Woody Smith
FS-8, Annandale: Vince Guidi
FS-9, Mount Vernon: Bernie Newman
FS-10, Bailey’s Crossroads: Dutch Simpson
FS-11, Penn Daw: Joe Dove
FS-12, Forestville (Great Falls): David Tucker
FS-13, Dunn Loring: Anton Groff
Additional hires in 1953 filled out the stations:
FS-2, Vienna: Bob Hunter
FS-14, Burke: Marshall Curtis
FS-15, Chantilly: Porter Hutchinson
FS-16, Clifton: Cal Milian

Special thanks to Domenick Iannelli and Larry Jenkins for their invaluable research, information, and images.

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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.

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