The State of NoVa: Firefighters

Posted at 01:01 AM ET, 10/03/2012

Dumfries paramedics ordered to stay away from alleged child molester’s ice cream shop

Prince William fire chief convenes task force to examine the issues.

By Tom Jackman  |  01:01 AM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dumfries, Prince William County, Firefighters | Tags:  Dumfries-Triangle Rescue Squad, Prince William County Fire Department, JoJo's Original Soft Serve, Joseph Ruhren

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 05/25/2012

Ambulance chasing: it’s not just for lawyers anymore

A benefit 5K “ambulance chase” raises money for a Fairfax County volunteer fire station.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 05/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Firefighters | Tags:  Fair Oaks Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company, ambulance chasing

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 05/08/2012

Paul Draisey suspected of embezzling $500,000 from Middleburg Volunteer Fire Department

The popular former WAGE radio personality was treasurer for the fire department before he committed suicide last month.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:47 PM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun County, Crime, Firefighters | Tags:  Paul Draisey, Middleburg Volunteer Fire Department, embezzlement, theft

Posted at 02:53 AM ET, 08/22/2011

Vienna’s Sam Savia does 70 years on the fire line

He joined the volunteer fire department at age 15, and 70 years later, he’s still donating his time. The town honors him by renaming the fire station’s apparatus bay after him.

By Tom Jackman  |  02:53 AM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Vienna, Firefighters | Tags:  Sam Savia, Virginia

Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 07/11/2011

Hybla Valley Good Samaritans save dozens in fire

A 3 a.m. apartment fire could have been a huge tragedy, but two men who were just coming home alerted all 36 residents, who escaped unharmed.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:58 PM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Firefighters, Hybla Valley | Tags:  Brandon Pressley, Joel Ventura, Virginia

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 07/07/2011

Fairfax County planning new $176M police, fire HQ

Fairfax officials want to construct a new police and fire headquarters near the current government center, and to then demolish the current Massey Building headquarters.

By Tom Jackman  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Police, Firefighters | Tags:  Fairfax police fire headquarters, Virginia

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 05/25/2011

Manassas City fire department is a mess (UPDATE: New chief will take job after all)

The fire chief and his interim successor have both resigned, and now the incoming chief has informed Manassas City he’s having second thoughts. (UPDATE: He’s taking the job.)

By Tom Jackman  |  01:26 PM ET, 05/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Manassas, Firefighters | Tags:  Brett Bowman, Manassas fire department, Virginia