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“There’s No Such Thing As 9-1-2, Only 9-1-1…”

Alexandria, VA - On February 14, Valentine’s Day, the 29 brave firefighters-in-training of Recruit Class 49 donned their apparel and scaled ladders, jumped through...

Trailblazing Black Firefighter Gerald Wanzer Honored in Alexandria

ALEXANDRIA, VA - Alexandria Fire Chief Corey Smedley was serious when he said, "There would be no Corey Smedley without Gerald Wanzer." You see, 53...

Faith, Family, Fire: Corey Smedley Named Alexandria Fire Chief

Alexandria, Va - Corey Smedley has a personal mantra that he lives by, and it’s “faith, family, fire,’ and in that order. For the...

Corey A. Smedley Named City of Alexandria’s Fire Chief

ALEXANDRIA, VA - After a nationally competitive recruitment effort, City Manager Mark B. Jinks has appointed Corey A. Smedley as fire chief for the...

Want to be an Alexandria Firefighter? They Are Taking Applications!

ALEXANDRIA, VA - Want to be an Alexandria Firefighter? Now is your time! The Alexandria Fire Department released a simple post on Facebook this...

Alexandria Hiring More Firefighters Thanks to $2.6M in Federal Grants

ALEXANDRIA, VA -Alexandria can hire more firefighters! The Federal Emergency Management Agency recently awarded the City of Alexandria more than $2.6 million in funding...

Keeping Kids Warm: Willie Bailey Outperforms Again With Annual Coat Drive 

Alexandria, VA - It wouldn’t be the holiday season in Alexandria without Willie Bailey’s annual coat drive. By the end of the year, Bailey...

The Alexandria Fire Department is Observing National Fire Prevention Week With...

Alexandria, VA - The Alexandria Fire Department will observe National Fire Prevention Week on Friday, Oct. 11, with a memorial service and wreath laying...

The Healthy Way to Fight Fires and Save Lives

By Amanda Socci ALEXANDRIA,VA- Imagine the physical challenges and mental pressures that steadily mount on the backs of firefighters.They must routinely be on call and...

Alexandria Fire Chief Gets Dignity and His Due Over a Century...

By Melanie Modlin Acclaimed author Nicholas Sparks once said, “It’s never too late to do the right thing.” For over 100 years, Alexandria Fire Chief George...
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