Members of the public have become more informed about a local fire department and its work in Prince William County.
The Dale City Volunteer Fire Department (DCVFD) hosted public education events last weekend.
One event was held at Prestige Preschool Academy in Woodbridge.
Another took place at Penn Elementary School in Dale City.
“It was a very good time and we’re happy to be a part of that community event,” DCVFD Public Education Coordinator Victor Angry said.
DCVFD plans to offer open houses during Fire Prevention Week, which will slated for October 7 through October 13.
It also offers educational programs based on community needs.
“We’ll come out and support an event in the community or we do … things at the station where they can bring the boy scouts and girl scouts and do a station tour, first aid badges, and all that good stuff,” Angry said. “As [community events] come up, we’re there to support them.”
Public education events allow members of the volunteer fire department to connect with county residents.
“It’s a good way for emergency crews and personnel to give back to the community in a fun way, where we’re all having fun and possibly learning a little bit about what we do as first responders, and then about the needs of the community,” Angry said. “So, it just gives us more of an opportunity to be there other than in an emergency role.”
Volunteer fire departments, according to Angry, play a large role in reaching and educating community members.
To request a public education event with the DCVFD, fill out the form located on the fire department’s website.
For questions, contact Angry at firstname.lastname@example.org or 571-437-1140.
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