Tag: alexandria fire department

Our View: Sticker shock

The first budget proposed by new City Manager James Parajon for fiscal year 2023 includes a staggering 7.7% increase in spending, a shocking amount...

Juvenile arrested for Christmas Eve hit and run against firefighters

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] Police arrested and charged a 17-year-old Falls Church resident for an alleged hit and run incident against Alexandria firefighters that...

Potential firebombing at local 7-Eleven

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] Officials are investigating a potential firebombing that occurred on Monday around 4:30 p.m. at the 7-Eleven located at 2 S....

Del Ray fire causes $1.4M in property loss

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] A three-alarm fire that occurred at a Del Ray duplex on Nov. 19 caused $1.4M in property loss, according to...

Fire hits Del Ray duplex

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] A three-alarm fire caused severe damage to a Del Ray duplex on Nov. 19, displacing two families but resulting in no...

Your Views: The AFD deserves better

To the editor: My first encounter with the Alexandria Fire Department was when they responded to my father’s unexpected death. My next encounter was...

Alexandria first responders call on city to increase compensation

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] City Council unanimously approved a set of mid-year pay adjustments during Tuesday’s legislative meeting, including a 1.5% pay increase for...

Your Views: Alexandria police: Staffing and morale plummeting

To the editor: The taxpayers of Alexandria deserve to know that after four years of mismanagement and ineptitude at the executive level of the...

Firefighters union calls for additional funding

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] IAFF Local 2141, the union that represents more than 250 of the city’s firefighters, medics and EMTs, wrote an open...

City responds to recent overdose increase

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] The number of opioid overdoses rose about 36% in Alexandria during 2020, reflecting statewide and national spikes in both fatal...