Greater Springfield Fire Department wins 2009 Open House Award

Friday, 16 October 2009

The Greater Springfield Volunteer Fire Department (GSVFD) in Springfield, VA, held its Annual Fire Prevention Week Open House on Saturday October 10. Through the efforts of the department’s Fire Corps members, volunteer firefighters, EMTs, and station career staff, the department won the Fairfax County Battalion 5 Fire Prevention Week 2009 Best Open House for the second year in a row.

In addition to the open house, Fire Corps members and staff also offered an inaugural pancake breakfast, which turned out to be a great success and even drew local political officials to help serve the community in new ways. Games, displays, and activities helped to round out the important fire safety event.

“It was a fun and informative day for all – teaching this year’s theme of ‘Stay Fire Smart - Don't Get Burned,’” said Rick Machado, GSVFD Fire Corps Coordinator.

For more information about the Greater Springfield Fire Corps program or to become a volunteer, visit, call the GSVFD hotline at 703-451-5119, or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Article written by the GSVFD Open House Team

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