A woman in Falls Church, Virginia, was found dead Wednesday and investigators said the victim had been set on fire.
According to Fairfax County Police Maj. Ed O’Carroll, officers were called to an apartment near the intersection of Roosevelt Boulevard and Wilson Boulevard for a report of a domestic dispute.
“Police officers and the fire and rescue department located a female who was on fire,” O’Carroll said, adding that the woman could not be saved and was pronounced dead at the scene.
“This is a homicide investigation,” O’Carroll said.
According to O’Carroll, police had been called to the home before for previous reports of domestic disputes.
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Harrisonburg fire officials report Master Firefighter Chris Daniels has attained certification as a National Passenger Safety Instructor.
Currently, there are more than 43,000 nationally certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians.
The safety certification is a program of Safe Kids Worldwide and was created back in 1997.
H-F-D partners with the Virginia Department of Health to participate in the installation and inspection of safety seats for city residents and Fire Chief Matt Tobia stated that Daniels achieving this credential will allow the city to meet the needs of the community.
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A newly formed nonprofit organization in Virginia Beach is seeking public support.
The Virginia Beach Fire Foundation (VBFF, established in 2021, is dedicated to funding community risk reduction efforts, safety education programs, and improving firefighter safety and quality of life for the Virginia Beach Fire Department (VBFD).
Virginia Beach is safeguarded by an all-hazards metro fire department that responded to more than 45,400 calls for service last year, according to the VBFF.
The majority of Virginia Beach Fire Department’s operating budget is dedicated to support personnel costs, leaving a small fraction to pay for items such as uniforms, personal protective equipment, firefighting equipment, training, and information technology needs.
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VIDEO: The Charlottesville, UVA, Albemarle County ECC is using new 911 technology to make its response to calls even faster with a click of a button.
If a dispatcher thinks its necessary, they can send a link to the caller to join a video chat.
From there, ECC says it can get a better idea of where the person is and even communicate over text.
“As soon as those permissions are granted, the call taker will see your camera on their screen in real time. They can see where you are, they can see what’s going on, and that can really help improve the situational awareness and the ability to locate you if you’re not sure where you are,” Deputy Director of Support Services Josh Powell said.
This can also help people from out of town who are lost, or even those who are blind.
The ECC is also sending out feedback surveys to callers over text.
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A Williamsburg man has died after a tree fell on his car on Wednesday.
Williamsburg Fire Department responded to a motor-vehicle incident at 3:48 p.m., on Jamestown Road near the intersection with Bayberry Lane. A 2018 Chevy Malibu was traveling northeast on Jamestown Road when a tree branch fell onto the car.
The driver, 42-year-old Hakeem A. Conway, of Williamsburg, was pronounced dead at the scene.
A passenger had minor injuries and was taken to Riverside Regional Medical Center. No other passengers were in the vehicle.
National Weather Service reported high winds and lightning in the area at the time of the incident. The felled tree branch is likely weather-related, but it's still under investigation.
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