Here you will find all of the latest news from our department.

Re-Dedication Ceremony - Jeff Simpson Community and Cultural Arts CenterWednesday September 14th, 2016

On Friday, September 9th 2016, the Town of Dumfries held a Re-Dedication ceremony, naming their Community Center the Jeff Simpson Community and Culural Arts Center. The center was named after Jeff Simpson, a member of the Squad who tragically lost his life on Spetember 11th 2001 during the attacks on the World Trade Center. Chief Steve Chasin and Life Member Nancy Kenny both made comments during the ceremony, along with Mayor Foreman, Former Mayor Brown, Father John O'Connor and Diane Simpson Java.

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Blood Drive SuccessfulThursday May 12th, 2016

We are pleased to share with everyone that we had a very successful blood drive on Saturday April 30th. The Red Cross was able to get 21 units from our drive and that is considered a successful event.

We were proud to see many of our members donate, including some first time donors. We even had one of our members with the fastest time for a donation that day. Who knew that you could turn donating blood into a competition but we here at D-TRS never back down from a challenge right?

Again, thank you so much to everyone who came out to help and donate.

Pictures available here

Blood Drive -- April 30th 2016Friday March 18th, 2016

We are pleased to announce that D-TRS is hosting a blood drive on April 30th from 9:00am to 1:00pm in the Bingo Hall at Station 3R. If you would like to donate please go to the website and sign up under our event. 

Funeral for Officer Ashley Guindon TuesdayMonday February 29th, 2016

A funeral for Officer Ashley Guindon will be held Tuesday at noon at Hylton Memorial Chapel in Woodbridge.

Guindon, 28, was fatally wounded responding to a domestic dispute in Woodbridge on Saturday. The suspect’s wife, Crystal Hamilton, was also killed. Two other officers were wounded, and are recovering at Inova Fairfax Hospital.A viewing for Guindon will be held at 10 a.m. at the chapel, followed by a service at noon.

The public is welcome to attend, but if there are space limitations, priority will be given to fellow law enforcement and government officials, police said in a news release.

The chapel is at 14640 Potomac Mills Road in Woodbridge.

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March is Flood Awareness MonthMonday February 29th, 2016

Protect Your Family & Home From Flooding  

The Department of Public Works urges property owners and residents to take precautions against potential flood hazards in Prince William County. Residents of flood hazard areas can take several steps to safeguard their families and property when flooding occurs. 

Steps to Take During Flood Conditions

• Heed all flood warnings.
• Do not walk through flowing water. It can knock you off your feet.
• Do not drive through a flooded area. The road or bridge may be washed out. 
• If possible, cut off electricity, water, and gas supply.

• Be wary of animals, especially snakes.

 Steps to Take Before Flood Conditions Occur
Purchase flood insurance
Standard homeowners’ insurance policies do not cover a property for flood damage. If your property is located in a flood hazard area, you should purchase a separate insurance policy for flood damage. The average flood insurance premium in 2004 was $458 a year. You may call NFIP at 800-427-4661 if you would like more information about flood insurance.  
Please call the County at 703-792-7070 to find out if you are located in a flood hazard area.  

2. Protect your property
Take steps in and around your home to safeguard against flooding. Elevate electrical panel boxes, furnaces, water heaters, and washer/dryers (or relocate to a location less likely to be flooded). Install sewer backup valves. Move furniture, TV, and other valuables to the upper floors of your home.
3. Be sure drainage systems are working
Maintenance of drainage systems is critical. Dumping of debris in ditches and streams can partially or completely obstruct the free flow of water. This can cause water to back up and overflow onto roads and yards. Dumping is a violation of Section 22.151 of the Prince William Code and Sections 62.1-194 and 194.1 of the Virginia Code.
If your property is next to a ditch or stream, please help us keep it clear of brush and debris. Call the Environmental Services Division of Public Works at 703-792-7070 to report debris or blockage in a ditch or stream.
Please call the Environmental Services Division at 703-792-7070 to report clogged storm water drains on easements.

The Virginia Department of Transportation takes care of storm drains in the street. You may call them at 703-366-1900.


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