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Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule of Services -- Updated 11/25/2014 10:55:23 AM
All City of Alexandria government offices will be closed on Thursday, November 27, and Friday, November 28, in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Residential trash and recycling will be collected on Thanksgiving Day, November 27, beginning at 6 a.m.
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National Burn Awareness Week - 6-12 February 2011


The Alexandria Fire Department reminds the community that February 6-12 is National Burn Awareness Week.  Each year on average 18,300 Americans are injured, and more than 3,500 die in fires, with children age 14 and under making up 10-15 percent of all fire deaths.  National Burn Awareness Week is traditionally observed the first full week in February, and according to FEMA Regional Administrator Ken Murphy, it’s the perfect calendar observance to focus on preventing fires and protecting children.  "Children under the age of 5 account for fifty-two percent of all child fire deaths, and home fires tend to spike in winter months, placing younger children and toddlers at even greater risk,” said Murphy.  “Many children are unable to escape from fire on their own, and I encourage parents and caregivers to use National Burn Awareness Week as an opportunity to take actions that keep their loved ones, and particularly children, safe from fire and burn hazards.”  Click here to read the full news release including top tips to avoid fire and keep kids safe around the house. 

900 Second Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
703.746.5200
Fax: 703.838.5093
TTY: 703.838.4896

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