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Meet Charlottesville first responders who are working on Christmas Day

Charlottesville Fire Department
Published: Dec. 25, 2021 at 4:47 PM EST
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Central Virginia’s first responders are hard at work on this Christmas Day.

Around 25 firefighters are working 24 hour shifts Saturday, December 25, in the Charlottesville Fire Department. The department says it’s hard to tell how busy the day will be, but with most people not working the city is usually a little quieter.

CFD Captain Frank Crocker says there’s one simple thing you can do to show the department your support this holiday season.

“Fire safety is big, that’s the best way you can support us. Talk to your family, have a safety plan in place, that’s really the best,” Crocker said.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the department still can’t invite families of the firefighters into the station for the traditional Christmas meal, but their “fire department family,” is enjoying a menu featuring Christmas ham and the traditional sides.

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