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A video message from the burn unit: DC Lt. 'Cadillac' Alvarado thanks Fairfax County firefighters for donating blood.

Previous coverage here, here & here

Washington Hospital Center Blood Donor Services

On Monday, Dan Keys brought together a group of firefighters from IAFF Local 2068 in Fairfax County for a trip to the Washington Hospital Center. They came to donate blood on behalf of the five DC firefighters burned during Friday's fire in Northeast Washington. While there they received a visit from one of the Medstar Burn Unit patients, Lt. Robert "Cadillac" Alvarado of Truck 13. Lt. Alvarado made this short video that Leigh Boswell shot as a thank you to the firefighters from Fairfax County. She asked me to post it to encourage others to donate blood.

The latest update on Firefighter Chucky Ryan, who is the most seriously injured of the group, comes from the Riverdale VFD where he is chief:

Chief Ryan was able to complete 5 laps around the ICu today and is continuing to progress greatly.  Due to upcoming procedures, the hospital staff has mandated that he have NO VISITORS until further notice.  As soon as he is able to have vistors again we will make the information available here.  Thank you to everyone again for all of your support. 

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  • Matt

    Wishing all of you guys a speedy recovery!
    From Canada

  • John Goilios

    Is that Jill Carroll, Fairfax Firefighter, former CSM reporter and guest of the mujahideen, in that photo?

  • Greg Lange

    Our thoughts are with you all.  The firefighting family is here for all those in need.

  • Anonymous

    Lt Alvaroto, you are in violation of the facial hair policy.  Please become compliant.