On Saturday, Aug. 26, Fairfax County’s Department of Public Safety Communications, also known as 9-1-1, held its first Public Safety Day Open House.

Fairfax County 9-1-1 is Virginia’s largest public safety answering point and is recognized nationally for its public safety telecommunications services, training, technology, and policies and procedures. The employees of 9-1-1 are considered the First of the First Responders. The tagline of the department is “Fairfax County 9-1-1…always there…always ready…24/7/365.