Arcola Volunteer Fire Department

Arcola Volunteer Fire Department We are a volunteer fire & rescue company in south-eastern Loudoun County, Virginia. We are part of a combined system, working together with Loudoun County Fire & Rescue.
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Schedule your appointment today to donate blood this Wed Jan 6th at the AVFD Annex ! We need 15 more people to fill this...
01/03/2021
Make an Appointment - Inova

Schedule your appointment today to donate blood this Wed Jan 6th at the AVFD Annex ! We need 15 more people to fill this event, donors also receive a donation challenge coin provided by the NOVA EMS Council.
Inova Blood Donor Services Arcola Volunteer Fire Department Northern Virginia EMS Council Loudoun County Fire and Rescue https://cutt.ly/avfd-inova-jan21

Online scheduling for appointments to donate blood.

Happy #NewYearsEve from #ArcolaVFD! Remember, please take the utmost care if you have any plans tonight! Try to avoid an...
12/31/2020

Happy #NewYearsEve from #ArcolaVFD! Remember, please take the utmost care if you have any plans tonight! Try to avoid any #crowds or #LargeGatherings. #2021 WILL get better! Hang in there!

We know #NewYearsEve is in just two days, but please reconsider if you had plans to go out celebrating. If you do intend...
12/29/2020

We know #NewYearsEve is in just two days, but please reconsider if you had plans to go out celebrating. If you do intend to go out, please wear a mask and continue to practice #SocialDistancing as much as possible! See the link below for more information.

#COVID-19 #SmallGatherings #ArcolaVFD
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays.html

We have teamed up with Inova Blood Donor Services to host a #BloodDrive on Wednesday, January 6th and need your help! Th...
12/26/2020

We have teamed up with Inova Blood Donor Services to host a #BloodDrive on Wednesday, January 6th and need your help! There is no substitute for blood; it can only come from a volunteer blood donor. Currently, less than 38% of our population is eligible to donate blood. If you are eligible to donate blood, please click on the link below to make your appointment today.
Donating blood is safe, simple and only takes about one hour.
Hope to see you there!
http://ow.ly/Oegv50CTr9S

#HappyHolidays and Merry #ChristmasEve to all who celebrate tonight and tomorrow! Everyone at #ArcolaVFD wishes you all ...
12/24/2020

#HappyHolidays and Merry #ChristmasEve to all who celebrate tonight and tomorrow! Everyone at #ArcolaVFD wishes you all a joyous evening and a wonderful day. Remember: We're always on duty so DON'T HESITATE to call us if you need us! Stay safe out there!

Planning on having guests over this week? Please take the following safety precautions when they arrive:*  Test your #Sm...
12/22/2020

Planning on having guests over this week? Please take the following safety precautions when they arrive:

* Test your #SmokeAlarms and tell guests about your home #fire escape plan.

* Keep children and pets away from lit #candles.

* Keep matches and #lighters up high in a locked cabinet.

* Stay in the kitchen when #cooking on the stovetop.

* Ask smokers to #smoke outside. Remind smokers to keep their #smoking materials with them so young children do not touch them.

* Provide large, deep #ashtrays for smokers. Wet #cigarette butts with water before discarding.

#FireSafety #HolidayFireSafety #ArcolaVFD

Here's something important to keep in mind: More than 1/3 of home #decoration #fires all year round are started by #cand...
12/17/2020

Here's something important to keep in mind: More than 1/3 of home #decoration #fires all year round are started by #candles. And the TOP THREE of those days are Christmas, New Year's Day, and New Year's Eve.

#FireSafety #HolidayFireSafety #ArcolaVFD

Were you checking the wires when you strung up your lights this year? If you see any section that looks frayed or pinche...
12/15/2020

Were you checking the wires when you strung up your lights this year? If you see any section that looks frayed or pinched, you should throw it away. We know it's a pain, but losing your home to an electrical fire is a much bigger one.

#HolidayFireSafey #FireSafety #ArcolaVFD

Join us as we welcome Santa coming to the following neighborhoods on Dec 12 starting 6:15 pm. Times are subject to chang...
12/13/2020

Join us as we welcome Santa coming to the following neighborhoods on Dec 12 starting 6:15 pm. Times are subject to change slightly, but we will be around.
Dulles Farms @ 6:15 pm
Virginia Manor @ 6:35 pm
Kirkpatrick Farms @ 7:05 pm
Tanglewood /McInstosh Farms @ 7:45 pm
Dawson's Corner @ 8:10 pm
In keeping with tradition during this winter holiday, the Fire Department is assisting Santa with a COVID-19-compliant parade and winding his way through the streets.

Join us as we welcome Santa coming to the following neighborhoods on Dec 12 starting 6:15 pm. Times are subject to chang...
12/12/2020

Join us as we welcome Santa coming to the following neighborhoods on Dec 12 starting 6:15 pm. Times are subject to change slightly, but we will be around.
Martin's Chase @ 6:15 pm
Forest Manor @ 6:40 pm
Forest Ridge @ 6:50 pm
East Gate @ 7:30 pm

In keeping with tradition during this winter holiday, the Fire Department is assisting Santa with a COVID-19-compliant parade and winding his way through the streets.

We can't stress this one enough: NEVER leave your #ChristmasTree dry! It's seriously easy for a dry tree to spark a majo...
12/10/2020

We can't stress this one enough: NEVER leave your #ChristmasTree dry! It's seriously easy for a dry tree to spark a major house #fire. If it dries out, get rid of it!

#FireSafety #ArcolaVFD

#Decorating homes and businesses is a long-standing tradition around the #HolidaySeason. Unfortunately, these same #deco...
12/08/2020

#Decorating homes and businesses is a long-standing tradition around the #HolidaySeason. Unfortunately, these same #decorations may increase your chances of #fire. Please watch this important #HolidayFireSafety video from FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency.

#FireSafety #ArcolaVFD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfuSO6cMPYM&feature=youtu.be

Thank you to everyone who came out this week and donated blood. Your donations help save lives every day! Thanks to our ...
12/05/2020

Thank you to everyone who came out this week and donated blood. Your donations help save lives every day! Thanks to our partners at Stone Springs Hospital Center and the Amercian Red Cross. StoneSprings Hospital CenterAmerican Red Cross

Did you know that #ChristmasTrees account for hundreds of #fires every year? If you plan on getting a real tree this yea...
12/03/2020

Did you know that #ChristmasTrees account for hundreds of #fires every year? If you plan on getting a real tree this year, make sure it's cut at a 45-degree angle. And of course, ALWAYS keep it away from sources of heat! Use only non-flammable decorations, and make sure the tree stand is filled with water at ALL times. And NEVER leave lights on unattended.

And most important of all: When the tree becomes dry, discard it immediately!

#HolidayFireSafety #FireSafety #ArcolaVFD

Hello everyone! #ArcolaVFD is kicking off our next #BloodDrive tomorrow, and we could really use your help! Visit redcro...
12/01/2020

Hello everyone! #ArcolaVFD is kicking off our next #BloodDrive tomorrow, and we could really use your help! Visit redcrossblood.org and use the sponsor code StoneSpringsHCA to schedule your appointment, or call 1-800-733-2767.

This Wednesday December 2nd from 10-4 Arcola Volunteer Fire Department is partnered with StoneSprings Hospital Center an...
11/29/2020

This Wednesday December 2nd from 10-4 Arcola Volunteer Fire Department is partnered with StoneSprings Hospital Center and American Red Cross Blood Donors. Save a Life, make a reservation to donated today ! This event is at our Annex at 24300 Stone Springs Blvd, just 2 minutes north of Stone Springs Hospital.

Schedule your appointment at www.redcrossblood.org and use sponsor code: "StoneSpringsHCA" or email Pam Leins at [email protected], or call 1-800-733-2767 (also for eligibility concerns) If you are Type O, A-, B- blood type and fit the height/weight requirements, please consider making a POWER RED donation. Your donation can help twice as many donors. Please remember to bring to eat a healthy breakfast/lunch and drink extra water before donating, and to bring a photo ID with date of birth.

#HappyThanksgiving from your #ArcolaVFD family! We wish everyone who celebrates to have a happy and safe holiday today. ...
11/26/2020

#HappyThanksgiving from your #ArcolaVFD family! We wish everyone who celebrates to have a happy and safe holiday today. Please do everything you can to stay healthy, and be sure to call us if you have an emergency. Holiday or not, we're always here for you if you need us!

https://www.arcolavfd.org/

Don't forget to sign up for #LoudounCounty #EmergencyAlerts! Alert Loudoun is the notification system Loudoun County use...
11/19/2020

Don't forget to sign up for #LoudounCounty #EmergencyAlerts! Alert Loudoun is the notification system Loudoun County uses to send citizens emergency information, news releases, traffic information, weather alerts, and more. Protect yourself and your loved ones this season and register at the link below.

#ArcolaVFD
https://www.loudoun.gov/alert

Reminder: #OpenBurning is currently being allowed. But legally set, open-air fires are subject to all local regulations....
11/17/2020

Reminder: #OpenBurning is currently being allowed. But legally set, open-air fires are subject to all local regulations. Please click the link below for details.

#ArcolaVFD
https://www.arcolavfd.org/2310-2/

Practice makes Perfect! On a beautiful Sunday, our team of volunteer firefighters practiced hose drills.  This session i...
11/16/2020

Practice makes Perfect!
On a beautiful Sunday, our team of volunteer firefighters practiced hose drills. This session involved some of the drills used to maintain skills, train new members, and run through processes with their engine and prepare the crew for multiple scenarios. The crew practiced as if they had arrived at a structure fire - hooking up to a hydrant, pulling hoses, and deploying a crew to several locations to immediately start suppression operations. The session culminated in a "Big Water" demonstration, where the crew practiced operating the engine at maximum capacity. #hydrant #fire #firehydrant #firehydrants #training #firehydrantseries #firehydrantpics

Thanks to all of those that came out and supported the First AVFD Blood Drive on Veteran's Day at our re-opened AVFD Ann...
11/15/2020

Thanks to all of those that came out and supported the First AVFD Blood Drive on Veteran's Day at our re-opened AVFD Annex. Over 30 people provided life saving donations and received a special challenge coin. We will be hosting blood drives every month so be ready to sign up and help save a life ! #ArcolaVFD #blooddrive #wholebloodbrigade Inova Blood Donor Services Northern Virginia EMS Council Loudoun County Fire and Rescue

This is an important thing to remember about #fire that many people don't realize: It can be impossible to see. Take tim...
11/12/2020

This is an important thing to remember about #fire that many people don't realize: It can be impossible to see. Take time NOW to plan an #EscapeRoute while keeping this fact in mind. Make sure your route includes easily identifiable markers for when you or your loved ones have #ImparedVision.

#ArcolaVFD #FireSafety

Hello everyone! Please remember that the #ArcolaVFD #BloodDrive is taking place tomorrow! Please click the link to sched...
11/10/2020

Hello everyone! Please remember that the #ArcolaVFD #BloodDrive is taking place tomorrow! Please click the link to schedule an appointment if you haven't done so already! We hope to see you there!
http://ow.ly/I8q450BWLCf

We still have spots open for our first Blood Drive in our newly renovated Annex. Please consider making a reservation to...
11/05/2020

We still have spots open for our first Blood Drive in our newly renovated Annex. Please consider making a reservation today !

Our team is heading to Arcola Volunteer Fire Department on Wednesday, November 11. Join us as we continue to partner with Loudoun County Fire and Rescue and Northern Virginia EMS Council to supply true Whole Blood units for traumas in Loudoun County.

Sign up at: http://bit.ly/AVFD1111 or call Eddie Hicks at 571-220-1227 to make your lifesaving donation.

Having functioning #SmokeAlarms installed throughout your home is the first line of defense for #FirePrevention. They wo...
11/05/2020

Having functioning #SmokeAlarms installed throughout your home is the first line of defense for #FirePrevention. They work around the clock to provide your family an early alert in the event of an emergency, giving you time to safely escape. #Smoke and #CarbonMonoxide alarms should be placed on every level of the home - including the basement - as well as inside and outside each bedroom. #FireExtinguishers should also be placed on every level of the home, especially in the kitchen and garage.

#ArcolaVFD #FireSafety

Happy and safe Halloween to our Loudoun Community. This pumpkin was carved by one of our members to show their spooky Fi...
11/01/2020

Happy and safe Halloween to our Loudoun Community. This pumpkin was carved by one of our members to show their spooky Firehouse Spirit. Thanks to Dawn !

We hope everyone has a happy and safe #Halloween this year. But PLEASE be extra mindful of #COVID-19 and policies for th...
10/29/2020

We hope everyone has a happy and safe #Halloween this year. But PLEASE be extra mindful of #COVID-19 and policies for the area. Many events are canceled, and with good reason.

For some tips on how you can enjoy Halloween more safely, check out the article below. And be sure to visit Loudoun.gov for the latest policy info.

#ArcolaVFD #LoudounCounty #HalloweenCoronavirus
https://www.latimes.com/lifestyle/story/2020-09-11/ways-celebrate-halloween-covid-19-pandemic

This is why we say "practice, practice, practice!" Your family NEEDs a #FireEscape plan, and you MUST practice it togeth...
10/27/2020

This is why we say "practice, practice, practice!" Your family NEEDs a #FireEscape plan, and you MUST practice it together - often. #FirePreventionMonth may be coming to a close, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't keep practicing!

#ArcolaVFD #FireSafety

#Smoke from a #fire is deadly, but it's not just the smoke you need to worry about. The heat itself can actually burn yo...
10/22/2020

#Smoke from a #fire is deadly, but it's not just the smoke you need to worry about. The heat itself can actually burn your #lungs. Get out fast and cover your mouth with cloth if you can.

#ArcolaVFD #FireSafety #FirePreventionMonth

This is one of the many reasons we can't stress enough about the importance of having a functional #SmokeAlarm in every ...
10/20/2020

This is one of the many reasons we can't stress enough about the importance of having a functional #SmokeAlarm in every area of the house. The #smoke can actually make you sleep more deeply than normal. The smoke and #CarbonAlarms are meant to wake you up in time to get out!

#ArcolaVFD #FireSafety #FirePreventionMonth

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23675 Belmont Ridge Rd
Brambleton, VA
20148

General information

Our Vision: The Arcola Volunteer Fire Department will respond to emergency calls with fully-staffed apparatus at all times, trained, equipped, and ready to mitigate any incident. Our response will be prompt and safe, our service delivery will be professional and compassionate, and our leadership – both on scene and off – will be what others seek to imitate. We will work together with the Loudoun County Fire & Rescue Department and neighboring volunteer companies to provide efficient and effective fire and emergency medical services to all of our surrounding communities. We will work with neighborhood and business leaders to provide relevant and timely fire and life safety education, focusing on prevention as the best way to protect our community. We will continually strive towards technical excellence by training to perfect our craft on a constant basis. We will keep our apparatus and equipment clean and serviceable to reflect the pride we have in our company and the professionalism we seek to exemplify. Company 9 will be regarded as capable, reliable, and professional. Our Core Values: Respect: for our community, for our customers, for each other. Integrity: in everything we do, always. Character: of the highest moral and ethical quality. Professionalism: at all times. Commitment: to our craft, to our duty, to our community. Safety: emphasized during all activities. Unity: with all of our fellow fire & rescue organizations.

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About Company 9

Company 9 is a part of a combined fire & rescue system in Loudoun County, consisting of 17 volunteer fire and/or rescue companies and the Loudoun County Department of Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Management (LCFR). The system is governed by an Executive Committee, which provides advice and counsel to the System Fire Chief regarding all aspects of the combined Fire & Rescue System within the county.

At Station 9, we have a combination of both volunteer and career personnel from LCFR who staff our apparatus to make sure we are ready to respond 24 hours a day, every day.

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Anyone with a Loudoun County Fire Department badge can enter the OneLoudoun festival of lights pavilion (or whatever it is called) on Tuesday nights. I went there last night to take some pictures. Otherwise it cost $29 to get in.