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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This #fire was caused by an improperly discarded #cigarette and caused $525,000 in damages. Always remember the followin...
04/23/2020

This #fire was caused by an improperly discarded #cigarette and caused $525,000 in damages.

Always remember the following:
#SmokeOutside.
#PutCigarettesOut all the way, every time.
Be alert. Do not smoke after taking medicine that makes you tired.
#NeverSmoke around medical oxygen.
#NeverSmokeInBed.
Put your cigarette out in an ashtray or bucket with sand.

#ArcolaVFD

#SmokeAlarms are one of the best and easiest safety features you can have to alert you and your family if there is a #fi...
04/21/2020

#SmokeAlarms are one of the best and easiest safety features you can have to alert you and your family if there is a #fire in your home. @LoudounCountyFireandRescue offers free #SmokeAlarm assessments to #LoudounCounty residents. During the visit, #FireAndRescue personnel ensure the home is adequately protected by working smoke alarms. They also provide valuable information on other #FireSafety topics

To request an assessment, visit www.loudoun.gov/smokealarms and complete the online form or contact your local fire-rescue station.

#ArcolaVFD

We are here for you! We've been serving the community since 1957. Our organization relies heavily upon donations from ci...
04/20/2020

We are here for you! We've been serving the community since 1957. Our organization relies heavily upon donations from citizens and businesses within our response area to support our mission. Arcola Volunteer Fire Department is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and your generous donations are tax-deductible. https://www.arcolavfd.org/donate/ #stayhome

It’s 2 o’clock in the morning. You and your family are fast asleep when you awaken to the #SmokeAlarm sounding and the s...
04/16/2020

It’s 2 o’clock in the morning. You and your family are fast asleep when you awaken to the #SmokeAlarm sounding and the smell of something burning. What do you do?

If you and your family don’t have a plan in place, it could jeopardize your safety, or even prove deadly. Plan ahead! Come up with a #FireSafety plan today. Teach it to your children, and practice it!

#ArcolaVFD

This #fire was caused by #combustible material being too close to the #WaterHeater and caused $5,000 in damages. #Fires ...
04/14/2020

This #fire was caused by #combustible material being too close to the #WaterHeater and caused $5,000 in damages. #Fires often occur as a result of items that can burn near or in contact with a #HeatSource. Many of these fires can be prevented by individuals identifying and mitigating possible dangers around the home.

Remember: If it’s electric or if it heats, give it space!
#ArcolaVFD

Are you and your family protected against #CarbonMonoxide? It’s referred to as the “silent killer,” because it often goe...
04/09/2020

Are you and your family protected against #CarbonMonoxide? It’s referred to as the “silent killer,” because it often goes completely undetected in homes. It’s invisible, odorless, and tasteless.

Please protect yourself and your loved ones with this guide from the @CDC.

#ArcolaVFD
https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/co_guidance.html

We’re always ready to serve at a moment’s notice, and of course we want you to dial 911 without hesitation. But it’s bet...
04/07/2020

We’re always ready to serve at a moment’s notice, and of course we want you to dial 911 without hesitation. But it’s better for you to not have an emergency in the first place! With that in mind, we have provided a variety of safety and health-focused tips and resources. Click the link to see them.

#ArcolaVFD #SafetyResources
http://ow.ly/FUsL50yY1eh

Do you have a #FileOfLife card? This important card, which is kept in a red plastic pocket labeled "File of Life," lists...
03/24/2020

Do you have a #FileOfLife card? This important card, which is kept in a red plastic pocket labeled "File of Life," lists your name, emergency medical contacts, medical history, medications, allergies, religion, doctor's name and a health care proxy. The entire pocket is held, with a magnet to the front or side of your refrigerator or in the closest kitchen drawer. The File of Life also contains a small sticker, which can be placed on the back of your front door. This alerts medical personnel that your household has a File of Life.

The File of Life card enables first responders, paramedics, police officers and hospital doctors to obtain a quick medical history when you are unable to offer one. The card also reduces the risk that you may forget to mention something important.

#ArcolaVFD

Reminder: We are still officially in the middle of the “4p.m. Law." #OpenBurning is restricted in #LoudounCounty from no...
03/19/2020

Reminder: We are still officially in the middle of the “4p.m. Law." #OpenBurning is restricted in #LoudounCounty from now until April 30th. Between the hours of midnight and 4p.m., open burning is prohibited. This law is strictly enforced by the Loudoun County Fire Marshal and the Virginia Department of Forestry.

#ArcolaVFD

Teach your children the importance of handwashing.  Handwashing is an easy, cheap, and effective way to prevent the spre...
03/19/2020

Teach your children the importance of handwashing. Handwashing is an easy, cheap, and effective way to prevent the spread of germs and keep kids and adults healthy. #COVID-19 #Coronavirus

It's going to start warming up soon before you know it, and #landscaping will be happening just about everywhere. Please...
03/17/2020

It's going to start warming up soon before you know it, and #landscaping will be happening just about everywhere. Please use caution and common sense when it comes to landscaping #mulch.

Each year hundreds of #MulchFires are reported across the nation. These #fires often start out small and undetected, but can quickly grow into a devastating #fire, causing major damage to buildings, homes, and other structures.

To help prevent mulch fires around your home or business, please follow these #SafetyTips.

#ArcolaVFD

Handwashing is always important, but especially now.  #COVID-19 #Coronavirus
03/17/2020

Handwashing is always important, but especially now. #COVID-19 #Coronavirus

Months of dedicated training resulted in a great demonstration of skills for Arcola's four newest volunteer firefighter ...
03/14/2020

Months of dedicated training resulted in a great demonstration of skills for Arcola's four newest volunteer firefighter recruits! Well done on your Family Day burns! Your crewmates and company members are proud of you! #ArcolaVFD

Perhaps a loved one suffers from #HeartDisease. Maybe your job handles #MedicalEmergencies. No matter the reason, it is ...
03/10/2020

Perhaps a loved one suffers from #HeartDisease.
Maybe your job handles #MedicalEmergencies.

No matter the reason, it is important to realize that just knowing how to properly perform #CPR will make you a more useful member of your #community.

Brain death occurs within 4-6 minutes after the heart stops beating. Speed in starting CPR and calling 911 is the key in helping #SaveLives.

#ArcolaVFD

Did you know that we've been proudly serving southeastern #LoudounCounty since 1957? The original station, located at 24...
03/05/2020
Our History | arcolavfd

Did you know that we've been proudly serving southeastern #LoudounCounty since 1957? The original station, located at 24300 Gum Spring Rd, was constructed using donations of land, building supplies, materials, and labor. The first piece of firefighting equipment - a 1250-gallon tanker truck - was purchased for $75 through Civil Defense.

Ours is a rich history. Click the link to learn more!
#ArcolaVFD
https://www.arcolavfd.org/our-history

Over 50 years ago, in 1957, the Arcola community - at that time a farming community - and the Lion's Club formed the Arcola-Pleasant Valley Volunteer Fire Department. The original station, located at 24300 Gum Spring Rd, was constructed using donations of land, building supplies, materials, and labo...

Here's a look at another #Firefighting apparatus in our company. The Jeep 609 - also known as the Brush 609-B - is a 197...
03/03/2020

Here's a look at another #Firefighting apparatus in our company.

The Jeep 609 - also known as the Brush 609-B - is a 1978 Jeep CJ7 with an in-house built pump capability. It has a 100-gallon tank and is capable of putting out approximately 30 gallons of water per minute.

J609 is a favorite of some of the old-timers in the company!
#ArcolaVFD

We’re still in #February, so we’re not out of the woods yet! Half of ALL home #heating #fires happen in December, Januar...
02/27/2020

We’re still in #February, so we’re not out of the woods yet! Half of ALL home #heating #fires happen in December, January, and February. Check out this very important infographic from
@FEMA.

#FireSafety #ArcolaVFD
https://www.arcolavfd.org

When was the last time you tested your #SmokeAlarms? Here’s an even better question: When was the last time you REPLACED...
02/25/2020

When was the last time you tested your #SmokeAlarms? Here’s an even better question: When was the last time you REPLACED them? Did you know they’re supposed to be swapped out for brand new devices every 10 years? This is something to think about - especially if you’re still using the same alarms that came with the house or apartment!

#ArcolaVFD

Over the years, #ArcolaVFD has changed in many ways - just as our surrounding #community has - in order to fit everyone’...
02/18/2020
Arcola Volunteer Fire Department

Over the years, #ArcolaVFD has changed in many ways - just as our surrounding #community has - in order to fit everyone’s needs. Throughout all these changes however, our mission, our vision, and our core values have remained steadfast!
https://www.arcolavfd.org

The volunteer fire department, providing fire and EMS services, located in southern Loudoun County, Virginia

Please remember, this new regulation is coming up fast! Starting February 15th, #OpenBurning will be restricted in #Loud...
02/13/2020
Arcola Volunteer Fire Department

Please remember, this new regulation is coming up fast! Starting February 15th, #OpenBurning will be restricted in #LoudounCounty until April 30th. It’s being called the “4p.m. law,” meaning no open air fires between midnight and 4p.m.

Click the link for more details!

#ArcolaVFD
https://www.arcolavfd.org/news--highlights

Arcola Volunteer Fire Department

Training is something we take seriously.  Here are some photos of our recent #CPR class, where we keep up to date with t...
02/11/2020

Training is something we take seriously. Here are some photos of our recent #CPR class, where we keep up to date with the latest requirements! #ArcolaVFD

With #ValentinesDay right around the corner, lots of couples are lighting candles for that romantic ambiance they add. B...
02/06/2020
Arcola Volunteer Fire Department

With #ValentinesDay right around the corner, lots of couples are lighting candles for that romantic ambiance they add. But there’s nothing that kills the mood faster than a dangerous fire hazard! Please follow this important safety guide to keep you and your loved one safe!

#ArcolaVFD
https://www.arcolavfd.org

The volunteer fire department, providing fire and EMS services, located in southern Loudoun County, Virginia

This is some very important electrical safety information that was provided by the @NFPA. Please give this a read, and d...
02/04/2020
Arcola Volunteer Fire Department

This is some very important electrical safety information that was provided by the @NFPA. Please give this a read, and don’t hesitate to contact us immediately if you have any concerns about your home! It’s always better to be safe than sorry!

#ArcolaVFD
https://www.arcolavfd.org

The volunteer fire department, providing fire and EMS services, located in southern Loudoun County, Virginia

#PortableGenerators are useful during #WinterStorms, but if not used safely, they can cause injuries and death. Please f...
01/30/2020

#PortableGenerators are useful during #WinterStorms, but if not used safely, they can cause injuries and death. Please follow these critical #FireSafety tips from @FEMA if you use one.

#ArcolaVFD
https://www.arcolavfd.org

Arcola Volunteer Fire Department installation of officers.  Thank you to all that serve!  #ArcolaVFD
01/28/2020
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Arcola Volunteer Fire Department installation of officers. Thank you to all that serve! #ArcolaVFD

Another wonderful Arcola Banquet

Brambleton Community Association
01/24/2020

Brambleton Community Association

Good morning, Brambleton!

Last fall, we spoke with the Jurkowski family for our Fall 2019 magazine issue about their love of Brambleton, their initiative in raising money for the Arcola Volunteer Fire Department, and their renowned annual holiday decorations. Check out their article and pictures of their 2019 holiday setup below. You can find this and other spotlight articles in all of our magazine issues, and look for our Spring 2020 issue in your mailboxes in March!

Visit www.brambletonhoa.com/communications for digital links for all previous magazine issues.

Thank you Panera Bread for your gracious donation for the Sunday crew (career & volunteer), food for 10! #Panera #GiveBa...
01/17/2020

Thank you Panera Bread for your gracious donation for the Sunday crew (career & volunteer), food for 10! #Panera #GiveBack #Brotherhood

Looking for a way to give back to your local #community? Consider #donating to #ArcolaVolunteerFireDepartment. You’ll be...
01/14/2020
Donate | arcolavfd

Looking for a way to give back to your local #community? Consider #donating to #ArcolaVolunteerFireDepartment. You’ll be helping to keep your loved ones and #neighbors safe, and allowing us to continue maintaining the very important equipment needed to provide service.

#ArcolaVFD
https://www.arcolavfd.org/fundraising

Arcola VFD is a registered 501 (c) 3 non-profit, charitable organization.  As a volunteer fire and rescue department, we depend on donations from our community, businesses and you to keep our vehicles running with up-to-date tools and equipment. We receive funding from several sources including Cou...

Beautiful piece of history here! Our old #BrushTruck is a 1968 #DodgePowerwagon. It's no longer in service and has seen ...
01/07/2020

Beautiful piece of history here! Our old #BrushTruck is a 1968 #DodgePowerwagon. It's no longer in service and has seen better days, but we’re actively working to restore it as a parade piece over the next several months.

Believe it or not, It was actually an operational unit that ran calls all the way up until October 5, 2001. It's very last call was for a #BrushFire off Route 15, where it served mutual aid with #PrinceWilliamCounty.

#ArcolaVFD
https://www.arcolavfd.org

12/30/2019

Help keep everyone in your neighborhood safe this winter! Clear three feet of snow and ice away from hydrants!
#ArcolaVFD #FirstResponders

12/27/2019

If you use a wood stove to heat your home, keep the door closed unless you’re stoking the fire or adding wood or pellets! #ArcolaVFD #SafetyHack #FireSafety

Don’t forget to unplug your lights before going to bed or leaving your home! #ArcolaVFD #FireSafety
12/24/2019

Don’t forget to unplug your lights before going to bed or leaving your home! #ArcolaVFD #FireSafety

We hope your holiday baking doesn’t end up like this, but if your oven catches fire and flames escape the door, get out ...
12/19/2019

We hope your holiday baking doesn’t end up like this, but if your oven catches fire and flames escape the door, get out of your house and call 9-1-1. #ArcolaVFD #FirstResponders

Why risk an open flame? Flameless candles give you just as much ambiance without the safety hazard! #ArcolaVFD #FireSafe...
12/17/2019

Why risk an open flame? Flameless candles give you just as much ambiance without the safety hazard! #ArcolaVFD #FireSafety #SafetyHack

12/12/2019

Here’s another holiday #SafetyHack for you! A watered tree is a safer tree! #ArcolaVFD #FireSafety #FirstResponders

Here’s a holiday #SafetyHack for you! #ArcolaVFD #FirstResponders #FireSafety
12/10/2019

Here’s a holiday #SafetyHack for you! #ArcolaVFD #FirstResponders #FireSafety

The Arcola Volunteer Fire Department had a great time tonight escorting Santa on his tour around Brambleton. Many thanks...
12/09/2019

The Arcola Volunteer Fire Department had a great time tonight escorting Santa on his tour around Brambleton. Many thanks to all the wonderful residents who donated gifts and food.

Santa Run was a success... Thank you Brambleton for being so generous. You all filled a van and two pickup trucks with gifts and food for Loudoun’s less fortunate. Happy Holidays to all!!!

If you need to use a space heater to take the chill out of your bones this season, never plug it into an extension cord!...
12/06/2019

If you need to use a space heater to take the chill out of your bones this season, never plug it into an extension cord! #ArcolaVFD #FirstResponders #FireSafety

It’s time for holiday decorating! Decorate safely with these tips from the Consumer Product Safety Commission! #ArcolaVF...
12/04/2019
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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.
Here are the Banquet pictures from last Saturday. Everyone had a great time!
Lost of pancakes and Santa pictures yesterday!
The EMS crew was out in force at WIllowsford on Sunday. #Arcola
Emily and I went out for some photos tonight.
I spent some time with the Wednesday night crew while they worked on hose training.
Some pictures from last night's training session. Two-minute drills!
I took some pictures at the Stone Ridge 4th of July Parade
Stopped by today to have my car seats checked. The event with Saving Loudoun's Littles - One Car Seat at a Time was wonderful! The gentlemen who greeted us and helped check our seats were so kind and treated my two little girls like royalty! They got coloring books, hats and a tour of the fire truck. They didn't want to leave when our inspection was through! We're not Arcola residents but we'll be making a donation to the VFD anyways. Thank you for your service and for being so great today!!!