LCFR Rescue Company 20, Town of Leesburg

LCFR Rescue Company 20, Town of Leesburg Rescue Co. No. 20 in Leesburg, VA. All pictures are from off duty/non incident essential personnel. Posts do not represent Loudoun Co. Gov't/LCFR
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Very sorry to hear of the tragic loss of Chief JB Anderson of the Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company, a great friend of the...
05/30/2020

Very sorry to hear of the tragic loss of Chief JB Anderson of the Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company, a great friend of the members of our firehouse and a mentor to many. We are glad to look back on the fond memories with JB, rest East Chief! Our thoughts are with the Anderson family and our entire firehouse family during this difficult time.

Great post! Thank you LVFC for the many years of a great working and personal relationship
05/22/2020

Great post! Thank you LVFC for the many years of a great working and personal relationship

20th Anniversary of LVFC Career Staff in Leesburg - May 22, 2000 – May 22, 2020

This month, the Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company is recognizing a milestone – 20 Years with LVFC Career Staff. Before we reflect on the two decades of combined career/volunteer service, we’d like to take a minute to remember LVFC’s first “paid guy”, Hubert “Hube” Welch. Hube joined the fire company as a volunteer on February 18, 1963, and then went to work for Fairfax County Fire Rescue as a mechanic in 1965. He remained semi-active and often did work for the Company until his retirement in 1989, when he returned full time. In the early 1990’s, as the call volume increased, help was needed for the many day time calls, so the Company hired Hubert as a paid driver and engineer. Hubert was a staple of Station 1 for many years. A larger than life character with a heart of gold, his work in supporting the LVFC has never been forgotten.

In 2000, Loudoun’s population had exploded to almost 170,000 people, a ninety-seven percent increase from 1990. Property values had jumped significantly, and many residents took advantage by selling and getting out. Huge areas of farm land were sold to developers, who began turning Loudoun’s quiet horse country into a suburb of Washington DC. Many of Loudoun’s volunteers either sold and left or simply couldn’t afford to live in the same communities in which they volunteered, while the new residents had little time or interest in volunteering. As the number of volunteer members dwindled, the need for career staffing increased throughout the County. More fire and rescue companies had paid firefighters, EMT’s and medics staffing apparatus, mostly during the daytime. Volunteers were still responding from home during the day with second units when needed as well as running all night. Pagers had replaced Plectrons for call notifications; and, most of the house sirens in the County had been turned off. The LVFC had just moved into the newly built Station 20 on Plaza Street and were running duty crews each night with home response during the day.

The call volume became so great that on May 22, 2000, at the Company’s request, career staff went to work at Station 20. Loudoun County’s second recruit school had just graduated and the new firefighters were immediately assigned to Companies 12, 3 7, and 20. This was the first full length recruit school in Loudoun. Station 20’s first career staff consisted of Captain Mike Richardson, Technician Steve Rogers, Fire fighters Angie Bradley, Nick Pierson, Brent Harne and Danny Wilson. They worked in shifts of three, to staff one unit from 0600 to 1800, Monday through Friday. The volunteers continued to respond from home to get the rest of the apparatus out for weekday calls and were responsible for all calls on the weekends. Over the next fifteen years, Leesburg’s call volume went from about 1500 calls per year to over 5000 in 2020. The number of County Firefighters at Station 20 increased as well, to eventually include both the engine and the truck, from 0600 to 1800, seven days a week, while utilizing volunteer duty crews every night. In August 2015, the Big House got a little bigger when Rescue Squad 613 transferred to Station 20, along with sixteen career firefighters, staffing it 24 hours a day with four crews of four.

The Leesburg Volunteers have enjoyed a great relationship with the LCFR Career Staff through our shared values of professionalism, respect and the pride of the job. It is with this teamwork that we will continue our tradition of providing outstanding service. In 1803, the Leesburg Fire Department started as a company of citizen volunteers who used buckets to protect the Town with little or no training. It has since developed into a well-organized and dedicated Volunteer Fire Company, which continues to serve the Town of Leesburg and the surrounding communities with bravery, fidelity, and commitment. It is because of the hard work and dedication of the members who have gone before us, the selflessness of our present members, and the outstanding commitment of our Loudoun County Career Staff, that we are all honored to be “The Pride of Old Town.”

Today marks 20 years of service of career staff assigned to the Leesburg Firehouse. On May 22nd, 2000, the first daywork...
05/22/2020

Today marks 20 years of service of career staff assigned to the Leesburg Firehouse. On May 22nd, 2000, the first daywork career staff at Firehouse No. 20 reported to work. Since then, a Rescue Company has been added to that staffing, and all of us career staff in Leesburg are incredibly appreciative of the amazing relationship we have with the Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company. Over the years the job and the area may change, but what remains the same is firefighters in Leesburg are always some of the very best👍🏼👍🏼

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Rescue 20 operating with the Wagon and Truck In Southwest Leesburg
05/21/2020

Rescue 20 operating with the Wagon and Truck In Southwest Leesburg

This afternoon LPD assisted Loudoun County Fire and Rescue in the Greenway Farms subdivision for a tree that had fallen into a residence. LPD's UAS (drone) Team was able to quickly establish aerial observation of the damage, and LCFR made quick work of ensuring that there were no injuries. Good work by all involved!

Very appreciative of Magnolias at the Mill Restaurant dropping off dinner for our members and members of Leesburg Volunt...
04/27/2020

Very appreciative of Magnolias at the Mill Restaurant dropping off dinner for our members and members of Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company this evening!

We usually try to cook our meals here, but during these times it’s especially important to support Loudoun businesses 👍🏼

04/06/2020
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Rescue 20 operated at this high angle rescue in Jefferson County, WV this afternoon

•••TECHNICAL RESCUE••• Engine Companies 5 and 26, Rescue Company 20 and Battalion Chief 2 operated on a mutual aid high angle rope rescue at the intersection of Rt 340 and Harper’s Ferry Rd in Jefferson County, WV this afternoon. Loudoun units utilized high angle rescue techniques to remove an injured worker from a cliff face several hundred feet above Jefferson Pike.

Rescue Company 20 pictured on North King St in Downtown Leesburg
04/02/2020

Rescue Company 20 pictured on North King St in Downtown Leesburg

The empty streets of Downtown Leesburg 4/1/20 in the midst of the COVID-19 Crisis. Let’s give our First Responders a big Thumbs-up!

One of our members, Technician Schwarzenegger, had his sons Wesley and Paxton practicing proper “cartooning in place” pr...
03/23/2020

One of our members, Technician Schwarzenegger, had his sons Wesley and Paxton practicing proper “cartooning in place” procedures with some super cool fill in the blank drawings by Paul Hashagen- author. A great activity for kids to do while we all practice responsible social distancing. Great drawings guys!

Cartooning in Place Day # 7
My characters are all excited to see the great artists out there bringing them to life. Hey Aaron Schwarzenegger check this out! More pages to come! Keep drawing!

Loudoun Career Fire Fighters Association - IAFF Local 3756
03/12/2020

Loudoun Career Fire Fighters Association - IAFF Local 3756

With the closing of Loudoun County Public Schools we want to help Mobile Hope ensure that no kid goes hungry during this time. Members set off to the grocery store to buy hundreds of dollars of supplies to drop off at Mobile Hope in Leesburg. It is sometimes easy to forget about the less fortunate in our community, and Local 3756 is committed to the service and protection of every one of our citizens in any way possible.

Mobile Hope needs your help! Whether you can donate money, food, or time. On Saturday at 10 am, they will be packaging food at their headquarters at 741 Miller Drive, and are accepting volunteers. You can also donate via Amazon, simply order what you’d like to donate, and at checkout change the shipping address to 741 Miller Dr SE.

https://www.mobilehopeloudoun.org

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IAFF 4th District Vice President Andrew Pantelis
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Chair Phyllis J. Randall

03/07/2020
Loudoun Career Fire Fighters Association - IAFF Local 3756

Rescue 20 is operating at this working fire, conducting a primary search

•••BOX ALARM-WORKING FIRE•••Units are operating at a working house fire in the 200 block of E G St in Purcellville. Rescue Engine 2 is on scene with fire showing from a single family home. Battalion Chief 2 has command.

Our 2019 Pierce Velocity Rescue Company went into service today at the Downtown Leesburg firehouse. Our previous rig, R7...
02/27/2020

Our 2019 Pierce Velocity Rescue Company went into service today at the Downtown Leesburg firehouse. Our previous rig, R70099, a 2009 Pierce Lance, went out of service for the last time last week and has been sold to Powhatan County, VA.

The new Rescue Company 20 boasts a full compliment of Holmatro and Paratech extrication/stabilization tools, multiple hand tools, and many other Rescue tools that will greatly assist us in our service to the citizens and visitors of Loudoun County and the Town of Leesburg. We look forward to using this new rig for many years to come!

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02/09/2020
Loudoun Career Fire Fighters Association - IAFF Local 3756

The Rescue is operating at this working house fire in Brambleton

•••BOX ALARM-WORKING FIRE••• Units are operating at a working house fire in the area of Muscovy Alley and Meadow Sage Dr in Brambleton. Engine 9 is on scene of a 2 story home with fire showing.

01/21/2020
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The Rescue Company operated on this working house fire last evening

•••BOX ALARM-WORKING FIRE••• Units are operating at a working house fire in the 19000 block of Yellow Schoolhouse Rd in Round Hill. Engine 4 is on scene with smoke showing from a two story single family dwelling, Battalion Chief 2 has the command.

01/06/2020

Rescue Company 20 operated with Engine and Truck 1 of Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company at an auto accident with entrapment and a vehicle on fire this evening at E. Market St and the Leesburg Bypass. Rescue 20 arrived to a two vehicle collision with one car on fire and another car with a patient pinned and went to work. Rescue 20 assisted Engine and Truck 1 with knocking the car fire while the other members of R-20 extricated the pinned patient. Excellent work by members of the Downtown Firehouse.

Merry Christmas from the Officers and Members of Rescue Co. 20!11 men are on duty at the Loudoun Street firehouse protec...
12/25/2019

Merry Christmas from the Officers and Members of Rescue Co. 20!

11 men are on duty at the Loudoun Street firehouse protecting our citizens today, please be safe today and the rest of this holiday season!

12/25/2019
Loudoun Career Fire Fighters Association - IAFF Local 3756

The Rescue is operating first due at this working commercial building fire in Leesburg

•••BOX ALARM-WORKING FIRE••• Units are operating at a working commercial building fire in the 42200 block of Cochran Mill Rd in Leesburg. Engine 22 and Truck Co. 1 arrived on scene for a fire alarm and discovered a working fire, upgrading the assignment to a Box Alarm. Battalion Chief 1 has requested a Level 1 RIT.

The firehouse had a special visitor today, “Shadow”  the therapy dog in training! Shadow is working very hard to become ...
11/30/2019

The firehouse had a special visitor today, “Shadow” the therapy dog in training!

Shadow is working very hard to become a certified therapy dog, and as part of his training he got to come by the firehouse and check out the sights sounds and smells in our Quarters. This will prepare him in the future should he come back to visit this or other firehouses!

None of us are doctors, but the mood seemed to change in a good way when Shadow came by to see us! Therapy dogs are incredibly beneficial assets to have available in a fire department, and we were proud to help Shadow get socialized a little today!

Rescue Company 20 responded to this auto accident with multiple people trapped under a tree in Purcellville, VA this eve...
11/23/2019

Rescue Company 20 responded to this auto accident with multiple people trapped under a tree in Purcellville, VA this evening. Rescue 20 reported to the extrication group and assisted with stabilizing and lifting the tree, and extricating the trapped patients.

11/12/2019

The Rescue Company is working an accident with one person trapped at the intersection of Berlin Turnpike and Allder School Rd in Purcellville. Expect delays in the area.

11/10/2019
Loudoun Career Fire Fighters Association - IAFF Local 3756

R-20 was first arriving to this working fire today

•••BOX ALARM-WORKING FIRE••• Units operated this morning at a working commercial building fire in the 19600 block of Evergreen Mills Rd in Leesburg. Leesburg units arrived to a 2 story commercial building with smoke and fire showing and a working kitchen fire, and extinguished the same. The Operations Deputy Chief has the command.

The quarters looking great with signs identifying each company above the bays. Thanks to LVFC for always making our livi...
11/05/2019

The quarters looking great with signs identifying each company above the bays. Thanks to LVFC for always making our living arrangements top notch, and for creating a positive working environment for everyone in the firehouse. And of course for giving us a spot in this historic Downtown firehouse. It’s truly one team!

11/02/2019
Loudoun Career Fire Fighters Association - IAFF Local 3756

Rescue Company 20 was the first arriving special service to this working fire today.

After clearing this run, R-20 was alerted for an auto accident with entrapment at Harry Byrd Highway and Belmont Ridge Rd. Rescue 20 stabilized and removed a door.

•••BOX ALARM-WORKING FIRE••• Units operated at a working house fire in the 41700 block of Carter Ridge Ln in Lucketts. Engine 10 arrived on scene with an exterior fire that rapidly extended to both floors and the attic of a single family dwelling. Units used an aggressive interior attack to extinguish the fire, Battalion Chief 2 had the command.

11/02/2019

Rescue Company 20 operated near the intersection of James Monroe Highway and John Mosby Highway in Aldie, VA at an auto accident with entrapment this morning. Units arrived to a two vehicle accident, Rescue 20 extricated one patient.

Rescue Company 20 is in quarters at Engine House No. 1 this evening, the Engine and Truck out of 20 will be moved over i...
11/01/2019

Rescue Company 20 is in quarters at Engine House No. 1 this evening, the Engine and Truck out of 20 will be moved over in the morning. Operations will be out of this firehouse for a few months, we are excited to be in our temporary home!

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Rescue 20 will be operating from Engine House No. 1 at 215 Loudoun St S.W. In Downtown Leesburg during the renovation of...
10/27/2019

Rescue 20 will be operating from Engine House No. 1 at 215 Loudoun St S.W. In Downtown Leesburg during the renovation of our Quarters until further notice

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4 members of Rescue Co. 20, along with 4 other members of LCFR, attended the 2019 VA-TF2 Structural Collapse School. The...
10/26/2019

4 members of Rescue Co. 20, along with 4 other members of LCFR, attended the 2019 VA-TF2 Structural Collapse School. The FEMA sanctioned course had students conducting shoring of unstable structures, lifting/moving 1000’s of pounds, and breaching through concrete and steel walls. Strong work men!

10/22/2019

Rescue 20 is operating at an auto accident with one trapped at the intersection of James Monroe Highway and Delta Diamond Lane outside of Leesburg. Rescue 20, Truck 20, and Rescue 17 operated together to extricate a trapped patient.

10/06/2019
Loudoun Career Fire Fighters Association - IAFF Local 3756

Rescue 20 operated on this working fire this morning and was assigned to search. Tower 11 and Rescue 20 removed a victim from the building.

•••BOX ALARM-WORKING FIRE-SECOND ALARM••• Units operated early this morning on a working townhouse fire with people trapped on Giles Pl in Sugarland, VA. Crews arrived to a two story middle of the group townhome with fire showing, and an unconscious victim was removed from the building. Battalion Chief 1 had command.

Honoring those men that made the ultimate sacrifice on that fateful day in 2001. There’s many things that can be said, b...
09/11/2019

Honoring those men that made the ultimate sacrifice on that fateful day in 2001. There’s many things that can be said, but it’s important to never forget that sacrifice.

#343 #NeverForget

Today marks four years of Rescue Company 20 going in service on Plaza St NE. On August 27th, 2015, Rescue 20 became the ...
08/27/2019

Today marks four years of Rescue Company 20 going in service on Plaza St NE. On August 27th, 2015, Rescue 20 became the first 100% career staffed Rescue Company in Loudoun County history.

Since then, Rescue 20 has provided high quality rescue services to the Town of Leesburg and County of Loudoun, with our Company rolling out new capabilities almost yearly. This year a new rig is on the line, members are furthering their tech rescue education with more and more classes, and we look forward to many years of service ahead!

Rescue 20 operated on this 2 alarm fire in Ashburn early this morning
07/31/2019
Loudoun Times-Mirror

Rescue 20 operated on this 2 alarm fire in Ashburn early this morning

Multiple homes were damaged by a two-alarm fire in Ashburn Wednesday morning.

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