Loudoun County Volunteer Rescue Squad

Loudoun County Volunteer Rescue Squad The Loudoun County Volunteer Rescue Squad provides 9-1-1 Emergency Services to the town of Leesburg, Va., and the surrounding area. Founded in 1952.
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In 1952, 12 community members started the first rescue squad in Loudoun County. With only a donated Ford Ranch Wagon and basic first aid training, these volunteers responded to auto accidents and other requests for medical assistance. Since then, the technologies, training, and challenges of our service have changed greatly. What has not changed, however, is our members’ absolute commitment to the people we serve and our dedication to a simple motto – “When you need us… We are there.” Today the Loudoun County Volunteer Rescue Squad has about 50 operational members, a dozen apparatus of various types, and a multi-million dollar facility on Catoctin Circle in Leesburg, Virginia. Working alongside our career colleagues from the Loudoun County Department of Fire and Rescue, our volunteer members contribute tens of thousands of hours a year running calls, training, doing public service, fundraising, and all the other functions necessary to operate a modern day rescue squad. Every hour of every day, we are prepared to provide not only basic medical care and emergency transport, but also advanced life support professionals, water rescue, and a wide variety of technical rescue capabilities to the people of Leesburg and the surrounding area. Our Mission: The Loudoun County Volunteer Rescue Squad (LCVRS) is proud to serve Loudoun County with professional, award-winning delivery of emergency medical services. We are committed to provide timely, high quality, cost efficient service to all our citizens with our talented, professional staff. With the community's support, LCVRS will continue to offer innovative, technologically advanced solutions to meet and exceed the needs of our neighbors well into the new millennium.

03/31/2020

The monthly membership meeting scheduled for April 1st at 7:30 p.m. will be held via Zoom conference due to the COVID-19 situation. Members will receive an email with instructions on how to join. Non-members who wish to attend (our membership meetings are open to the public) should send a message to us via Facebook by 3:00 p.m. on April 1st to be provided connection information. "Seats" are limited.

LCVRS, Community, Say Thank You to TeachersOn Friday, March 27, the squad participated in the Balls Bluff Elementary Sch...
03/31/2020
The Loudoun County Volunteer Rescue Squad » If you can read this, thank your teacher.

LCVRS, Community, Say Thank You to Teachers

On Friday, March 27, the squad participated in the Balls Bluff Elementary School Teachers Appreciation Parade. Thank you to LCVRS EMT Sarah Wilkinson for leading the charge. For more details, visit:

http://www.loudounrescue.org/2020/03/if-you-can-read-this-thank-your-teacher/

Please minimize physical interactions and keep washing your hands!

#LCVRS #ThankYouTeachers #WeLoveOurCommunity

March of 2020 will always be remembered as the spring break that never ended. Student celebrations reached fever pitch when the remainder of the school year was eventually cancelled. That didn’t stop students, parents and the Rescue Squad for showing their thanks to teachers from Balls Bluff Eleme...

VA Gov. Northam Issues Stay-at-Home Order for Virginia Residents, Effective ImmediatelyThis order allows for people to l...
03/30/2020
Northam issues stay-at-home order for Virginia residents

VA Gov. Northam Issues Stay-at-Home Order for Virginia Residents, Effective Immediately

This order allows for people to leave their homes for necessary reasons such as food, supplies, work, medicine and exercise, but social distancing MUST be practiced.

Read more: https://www.insidenova.com/headlines/northam-issues-stay-at-home-order-for-virginia-residents/article_8e831b24-72af-11ea-abef-23751340cf5d.html?fbclid=IwAR23y_eORQz4dwL1i2-Cq-1F7YtN4bRjY8xgTBZAALdDhp1Q9QDC_1sluVU

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam on Monday issued a stay-at-home order for Virginia residents, effective immediately, in an attempt to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

Interactive Map Launched Showing Stores with Modified Store Hours for Vulnerable Residents
03/25/2020
Modified Store Hours for COVID-19

Interactive Map Launched Showing Stores with Modified Store Hours for Vulnerable Residents

Grocery Store and Pharmacy Hours for Vulnerable Populations

COVID-19 Tests Still Limited in LoudounIn Loudoun County, COVID-19 tests are not widely available. And since there is no...
03/19/2020
COVID-19 Tests Remain Limited in Loudoun - Loudoun Now

COVID-19 Tests Still Limited in Loudoun

In Loudoun County, COVID-19 tests are not widely available. And since there is no cure, social distancing is still the best tool we have to limit exposures and keep hospitals able to treat critical patients.

#LCVRS #COVID19 #FlattenTheCurve

https://loudounnow.com/2020/03/18/covid-19-tests-remain-limited-in-loudoun/

On Tuesday night, county supervisors spent most of their board meeting hearing an update from government and health sectors on

03/17/2020

Due to the COVID-19 situation, the LCVRS Board of Directors meeting scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday March 17th has been moved to a web/phone meeting. These are open meetings but the technology limits the number of attendees. If you would like to attend, please send us a message via Facebook no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday and we will provide the necessary connection information.

Thank you!

Proper infection control measures are one of the first things all fire and rescue members are taught. We have strongly r...
03/16/2020
Show Me the Science - How to Wash Your Hands | Handwashing | CDC

Proper infection control measures are one of the first things all fire and rescue members are taught. We have strongly recommended AGAINST using antibacterial hand and body soaps for many years now. Note that the following comments do NOT apply to antimicrobial products used in healthcare settings, alcohol based hand sanitizers, or to surface/clothing sanitizing agents.

So why should you AVOID antibacterial hand and body soaps?

1. Regular soaps are just as effective with correct washing techniques and generally less expensive.

2. The chemicals in antibacterial soaps primarily target bacteria. So in most cases you will not get any additional benefit against viruses and other non-bacterial pathogens/parasites.

3. Your skin is home to many bacteria and small critters who are important in maintaining your overall health and fighting off bad bugs. Antibacterial soaps wipe out all types of bacteria including the good ones. This actually leaves you less able to defend against bugs and infections.

4. Like antibiotics, overuse and/or misuse of antibacterial soaps can actually help promote the rise of "superbugs".

More important than the soap you select is that you are washing your hands frequently, using proper technique, and doing your best to avoid contaminating or being contaminated by limited what you touch.

Information about handwashing and hand hygiene

Be Prepared!
03/15/2020

Be Prepared!

‪An important reminder from our 9-1-1 professionals at the Loudoun County Emergency Communications Center. ‬

Loudoun County Sheriff's Office
Leesburg Police Department, Leesburg VA
Purcellville Police Department
Middleburg Police Department

Mobile Hope Cares About Kids, and We Do TooLoudoun County closed schools due to COVID-19, and that means many area child...
03/12/2020

Mobile Hope Cares About Kids, and We Do Too

Loudoun County closed schools due to COVID-19, and that means many area children will go without needed meals.

Kids need good food to grow and stay healthy. If you can, please help Mobile Hope feed kids in need.

#LCVRS #MobileHope #WeLoveOurCommunity

In response to the many calls from parents concerned about feeding their kids in the event of school closure…we are assembling breakfast and lunch bags. These will be provided to kids who usually receive free or reduced lunch or are students designated as McKinney-Vento (individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence). We are accepting food or financial donations to purchase the food, and welcome groups or individuals to help us assemble the bags. Thank you, thank you, thank you...we couldn't do this without the support of our community!

Loudoun County Response to COVID-19You're undoubtedly seeing and hearing a lot of information. Some accurate, some less ...
03/06/2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19) | Loudoun County, VA - Official Website

Loudoun County Response to COVID-19

You're undoubtedly seeing and hearing a lot of information. Some accurate, some less so. But simply... while there are valid reasons for concern, there is no need to panic.

Loudoun County has provided a page of links and information to keep residents up to date on this current outbreak. It is your best resource for information that directly affects us as residents and area healthcare providers.

https://www.loudoun.gov/5307/Coronavirus

Stay safe, stay smart. And as always... if you need us, we're just a 9-1-1 call away.

#LCVRS #Coronavirus #WeCareAboutOurCommunity

Find information about respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus.

Time to Celebrate! LCVRS Holds Annual BanquetOn Saturday, Jan. 25, LCVRS Co. 13 held its annual Squad Banquet. Affection...
01/30/2020

Time to Celebrate! LCVRS Holds Annual Banquet

On Saturday, Jan. 25, LCVRS Co. 13 held its annual Squad Banquet. Affectionately called, "Rescue Prom," these banquets are a chance for station members and career personnel to dress up, share food and conversation in a relaxed social setting, and celebrate achievements, milestones and accomplishments from the past year. Awards are given to those who went that extra mile, the current year's officers are sworn in and then attendees get to let their hair down and have a little fun.

Congratulations to all our award winners! All were well earned and deserved.

Thank you to the Town of Leesburg for all your support, and for letting us be there for you.

#LCVRS #RescueProm #WeLoveLeesburg

Photos courtesy of Sarah Wilkinson.

More photos can be found at: http://www.loudounrescue.org/2020/01/celebrations-galore/

LCVRS Banquet 2020
01/30/2020

LCVRS Banquet 2020

LCVRS Co. 13 at House 6 BreweryLCVRS Co. 13 ended 2019 on a positive note with a community outreach event hosted by Hous...
01/09/2020
The Loudoun County Volunteer Rescue Squad » House 6 Brewery

LCVRS Co. 13 at House 6 Brewery

LCVRS Co. 13 ended 2019 on a positive note with a community outreach event hosted by House 6 Brewing Company. The brewery was founded by Rolando Rivera, a volunteer first responder with the Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department, Station 6 in Ashburn.

On. Dec. 5, Rescue Chief Tami Bredow and former Squad Presidents Glenn Kaupin and Steve Porter tended bar and welcomed friends and family to sample brews and enjoy fellowship throughout the evening. The squad is grateful to House 6 Brewing and its patrons for generous donations enabling the squad to continue its vital work in the community.

More photos: http://www.loudounrescue.org/2020/01/house-6-brewery/

Photos courtesy of Dave Galen

The Loudoun County Volunteer Rescue Squad ended 2019 on a positive note with a community outreach event hosted by House 6 Brewing Company. The brewery was founded by Rolando Rivera, a volunteer first responder with the Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department, Station 6 in Ashburn. Rescue Chief....

Please be careful this afternoon and evening!
01/07/2020

Please be careful this afternoon and evening!

Snow will be affecting the area today, and will be heavy for a couple of hours this afternoon. Biggest concerns are the timing and intensity of this burst. Find the most likely start time on the graphic. Full details at weather.gov/lwx/winter.

12/30/2019

As 2019 comes to a close, what are you most thankful for?

At LCVRS, we are thankful for the wonderful volunteers who provide service to our community and to our community who generously supports our ongoing mission!

Best wishes to everyone for 2020!

12/25/2019

Merry Christmas!

A Smile Can Go A Long WayYou know you'll be doing a lot of your holiday shopping on Amazon. Did you know your regular an...
12/16/2019
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A Smile Can Go A Long Way

You know you'll be doing a lot of your holiday shopping on Amazon. Did you know your regular and holiday shopping can benefit an excellent organization and help your community, at no cost to you?

Please go to: https://smile.amazon.com/ and select "Loudoun County Volunteer Rescue Squad Inc" as your charity, then shop like you normally do. A percentage of your sales will go to support LCVRS. It's that easy! Please pass it on!

(We've also added a donate button to the bottom of this post.)

Thank you for your continued support, and for allowing us to serve you!

#LCVRS #LoudounRescue #AmazonSmile

12/10/2019
US National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington

Looks like we may get some of the white stuff overnight. The Rescue Squad sees an increase in traffic accidents with the first snows of the season even if they are not heavy. So a few reminders:

1. Decrease speed and allow extra travel time.

2. Avoid rapid braking or steering.

3. Allow extra space between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead of you.

4. Remember that even with 4 wheel drive you do not stop well on snow or ice!

5. Watch out for patches of ice even on "dry" roads -- especially around bridges and overpasses.

Be safe there and hopefully we will NOT see you tomorrow!

Rain will mix with snow then change to all snow overnight into the Wednesday morning rush hour. Travel could be impacted: http://ow.ly/hYnF50xwsUy

Some good advice about safe holiday decorating.  While we love seeing your holiday lights, we really do not want you hav...
12/06/2019

Some good advice about safe holiday decorating. While we love seeing your holiday lights, we really do not want you having to see our emergency lights (well except for when Santa takes over a fire truck)!

Holiday decorating is fun & festive but can also increase the risk of fire in your home. 🔥 As you deck the halls this season, take a moment to review our holiday fire safety checklist and be fire smart!🎄🎁🚒

Christmas Trees:
✅ Choose a tree with fresh, springy, green needles. Add water daily to avoid letting the stand become dry.
✅ Keep trees at least 3 feet away from heat sources such as fireplaces, candles, heat vents or lights and ensure that trees are not blocking an exit.
✅ Ensure artificial trees are labeled, certified, or identified by the manufacturer as fire retardant.
✅ Always turn off Christmas tree lights and decorations before leaving home or going to bed.
✅ Remove the tree when it begins dropping needles. Dry trees are a fire hazard and shouldn’t be left inside the home, garage or placed outside directly next to the home. For information on how to recycle your Christmas tree in Loudoun County visit www.loudoun.gov/recycling.

Holiday Décor:
✅ Choose only flame resistant/retardant decor and keep it away from candles, fireplaces and heating equipment.
✅ Consider using battery-operated flameless candles, which look, smell and feel like real candles.
✅ If you use real candles, make sure they are on a sturdy surface and keep children and pets away.
✅ Ensure you are using the proper type of lights. Some lights are only for indoor or outdoor use, but not both.
✅ Replace any light strings that have worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections. Connect no more strands or bulbs than the manufacturer suggests.
✅ Never dispose of wrapping paper in the fireplace.
✅ Before heading out or going to bed, blow out any lit candles and turn off all light strings and decorations.

REMEMBER working smoke alarms save lives! Ensure your home has working smoke alarms on every level and inside/outside sleeping areas. Test and clean smoke alarms monthly. For more information about fire safety, please contact Lisa Braun, Public Education Manager, at 571-258-3222 or [email protected].

Loudoun County Government
Loudoun Career Fire Fighters Association - IAFF Local 3756
Loudoun County Volunteer Fire-Rescue

12/01/2019

Our auxiliary honors our life members with a dinner each year. Thank you and thank you for all the auxiliary does for the squad and community!

12/01/2019

With heavy rains and even heavier traffic expected today, please be safe on the roads!

11/28/2019

Happy Thanksgiving!

11/20/2019

Last night LCVRS participated in the Loudoun County Fire and Rescue's "Challenge Night" for the volunteer EMT class. The squad loaned the class one of our ambulances so they could actually run simulated calls to practice all the things they have been learning these last several months. Special nod to Chief Bredow for her support and participation!

A number of our current and past junior members participated in the Loudoun County Public Schools EMT program.  This yea...
11/12/2019
"High School 9-1-1" presented by Academies of Loudoun

A number of our current and past junior members participated in the Loudoun County Public Schools EMT program. This year's program is hosting a special movie event this coming weekend. See below for details and please consider attending / supporting these wonderful young people!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/high-school-9-1-1-presented-by-academies-of-loudoun-tickets-74724658465?

High School 9-1-1 chronicles a year in the life of the only ambulance service in Darien, Connecticut that just happens to be run by high school teenagers?! This one-of-a-kind organization services 20,000 residents 365 days a year, 24/7 and responds to over 1500 emergency calls annually. The foundati...

The members and officers of the Loudoun County Volunteer Rescue Squad want to remind everyone that it is Election Day.  ...
11/05/2019

The members and officers of the Loudoun County Volunteer Rescue Squad want to remind everyone that it is Election Day. Although the Squad does not endorse or otherwise support specific candidates, we do believe that participating in the electoral process is important and we hope all eligible citizens will take time today to cast your ballot!

Also remember that there will be unusual vehicle and pedestrian traffic patterns especially around polling places. So please stay alert and help avoid any accidents!

Today is the day! Polls open at 6 a.m.- 7 p.m.
What's on the Ballot?

Virginia State Senate
House of Delegates
Board of Supervisors
School Board
Sheriff
Commonwealth Attorney
County Treasurer
Commissioner of Revenue
Soil and Water

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143 Catoctin Cir SE
Leesburg, VA
20175

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