Loudoun Career Fire Fighters Association - IAFF Local 3756

Loudoun Career Fire Fighters Association - IAFF Local 3756 600 career members proudly serving the citizens and visitors of Loudoun County, Virginia.
International Association Of Firefighters Local 3756 Union Local representing all uniformed professional firefighters, Fire Marshals, Training Officers and 911 Dispatchers for Loudoun County, Virginia (Disclaimer: Loudoun Professional Firefighters is a separate organization from Loudoun County Fire Rescue. We are not associated with the fire department nor do we release press information for Loudoun County Fire Rescue. We Simply are the union organization representing the professional firefighters, Fire Marshal's, training officers, and 911 dispatchers. All posted or shared information has no reflect on the views of Loudoun County Fire Rescue or its affiliates.)
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LCFR employs almost 600 dedicated men and women who provide high quality emergency response, training, fire investigation, code enforcement, emergency communications, emergency management planning, and other critical services - all funded by tax dollars NOT donations. Our 500+ members operate out of all 18 stations in the County. Of these stations, 9 are staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The remaining stations - except for Sterling, Cascades, and Lovettsville - are staffed by personnel who work a rotating schedule of 12 hour days, 7 days a week, with volunteers providing evening coverage. In Sterling, Cascades, and Lovettsville, career staff are only in the station Monday-Friday with volunteers providing coverage evenings and weekends. Two of the three operational Battalion Chief positions are staffed by career personnel 24/7 and the other staffed 7 days a week from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Career personnel also staff the E911 system, the Fire Marshall’s office and the training center.

Few more pics from the Glengyle Ln house fire yesterday. Crews were able to rescue the  homeowners pit bull dog while ba...
02/22/2020

Few more pics from the Glengyle Ln house fire yesterday. Crews were able to rescue the homeowners pit bull dog while battling the blaze.

Picture of the Glengyle Ln house fire from earlier today.
02/22/2020

Picture of the Glengyle Ln house fire from earlier today.

02/21/2020

•••BOX ALARM-WORKING FIRE••• Units are operating at a working house fire in the unit block of Glengyle Ct in Sterling. Engine Co 18 is on scene of a single family dwelling with fire showing from the first floor. A level 1 RIT has been requested.

Residential sprinklers save again:
02/17/2020

Residential sprinklers save again:

Automatic Fire Sprinklers in Ashburn Condominium Contain Fire and Limit Damages

Loudoun County fire officials again tout the safety benefits of residential sprinkler systems after helping to contain a fire in an Ashburn condominium complex.

Just before 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, February, 16, 2020, the Loudoun County Emergency Communication Center received a 9-1-1 call reporting a dryer fire at 45051 Brae Terrace in Ashburn. The 9-1-1 caller reported they had used a hand-held fire extinguisher to extinguish the fire. Based on the information provided, a reduced number of fire and rescue units were dispatched from Kincora, Ashburn, and Lansdowne along with command officers.

Kincora Engine 624 arrived on scene to find there was still active fire in the building and immediately requested additional resources bringing more fire and rescue units from Ashburn, Sterling, and Fairfax County.

Firefighters worked quickly to extinguish the remaining fire that the sprinklers had contained to the dryer area. Once the fire was out, crews remained on scene to clean up and assist residents retrieve personal belongings. While the homeowners were not displaced by the damages, they elected to relocate temporarily. The neighboring condominium unit also received minor damages. The Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office determined the fire to be accidental, caused by a failure in the clothes dryer, and has estimated damages to both units at $2,500.

In this incident, the quick activation of the sprinkler system and the use of the fire extinguisher kept the fire from spreading and limited damages to only two units. Similarly, in January 2020, a Sterling townhome’s automatic fire sprinkler system was credited with preventing a garage fire from spreading further before first responders arrived. In that accidental fire originating in the engine compartment of the vehicle, the damages were limited to $20,000.

“It’s important to educate the public about how automatic fire sprinklers help to contain and prevent fires from becoming more significant emergencies,” said Fire Chief Keith Johnson. “Fire sprinklers save lives, including those of first responders, and greatly reduce the physical, emotional and financial damages that fires bring to a community.”

To learn more about fire prevention and life safety initiatives in your community, visit the Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s webpage at http://www.loudoun.gov/firemarshal or call 703-737-8600.

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

“Your risk of dying in a fire is 80 percent less by having residential sprinklers, so we know we can save lives,” Johnso...
02/15/2020
VA Fire Chief: People living in Maryland or DC are safer, where residential sprinklers are required

“Your risk of dying in a fire is 80 percent less by having residential sprinklers, so we know we can save lives,” Johnson said. “It's kind of like seat belts in cars, smoke alarms back in the 70s in homes. We want that same protection for residential sprinklers because we know we can save lives. Property loss goes down by an average of 71 percent in homes that have protection by automatic sprinklers.”

The Home Builders Association of Va has actively and proudly lobbied against residential sprinklers.

In Maryland and D.C. all new residential homes are required to have fire sprinklers. Virginia has removed that requirement.

Loudoun County Fire and Rescue
02/15/2020

Loudoun County Fire and Rescue

Open Burning Restrictions: “4p.m. Law” Commences February 15th

The Loudoun County Fire Marshal's Office is reminding citizens that open burning is restricted in Loudoun County between February 15th and April 30th. The regulations, which prohibit open air fires, or open burning as it is commonly referred to, between the hours of midnight and 4p.m., are enforced by the Loudoun County Fire Marshal and the Virginia Department of Forestry. Known as the “4p.m. law,” these restrictions are in place due to the potential for rapid fire spread across woodland and grassland areas as a result of dry outdoor fuels, high winds and temperature increases that are normally present in the late winter and early spring season.
During this period, residents may conduct open burning between the hours of 4 p.m. and midnight, subject to other restrictions. Open air fires for leaves, trees, brush, yard and garden trimmings generated on site are allowed between 4 p.m. and midnight, except in the town limits of Lovettsville, Middleburg, Purcellville, Round Hill, and subdivisions ("urban or built up areas") throughout the County and in the Town of Leesburg. Ensure that any permissible outdoor burning is conducted at least fifty feet away from any structure.
Persons conducting open burning must contact the Loudoun County Emergency Communications Center at 703-777-0637 prior to igniting a fire and at the end of the burning. Fires may not be added to after midnight. Persons are responsible, at all times, to ensure the fire is maintained under control and that it is attended to by a competent adult, 18 years of age or older, with provisions immediately available to extinguish the fire.
The Loudoun County Fire Marshal may impose regulations, at any time, based upon complaint, atmospheric or other environmental circumstances, to restrict or extinguish any fire that is otherwise permitted according to these guidelines. Any person who violates the fire code could be convicted of a Class 1 misdemeanor, which carries a penalty of a fine up to $2,500.00 and up to a year in jail. If convicted, a person may be required to compensate the locality for the full costs of fighting a fire.

Questions regarding open burning regulations and the “4 p.m. law” should be directed to the Loudoun County Fire Marshal's Office website www.loudoun.gov/firemarshal or by calling 703-737-8600.

Loudoun County Government
Loudoun County Volunteer Fire-Rescue
Loudoun Career Fire Fighters Association - IAFF Local 3756
Loudoun County Sheriff's Office

02/15/2020

***STRUCTURE FIRE*** 46854 WILLOWOOD PL,STERLING:

Units: E618, E624, E611, T611, TT606, A625B, EMS601, SAF601, BC601, O600, E439, R439, BC402.

Working garage fire in a single family home. Fire showing side B.

Update 1: Fire extended to 2nd floor and attic.

Update 2: Bulk of the fire is knocked.

Loudoun County Sheriff's Office
02/14/2020

Loudoun County Sheriff's Office

FINAL UPDATE (7:35AM February 16): All lanes of Potomac View Road are now open at Route 7 (Harry Byrd Hwy.).

5 AM UPDATE: Potomac View Road will remain closed between Route 7 and Benedict Drive. Route 7 EB has two lanes open at this time

9 PM Update: Utility crews continue to work in the area of Route 7. Eastbound lanes remain closed between Sterling Boulevard and Cascades Parkway. Residents in the immediate area in need of shuttle service from the area of Bartholomew Fair Drive and Rt. 7 should report to 46440 Benedict Drive.

For further updates, Loudoun County residents can sign up for traffic alerts at loudoun.gov/alert. A real-time map of traffic incidents in the county is online at sheriff.loudoun.gov/traffic

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the #Loudoun community for its patience and understanding.

Update 6:30 PM:

Repairs to a gas leak will continue to impact travel on eastbound Route 7 between Sterling Boulevard and Cascades Parkway until late this evening.

Detours and closures are in place:

* All eastbound traffic on Route 7 is being detoured onto Route 28.

* Northbound Potomac View Drive is closed at Benedict Drive.

* Bartholomew Drive is closed at Route 7.

* Potomac View Drive southbound is closed at Palisades Parkway.

* Cascades Parkway to Route 7 eastbound is closed.

* Cascades Parkway southbound to Route 7 eastbound is closed.

Please avoid the area and use an alternate route.

Residents of Cascades Village / Potomac Health and Rehab Center can respond to the Eastern Loudoun Station - located at 46620 E Frederick Drive - for reception center and further escort to their home by members of the LCSO and LCSO Auxiliary Unit.

Those walking to the area of Cascade Village in Cascade Manor will be transported by bus from the area of Benedict Drive and Potomac View Road.

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Traffic Advisory (update): Route 7 EB will continue to remain closed for several hours. All east bound traffic on Route 7 is being detoured onto Route 28.North bound Potomac View Drive is closed at Benedict Drive. Bartholomew Drive is closed at Route 7. Potomac View Drive south bound is closed at South. Cottage. Cascades Drive to Route 7 east closed. Cascades south bound to 7 east closed.

Previous: Route 7 EB between Potomac View Road and Bartholomew is expected to be closed for the next few hours due to the gas leak. LCSO is on scene directing traffic. Please avoid the area and use an alternate route.

The House and the Senate PTSD bills have passed!
02/11/2020

The House and the Senate PTSD bills have passed!

St Patrick’s Day is upon us! You can Pre-order our 2020 LCFFA St. Patrick’s Day shirts on our online store until March 3...
02/11/2020

St Patrick’s Day is upon us! You can Pre-order our 2020 LCFFA St. Patrick’s Day shirts on our online store until March 3rd. T-shirts are 50/50 poly/cotton; Long sleeves are 100% cotton and Hoodies are 50/50 8oz poly/cotton. Headover to the online store under St. Patrick’s Day Items to place your orders:
https://iaff3756store.unionactive.com/

Loudoun County Fire and Rescue
02/10/2020

Loudoun County Fire and Rescue

Ashburn House Fire Displaces Four

Loudoun County Fire officials determine cause and offer safety tips after yesterday’s house fire in Ashburn that displaced a family of four.
At 3:25 p.m. on Sunday, February 9th, Loudoun County’s Emergency Communications Center received several 9-1-1 calls reporting fire coming from the garage of a two story home in the 42,000 block of Ringneck Place in Ashburn. Fire and rescue units from Brambleton, Dulles South, Kirkpatrick Farms, Moorefield, Ashburn, Leesburg and Fairfax County, VA, were dispatched to the incident along with accompanying Command Officers.
Firefighters arrived on the scene to find heavy fire and smoke conditions coming from the detached garage of a large, two story residence that was quickly spreading to the rear of the home and two vehicles in the driveway. The homeowners were located safely outside upon their arrival. Firefighters aggressively attacked the fire as crews on the exterior protected nearby homes from the heat and flames. Once inside the structure, it was determined that the fire had spread into the attic area. Secondary crews worked to extinguish the fire in the attic as truck crews opened up the walls to search for further extension. Once the fire was extinguished, firefighters remained on scene to help the family gather personal effects and assist the Fire Marshal’s Office in their investigation.
Four residents were transported to a local area hospital for evaluation of minor injuries. The residents were displaced from their home and are staying locally with family friends. There are no injuries to first responders.
The Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office determined the cause of the fire was accidental, due to ashes from a smoker being improperly discarded in the garage. The estimated dollar loss as a result of this incident is $736,000 to the primary fire structure and its contents. An additional $50,000 in exterior damages were reported at two of the neighboring homes for a total of $836,000 in fire damage.

🚨🚨🚨Each year Loudoun County Firefighters respond to devastating fires that are caused by improper disposal of hot coals or ashes from fireplaces, wood stoves, pellet stoves, grills, fire pits and even cigarette butts. Residents must use caution when disposing of fireplace ashes or any hot materials in or around your home. It is critical to soak ashes thoroughly with water, in a metal container with a lid, and allow them to cool for 48 hours. The metal container should be kept outside, a safe distance away from your home or any other structure By taking these additional measures, you can help ensure these items are fully extinguished and do not pose a fire hazard to you or your neighbors.🚨🚨🚨

Loudoun County Volunteer Fire-Rescue
Loudoun Career Fire Fighters Association - IAFF Local 3756
Kirkpatrick Farms Fire Station 27
Dulles South Fire Station
Arcola Volunteer Fire Department
Moorefield Station
Ashburn Volunteer Fire Rescue Department - AVFRD
LCFR Rescue Company 20, Town of Leesburg

Photos courtesy LCFR and Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office

VACO, VML, and the insurance lobby are trying to kill the Public Safety PTSD bills. Firefighter and Police lives don't m...
02/10/2020

VACO, VML, and the insurance lobby are trying to kill the Public Safety PTSD bills. Firefighter and Police lives don't matter to them. The bills do not need *another* study. A recent JLARC study has already been completed and shown the need for the bills. Contact your legislators and ask them support House Bill 438 and Senate Bill 561. Both bills will be heard on the floor this week so reach out now. https://whosmy.virginiageneralassembly.gov/

Tower 619 operating at the Ringneck Pl house fire earlier today.
02/09/2020

Tower 619 operating at the Ringneck Pl house fire earlier today.

42509 Ringneck Pl-Box 60922
02/09/2020

42509 Ringneck Pl-Box 60922

02/09/2020

•••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.

Unfortunately the 911 dispatcher bill died again this year in the House. A vote was made to table aka kill the bill.
02/08/2020

Unfortunately the 911 dispatcher bill died again this year in the House. A vote was made to table aka kill the bill.

The PTSD Bill passed the Appropriations Committee. Next stop is the House Floor next week. Thank you to everyone who con...
02/08/2020

The PTSD Bill passed the Appropriations Committee. Next stop is the House Floor next week. Thank you to everyone who contacted the Committee members.

02/08/2020
Today is the day, please call!!
02/07/2020

Today is the day, please call!!

Attention Virginia firefighters, families and supporters: We need folks calling the Appropriations Committee members all day today, especially this morning. HB438 PTSD bill will be heard this afternoon in subcommittee. We need to keep pressure on them, so go light up the phones!
Del Reid from Loudoun plans on supporting the bill. https://virginiageneralassembly.gov/house/members/members.php?subcommittee=H02002

Attention Virginia firefighters, families and supporters: We need folks calling the Appropriations Committee members all...
02/07/2020

Attention Virginia firefighters, families and supporters: We need folks calling the Appropriations Committee members all day today, especially this morning. HB438 PTSD bill will be heard this afternoon in subcommittee. We need to keep pressure on them, so go light up the phones!
Del Reid from Loudoun plans on supporting the bill. https://virginiageneralassembly.gov/house/members/members.php?subcommittee=H02002

02/07/2020

Getting reports of a possible small tornado touchdown in Leesburg near Battlefield Parkway. Multiple trees down.
Update 1: Damage reported from Middleburg NE through Leesburg.
Update 2: Multiple trees down into houses and vehicles. Use caution while driving.
Update 3: Area command has been set up in Leesburg and units are investigating reports of trees into structures and wires down. No reported injuries at this time.

Firefighters across the commonwealth may soon have the cancer coverage they have long asked for.This week, both chambers...
02/07/2020
‘It was long time coming’: Bill to expand firefighter cancer coverage passes Va House and Senate

Firefighters across the commonwealth may soon have the cancer coverage they have long asked for.

This week, both chambers of the Virginia General Assembly passed bills that would amend the Virginia Worker’s Compensation Act to add several cancers — including brain, colon and testicular — to the list of presumed work-related illnesses.

Firefighters across the commonwealth may soon have the cancer coverage they have long asked for.

HB582 would allow public sector employees to collectively bargain for a contract. Currently Virginia is one of 3 states ...
02/06/2020

HB582 would allow public sector employees to collectively bargain for a contract. Currently Virginia is one of 3 states that prohibit public employees from collectively bargaining. Collective bargaining is separate issue from Right to Work.

HB582 has to make its way through the Senate but this is still a huge step in the right direction for Public Safety employees.

Last year more firefighters took their own lives than died in the line of duty. 122 fire fighters and 18 EMTs committed ...
02/06/2020

Last year more firefighters took their own lives than died in the line of duty. 122 fire fighters and 18 EMTs committed suicide in 2019 nationwide. Sadly, far too many fire fighters in Virginia suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and lack avenues to address behavioral health issues.

HB438 will define PTSD as an occupational disease for Virginia’s fire fighters, paramedics and law enforcement officers and help them get the treatment they deserve.

Sadly, but not surprising, entities like VACO and VML are fighting to prevent PTSD from being recognized as an occupational disease. Money is more important than First Responder lives to them.

Currently HB438 is on the brink of being killed in the House Appropriations Committee under the leadership of Del Torian, who is trying to put the bill into another study even though there was one done in JLARC with the cancer bill.

Here are the members of the Appropriations Committee:
https://virginiageneralassembly.gov/house/members/members.php?committee=H02
Please contact them and demand they stop toying with First Responder lives and pass HB438.

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The Loudoun County Career Firefighters are selling their 2019 Holiday T-shirts, Long Sleeve T-shirts, and Hooded Sweatshirts. You can place your orders using the following link: https://iaff3756store.unionactive.com
ONLY A FEW MORE DAYS TO ORDER!!!! Loudoun County Career Firefighter are taking pre orders for their Christmas Shirt. You have until December 4th to place your orders. You can choose from T-shirt, Long Sleeve T-shirts and Hooded Sweatshirts. Please go to www.iaff3756.org; then to the online store to place your orders. (They are locates under the T-shirt tab)
Loudoun County Career Firefighter are taking pre orders for their Christmas Shirt. You have until December 4th to place your orders. You can choose from T-shirt, Long Sleeve T-shirts and Hooded Sweatshirts. Please go to www.iaff3756.org; then to the online store to place your orders. (They are locates under the T-shirt tab)
Loudoun County Career Firefighter are taking pre orders for their Christmas Shirt. You have until December 4th to place your orders. You can choose from T-shirt, Long Sleeve T-shirts and Hooded Sweatshirts. Please go to www.iaff3756.org; then to the online store to place your orders. (They are locates under the T-shirt tab)
We still have some Veterans Day shirts left. You can wear them the rest of the week. Go to the online store to place your order. www.iaff3756.org; then to the online store.
2019 Pre Order Only Christmas shirts are available on the online store. They will come in T-shirts, Long Sleeve T-shirts and Hooded Sweatshirts. Cut off date to order is December 5th.
The Veterans Day Shirt are in and what’s left has been posted on the online store.
Reminder if you would like to order a Veteran’s Day shirt you have until October 22nd to do so. Go to www.iaff3756.org; then to the online store; then click on the T-shirt tab. T-shirts, Long Sleeve T-shirt, and Hooded Sweatshirts are available.
If you purchased any of the cancer shirts, I pick them up from the printer tonight. He had a problem with his printing machine and printed until very late/early this morning and was going to finish up today. I will get your order out to you as soon as I can.