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Loudoun County Volunteer Fire and Rescue

Loudoun County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Loudoun County utilizes volunteer and career personnel to provide fire and EMS emergency response. We also provide various benefits.

Make a difference in your community by becoming a volunteer firefighter, EMT, or administrative member. No experience necessary and we provide all training at NO COST to the volunteer. Visit us at www.OpenNewDoors.org or call/text (571) 442-2801 for more information.

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If "helping my community" "volunteering" or "learning new skills" is anywhere on your New Year's Resolution list, consid...
12/06/2022

If "helping my community" "volunteering" or "learning new skills" is anywhere on your New Year's Resolution list, consider becoming an EMT or firefighter with your local fire or rescue company!
Get started at OpenNewDoors.org

Forget the TV shows, experience the reality of helping others as a volunteer EMT with Hamilton Rescue.

Free training, top-notch protective gear and a wealth of benefits await. As well as the personal satisfaction of knowing you made real difference in your community.

Go to www.joinHVRS.org and signup for your free, no obligation ride along today.
Yes, with real first responders on real calls. We'll even buy you dinner just for coming.

See that you have what it takes.

Congratulations to Lucketts Volunteer Fire Company!Are you interested in volunteering out of this new station?Find out h...
12/05/2022

Congratulations to Lucketts Volunteer Fire Company!

Are you interested in volunteering out of this new station?
Find out how at OpenNewDoors.org

 that Loudoun County Fire and Rescue provides $4,000 a year in tuition reimbursement for eligible volunteers?  Learn mor...
11/07/2022

that Loudoun County Fire and Rescue provides $4,000 a year in tuition reimbursement for eligible volunteers?

Learn more about how you can qualify at OpenNewDoors.org

To celebrate  click the link to read about Ashburn Volunteer Fire Rescue Department - AVFRD  Firefighter and EMT David B...
10/29/2022
Loudoun's First Responders: David Bryant, Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department

To celebrate click the link to read about Ashburn Volunteer Fire Rescue Department - AVFRD Firefighter and EMT David Bryant and visit OpenNewDoors.org to become a first responder!

As a husband, a father and a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army reserves, Lansdowne resident David Bryant wanted to find time to serve his local community and three years

To celebrate  click the link to read about Purcellville Volunteer Rescue Squad Paramedic and Chief Kevin Kelly and visit...
10/28/2022
Loudoun's First Responders: Kevin Kelly, Purcellville Volunteer Rescue Squad

To celebrate click the link to read about Purcellville Volunteer Rescue Squad Paramedic and Chief Kevin Kelly and visit OpenNewDoors.org to become a first responder!

As the Chief of the Purcellville Volunteer Rescue Squad, Kevin Kelly enjoys giving back to the community where he lives and where he has raised his family.

To celebrate  click the link to read about Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company Firefighter and EMT Ruiqi Zhang and visit Ope...
10/28/2022
Loudoun's First Responders: Ruiqi Zhang, Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company

To celebrate click the link to read about Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company Firefighter and EMT Ruiqi Zhang and visit OpenNewDoors.org to become a first responder!

Leesburg resident Ruiqi Zhang is a busy dad of three young boys and a systems engineer by day. However, his strong desire to give back to the community led him

To celebrate  click the link to read about Ashburn Volunteer Fire Rescue Department - AVFRD Firefighter and EMT Jona Oko...
10/28/2022
Loudoun's First Responders: Jona Okoth, Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department

To celebrate click the link to read about Ashburn Volunteer Fire Rescue Department - AVFRD Firefighter and EMT Jona Okoth and visit OpenNewDoors.org to become a first responder!

For Jona Okoth, it was a desire to give back to the community which led him to become a volunteer firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) in Loudoun County.

To celebrate  Click the link to read about Hamilton Volunteer Rescue Squad EMT and Firefighter Aja Wade and visit OpenNe...
10/28/2022
Loudoun's First Responders: Aja Wade, Hamilton Volunteer Rescue Squad

To celebrate Click the link to read about Hamilton Volunteer Rescue Squad EMT and Firefighter Aja Wade and visit OpenNewDoors.org to become a first responder!

Now in her ninth year as a volunteer EMT and firefighter for the Hamilton Volunteer Rescue Squad, Aja Wade enjoys the opportunity to give back to her community.

 that today is National First Responders Day? Throughout the day we will be bringing you the stories of a few first resp...
10/28/2022

that today is National First Responders Day? Throughout the day we will be bringing you the stories of a few first responders from Loudoun County Fire and Rescue. We would like to say thank you to all first responders for everything you do!

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We have a spot for you! Volunteer with Loudoun County Fire and Rescue by visiting OpenNewDoors.org
10/25/2022

We have a spot for you! Volunteer with Loudoun County Fire and Rescue by visiting OpenNewDoors.org

The public is invited to help Lovettsville Volunteer Fire and Rescue recognize their new fire engine to serve their comm...
10/25/2022

The public is invited to help Lovettsville Volunteer Fire and Rescue recognize their new fire engine to serve their community with a ceremonial Push In.

Saturday 11/5 3:30 pm-4:30 pm
Lovettsville Fire Rescue Station, 12837 Berlin Turnpike, Lovettsville, VA
Bring your cameras!

Today, 18 more volunteers from stations across Loudoun County Fire and Rescue attended their first formal training. The ...
10/22/2022

Today, 18 more volunteers from stations across Loudoun County Fire and Rescue attended their first formal training. The New Volunteer Orientation gives students the knowledge to build off of in order to attend classes such as Firefighter, EMT, and more!

10/13/2022

This weekend will be filled with open house events across Loudoun County! Come out and support your local volunteer fire/rescue company

Saturday from 11-3 at the Purcellville Public Safety Center
500 N. Maple Ave. Purcellville, VA 20132
Purcellville Volunteer Rescue Squad
Purcellville Volunteer Fire Company

Sunday from 12-4 at Lovettsville Volunteer Fire and Rescue
12837 Berlin Tpke. Lovettsville, VA 20180

Sunday from 1-4 at Arcola Volunteer Fire Department
2300 Stone Springs Blvd. Sterling, VA 20166

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10/08/2022

Come out and see us at SterlingFest 2022!

Photos from Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company's post
10/08/2022

Photos from Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company's post

Come out and  support the Sterling Volunteer Fire Company and Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad tomorrow from 11 to 5! Lea...
10/07/2022

Come out and support the Sterling Volunteer Fire Company and Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad tomorrow from 11 to 5! Learn fire safety, look inside firetrucks and ambulances, and learn how you can start volunteering!

We'll be holding our annual Open House THIS Saturday at Sterlingfest from 11am to 5pm. Because the Sterling Park Station 11/15 is still under construction, this year's event will be across from the new Community Center in the old Urgent Care parking lot. We'll be there with our partners from Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad! We hope to see you there!

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Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad

Congratulations to Lovettsville Volunteer Fire and Rescue who will soon be taking delivery of their new engine!
10/06/2022

Congratulations to Lovettsville Volunteer Fire and Rescue who will soon be taking delivery of their new engine!

There are a lot of opportunities to visit your local volunteer fire/rescue station this month!
09/29/2022

There are a lot of opportunities to visit your local volunteer fire/rescue station this month!

Check out these October 2022 Fire Prevention Month Open Houses! https://bit.ly/OpenHouseEvents2022 🚒
Rather learn about fire and life safety from home?
Join us on social or @ loudoun.gov/kidsfiresafetycorner

Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company Open House
Saturday, October 8, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. - 61 Plaza St NE, Leesburg, VA 20176-3206

Join us at Station 20 to kick off October as fire safety and prevention month. Events to include:

• Touch-a-truck
• Get a tour of our station
• Ride the Ladder Truck
• Learn how to become a Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company member
• See an extrication demonstration
• Play fun games, see safety demos and more!

Sterling Volunteer Fire Company and Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad Open House Joins SterlingFest
Saturday, October 8, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - 120 Enterprise Street, Sterling, VA, 20164

Join us at SterlingFest and celebrate October Fire Safety and Prevention Month! Events to include:

• Touch a Truck display – Fire trucks, ambulances and more
• Meet your local Firefighters, EMT’s and Paramedics
• Fire Safety Bounce House
• Interactive Fire Safety Activities, Prize Wheel, 911 simulator
• Get your Sterling Volunteer Fire Company and Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad swag!

Ashburn Volunteer Fire Rescue Department - AVFRD Open House
Sunday, October 9, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. - 20688 Ashburn Road, Ashburn, VA 20147

Join us at Station 6 for AVFRD's Open House. Events to include:

• Station tours
• Fire safety education for all ages
• Equipment demos
• Free eye screenings from the Sterling Lions Club
• Lego competition and more!

Purcellville Fire and Rescue Open House
Saturday, October 15, 2022, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. - 500 N. Maple Ave, Purcellville, VA 20132

Join us for October Fire Prevention Month fun at the safety center! Events to include:

• Meet your local Firefighters, EMT’s and Paramedics
• See live action equipment demonstrations.
• Touch a Truck - Fire & Rescue Vehicle Displays and Fire Truck rides
• Practice Fire Safety Skills: Stop, Drop, and Roll, Kids Home Exit Obstacle Course, 911 simulator
• Get your Purcellville Volunteer Fire Company supporter swag and try your hand at the prize wheel
• Enjoy some sweet treats, kids bounce house, and face painting

Lovettsville VFR Open House
Sunday, October 16, 2022, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - 12837 Berlin Turnpike, Lovettsville, VA, 20180

Join us for October Fire Prevention Month fun! Events to include:

• Meet your local Firefighters, EMT’s and Paramedics
• See live action equipment demonstrations
• Fire, Rescue, Swiftwater Rescue Team, Fire Marshal, and Law Enforcement apparatus displays
• Junior Firefighter assault course and Home Escape obstacle course
• Visit from AirCare Medical Helicopter

Arcola Volunteer Fire Department Open House
Sunday, October 16, 2022, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - 24300 Stone Springs Blvd, Sterling, VA, 20166

Join us at the Station 9 Annex for fun October Fire Safety and Prevention Month activities. Events to include:

• Touch a Truck - Fire & EMS Vehicle Displays and Fire Truck rides
• AirCare Medevac Helicopter visit
• Meet your local First Responders
• Play fun games and learn about fire safety
• See safety demos and more!

Have you ever thought about becoming an EMT Basic, Advanced, or Paramedic? You can do it! Find out how at OpenNewDoors.o...
09/22/2022

Have you ever thought about becoming an EMT Basic, Advanced, or Paramedic?

You can do it! Find out how at OpenNewDoors.org

We hope you got a chance to see our volunteers at the Dulles Plane Pull event today!
09/17/2022

We hope you got a chance to see our volunteers at the Dulles Plane Pull event today!

Come to Hamilton Volunteer Rescue Squad this Saturday
09/08/2022

Come to Hamilton Volunteer Rescue Squad this Saturday

Hey friends, this Saturday it's the Hamilton Rescue Open House!

Come on out! Bring the family!

Meet your first responders, see demonstrations, ride on the coolest ATV's out there and you may even see the AirCare helicopter land.

Oh, and did we mention there is free food? Oh yeah!

If you have ever been interested in becoming a volunteer EMT with free training and a wealth of benefits, talk to us while you are there.

Join us on a free no-obligation ride along, and see for yourself that you have what it takes. Yes, on real calls with real first responders.

And we will even buy you dinner just for joining us!

Visit www.rescuehamilton.today and check the box for your opportunity to experience the HVRS.

Fire engines don't put out fires, people do.Defibrillators don't save lives, people do.The Jaws-of-Life never rescued an...
09/06/2022

Fire engines don't put out fires, people do.
Defibrillators don't save lives, people do.
The Jaws-of-Life never rescued anyone on its own.
It takes people.

Join at www.OpenNewDoors.org
Loudoun County Fire and Rescue

On Saturday, 26 of Loudoun County Fire and Rescue’s newest volunteers participated in their first training course as mem...
08/30/2022

On Saturday, 26 of Loudoun County Fire and Rescue’s newest volunteers participated in their first training course as members of their departments.

During this all day course they received an overview of the benefits available to volunteers, learned how to log into their online training accounts, participated in Hands-On Blood Borne Pathogens training, and became CPR & AED certified.

Now these volunteers will continue their education by training to becoming firefighters, EMTs, drivers, and administrative volunteers all over Loudoun County

Visit www.OpenNewDoors.org to get more information

08/19/2022

Extrication Training!

Come support the Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department 5k on October 1st!Loudoun County Fire and Rescue
08/15/2022

Come support the Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department 5k on October 1st!

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Run with Us, so we can Run for You

Join us for our 4th Annual 5K
Saturday 01OCT - 430p
This point to point race starts at Station 6 (Ashburn Road) and ends at House 6 Brewery (Atwater Drive)

At the finish line, join us for an after party with Paper Airplanes (live band), food truck, beer and a few other fun surprises.

You must register by 10SEP to get a commemorative tshirt.
Registration includes tshirt (before 10SEP), finishers medal, custom race bib and a beer (for those 21 years of age and over)

More information here
https://ashburnfirerescue.org/news-events/5k/

21 new volunteer EMT are being tested on the EMT skills they learned in class over the past 2 months. We look forward to...
08/04/2022

21 new volunteer EMT are being tested on the EMT skills they learned in class over the past 2 months.
We look forward to seeing you as released providers in Loudoun County soon.
You got this!
Find out how to be in our next EMT class www.OpenNewDoors.org

Loudoun County Fire and Rescue
Purcellville Volunteer Rescue Squad
Ashburn Volunteer Fire Rescue Department - AVFRD
Purcellville Volunteer Fire Company
Lovettsville Volunteer Fire and Rescue
Sterling Volunteer Fire Company
Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad
Loudoun County Volunteer Rescue Squad
Hamilton Volunteer Rescue Squad
Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company Offices at Station One

07/30/2022
Bucket Brigade competition

Great time at the annual Firefighter Competition at the Loudoun County Fair.
Congrats Loudoun Career Fire Fighters Association - IAFF Local 3756 for winning the trophy this year! Great job Lovettsville Volunteer Fire and Rescue for coordinating and competing.
Get involved! www.OpenNewDoors.org

Loudoun County Fire and Rescue

Now is the time to get involved. No experience is required. All training is free to Loudoun County Volunteers. Visit Ope...
07/28/2022
LOUDOUN COUNTY VOLUNTEER FIRE-RESCUE

Now is the time to get involved. No experience is required. All training is free to Loudoun County Volunteers. Visit OpenNewDoors.org to get started,

Loudoun County Fire and Rescue

Whether you’re new to public safety or if you are veteran looking for a new challenge, we want you! Our volunteers come from a wide age range, and many different backgrounds. They are your neighbors, your friends, and your family. This is a great way to support your local community, prepare for a ...

We’re with Sterling Volunteer Fire Company at the ADAMS center today! Loudoun County Fire and Rescue
07/24/2022

We’re with Sterling Volunteer Fire Company at the ADAMS center today!

Loudoun County Fire and Rescue

Have you ever considered becoming a volunteer in Loudoun County Fire and Rescue? Check out  Lovettsville!
07/14/2022

Have you ever considered becoming a volunteer in Loudoun County Fire and Rescue? Check out Lovettsville!

WE NEED YOU!!! - Operational and administrative volunteers - Full EMS and Fire training is provided at no cost and no prior experience is necessary - we will give you all the tools you need to succeed!
If you don’t want to run calls, we still need all the help we can get with keeping everything running smoothly behind the scenes.
Please message us if you want to get involved in an amazing organization and be part of something bigger or visit us at www.LVFR.org

Photos from Sterling Volunteer Fire Company's post
07/11/2022

Photos from Sterling Volunteer Fire Company's post

Start the experience of a lifetime.Find out how to join by visiting OpenNewDoors.orgLoudoun County Fire and Rescue
07/07/2022

Start the experience of a lifetime.
Find out how to join by visiting OpenNewDoors.org
Loudoun County Fire and Rescue

Join us in congratulating the students from our Spring 2022 graduation ceremony. The classes honored at our celebration ...
06/30/2022

Join us in congratulating the students from our Spring 2022 graduation ceremony. The classes honored at our celebration were Firefighter class 22-1, Advanced EMT, and 2 EMT-B classes. Our graduates were honored by several speakers, including System Chief Keith Johnson, Supervisor Koran Saines, and Clerk of the Circuit Court Gary Clemens, who swore in all of the newly certified Firefighters and EMTs. Well done to the top graduates chosen from each class, and all of the graduating first responders!

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Loudoun County Government

06/20/2022

“Thank you to whoever you are.”
The words spoken from the female survivor after being carried out of a burning building.

Purcellville Volunteer Rescue Squad’s volunteer medic Rachel Martin works full-time as a police officer.
Attached is a powerful video of her courageous actions, along with her partner, saving the lives of two individuals trapped in a house fire.

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Photos from Loudoun United FC's post
06/18/2022

Photos from Loudoun United FC's post

Congratulations graduates!
06/16/2022

Congratulations graduates!

Photos from Loudoun County Fire and Rescue's post
06/12/2022

Photos from Loudoun County Fire and Rescue's post

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Loudoun County Fire-Rescue provides volunteer and career first responder coverage in Loudoun County. We are constantly recruiting persons who are interested in bettering themselves and their community by becoming a volunteer firefighter, EMT, or administrative member. No experience necessary and we provide all training at no cost to our career and volunteer personnel. We also provide various benefits such as tax waivers, college reimbursement, and retirement benefits. Volunteers run out of multiple stations throughout Loudoun County. This is a great opportunity for persons interested in the medical and public safety field, wish to improve their health, want to give back to their community, become a part of their community, or have a desire to make a difference in someone’s life.

Visit us at www.OpenNewDoors.org or call/text (571) 442-2801 for more information.


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This evening members of the Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company attended the graduation ceremony of Fire and EMS students that were enrolled in classes during Fall 2021. Included in tonight’s ceremony were seven Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company members.

LVFC graduates from Fire School 21-2 include
PFFs Rodrigo Mondragon, Ricardo Rodas, Patrick Carter, and Will Cawood.

LVFC graduates from the Fall 2021 EMT class include Captain Sarah Krueger, FF Alena Lightbody, and PFF Max Bennett.

PFF Max Bennett was named Top Student in the Fall EMT class by going above and beyond the minimum work needed to pass the course. On top of the course load PFF Bennet organized study sessions outside of class and helped ensure not only he understood the material but all his classmates did as well to help them succeed.

We are extremely proud of all our graduates who put in countless hours of both class time and additional studying over many months to successfully pass their respected courses.

We want to thank all the instructors who dedicated countless time to ensure the success of all students. Also special thank you to all their families and friends for supporting these students while they were in class.

Lastly, thank you to Loudoun County Fire and Rescue leadership, Chair Phyllis J. Randall, Loudoun County Government County Administer Hemstreet, and Town of Leesburg, Virginia District Supervisor Umstattd for attending tonight’s ceremony.

Congratulations to all graduates!

Loudoun County Volunteer Fire and Rescue
Kelly Burk, Leesburg
Congratulations to our partners Loudoun County Volunteer Rescue Squad for celebrating 70 years of service to the Town of Leesburg, Virginia and Loudoun County.

We are fortunate to have Co. 13 provide emergency service along side us every day.

Here’s to 70 more!


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Loudoun County Volunteer Fire and Rescue
As we continue to highlight our female members for , today's member spotlight is on Brittany Papaleo.

Brittany joined the Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company as an administrative member in January of 2018. Since then, she has taken the lead on countless fundraising events. Brittany worked to revamp our pancake breakfasts and worked alongside our admin group to implement a drive-through so we could still host pancake breakfasts safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Administrative members like Brittany enable us to interact with the community beyond just 911 calls.

We are thankful to have like Brittany as apart of our company and family!

Are you interested in serving the community? We are always accepting new applications for membership. For more information visit https://www.leesburgfire.org/join-lvfc

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Loudoun County Volunteer Fire and Rescue
As we continue to celebrate , today’s feature will also go along with our series!

Terri Fiske was the first female firefighter in the Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company. She was a third generation firefighter - Her grandfather, C W Fiske was a member of the LVFC in the 1930's and formed the first "First Aid Squad' within the fire company. Her father J W "Billy" Fiske became a member in the late 1950's after helping organize the Loudoun County Volunteer Rescue Squad. Billy Fiske went on to earn the rank of Chief and then Life Member within the Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company. Terri's mother, Rose Fiske was a charter member and President of the LVFC Ladies Auxiliary as well as a Life Member. Terri Served in the fire company from 1975 until 1981.

Black and White photo of Terri at the 1976 Goose Creek Country Club Fire, to the left of Sonny Danner in the white coat.

Color photo of Terri (far right) receiving instructions at a large barn converted to a house in 1977

We are thankful for Terri and all the who paved the way for women in the fire service today!

Are you interested in serving the community? We are always accepting new applications for both operational and administrative membership. For more information visit https://www.leesburgfire.org/join-lvfc

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The Lost history of the Leesburg Volunteers
March is and throughout the month we will highlight all the amazing women we have in our department.

Today’s highlight is Firefighter Dani Gorsky. FF Gorsky has been a member of the Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company for going on two years since joining in January 2020. After successfully completing Firefighter 1 and 2 in fall of 2020 and EMT in June of 2021, Dani was given her black shield making her a fully released firefighter.

We are thankful for FF Gorsky and all our for serving the Town of Leesburg, Virginia and Loudoun County.

Are you interested in serving the community? We are always accepting new applications for membership. For more information visit https://www.leesburgfire.org/join-lvfc

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Loudoun County Volunteer Fire and Rescue
March is and throughout the month we will highlight all the amazing women we have in our department.

We are kicking the series off today on by highlighting Sarah “Red” Krueger. Sarah has been in the fire rescue system for 13 years. Red is also the first female fire officer in the Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company, being promoted to Lieutenant in 2016 and currently holding the position of Captain. She also serves as Secretary on the administrative side.

We are thankful for Captain Krueger and all our for serving the Town of Leesburg, Virginia and Loudoun County.

Are you interested in serving the community? We are always accepting new applications for membership. For more information visit https://www.leesburgfire.org/join-lvfc

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Loudoun County Volunteer Fire and Rescue
In the month of February, members of the Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company and Loudoun County Fire and Rescue staff responded to 316 emergency calls for service. Company 1/20 units responded to an average of 11.3 total calls per day within the Town of Leesburg, Virginia and throughout Loudoun County. EMS calls accounted for 61% of the call volume while 39% were fire related incidents. Fire related incidents included 19 reported structure fires, 41 automatic alarms, and 26 vehicle accidents.

To the put our current call volume into perspective, 20 years ago LVFC averaged around 1,200-1,300 calls per year. The 2022 call volume, within two months, is already over half of the yearly average 20 years ago. With this increased call volume comes increased wear and tear on our apparatus. This not only increases maintenance cost but also shortens the life span of our apparatus. The community’s continued support helps offset the significant rising costs we face each year.

Are you interested in serving your community? We are always accepting new memberships which include both operational and administrate positions. Learn more at leesburgfire.org/join-lvfc


LCFR Rescue Company 20, Town of Leesburg
Loudoun County Volunteer Fire and Rescue
Kelly Burk, Leesburg
This week’s post is dedicated to Chief JB Anderson II. Chief Anderson served the and for over 50 years and trained countless new firefighters throughout the state.

Chief Anderson joined the Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company in 1966, and a few months later, left town to serve four years in the Air Force as a nuclear bomb technician with the 509th Bomb Wing of the 8th Air Force. He had the distinction of being one of a the very few who had ever diffused a live nuclear bomb. A B-52 bomber had returned to base with a live device that had accidentally armed itself and J.B. was called on to make it safe.

After being discharged in 1970, Chief Anderson returned to Leesburg and to the fire company. In 1975 and 1976, J.B. was elected Captain 1; Assistant Chief in 1977, then Chief from 1978 through 1980. JB became a Fire Marshal with Loudoun County Fire and Rescue and started work as “FM-4,” under O.R. Dube’ in 1980. In 1981, he was the Assistant Chief, then Captain from 1982 through 1984. In 1992 and 1993, he was elected Assistant Chief. J.B. served as the Company parliamentarian on and off for over forty years and was a Company Photographer, taking thousands of photos and videos of Company operations.

During his time in the Company, JB has had a hand in almost every aspect of our operation. With fifty-two years of service, he still regularly attended company meetings until his health began to decline. His knowledge of the Fire Company history has been invaluable in piecing our heritage together. He is responsible for saving over one thousand important Company documents; including meeting minutes, by-laws, newspaper clippings and photos, from as far back as 1925. His work on our history has been instrumental in allowing us move forward with documenting and publishing our legacy. J.B. was a recipient of many awards but one of his proudest moments came in 2017, when the Fire Company honored him by dedicating the new Pierce Mfg Enforcer engine in his name.

Chief Anderson passed away in the summer of 2020 but the legacy he left behind still goes strong today. We will never forget the time and dedication he gave to the Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company and community for over 50 years.

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Town of Leesburg, Virginia
Today’s post brings together a snapshot from 1929 and 2018.

In 2018 we had the opportunity to recreate a picture taken in 1929 to commemorate our 215th Anniversary.

The top half of the picture taken in 1929 features Leesburg Firefighters standing with the newly delivered 1929 Seagrave Fire Apparatus Engine housed at the downtown firehouse built in 1927. The bottom half of the picture taken in 2018 features members of the Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company with the same 1929 Seagrave Engine at the same location of the downtown firehouse. With some creative editing, the 2018 photo was able to be edited to include the same backdrop as the 1929 photo.

To add onto our post we also have a LVFC history trivia question to go along with this picture.

Do you know the location where our fire station built in 1927 used to stand in downtown Leesburg? Bonus points if you can tell us what stands there today!
**hint - the location is on the same street as Fire Station 1 stands today but a little ways to the East.

Are you interested in serving your community? Visit https://www.leesburgfire.org/join-lvfc to learn more about how you can become a part of our 218 years and counting of service to the Town of Leesburg, Virginia and Loudoun County.


The Lost history of the Leesburg Volunteers
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