Ashburn Volunteer Fire Rescue Department - AVFRD

Ashburn Volunteer Fire Rescue Department - AVFRD Welcome to the Ashburn Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department page!
The Ashburn Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department (AVFRD) is a volunteer fire & rescue department that provides fire and emergency medical services to the citizens and visitors of Ashburn, Lansdowne and surrounding communities. Like all fire & rescue companies in Loudoun County, AVFRD is part of a combination career and volunteer system. Loudoun County Fire & Rescue career personnel staff both stations between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., and volunteers staff both stations between 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Station 6 also houses a twenty-four hour career Medic. Currently, AVFRD has approximately 200 active members. We are your neighbors, friends, coworkers, and the "strangers" you chat with in line at the grocery store. We represent a wide range of occupations, with a wide range of skills, but we share one professional goal: to be there when you need us. AVFRD is always looking for hardworking and dedicated members. Take the time to read our membership section (www.ashburnfirerescue.org) to learn more about volunteering in your community.
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Since 1944, the Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department (AVFRD) has been answering your calls. We are a part of the Loudoun County Fire and Rescue system, responding from Station 6 (Ashburn) and Station 22 (Landsdowne). Our community is growing and so is the need for volunteers to become trained firefighters and emergency medical technicians (EMTs). We also need administrative volunteers to assist with community outreach, public education, fundraising, publicity, building maintenance and clerical duties. As a non-profit organization, we rely on the community that we serve to support us. Visit our website for more information on how you can support us through our fundraising events and general donations.

Mission: The Ashburn Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department (AVFRD) is committed to protecting the lives and property of Ashburn and Loudoun County residents and visitors by providing the best possible fire, rescue, emergency and medical response services. We pledge to perform our duty with courage and dedication. We also strive to be active in our community and proactive with public education and prevention campaigns.

A big thank you to Erika & Ann’s Creations for the donation of handmade face coverings for our volunteers!  We appreciat...
04/25/2020

A big thank you to Erika & Ann’s Creations for the donation of handmade face coverings for our volunteers! We appreciate our #NeighborsHelpingNeighbors!

04/23/2020
YouTube

https://youtu.be/vKd7dDUjxMk

AVFRD Celebrates 75 Years of Neighbors Helping Neighbors. This is the video that was created for our banquet and is a compilation of photos through the years. (This is better quality video.)

Loudoun County Fire and Rescue
04/22/2020

Loudoun County Fire and Rescue

The Loudoun County Fire Marshal's Office reminds residents and visitors that open burning is prohibited in Loudoun County between May 1st, 2020 and September 30th, 2020. These regulations prohibit open air fires or open burning with the following considerations... ow.ly/zXEk50zltcN

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

04/19/2020
Ashburn Volunteer Fire Rescue Department - AVFRD

Due to COVID 19 events have all been canceled, but this is a perfect time to be thinking about future events. This year’s 5K race is scheduled for Saturday, October 10th. You can sign up now and take this time of social distancing to get out and go for a run or just take a walk in preparation!!

https://potomac.enmotive.com/events/register/2020-ashburn-volunteer-fire-amp-rescue-5k

And they're off! Our inaugural 5k race has started. Next stop House 6 Brewing Co. for the after-party!

Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Spotlight on Alexandra Quist.Name: Alexandra QuistRank/Title: Sergeant/ EMT-BDuty Crew...
04/12/2020

Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Spotlight on Alexandra Quist.

Name: Alexandra Quist
Rank/Title: Sergeant/ EMT-B
Duty Crew: Friday
When I am not at the firehouse I work as a certified Medical Assistant for a family practice.

Reston, Virginia is where I grew up, but I moved out to the Ashburn area to be closer to my grandma to help take care of her. I have always loved helping people, so when I got the letter in the mail from AVFRD asking for volunteers, I knew that's exactly what I wanted to do. Incidentally, I met my husband, Matt Quist, at the firehouse where he is also a volunteer as a Sergeant Firefighter/EMT. We currently live on a farm out in Lovettsville where we have two dogs, six chickens, two ducks, one guinea fowl, three goats and our neighbor’s cows that stay on our property. When I have free time I love to paint, draw, read and garden.

Safety Tip: STAY HOME! Wash your hands and make sure your smoke detectors are up to date.

Thank you to Taíno Foods USA for providing our crews with an awesome meal this week!  Row House and House 6 Brewing Co. ...
04/12/2020

Thank you to Taíno Foods USA for providing our crews with an awesome meal this week! Row House and House 6 Brewing Co. teamed up with Taíno Foods to support the meals. Our crews appreciated the delicious authentic Puerto Rican fare!

Taíno Foods USA will continue accepting #BOGOMeals donations for our local front-line workers during this challenging time (Reston Hospital staff were served yesterday!) Contact [email protected] or 703.817.6564 to support this effort.

A huge thanks to the The Ashburn Pub for providing dinner for our crew tonight.  Delicious delivery from a local restaur...
04/12/2020

A huge thanks to the The Ashburn Pub for providing dinner for our crew tonight. Delicious delivery from a local restaurant who is proud to be #NeighborsHelpingNeighbors

Your donations at work!
Proud to feed our local Ashburn Firemen!
#SupportLocal

It’s important to wear all PPE correctly.
04/10/2020
How NOT to Wear a Mask

It’s important to wear all PPE correctly.

Wearing a face mask takes some getting used to. To get the most benefit, you need to avoid these common mistakes.

Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Member Spotlight on Jennifer AbateName: Jennifer AbateRank: Firefighter/EMTCrew: Wedne...
04/08/2020

Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Member Spotlight on Jennifer Abate

Name: Jennifer Abate
Rank: Firefighter/EMT
Crew: Wednesday

By day, I’m Vice President at Morgan Stanley. I have been there for the last 17 years where I help manage investment money for my clients, individuals and small businesses. I’ve always loved the stock market and working with people.
My young kids keep me on my toes, and when I’m not breaking up fights I enjoy cooking, weightlifting and spending time at the shooting range. I have always been interested in the fire service and an unexpected change of events in my life made the timing perfect to start getting involved. I’m coming up on my two year anniversary with AVFRD and look forward to many more.

Safety tip: Keep your fingers clear of the axe when striking an object. Just trust me in this one.

04/01/2020
Children’s National Hospital

Here is a great way to explain to kids what is going on around them in a clear and honest way that won't scare them.

Visual supports like picture-based booklets help children with autism manage new or unfamiliar experiences. The Children’s National Hospital’s Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, Pediatric Health Network and Beyond the Spectrum program have put together this story to help children understand some of the changes we have made in our daily lives due to COVID-19.

Loudoun County Sheriff's Office
03/31/2020

Loudoun County Sheriff's Office

UPDATE: Thank you all who shared this post.

The child has been reunited with her family.

ORIGINAL POST: The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance to help locate the family of a found child.

A young child, approximately 3-years-old, was located alone a short time ago in the area of the Ashburn Sports Pavilion near Ashburn Village Boulevard. She is wearing a red shirt and grey pants with gold stars on the knees.

Anyone with any information about the identity of this child or parent’s contact information is asked to contact LCSO at 703-777-1021 or 9-1-1.

We've had many of our good neighbors ask what they can do during this time to help our volunteers as they serve the comm...
03/28/2020

We've had many of our good neighbors ask what they can do during this time to help our volunteers as they serve the community. Donating PPE through Loudoun County is one of the ways that you can help. The County will ensure that the equipment is distributed to all agencies who are in need. Beyond PPE, please note:

- Our stations are currently closed to the public to protect you and our first responders from potential exposures.
- We are not accepting donations of prepared food at this time.
- Our public education events, Pancake Breakfast and Ride-Along programs are postponed until further notice.

Rest assured that our volunteers, together with our partners at Loudoun County Fire and Rescue, are well trained and prepared to respond to your call should you need us. We are committed to being #NeighborsHelpingNeighbors and are encouraged to see so many of you doing the same!

#Loudoun County is accepting donations of personal protective equipment for distribution to health care providers and facilities. Details here: loudoun.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=5642

Here's a young man who understands the value of #NeighborsHelpingNeighbors.  Great work, Zohaib!
03/27/2020
Ashburn Patch

Here's a young man who understands the value of #NeighborsHelpingNeighbors. Great work, Zohaib!

Seven-year-old Zohaib Begg hit the jackpot when he visited hotels in Ashburn to see if they had protective gear to donate to hospitals.

Congratulations to our most recent Firefighter and EMT graduates.  Ashburn now has 11 new EMT-B and 8 new Firefighters i...
03/23/2020

Congratulations to our most recent Firefighter and EMT graduates. Ashburn now has 11 new EMT-B and 8 new Firefighters in our ranks. A special congratulations to AVFRD's own Dan Doherty who graduated as Top Student in the EMT-B class. Despite the ongoing virus concerns, we continue to train and grow so that we can be ready to serve you and the rest of our community. Please join us in thanking these newly certified team members who undertook hundreds of hours of training to become #NeighborsHelpingNeighbors!

81 Loudoun County First Responders Graduate Fire and EMS Training

The Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System (LC-CFRS) is honored to announce the graduation of 81 personnel who successfully completed various levels of fire and rescue training. Though the official graduation ceremony, scheduled for March 23, 2020 has been cancelled, it is important to recognize and praise the accomplishments of these men and women who have made the commitment to serve their communities.
Of the 81 graduates, 29 students completed the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course, 11 completed Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (A-EMT), and 41 students completed Firefighter I-II. In addition to their full-time jobs, schooling, and family obligations, each of the graduates spent countless hours over the last six months training to achieve Loudoun County, Virginia State and National Certifications in their respective programs.
Course instructors for each class chose one individual to be recognized as the ‘top student’. The ‘top student’ is chosen for their ability to lead and motivate their classmates, their tremendous level of dedication, as well their academic performance. The ‘top students’ being recognized in each of the graduating courses are as follows:

Emergency Medical Technician:
Dan Doherty - Ashburn Volunteer Fire-Rescue Company

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician:
Lillybeth Seng - Purcellville Volunteer Rescue Squad

Firefighter I/II:
Nicholas Prior - Sterling Volunteer Fire Company

Academies of Loudoun Firefighter I/II:
Samantha Sanchez - Sterling Volunteer Fire Company

Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System congratulates our newest first responders and welcomes them to the LC-CFRS family. These graduates join a System of career and volunteer providers who continue to embody our core values of Teamwork, Integrity, Professionalism and Service. A full listing of graduates can be found here http://ow.ly/ahS750yTnb9.

To learn more about the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System visit www.loudoun.gov/fire and for information on becoming a volunteer first responder in Loudoun, visit www.OpenNewDoors.org.

Loudoun County Volunteer Fire-Rescue
Sterling Volunteer Fire Company
Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad
Loudoun County Volunteer Rescue Squad
Purcellville Volunteer Fire Company
Purcellville Volunteer Rescue Squad
Arcola Volunteer Fire Department
Ashburn Volunteer Fire Rescue Department - AVFRD
Lucketts Volunteer Fire Dept
Hamilton Volunteer Fire Department
Hamilton Volunteer Rescue Squad
Round Hill Volunteer Fire Department
Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company
Lovettsville Volunteer Fire and Rescue

The Burn
03/22/2020

The Burn

Our partner publication, Ashburn Magazine, is looking for "good news" stories coming out of this difficult time. We are talking the "above and beyond," crazy cool or just plain heartwarming. Neighbors helping neighbors. Good deeds. Businesses going the extra mile. If you know of a positive Ashburn area story, please send the details, any contact names and email/phone numbers, and any related photos to [email protected]. Thank you.

Loudoun Water
03/20/2020

Loudoun Water

It’s that time of year again – starting next week our crews will begin our annual hydrant flushing program. This is standard practice for many water utility systems throughout the United States.

Hydrant flushing has several benefits including clearing sediment from the lines, giving crews a chance to monitor our system and ensuring high standards of water quality.

For the safety of our employees and our customers, we ask that you help them to practice safe social distancing and do not approach them while they are working. If you have any questions or concerns about flushing or the crews in your area, please contact our Customer Relations department at 571-291-7880 and they will be happy to assist you.

More information is available on our website: https://bit.ly/33ylRoF

Loudoun County Fire and Rescue
03/19/2020

Loudoun County Fire and Rescue

🚨Please read and share the following safety and social distancing measures that have been enacted for the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System. Some items below affect upcoming events, inspections and public education opportunities.🚨

As our region continues to deal with the spread of COVID-19, firefighters, emergency medical professionals and 9-1-1 dispatchers within the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System (LC-CFRS) remain fully staffed and ready to answer your call. Emergency response will not change and there have been no reductions in service. Call or text 9-1-1 if you are having an emergency!

In order to protect our first responders, essential employees and citizens from additional risk of exposure to COVID-19, LC-CFRS has instituted several operational practices as well as social distancing sanctions such as:

✅ LC-CFRS personnel are being actively monitored for signs and symptoms of illness before each shift. Any demonstrating flu-like symptoms will not be allowed to remain in the station/worksite or respond to incidents.

✅ Our first responders are using enhanced personal protective equipment and decontamination procedures on emergency incidents and at worksites such as:
▪️Maintaining six feet of distance from patients upon arrival and for our initial assessment, when possible.
▪️Using personal protective equipment such as masks, goggles, gloves and gowns to limit exposures.
▪️Placing masks on patients, when possible.
▪️LC-CFRS members are systematically disinfecting exposed surfaces, high touch points, and any equipment in our stations and on emergency apparatus.

✅ Fire stations will be closed to the public and any non-essential personnel.
▪️This does not apply to any person suffering a medical emergency.
▪️Food donations from the public will not be accepted at LC-CFRS stations and worksites. Although the kindness and generosity of our residents is appreciated, the safety of our first responders is paramount.

✅ Public events scheduled at any LC-CFRS Stations or with LC-CFRS personnel have been postponed or cancelled until further notice. LC-CFRS staff will not be participating in school/daycare visits, fire station tours, birthday parties, “touch a truck” type events, fundraising or other community outreach events.

✅ Loudoun County Fire Marshal inspection activities may be re-scheduled or postponed. For information, please call 703-737-8600 during regular business hours.

✅ Fire and life safety remain critical considerations especially as we are spending more time in our homes.
▪️Visit www.loudoun.gov/fireprevention for information on safety measures such as smoke alarms, home escape planning and fire prevention. Loudoun County residents may still call 703-737-8093, email us or visit www.loudoun.gov/smokealarms to request assistance with smoke alarms.

Loudoun County Fire and Rescue headquarters remains operational during normal business hours however we are operating under increased telework and social distancing measures. Please call 703-777-0333 to contact our staff for NON-EMERGENT information or visit our website www.loudoun.gov/fire.

For information regarding COVID-19 response and prevention in Loudoun County please visit www.loudoun.gov/coronavirus or call the COVID-19 hotline at 703-737-8300.

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

Loudoun County Fire and Rescue
03/14/2020

Loudoun County Fire and Rescue

‪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

Loudoun County Fire and Rescue
03/13/2020

Loudoun County Fire and Rescue

Keep Your Community Healthy! You may not realize it, but responding to the 2020 Census today is one way to make sure communities are prepared for healthcare events like the COVID-19 pandemic. It takes just 10 minutes, your answers are confidential, and for every person not counted Loudoun loses out on $2,000 a year in federal funding that funds healthcare services including Medicaid, school meals, and other key programs. Visit www.2020Census.gov to respond today and learn more about how the Census supports a healthier Loudoun County.

Don't forget to check your smoke detector batteries when you set your clocks forward tonight! Smoke detectors greater th...
03/08/2020

Don't forget to check your smoke detector batteries when you set your clocks forward tonight! Smoke detectors greater than 10 years old should also be replaced.

Please consider donating blood if you're able.
03/06/2020

Please consider donating blood if you're able.

We are sharing this message from our friends at @hoxworthbloodcenter and it’s our message as well. If you are healthy & well, please make time to donate blood now. Call us at 1-866-BLOODSAVES to make a lifesaving appointment or visit www.inovabloodsaves.org to find a neighborhood location. #repost Hoxworth has received a number of questions regarding the recent #coronavirus (2019 n-CoV) outbreak. At this time, Hoxworth Blood Center and other U.S. blood banks are continuing to collect lifesaving blood products as usual. We are urging individuals to make and keep donation appointments and organized blood drives to ensure the continued adequacy of the blood supply.

The 2019 n-CoV poses no additional risk to blood donors for the mere fact of being blood donors, either during the donation process or from attending organized blood drives. The 2019 n-CoV also poses no additional risk to patients receiving blood transfusions. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have not recommended any additional action by blood centers.

It is imperative that healthy individuals donate to minimize disruptions to the blood supply and ensure blood is available for patients. If the outbreak of n-CoV expands, additional challenges may arise, which could potentially reduce the number of eligible donors and disrupt collection events. Since it is the blood already on the shelves that saves lives, maintaining a sufficient blood supply is essential to ensure patients in need receive optimal treatment.

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We believe that when neighbors help neighbors, our community becomes stronger and safer. The Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department (AVFRD) has been serving our neighbors since our founding in 1944. Today, our 150+ volunteers freely give of their time and energy - often at the expense of family time, overtime pay and sleep - to respond to our neighbors’ calls for help from Station 6 (Ashburn) and Station 22 (Landsdowne) as part of the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue system. We are a diverse group of men and women, with ages from 16-90, representing the wide variety of cultures, professions and families in our community.

Our volunteers, past and present, share a common set of values - pride, dedication, sacrifice, family, diversity, duty and a sense of community. If you share these values and are looking for a challenge, a way to give back to your community or to be a part of something that truly matters, come, be a part of our tradition; Volunteer as an EMT or Firefighter. You don't need to be a resident of Ashburn to join us, and no experience is necessary - we'll provide all of the training you need. The skills and experiences our volunteers gain through their training and service are taken back into the community where they benefit our day jobs, our families, our neighbors and ourselves.

Our volunteer ranks also include administrative members. Want to be part of the action, but not interested in running into burning buildings or riding on an ambulance? Our Administrative Members provide administrative and fund-raising support for the operation and the business of our department. From accounting, computer support, public relations, marketing, maintenance, IT, community education and administrative functions – there’s plenty to do behind the scenes. Anyone who does not have the desire to participate directly in operational services, or those who cannot meet the physical demands for serving as a Firefighter/EMT or EMT are encouraged to bring their unique skills to the community as an Administrative Member of AVFRD.

As a non-profit organization, we rely on the community that we serve to support us. Visit our website at https://ashburnfirerescue.org for more information on how you can support us through our fundraising events and general donations.

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Thank you AVFRD for being our frontline heroes.. Ashburn Village Sports Pavilion and Ashburn Village thank you for everything you do to keep us safe.
Hi! Many,many...many years ago, when I was running the Explorer Post, we did a controlled burn at the intersection of (now) LoCo Parkway and Waxpool Road where all the data centers are. The house was sitting by its lonesome on the SW corner. Do you all have a "before" picture by ANY wild chance?
January 18th -12:00-4:00pm. AVFRD CHILI DAYS Fundraiser - we're back for our 6th year at Old Ox Brewery, Guilford Drive, Ashburn!!- Come and join the fun. Family Friendly. Celebrity chefs and you pick the “Best of” Chili and enjoy our special AVFRD brewski. see our website for more details: www.ashburnfirerescue.org/events. Sponsorships available, contact [email protected] or 703 405 7137.
CFC Season has officially begun!!! Be sure to sign up and share with all your friends ! Our CFC number is 51668
thank you for helping Mike last night. your service was prompt and appreciated! this is why we donate each year. Mike is doing well today. his collar bone was badly broken and scapula is fractured. he never would have gotten off the trail with out your help! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
HAPPY SNOW DAY!!! It's a perfect time to think about throwing an amazing holiday party. Let us help you host your event or let's take some pressure off and cater it! #tistheseason #holidayparty #catering #delivery #happyhour #festive #meetmeatthefinn #blackfinnashburn #FINNFAM *** also all first responders get 15% off all food ALL THE TIME*** Thank you for all that you do and we hope to see you soon!!!
James O'Donnell shared their photo. Published by Michael Martin · A Good Friend of mine, Lt. James O’Donnell has written a new book titled “ Sons Of Valor Parents Of Faith” In his book Lt. O’Donnell looks at the lives of Ten First Responders, Nine Of which were Members of the New York City Fire Department and One a Member Of the New York City Police Department whose lives were Tragically cut short due to the Terrorist Attack on September 11 , 2001 at the World Trade Center and how their Families have had to cope with the loss of a Loved One on 9-11; exploring their spiritual and emotional journeys Please Everyone Like and Share this Page Lt O’Donnell is donating All proceeds from the Sale of this Book to Various FDNY 9-11 Charities. Book available @ Amazon and Barnes and Noble .
Thanks for letting the Sterling Lions join you this morning to sell or remaining Florida Oranges and Grapefruits. We will be there about 9, need time to pack up and move our inventory. 100% of all proceeds will be donated to the community.
Another great Boy Scout Troop 58 lawnmowing service project for the firehouse today! Just a small token of appreciation for all of the support our Troop gets from the firehouse team.
December 7-8, 2017 Grant Management Class Hosted by Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
THANK you all , for your services.