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.

When you join the fire department, you become family.  Today we're celebrating the wedding of two of our own.  Congrats ...
11/02/2019

When you join the fire department, you become family. Today we're celebrating the wedding of two of our own. Congrats Matt and Alicia!

Thanks to our friends at Sterling Volunteer Fire Company for inviting us to train on these live-fire evolutions this pas...
10/29/2019

Thanks to our friends at Sterling Volunteer Fire Company for inviting us to train on these live-fire evolutions this past Saturday. Ashburn sent teams of both firefighters and EMTs (who provided medical/rehab support during the burns). Ashburn personnel also served as ignitors and safety officers during this training. Live-fire training is invaluable to our volunteers as it is the most realistic environment to experience fire behavior in typical structures in our neighborhoods (and it's a ton of fun!).

Are you interested in volunteering as a firefighter or EMT? Attend our Volunteering Info Meeting: Firefighters, EMTs and Administrative tonight to learn more about the process and to fill out an application!

This past Saturday, the SVFC and Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad along with the Ashburn Volunteer Fire Rescue Department - AVFRD and our career partners with Loudoun County Fire and Rescue conducted a live-fire training exercise on the grounds of the Falcons Landing Retirement Community.

Firefighters train rigorously at the Oliver Robert “O.R.” Dubé Fire and Rescue Training Academy in Leesburg, however, live-fire training exercises such as this provide critical training in more realistic (less predictable) scenarios.

More than a dozen evolutions were performed on adjacent dwellings throughout the day. Crews rotated through the various responsibilities that are typically found on the fire ground.

We are very appreciative of the support and generosity of our great community partners at the Falcons Landing Retirement Community!

Here is a link to our photo gallery from the exercise:

https://sterlingfire.smugmug.com/Live-Fire-Training-Burn-October-26-2019/

Photo Credits:

Dave Payne - Sterling Volunteer Fire Company
Andrew Young - Sterling Volunteer Fire Company
Megan Kingston - Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad

Today we recognize National First Responders Day to honor our volunteer firefighters and EMS providers who freely give o...
10/28/2019

Today we recognize National First Responders Day to honor our volunteer firefighters and EMS providers who freely give of their time, talents and energy to serve and protect Ashburn. We also recognize our neighboring volunteer departments, career partners with Loudoun County Fire and Rescue, law enforcement officers, and dispatchers who all work together to keep our community safe.

Are you interested in volunteering to serve in Ashburn? Attend our Volunteering Info Meeting: Firefighters, EMTs and Administrative tomorrow to learn more and fill out our application! #NationalFirstResponderday

A great day for our first 5K race! Thank you to all of our sponsors and participants. #neighborshelpingneighbors #AVFRD
10/20/2019

A great day for our first 5K race! Thank you to all of our sponsors and participants. #neighborshelpingneighbors #AVFRD

10/19/2019

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

10/19/2019
It’s not too late to register for tomorrow’s 5K!   We are at the Broadlands Potomac Running store until 7pm and you ...
10/18/2019

It’s not too late to register for tomorrow’s 5K!

We are at the Broadlands Potomac Running store until 7pm and you can register onsite tomorrow as well!

www.ashburnfirerescue.org/go/5k

10/14/2019

Volunteer EMT/Paramedic Opportunities Now Available

10/14/2019

Volunteer Firefighters respond in many ways to help our community members when they are in need — fires, vehicle accidents, medical emergencies, hazardous situations, technical rescues, service calls and much more. Firefighter volunteers are often cross-trained as both Firefighters and Emergency Medical Responders (EMR) or Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT). Training is free and takes place in our stations or at the Loudoun County Fire and Rescue Training Center in Leesburg at convenient times for volunteers with varied schedules, including evening, weekend and summer classes. Serve your community, make lifetime memories, find friends, change your world.

Our All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast 🥞 is in full swing and there still room for you!! Remember for the kids, we hav...
10/13/2019

Our All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast 🥞 is in full swing and there still room for you!! Remember for the kids, we have a great craft today. #neighborshelpingneighbors #AVFRD

Thank you to the folks at Charles Schwarb for sponsoring today’s Pancake Breakfast! We appreciate your support!!! #nei...
10/13/2019

Thank you to the folks at Charles Schwarb for sponsoring today’s Pancake Breakfast! We appreciate your support!!! #neighborshelpingneighbors

Getting ready for this morning’s pancake breakfast at AVFRD. Join us from 8-12:00. Its not just pancakes!! We have Ket...
10/13/2019

Getting ready for this morning’s pancake breakfast at AVFRD. Join us from 8-12:00.

Its not just pancakes!! We have Keto friendly options! #neighborshelpingneighbors

Our first annual 5K is NEXT SATURDAY!  Will you be there?  Be sure to use code RUNWITHAVFRD to save $5.00!  www.ashburnf...
10/11/2019

Our first annual 5K is NEXT SATURDAY! Will you be there? Be sure to use code RUNWITHAVFRD to save $5.00!

www.ashburnfirerescue.org/go/5k

Thanks to our Silver and Gold Sponsors!

Gold Sponsors
the Zone
Loudoun Station
Williams Martial Arts and Fitness
Kelly Byrnes & Danker, PLLC
Sunbelt Rentals
The CAZA Group

Silver Sponsors
Bar Louie
Burgerim Ashburn Virginia
Eat The Frog Fitness
Eddie Merlot's
Gate Gourmet
JR's NY Soft Serve & Italian Ice
MainStreet Bank
The Olson Insurance Agency
Merritt J. Green General Counsel, P.C.
Pazzo Pomodoro Ashburn
Stretch Zone
Target Store Leesburg

Also thanks to MOD Pizza and Carolina Brothers Pit Barbeque for prize donations!

Our Open House event is open!  Come on down to the fire station at 20688 Ashburn Road for a fun, educational event for a...
10/06/2019

Our Open House event is open! Come on down to the fire station at 20688 Ashburn Road for a fun, educational event for all ages!

10/01/2019

Open House at Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department is less than a week away! We are very excited to share fire safety education, fun activities, and a chance to meet our dedicated volunteer firefighters, EMTs and administrative staff who keep our department ready to respond to your call for help. See you on Sunday at the firehouse!

Some great resources shared by our friends at Purcellville Volunteer Rescue Squad!
09/25/2019

Some great resources shared by our friends at Purcellville Volunteer Rescue Squad!

September is Preparedness Month, an excellent time to review whether you are prepared for emergencies and disasters. Do you and your family have emergency supplies to last 72 hours? Do you and your family have a plan to evacuate if it were ordered? Now's a perfect time to #beready!

This week's theme of Preparedness Month is 'Get Involved in Your Community's Preparedness.' This can include being a part of local Citizen Emergency Response Teams (CERTs), volunteering with the Red Cross and other disaster relief organizations, and certifying yourself in emergency skills like First Aid and CPR. This could also include volunteering with your local emergency services, like the Purcellville Volunteer Rescue Squad!

For more information, visit the links below!
-Loudoun County Office of Emergency Preparedness: https://www.loudoun.gov/725/Office-of-Emergency-Management
-Preparedness Planning and Information: https://www.ready.gov/
-FEMA Preparedness Podcast: https://www.fema.gov/podcast
-Local CERT teams: https://community.fema.gov/Register/Register_Search_Programs
-Volunteer Disaster Agencies in the Community: https://www.nvoad.org/

09/25/2019

Support our Mission as an Administrative / Auxiliary Volunteer

09/08/2019

Volunteer Firefighters respond in many ways to help our community members when they are in need — fires, vehicle accidents, medical emergencies, hazardous situations, technical rescues, service calls and much more. Firefighter volunteers are often cross-trained as both Firefighters and Emergency Medical Responders (EMR) or Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT). Training is free and takes place in our stations or at the Loudoun County Fire and Rescue Training Center in Leesburg at convenient times for volunteers with varied schedules, including evening, weekend and summer classes. Serve your community, make lifetime memories, find friends, change your world.

09/07/2019
Honor Flight Returns

The veterans from Honor Flight Network's Honor Flight - Top of Virginia event today returning to flags, waves and cheers today at Ashburn Volunteer Fire Rescue Department - AVFRD.

The community is ready to welcome Honor Flight - Top of Virginia Mission #9 veterans back to Ashburn Volunteer Fire Resc...
09/07/2019

The community is ready to welcome Honor Flight - Top of Virginia Mission #9 veterans back to Ashburn Volunteer Fire Rescue Department - AVFRD after their day in DC visiting their war memorials.

09/06/2019

We are thrilled to be hosting tomorrow's Honor Flight - Top of Virginia Mission #9. The Honor Flight Network transports our veteran heroes to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials. Top priority is given to the senior veterans – World War II survivors, along with those other veterans who may be terminally ill. Tomorrow's flight will include veterans from WWII, Korea and Vietnam who are local to our area.

For those who wish to welcome the flight back from their day in DC, please feel free to line their return route from the Claiborne exit of the Toll Road, to Gloucester Parkway, to Ashburn Road, ending at Ashburn Volunteer Fire Rescue Department - AVFRD by 4:45pm. Flag waving and cheering highly is encouraged!

If you are welcoming the flight back, please do not park at the fire station to leave room for buses and family parking. Please also do not park in the retail plaza across the street (Mediterranean Breeze Restaurant) so the space is available for their customers.

We hope you can join us in saluting our local heroes.

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Our volunteer crews responded to this early morning fire in Brambleton today.  We're thankful that all of the residents ...
09/01/2019

Our volunteer crews responded to this early morning fire in Brambleton today. We're thankful that all of the residents made it safely out of the home prior to our arrival. We'll share updates on ways that you can help these neighbors as they become available.

Sunday Morning House Fire in Ashburn Caused by Hot Grill Ashes
Ashburn, VA. – After an early morning house fire in Ashburn displaces five and does $750,000 in damages, fire officials offer important, and potentially lifesaving reminders about grilling safely.
Just before 4:45 a.m. today, Sunday, September 1st, 2019, the Loudoun County Emergency Communications Center received several 9-1-1 calls reporting a house fire in the 22,000 block of Taylorstown Hunt Court. The 9-1-1 callers reported visible fire coming from the rear and second story of the home. Fire and rescue units from Brambleton, Kincora, South Riding, Arcola, Ashburn, Leesburg and command officers were dispatched to the scene.
Due to supplemental information from our dispatchers while enroute, Moorefield Engine 623 requested a Level 1 RIT assignment bringing additional units from Ashburn, Sterling Park, Brambleton and Fairfax County. Engine 623 was the first unit to arrive on scene and confirmed that all occupants were safely out of the house. Firefighters used hoselines to attack the fire in the rear of the home and utilized Ashburn’s ladder truck to extinguish the fire from above.
Once the bulk of fire was knocked down, personnel were permitted to enter the structure to attack the fire from the interior. However, conditions quickly deteriorated and due to the danger of structural collapse firefighters were withdrawn and continued fighting the fire from a safe position outside. After additional efforts from the exterior, firefighters were allowed to carefully re-enter the house and extinguish any residual fire.
The resident of the home was initially awakened by his security system but found no hazards. Shortly thereafter he heard a loud noise and his smoke alarms began sounding. He and his family safely evacuated and called 9-1-1. Due to extensive fire and water damage the five residents are displaced and will be staying with family members. There were no civilian or firefighter injuries. The Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office investigation has determined the cause of the fire to be accidental, caused by improperly discarded grilling ashes on the rear deck of the home. The $750,000 damage estimate includes damages to structure as well as contents of the home.
Grill fires are preventable! Following just a few key safety tips can keep you and your family safe!
• Keep grills at least 15ft away from any structure and flammable materials.
• Soak wood chips, pellets, charcoal briquettes and ashes with water and always let ashes cool before disposing of them into a closed metal container. The metal container should be kept outside, a safe distance away from your home or any other structures.
• Smoker boxes that are used when grilling should also be treated with caution, emptying their contents carefully into the closed metal container and ensuring the box cools away from any flammable materials.

For additional fire prevention information visit www.loudoun.gov/firemarshal or contact Lisa Braun, Public Education Manager, at 571-258-3222.

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Ashburn Volunteer Fire Rescue Department - AVFRD
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Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company
Moorefield Station
Dulles South Fire Dept
Sterling Volunteer Fire Company
Kincora Fire Station 624
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Missing your wedding band?  A ring was collected in the Loudoun Career Fire Fighters Association - IAFF Local 3756 Fill ...
08/28/2019

Missing your wedding band? A ring was collected in the Loudoun Career Fire Fighters Association - IAFF Local 3756 Fill the Boot for MDA campaign. If you donated and are now missing your ring, please message the Local through their page!

Lots of folks will empty ashtrays of change for MDA when we collect to Fill The Boot. Sometimes we find all sorts of goodies when we sort through change. If you lost a wedding ring during the excitement of donating today, message us privately with where you think you lost it at and we'll get it back to you.

Loudoun County Fire and Rescue

A busy morning for Ashburn crews today!
08/17/2019
Leesburg Emergency Room Temporarily Closed after Chemical Spill

A busy morning for Ashburn crews today!

A chemical spill has closed Inova Loudoun Hospital’s emergency room at its Cornwall medical campus in Leesburg. The incident happened around 10 a.m. Saturday and caused fumes to enter the complex’s ventilation system. Two patients in the building were evacuated. “The Inova Loudoun Medical Ca

Thanks to Paul Davis Restoration of Northern Virginia, 89 Ways To Give, DC PRIME STEAKS and Santana Moss for being great...
08/15/2019
How former Redskins WR Santana Moss is helping these Ashburn fire victims

Thanks to Paul Davis Restoration of Northern Virginia, 89 Ways To Give, DC PRIME STEAKS and Santana Moss for being great neighbors to those impacted by the two-alarm fire that damaged multiple homes in Ashburn a couple weeks ago. We believe that when neighbors help neighbors our community becomes stronger and safer. This is a great example of #NeighborsHelpingNeighbors!

“Seeing our home in such a terrible state-- that was the biggest shock,” said Gene Nguen who described seeing his charred Ashburn home. It burned down on July 31st while his family was on vacation in Vietnam. RELATED:'How could this happen? ': Neighbors of burnt Ashburn homes react to de...

08/12/2019

Volunteer EMT/Paramedic Opportunities Now Available

Three simple steps for a fun and refreshing evening in October!  Join AVFRD and House 6 Brewing Co. for our first fireho...
08/09/2019

Three simple steps for a fun and refreshing evening in October! Join AVFRD and House 6 Brewing Co. for our first firehouse to brewhouse 5k race on October 19th. The Ashburn Fire Rescue 5k with House 6 Brewing Company race will run from Fire Station 6 on Ashburn Road to House 6 Brewing on Atwater Drive, followed by a great afterparty with food, music and House 6's latest brews. For registration and additional info, visit https://ashburnfirerescue.org/go/5k

08/09/2019

Support our Mission as an Administrative / Auxiliary Volunteer

08/07/2019

Volunteer Firefighter Opportunities Now Available!

Donate if you are able!
08/05/2019
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Join Ashburn Volunteer Fire Rescue Department - AVFRD and our friends at House 6 Brewing Co. on Saturday, October 19 for...
08/04/2019

Join Ashburn Volunteer Fire Rescue Department - AVFRD and our friends at House 6 Brewing Co. on Saturday, October 19 for a point to point evening 5K that will be fun for the whole family. The 5K will start at 4:30pm from the Ashburn Fire Station 6 and finish at House 6 Brewery with local food trucks, a variety of beverages, great music from the band “Paper Airplanes”, and wonderful memories.

Parking, the finish line, and after party will be held at House 6 Brewery (44427 Atwater Drive, Ashburn, VA 20147). Runners will park at House 6 Brewery and be shuttled to the start line at Station 6 beginning at 3:00pm.

Without the generous support of citizens, businesses, and civic groups, AVFRD would not be able to provide the quality of service that the community has grown to expect over the last 75 years. All proceeds and donations will go directly to AVFRD’s operations and directly benefit the Ashburn Community.

Register at https://ashburnfurerescue.org/go/5k. Packet pick up and late registration will be at the =PR= Ashburn Store on Friday, October 18 from 5-7:30 pm. Packet pick up and on-site registration will also be available at Station 6 (the starting line) starting at 2:00 pm on Saturday, October 19.

Awards will be given to the Top 3 overall male and female finishers. There will also be an award given for the top Loudoun County Fire / Rescue Company race team.

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20688 Ashburn Rd
Ashburn, VA
20147

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