Come, stop by and see us at Rock Ridge High School at the Touch-a-Truck event and learn about fire safety practices at home !
We are a volunteer fire & rescue company in south-eastern Loudoun County, Virginia. We are part of a combined system, working together with Loudoun County Fire & Rescue.
Come, stop by and see us at Rock Ridge High School at the Touch-a-Truck event and learn about fire safety practices at home !
Come on out and see us today between 12:00 to 3:00pm at the Broadlands Truck and Pony Show !
“Spring Forward”, Change Your Clocks, Check Your Smoke Alarm Batteries.
The Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System’s Smoke Alarm Program offers free home safety inspections and smoke alarms to all residents. If your smoke alarms are broken or outdated we will replace them with battery powered alarms at no cost and install additional alarms as necessary. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call the smoke alarm hotline 703-737-8093 or visit www.loudoun.gov/smokealarms.
Learn about the Loudoun County Smoke Alarm Program.
Congratulations to all the newly elected officers and directors for the year 2019 ! We would also like to extend our appreciation to our career staff who are kind enough to cover for us while we are having this amazing Annual banquet dinner !
Dear little sisters who visited our station recently and wished to remain Anonymous donors - we are honored to receive your cute hand-made bracelets and the $200 cash donation. We are extremely appreciative of your heart-warming donation and lucky to be the chosen ones. Thank You !
Behalf of the Arcola VFD, We wish you all a fabulous New Year 2019 ahead ! If Volunteering is among your resolutions this year, we can help you realize it. Please inquire within or visit ‘answerthecall.info’ today.
Arcola VFD is excited to announce our Annual Santa Parades schedule. Please see the list of communities we will be visiting as part of the parades. As usual, Santa’s Elves will be collecting new unwrapped toys and non-perishable food items. Thank you for your support !
We wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving and remind you to practice safe cooking this holiday !
Honoring all Veterans on Veterans Day - We thank you for your service and sacrifices. We are forever grateful !
Join us at our Annual Open house event from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm and meet your neighborhood First responders at Arcola station 9. Fun activities for the whole family along with other safety demonstrations.
Save the date - Arcola VFD will host another exciting Open House event this year on Sunday, OCT 28 between 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Our members are looking forward to this event and make it a day of pure #familyfun for all our community members and their guests alike.
Loudoun County Government
Five Things to Know to Prepare for the Impact of Hurricane Florence.
Loudoun County Government encourages all residents to take steps now to prepare for the potential impacts of Hurricane Florence, which is expected to approach the East Coast on Thursday. The storm may result in heavy rain and flooding, high winds and loss of power in Loudoun County.
“While this storm is currently expected to make landfall on the Carolinas’ coasts, we should take this storm seriously,” said Loudoun County Emergency Management Coordinator Kevin Johnson. “I urge residents not to underestimate the potential impact of Hurricane Florence locally and to take action now to prepare yourself and your families.”
Because Loudoun already has experienced significant rainfall during the past week, area waterways are high and the ground is saturated, increasing the potential impact of additional torrential rains associated with this storm. Here are five things for every resident to know to prepare for the impact of the storm in Loudoun later this week:
1. Know the Forecast
2. Prepare Your Property: Reduce the Risk of Damage to Structures
3. Prepare for Power Outages and Potential Hazards
4. Stay Informed
5. Turn Around. Don’t Drown!
Get the details: http://bit.ly/2CNhVXc
Celebrate Independence Day today with us by being part of the Stone Ridge Parade at 10:00 am !
Grill safety tips : courtesy Loudoun County Fire and Rescue
ONLY dispose of hot ashes from charcoal grills, fire pits, and smoking materials in a metal or ceramic filled with sand. Be sure you place the container away from any buildings or combustibles! #firesafety #fireiseveryonesfight
Loudoun County Fire and Rescue
For Additional Information:
Laura Rinehart, Public Information Officer
[email protected] or 571-233-1649
May 14, 2018
For Immediate Release:
41 First Responders Graduate Fire and Rescue Training
The Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System is honored to announce the graduation of forty-one volunteer system members who successfully completed various levels of fire and rescue training at the Oliver Robert “O.R.” Dubé Fire and Rescue Training Academy. Graduation ceremonies were held Monday, May 7th and recognized the accomplishments of these men and women who have made great commitment and sacrifice to serve their communities.
Five students completed the Emergency Medical Responder course, twenty-one completed the Emergency Medical Technician course, and fifteen students completed the Firefighter I-II course. All of the graduates spent countless hours over the last nine months participating in these demanding programs in preparation for County, State and National certification examinations.
Deputy Chief of Training Randall Shank served as master of ceremonies as Suzanne Volpe, Algonkian District Supervisor and Assistant Chief Matthew Tobia addressed the audience. The graduates were commended for their time and dedication given to protecting the citizens of Loudoun County. “We are extraordinarily proud of our most recent graduates who have completed basic training to become certified Firefighters and EMS providers. These young men and women represent the very best of our community here in Loudoun County,” said Chief Tobia.
During the ceremony the class coordinators took the stage to present an honorary award to the top student in each class. Top students are chosen for their high level of dedication, academic performance, and their ability to lead and motivate others. The top students recognized during the ceremony included:
Emergency Medical Responder: Ryan Guillory of Purcellville Fire
Emergency Medical Technician: Adam Killam of Ashburn Fire and Rescue
Firefighter I-II: Raymond Barrientos of Ashburn Fire and Rescue
Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)
Name & Company
Ryan P. Guillory - Purcellville Fire
Mark Trent - Leesburg Fire
Zachary W Hoover - Leesburg Fire
Kyle Johnson - Sterling Fire
Bilal F. Husain - Sterling Fire
Name & Company
Mirwais M. Ayazi - Sterling Fire
Reese T Goodlin - Purcellville Fire
Raymond Barrientos - Ashburn Fire & Rescue
Jason S. Grover - Sterling Fire
Stacy Beltran- Leesburg Fire
Praneeth V. Penmetsa - Ashburn Fire & Rescue
Ramona P. Bright - Loudoun Rescue
Ross J. Pickei - Sterling Fire
Joshua G. Castro - Purcellville Fire
Keenan D. Plunnecke - Hamilton Fire
Joseph P. DeCarlo - Leesburg Fire
Brandon R. Rockwell - Lovettsville Fire & Rescue
Kristen C. Engle - Purcellville Fire
Nathan A. Stroud - Sterling Fire
Garrett R. Fahmy - Sterling Fire
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
Name & Company
Francisca M. Alexander - Loudoun Rescue
Thomas A. McGinnes - Purcellville Fire
Kevin E. Alfaro - Leesburg Fire
Dawn A. McKenna - Arcola Fire & Rescue
Sumaiyah Ali - Sterling Rescue
Jay J. Pandya - Sterling Rescue
Samuel G. Carlson - Loudoun Rescue
Brian L. Preedanon - Arcola Fire & Rescue
Inquiad Chowdhury - Leesburg Fire
Timothy J. Smith - Purcellville Rescue
Jakob H. Cohen - Ashburn Fire & Rescue
Cyrus R. Tang - Sterling Fire
Christopher W. Hebert - Sterling Fire
Sifredo Torres - Sterling Fire
Melissa R. Jennings - Ashburn Fire & Rescue
Naunihal Virk - Sterling Rescue
Adam L. Killam - Ashburn Fire & Rescue
Julie L. Welsh - Sterling Rescue
Chad R. Klein - Sterling Fire
Jonathan D. Wooden - Leesburg Fire
Alexander M. Long - Sterling Fire
For additional information about the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System visit www.loudoun.gov/fire and to learn about volunteer opportunities visit www.OpenNewDoors.org.
Sterling Volunteer Fire Company
Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad
Ashburn Volunteer Fire Rescue Department - AVFRD
Arcola Volunteer Fire Department
Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company
Purcellville Volunteer Fire Company
Purcellville Volunteer Rescue Squad
Loudoun County Volunteer Rescue Squad
Lovettsville Volunteer Fire and Rescue
Hamilton Volunteer Fire Department
Loudoun County Volunteer Fire-Rescue
Congratulations to Chief Johnson on becoming New Loudoun County Combined Fire & Rescue System Chief !
Keith Johnson has been selected as the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System Chief, County Administrator Tim Hemstreet announced Wednesday. Johnson has been serving as acting chief of the system since February 2018, following the retirement of W. Keith Brower.
Today M609, M609B, and E609B from Arcola and Brambleton participated in an emergency preparedness exercise that simulated a full-scale aircraft accident at Dulles International Airport. Fire and rescue agencies, law enforcement, hospitals, and volunteers from all over the region came together to work with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Fire and Rescue, Police, and Airport Operations personnel on many areas of emergency response, including:
- Operation any deployment of the Incident Command System
- Triage, medical care, and transport of over 150 patients to area hospitals
- Fire suppression, and more...
The full scale emergency preparedness exercise, such is the culmination of months of planning and coordination across multiple jurisdictions and disciplines, is part of Federal Aviation Administration-mandated safety training to ensure airports are prepared for real-life aircraft emergencies. Airports are required to conduct a full-scale exercise every three years in order to be certified by the FAA
Members of Arcola VFD spent a wonderful day demonstrating fire safety to 165 enthusiastic kids and their families using the Safety House trailer & 911 Simulator at the BROADLANDS TRUCK & PONY SHOW, Broadlands Southern Walk Pool Parking Lot on Saturday, April 14th. Thank You, Broadlands HOA for having us at the Truck and Pony Show.
Loudoun County Government
#Loudoun County will be testing its Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) system between 10 and 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 5, 2018. If you have a WEA-enabled cell phone, expect a loud buzz followed by a text message. Details here: http://bit.ly/2uBcB5a
Daisy Troop (Girl Scouts) learn more about Emergency Preparedness at the station.
Rescate HALCONES Thank Arcola VFD for their recent civil defense equipment donation.
Pictures from Annual Banquet 2018
For a three month period, beginning February 27th through May 31st, personnel from the Loudoun County Fire and Rescue System, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and the Leesburg Police Department will be conducting various training exercises at the old Arcola Volunteer Fire and Rescue Station, located at 24244 Stone Springs Road in Arcola, Virginia.
Please take a moment to read about the Open burning restrictions in Loudoun County w.e.f Feb 15th.
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 Virginia Department of Forestry and the Loudoun County Fire Marshal. 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.
Note that open burning is prohibited at all times in the Towns of Leesburg, Lovettsville, Middleburg, Purcellville, Round Hill and in areas of Loudoun County that are part of a subdivision (urban or built up areas). Where open burning is allowed, it is limited to leaves, tree, yard and garden trimmings generated on premises and must not be done within fifty feet of 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.
Please keep the Bailey family in your thoughts and prayers as they go through this horrible tragedy.
One of our members has lost one of their own. A long time member of HVRS just lost his 12 year old son to a House Fire in WV. We have established a GoFundMe page to assist the family. Thank you for your consideration.
A Celebration of Life ceremony will be held for Chief Mark 'Woody' Wood on January 13th, 2018 beginning at 11:00am in Founder's Hall at Ashburn Volunteer Fire Rescue Department - AVFRD Station 6.
Chief Wood was a life member, joining the Ashburn Volunteer Fire Department in 1991, and served at various operational levels including Chief of Fire Department in 2001 and 2002.
Attire for all uniform personnel is Class A. Attire for civilians is casual. Lunch will be provided for all guests after the ceremony.
Here's to a fabulous 2018! Come kick off the new year in style by volunteering with us. Inquire within or More at "answerthecall.info"
Please do take a moment to familiarize yourself with Our new operational & corporate officers for this year - "http://www.arcolavfd.org/officers" who are looking forward to work with you !
The volunteer fire department, providing fire and EMS services, located in southern Loudoun County, Virginia
Merry Christmas and Warmest Greetings of the season !
To our community residents & Visitors - Thank You for your continued support ! Your generous holiday donations directly benefit Dulles South Food Pantry and Loudoun Abused Women's Shelter.
AVFD will be escorting Santa and his elves throughout Forest Ridge, Forest Manor and Martins Chase communities tonight spreading Holiday cheer !
Winter home heating safety tips to keep your family safe and warm during winter season !
AVFD will be escorting Santa and his elves throughout Braddock Corner and Kirkpatrick Farms communities tonight spreading Holiday cheer !
AVFD will be escorting Santa and his elves throughout Loudoun Valley II and Green Mill Preserve communities tonight spreading Holiday cheer !
AVFD will be escorting Santa and his elves throughout Brambleton community tonight spreading Holiday cheer !
AVFD will be escorting Santa and his elves throughout Lenah Run and StoneRidge communities tonight spreading Holiday cheer !
Save the date- Our Annual Santa breakfast this year is on Dec 02,2017. We love to host your family, friends and colleagues during this event !
From our family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!
Big shout out to the personnel working this Thanksgiving, We Thank You for your service.
And please practice safe cooking in your kitchen.
“Fall Back”, Change Your Clocks, Check Your Smoke Alarm Batteries !
An evening at the Truck and Treat event @ Giant Store, South Riding Market Square!
Take a moment to determine what you can do to prevent some of the common fire causes in Loudoun County and the cost of damages associated with each cause.This newsletter provides a reader friendly version of the accidental fire data and contains safety tips pertinent to the top causes. More information can be found by going to www.loudoun.gov/firerisk.
Click on the newsletter image at right to learn more about some of the common fire causes in Loudoun County and the cost of damages associated with each cause. Take a moment to determine what you can do to prevent these fires in your home or business by visiting our fire prevention page. Contact th...
23675 Belmont Ridge Rd
Our Vision: The Arcola Volunteer Fire Department will respond to emergency calls with fully-staffed apparatus at all times, trained, equipped, and ready to mitigate any incident. Our response will be prompt and safe, our service delivery will be professional and compassionate, and our leadership – both on scene and off – will be what others seek to imitate. We will work together with the Loudoun County Fire & Rescue Department and neighboring volunteer companies to provide efficient and effective fire and emergency medical services to all of our surrounding communities. We will work with neighborhood and business leaders to provide relevant and timely fire and life safety education, focusing on prevention as the best way to protect our community. We will continually strive towards technical excellence by training to perfect our craft on a constant basis. We will keep our apparatus and equipment clean and serviceable to reflect the pride we have in our company and the professionalism we seek to exemplify. Company 9 will be regarded as capable, reliable, and professional. Our Core Values: Respect: for our community, for our customers, for each other. Integrity: in everything we do, always. Character: of the highest moral and ethical quality. Professionalism: at all times. Commitment: to our craft, to our duty, to our community. Safety: emphasized during all activities. Unity: with all of our fellow fire & rescue organizations.
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