Rescue Co. No. 20 in Leesburg, VA. All pictures are from off duty/non incident essential personnel. Posts do not represent Loudoun Co. Gov't/LCFR
•••ACCIDENT WITH ENTRAPMENT••• Rescue 20 is operating at an auto accident with entrapment at the intersection of Sycolin Rd and Ashburn Farm Pkwy in Ashburn. Battalion Chief 4 has the command of an accident with one person trapped in the vehicle.
Photos from today’s crash on Rt. 15
Rescue Co. 20 operated this afternoon at an auto accident with one patient pinned at the intersection of James Monroe Highway and Lovettsville Rd in Lucketts, VA (E-10 first due). Rescue 20 was the second Rescue Company on the assignment, the Company arrived and assisted units on scene with stabilization and extrication. The Rescue operated for approximately one hour.
Members of Rescue Co. 20 using a public service call to train on ice rescue techniques. Remember to stay off the ice this winter!
Happy Veterans Day to all the great vets that have faithfully served our Country! We are proud to have six veterans serving in Firehouse No. 20. These personnel are:
Technician Dave Mauldin-U.S. Navy
Firefighter Ken Noe-U.S. Army
Firefighter Max Walsh-U.S. Marine Corps
Firefighter Jeremy Cappert-U.S. Army
Firefighter Patrick Hargrove-U.S. Navy
Firefighter Cameron Hohenschutz-U.S. Army (currently deployed overseas)
The Engine, Truck, and Rescue Company from Leesburg are operating at a confined space rescue with two victims in the 42000 block of Victory Ln outside of Leesburg. Battalion Chief 1 has command.
Rescue Company 20 is operating at this working fire in Prince William County, VA
•••MUTUAL AID BOX ALARM-WORKING FIRE••• Engine Co. 19, Engine Co. 9, Engine Co. 27, Engine Co. 7, Rescue Co. 20, and Battalion Chief 3 are responding mutual aid to a working house fire in the 1400 block of Loudoun Drive in Prince William County, VA. Engine 515 is on scene of a single family dwelling with smoke showing from the attic.
Prince William Professional Firefighters
Pic from fire buff extraordinaire Joe Sullivan
On August 27, 2015, Rescue Co. 20 received additional staffing and was moved to the Firehouse on Plaza Street, making it the first Rescue Company in Department history to be staffed 24 hours a day. Six years later, we still carry on the proud tradition of excellence, and love to serve our citizens and visitors in Leesburg.
Here’s to many more years of service!
“The whole future lies in uncertainty: live immediately.” - Seneca
Captain Joshua Laird made the ultimate sacrifice in service to the citizens of Frederick, MD last evening at a house fire. It is because of brave and noble men like him that ordinary people live to see another day, knowing that he might even die if it means protecting the people he swore to protect.
Captain Laird was the man in the arena, and is a shining example of the selfless nature of the fire service and its members. It takes steadfast courage to enter a burning building hoping that you will make a difference for the people you serve, not knowing what extreme hazards are in that building.
Rest In Peace, Captain. You made a difference in people’s lives and embodied service before self.
Rescue 20 members pictured yesterday drilling in Downtown Leesburg on fire escape access to upper floors of occupied buildings and placing portable ladders in tight alleys. Downtown Leesburg is full of unique building features that can prove to be challenging at fires, so we train to have a good plan ahead of time.
It was a hot one yesterday so we made sure to stop by Gruto's Soft Serve for a cold treat after training!
It is with tremendous sadness and regret, that the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System announces the unexpected passing of Firefighter/Paramedic Jeffrey Rizzo. Firefighter Rizzo began his career as a firefighter in Loudoun in November of 2017 and was stationed at Aldie Fire station #7. Please keep Firefighter Rizzo's family, friends and fire department brothers and sisters in your thoughts and prayers.
Loudoun Career Fire Fighters Association - IAFF Local 3756
Rescue 20 operated at this townhouse fire on the second alarm in Sterling. R-20 operated a line on the third floor and opened up.
The Officers and Members of Rescue Co. 20 would like to wish every father, and father figure, a happy Fathers Day! Among our membership in the Company, 11 of our 15 members are proud fathers!
Rescue Co. 20 representing at the IAWRP Symposium in South Bend
The Officers and Members of Rescue Co. 20 would like to take a moment to recognize the ultimate sacrifice of so many brave men and women of our armed forces on this Memorial Day. This day means a lot to the men in this company, and we promise to never forget those sacrifices.
Here is a quote from the Gettysburg Address, given by President Lincoln:
“It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”
Rescue 20 operated first due at this townhouse fire this morning
Some parting words from the boss, Captain Charles:
“Truly humbled today. As I concluded my final day as Captain of LCFR Rescue Company 20, Town of Leesburg I reminisce on the road to this point.
I recall back in 2006 when we placed dedicated service on the only Rescue Company in Loudoun County. While there was service provided prior, we initiated the development of a Rescue Company specialized in Fire Supression, Rope Rescue, Vehicle Entrapment, Confined Space, Trench Rescue, Water Rescue, Ice Rescue, Emergency Boat Operations Rescue, and Structural Collapse.
Without a framework in place all the personnel were chosen based on their willingness, drive, motivation, and prior experience. They were the ones that paved the way to where we are today. Their relentless push to provide the highest level of service to the citizens of Loudoun County and any jurisdiction requesting assistance is, and will always be the heartbeat of Rescue Company 20. We never have had a light hand to perfection, we criticized ourselves to the highest degree and looked for any deficiencies that could lead to improvement. Filterless, we addressed any imperfections with strict transparency, because that’s the only way to truly grow.
The personnel assigned through the years were never assigned without desire. This proved to be the catalyst for a successful company. This will always be the BEST assignment in any fire department. Hated by many and liked by few, if you do it right. We have always chosen to lead by example. While others talk, we do, while others criticize, we teach. We have and always will choose the higher road of integrity because that is the will of the Rescue.
I recall conversations with higher ranking personnel who mentioned that our company was cocky, my response was that we were confident. Being cocky is talk; we don’t talk, we do. If you know me, you know I said this with a stoic demeanor of conviction, the topic was no longer addressed.
Through the years, the Company has grown, not as fast as any of us would have liked, but it grew. Our vision is to mitigate high risk low frequency emergency incidents with highly skilled motivated personnel. This has been the foundation of the company through the years and has proved to be the pillars of success.
Each of the personnel assigned, while not required, went through a lengthy conversation with me to thoroughly evaluate their capacity. We have obtained personnel that were diamonds in the rough, the ones that were not known, but their characteristics shined through when given an opportunity. We pride ourselves on our drive, willingness for perfection, and acceptance of nothing but the highest level of skill.
I leave this Company in good consciousness knowing the personnel will carry on with what our roots have been bred to be. While not always endorsed, we will continue to be the silent personnel striving for perfection in the areas of low frequency. However, when called upon we will execute our skills with nothing less than perfection. I truly appreciate all the personnel that have been assigned to the company that have taught me, challenged me, and allowed me grow. While many feel I have taught them, they have taught me by far.
Thank you for your dedication and loyalty to a Company that continues to define success. I have been blessed to lead the company through the years and it will always be the most coveted assignment in the fire service.
March 28th marked the final tour for Captain Henry Charles, the Captain of Rescue Co. 20. Early this morning a few hours before shift change, he got to ride the rig one last time to a working fire in the first due.
Thanks for your years of dedicated service to the Company, and to the citizens and visitors of Loudoun County. We will miss you on the fire floor Capt, see you at the kitchen table whenever you want some hot coffee or a meal!
Rescue 20 is operating at this house fire in Ashburn
Today the Officers and Members of Rescue Co. 20 honor the memory of Army Pvt. Bryan Nicholas Spry, 1/504 82nd Airborne, the brother of our own Technician Mike Spry-R20 C shift.
Pvt. Spry made the ultimate sacrifice on February 14th 2004 in Baghdad, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. We will never forget.
It is with deep sorrow and a heavy heart that we announce the unexpected passing of firefighter/EMT Keith Gehman. Firefighter Gehman had recently graduated from recruit school and was assigned to Station 13 in Leesburg. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of firefighter Gehman as well as his fire and rescue family.
Rescue Co. 20 first arriving to the Unit block of W. Market St this past weekend
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Rescue Fireman Wes Kidwell taking a blow after today’s 2 alarm fire
Rescue 20 was first arriving to this 2nd alarm building fire in Downtown Leesburg today
Rescue 20 is operating at this working house fire in Waterford
The Truck and Rescue from Leesburg operated on this working house fire in Round Hill this morning
Early this morning, County firefighters responded to a house fire in Round Hill that displaced five residents and caused $586,000 in damages. http://ow.ly/3apf50CVDNL
Rescue 20 is operating at this working fire in the first due
•••BOX ALARM-WORKING FIRE••• Units are operating at a working townhouse fire with reported people trapped in the 300 block of Harrison St SE in Leesburg. Engine Company 20 is on scene of a two story townhome with smoke showing.
Happy Veterans Day from the Officers and Members of Rescue Co. 20!
Three of our members are U.S. veterans, Technician Dave Mauldin-US Navy, Firefighter Ken Noe-US Army, Firefighter Max Walsh-US Marine Corps
Thank you to all who have served this great nation
R-20 operated as the second due special service at this incident
Rescue Co. 20 and Rescue Co. 35 pictured at today’s high angle rescue drill at Panda Stonewall power plant in Leesburg. As the Departments two staffed heavy rescues, it is our responsibility to handle high angle rope rescue incidents county wide. Today was a great chance to practice rope techniques and operate with our counterparts at an excellent drill.
R-20 and R-35 operating yesterday at a high angle rescue drill in the first due
loudounnow.com Loudoun County Combined Fire-Rescue System personnel got a chance to train at a high-stakes, high-altitude spot Thursday morning: the Panda
Rescue Co. 20 is back in quarters on Plaza Street at the No. 20 firehouse after a renovation and temporary relocation of the Company. Excited for many more years on this street!
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Rescue Co. 20 operated first due at an auto accident with multiple people trapped this morning on Rt 15 at Farm Ln. The Rescue arrived to a 2 vehicle accident with one vehicle fully involved in flames and extricated two patients.
Honor and remember.
Rescue is operating first due at an auto accident with entrapment in the unit block of Catoctin Cir SE. Engine 1 is on scene with a car into a tree, the car is on fire with the driver pinned.
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