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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!

#leesburgva #leesburg
Loudoun County Fire and Rescue
Loudoun County Volunteer Fire and Rescue
As we continue to highlight our female members for #WomensHistoryMonth, 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 #WomenInFire 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

Loudoun County Fire and Rescue
Loudoun County Volunteer Fire and Rescue
#WomensHistoryMonth #WomenInFire #FemaleLeaders #LeesburgVA
As we continue to celebrate #WomensHistoryMonth, today’s feature will also go along with our #FlashbackFriday 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 #WomenInFire 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
#WomensHistoryMonth #WomenInFire #FemaleLeaders #LeesburgVA
March is #WomensHistoryMonth and throughout the month we will highlight all the amazing women we have in our department.

Today’s #WomensHistoryMonth 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 #WomenInFire 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

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

We are kicking the series off today on #InternationalWomensDay2022 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 #WomenInFire 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

Loudoun County Fire and Rescue
Loudoun County Volunteer Fire and Rescue
#WomensHistoryMonth #WomenInFire #FemaleLeaders #LeesburgVA
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

#LeesburgVA #LoudounCounty
LCFR Rescue Company 20, Town of Leesburg
Loudoun County Volunteer Fire and Rescue
Kelly Burk, Leesburg
This week’s #FlashbackFriday post is dedicated to Chief JB Anderson II. Chief Anderson served the #TownofLeesburg and #LoudounCounty 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.

Loudoun County Volunteer Fire and Rescue
Town of Leesburg, Virginia
Today’s #FlashbackFriday 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 #FlashbackFriday 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.

#LeesburgVA #LeesburgHistory #Trivia
The Lost history of the Leesburg Volunteers
Loudoun County Fire and Rescue
Loudoun County Volunteer Fire and Rescue

Loudoun County utilizes volunteer and career personnel to provide fire and EMS emergency response. 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. We also provide various benefits. Visit us at www.OpenNewDoors.org or call/text (571) 442-2801 for more information.

Operating as usual

Photos from Loudoun County Volunteer Fire and Rescue's post 03/24/2022

Congratulations to our 50 Firefighter I-II, EMT, and AEMT Graduates!

Loudoun County Fire and Rescue

Photos from Loudoun County Volunteer Fire and Rescue's post 02/12/2022

Thank you to the 22 new volunteers who completed Volunteer Orientation and are ready to train as a Firefighter and/or EMT.
Do you recognize any of your neighbors?
Join Us: www.OpenNewDoors.org

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Up to $4,000 annually in Tuition Reimbursement to active volunteers. Learn more
www.OpenNewDoors.org

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Firefighter – The Academies of Loudoun 01/27/2022

Firefighter – The Academies of Loudoun

Time to Apply
The school year 2022-2023 Academies of Loudoun Firefighter program for incoming Juniors and Seniors is accepting applications until Feb 7, 2022. Find out more - apply now.
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Firefighter – The Academies of Loudoun Firefighter FirefighterApply Now!MATA Firefighter I SEM 859701 Grades 11-12 Credits: 1.5 Prerequisite: Must be affiliated with a volunteer fire or rescue department in Loudoun County.During this first semester course, students are taught the Virginia Department of Fire Programs curriculum. Emphasis....

Photos from Loudoun County Volunteer Fire and Rescue's post 01/22/2022

Great Day!
24 new volunteers completed orientation as pre-req training and are ready for EMT or Firefighter I-II training.
Join us!
www.OpenNewDoors.org
📷 AHA

Vacancy Announcement: RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION SPECIALIST - Loudoun County 01/06/2022

Vacancy Announcement: RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION SPECIALIST - Loudoun County

Love being a volunteer fire-EMS recruiter? We're willing to pay you for it. Check it out!
https://www.jobapscloud.com/LDN/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=22&R2=118&R3=3615

Vacancy Announcement: RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION SPECIALIST - Loudoun County Loudoun County Fire and Rescue is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time, Recruitment and Retention Specialist position working 40 hours a week.

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Open New Doors to a new you in 2022. Become a volunteer firefighter or EMT. Free Training Provided.
www.OpenNewDoors.org

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Photos from Loudoun County Volunteer Fire and Rescue's post 01/03/2022

STOP SCROLLING and get into the action.
Become a volunteer EMT.
Free Training Provided
www.OpenNewDoors.org

Photos from Loudoun County Volunteer Fire and Rescue's post 01/03/2022

STOP scrolling and take action - become a volunteer firefighter!
Free Training Provided.
www.OpenNewDoors.org
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Generations At Co. 1: Leesburg VFD’s Tradition of Service Continues - Loudoun Now 12/24/2021

Generations At Co. 1: Leesburg VFD’s Tradition of Service Continues - Loudoun Now

Start a new family tradition in 2022.
Thank you leesburg volunteer fire families.

Loudoun County Fire and Rescue

https://loudounnow.com/2021/12/23/generations-at-co-1-leesburg-vfds-tradition-of-service-continues/

Generations At Co. 1: Leesburg VFD’s Tradition of Service Continues - Loudoun Now In the early 1990s, a couple of teens started out as volunteers at Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company. Now, Jeff Mason

Photos from Loudoun County Volunteer Fire and Rescue's post 12/17/2021

DO YOU KNOW what the different color helmets first responders wear on-scene mean? In Loudoun County:
Red = Rookie
Yellow & Black = Firefighter
Blue = Emergency Medical Technician
Orange = Support (e.g., chaplain)
White = Officer
Green = Safety Officer
Interested in learning more about volunteering and earning your own helmet? Check us out at www.OpenNewDoors.org!

Loudoun County Fire and Rescue

Arcola firefighters prepare 'North Pole 9' for visit from Santa, area children 12/16/2021

Arcola firefighters prepare 'North Pole 9' for visit from Santa, area children

Check out Arcola Volunteer Fire Department and their North Pole 9 in the Loudoun Times!
Look like fun? Come volunteer! www.OpenNewDoors.org

Arcola firefighters prepare 'North Pole 9' for visit from Santa, area children Santa’s elves have been busy turning the Arcola Volunteer Fire Department Annex into a festive version of the North Pole this week to create the backdrop for new family event

12/10/2021

DID YOU KNOW that students in Loudoun County EMT school participate in a Challenge Day, where they get to work through fake emergency scenes with patients made up to look sick or injured? It's great experience and loads of fun! Want to learn more about free EMT training? Visit us at www.OpenNewDoors.org

Loudoun County Volunteer Fire and Rescue updated their address. 12/09/2021

Loudoun County Volunteer Fire and Rescue updated their address.

Loudoun County Volunteer Fire and Rescue updated their address.

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Enrich your life!
Become a volunteer firefighter!
www.OpenNewDoors.org
571-442-2801

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What a perfect day for our firefighter recruits to show their families what they’ve learned in fire school! Enrich your life and volunteer today!
www.OpenNewDoors.org
571-442-2801

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11/30/2021

DID YOU KNOW that there are different levels of EMT? EMT-Bs provide basic life support, like splinting a broken limb, stopping a bleeding wound, and even delivering a baby! AEMTs (advanced) administer medications and can start IVs! Paramedics can administer even more meds, perform advanced airway procedures, interpret heart rhythms, and more!

Interested in learning life saving skills for free?

Check us out at www.OpenNewDoors.org

11/16/2021

Enrich Your Life

Enrich your life
Become a volunteer firefighter
Free training
Come join us

www.OpenNewDoors.org

Photos credit: Andrew Young, Sterling Volunteer Fire Company

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Photos from Loudoun County Volunteer Fire and Rescue's post 11/13/2021

21 NEW fire and EMS volunteers completed the all day orientation and are ready for Fire and EMS school.
Way to go!

Interested?
www.OpenNewDoors.org

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The vehicle you drive says a lot about you.
Emergency Vehicle Operators Course (EVOC) is offered free to our volunteers. Interested? Check us out:
www.OpenNewDoors.org

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This could be your EVERYDAY costume!
Volunteer with Fire and Rescue and we'll provide the attire.
www.OpenNewDoors.org

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Photos from Loudoun County Volunteer Fire and Rescue's post 10/28/2021

22 NEW volunteers completed the full-day Orientation and are ready for Firefighter and EMS training.

Are you ready for a new experience?
www.OpenNewDoors.org


Andrew Young photo credit

Photos from Loudoun County Volunteer Fire and Rescue's post 10/05/2021

EMS Training at Arcola Volunteer Fire Department last night - Rehab, EMS trailer, and the EMS gator!!
Join in the fun, and get some new skills!
Check it out at www.opennewdoors.org

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10/01/2021

Happy !!!!

10/01/2021

Congratulations to our recent graduates from firefighter, EMT, and Advanced EMT schools!!!

Interested in joining in on the fun??

www.opennewdoors.org

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Honoring those who gave 20 years ago, and those who give today.
You can make a difference. Join the team.
www.opennewdoors.org



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Check us out! 08/27/2021

Check us out!

I did it. So can you. :)

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KIDS ARE BACK TO SCHOOL!
It's YOUR time now.
Find YOUR passion as an EMT or Firefighter.
We'll train you for free.
Check us out.
www.opennewdoors.org

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08/25/2021

Arcola VFD in conjunction with our scout units is currently teaching a Wilderness First Aid course at our annex facility.

Arcola is currently making plans to offer more classes to the public in the future, including CPR and First Aid.

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to be the first to know when these classes become available!

08/22/2021

Thank you Arcola volunteers for supporting our community’s youth! ❤️

Interested in helping make a difference in the community? Visit our website at https://opennewdoors.org. We’re looking to make people firefighters, emergency medical technicians, support services technicians, and administrative members.

We had a great time today supporting the cubs of our Cub Scout Pack 1148 at their annual picnic in South Riding. The kids all seemed to appreciate the demonstration from Assistant Chief Herdman on flowing water with our engine 😁

Photos from Loudoun County Volunteer Fire and Rescue's post 08/22/2021

Representing at the Heritage Festival today. Met prospective volunteers from age 5-55!
Thanks to a great group of volunteers who helped Represent- Ajay Davuluri (Arcola Volunteer Fire Department), Jen Wilkins, Kayla Beale, Ruiqi Zhang, and Steve McBride (Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company.

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05/22/2021

Check it out!

TOMORROW! : Have you ever wanted to see a day in the life of a first responder?

Now is your chance to see up close what a typical day can bring while serving your community.

Join Hamilton Volunteer Rescue for our first Drive Through Open House, a simulated experience for the whole family!

Learn what goes into making an ambulance the most advanced care on wheels.
Watch as patients are extracted from a car accident.

See firefighters in action at a building. And a rural hillside rescue on 4 wheel all terrain vehicles.

Watch life saving care, and even see a life flight helicopter! (scheduled to appear)
And did we mention free ice cream?

hare this event now and spread the word to help us help you.

LET US KNOW YOUR COMING!

EVENT PAGE: https://fb.me/e/3rIGGafPh

Saturday May 22nd, from 1pm-3pm.
Hamilton Public Safety Center
39071 E. Colonial Highway
Hamilton, Virginia 20158

Visit us online at www.RescueHamilton.Today

05/21/2021

Did you know?
Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System minimum staffing for an ambulance requires 1 EMT and 1 driver but often 2 additional volunteers will be on the ambulance enhancing their skills and training to serve their community.
Join us.
www.OpenNewDoors.org

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05/19/2021

National EMS Week

EMS is most easily recognized when emergency vehicles are seen responding to emergency incidents. But EMS is much more than a ride to the hospital. It is a system of coordinated response and emergency medical care, involving multiple people and agencies. Loudoun County's EMS system is ready every day for every kind of emergency. (EMS.gov)
Find out more
www.OpenNewDoors.org

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Photos from Loudoun County Volunteer Fire and Rescue's post 05/17/2021

Did you know?
Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System volunteers receive free training from EMS up to Paramedic.
Join Us!
www.OpenNewDoors.org

Loudoun County Fire and Rescue

Our Story

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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801 Sycolin Rd
Leesburg, VA
20177

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