Ashburn Volunteer firefighter Matthew Quist was recognized with a valor award at the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce 32nd Annual Loudoun Valor Awards ceremony today. The Loudoun Valor Awards honor local heroes, from Public Safety personnel to ordinary citizens, for their courageous, often lifesaving actions. We recognize the actions that these dedicated public servants selflessly offered as acts of heroism and a demonstration of their commitment to protecting our families, our neighbors and our community!
FF Quist was one of the first on scene at the tragic accident that claimed the life of Ashburn resident John A. Schloegel. Quist, a safety officer at Ashby Ponds at the time, immediately began providing medical care to the patient. When it was determined that Mr. Schloegel would be airlifted to Inova Fairfax Hospital, Officer Quist rode with him to the landing zone and stayed until he was placed in the helicopter. FF Quist and his colleagues at Ashby Ponds offered outstanding care on-scene until Loudoun County EMS and Sheriff’s officers responded to the scene.
Our trained volunteers remain always ready to help our neighbors in their times of greatest need – whether on duty at the station or in their civilian lives. As volunteers, we’re dedicated to being Neighbors Helping Neighbors. We thank FF Quist for not hesitating to act in a time of need!