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Diversity and Inclusion at Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department – Letter to Chair Randall

By |October 21st, 2020|Categories: AVFRD News|

September 24, 2018 - via email Chair Randall, The Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department (AVFRD) continues to proudly serve our community both day and night by providing emergency services, public education and opportunities for our citizens to serve one another.  However, as you have pointed out to volunteer leadership [...]

Letter to Loudoun County Supervisors on November 7, 2019

By |October 21st, 2020|Categories: AVFRD News|

Dear Chair Randall [also note that the same message was sent to Superviors Buona and Meyer), Congratulations on your re-election!  I am pleased to know that we have an advocate for first responders continuing to lead the Board.  I look forward to working with you and county leadership to [...]

AVFRD President’s Prepared Remarks at the October 20, 2020 Board of Supervisors Meeting

By |October 21st, 2020|Categories: AVFRD News|

The following are the prepared remarks of AVFRD's President Townsend for the public input session of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Meeting on October 20, 2020. October 20, 2020 Good evening, Chair Randall and members of the Board. My name is Josh Townsend – I’m a [...]

AVFRD Junior Member Recognized for Life-Saving Actions to Aid Fellow Student

By |July 13th, 2017|Categories: AVFRD News, Community News|Tags: , , , , |

When we are on duty, we draw our strength, knowledge and courage from those around us.  There is no doubt that AVFRD has some of the finest people in our community within our ranks.  But what happens when we find ourselves facing an emergency when not on duty and without [...]

Firefighter Quist Recognized in 32nd Annual Loudoun Valor Awards

By |April 20th, 2017|Categories: AVFRD News, Incidents|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

Dulles Town Center Mall Structure Fire Response

By |November 26th, 2016|Categories: Incidents|Tags: , , , |

Just before 4:00pm on Saturday units from Ashburn Volunteer Fire Rescue Department, Sterling Volunteer Fire Department, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, and Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad were alerted for a fire at Dulles Town Center.  A Loudoun County Fire Marshal was already in the mall at the time [...]

Fatal Accident at Loudoun County Pkwy and Gloucester Blvd

By |November 25th, 2016|Categories: Incidents|Tags: , , , , |

Shortly after 1:00am on November 25th, Ashburn and Sterling units were alerted for an auto accident with injuries and person ejected.   One involved vehicle had four passengers with injuries —adults age 26 and 27 and children age 3 and 5— ranging from minor to serious and were transported to nearby hospitals [...]

Wardlaw Terrace Fire Caused by Improperly Discarded Smoking Materials

By |November 23rd, 2016|Categories: Incidents|Tags: , , , , , |

On Wednesday, Nov. 23rd at 06:24 am, 911 received a call reporting a structure fire on Wardlaw Terrace in Ashburn.  The caller advised that the rear of a neighbor’s house was on fire.  Units were dispatched from Ashburn, Lansdowne, Leesburg Fire, Moorefield, Sterling Fire, Battalion Chief 601 & 603, AC606, [...]

Vacant Home Fire

By |November 22nd, 2016|Categories: Incidents|Tags: , , , , , , |

Just after 6:00am on November 22, 2016, Ashburn and other stations responded for a structure fire near Belmont Ridge Road and Gloucester Parkway. The house was abandoned. Dry and windy conditions allowed some small spots of brush to be ignited, which crews quickly extinguished.  Due to the advanced state [...]


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