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AVFRD Members Recognized for Years of Service at Annual System Award and Recognition Ceremony

By |May 14th, 2024|Categories: AVFRD News|

On Monday, April 8, 2024, the 7th Annual System Award and Recognition Ceremony was hosted by the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System (LC-CFRS). During this event, members from the Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department (AVFRD) were acknowledged for their tenure and dedication within the LC-CFRS. Ken [...]

Thank You Community for your Support!

By |March 5th, 2024|Categories: AVFRD News, Community News|

Thank you to everyone who came out to support this year’s “Chilly Days Chili Fundraiser” hosted by Old Ox Brewery in support of the Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department! This year was AVFRD’s first annual Fire Truck Pull event in support of the fallen firefighter Trevor Brown and [...]

AVFRD Celebrates Eighty Years of Volunteer Service at Annual Awards Banquet

By |March 4th, 2024|Categories: AVFRD News|

The Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department (AVFRD) held its Annual Banquet and Awards dinner on Saturday, January 27, 2027 celebrating 80 years of service to the Ashburn community.  The evening’s program was hosted by President Josh Townsend and featured remarks from Board of Supervisors Chair Phyllis Randall. Guests [...]

Home Explosion in Sterling Leaves 1 Firefighter Deceased, FMO Investigating

By |February 17th, 2024|Categories: AVFRD News|

UPDATE (February 17, 2024 at 10:30 a.m.): The fallen firefighter from last night’s home explosion in Sterling has been identified as Firefighter Trevor Brown, 45, of the Sterling Volunteer Fire Company. He has been affiliated with the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System since 2016. Please keep Firefighter Brown’s [...]

WE NEED YOUR VOTE for Best of Ashburn!

By |February 1st, 2024|Categories: AVFRD News|

Voting has opened in Ashburn Magazine's annual Best of Ashburn competition and Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department needs your votes to help win Best Nonprofit Organization (that serves Ashburn) again this year! You can vote once per category per day, so vote early and often (!).  Voting ends [...]

Ashburn Volunteer Fire & Rescue First Responders Graduate Fire and Rescue Training

By |January 19th, 2024|Categories: AVFRD News|

Congratulations to the graduates of the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System (LC-CFRS) ceremony held on January 18, 2024! It's truly impressive that these volunteers, balancing full-time jobs, schooling, and family responsibilities, devoted numerous hours over the past six months to their fire and rescue training. Special recognition [...]

Snow Shoveling Tips

By |January 5th, 2024|Categories: AVFRD News, Public Education|

With our initial snowfall on the horizon, Ashburn Volunteer Fire Rescue Department - AVFRD wants to emphasize the importance of taking it easy during snow shoveling. Maintaining good health while clearing snow involves several crucial practices:Warm-up: Treat it like exercise; warm up your body with light stretching or a short [...]

New Leadership elected for the AVFRD Board of Directors for 2024

By |December 14th, 2023|Categories: AVFRD News|

The AVFRD Board of Directors for 2024 were elected at the Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department's annual elections during their December 2023 Company Meeting. The meeting convened both in person and via Teams, and the following members will be serving AVFRD for the 2024 term: President: Josh Townsend [...]

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