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Ashburn Volunteer Graduates Elite Advanced Tactical Medic Training

By |January 15th, 2023|Categories: Community News|

Matthew Dodds, a member of the Loudoun County Combined Fire Rescue System, Ashburn Volunteer Station recently completed his Advanced Tactical Medic certification in Gilbert, Arizona. Counter Narcotics and Terrorism Operational Medical Support or “CONTOMS” is a public-private partnership of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Center for Tactical [...]

Congratulations to our Graduates!

By |January 8th, 2023|Categories: AVFRD News|

On Thursday, January 5, 2023, Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System (LC-CFRS) held the graduation ceremony at Heritage High School for the system members who took and completed the Fall 2022 Firefighter I-II, Paramedic, and Summer and Fall EMT classes. AVFRD had nine members who graduated: three from [...]

Passing of Past Chief, President, and Lifetime Member Robert Tweed Howser, Jr.

By |January 5th, 2023|Categories: AVFRD News|

On December 24th, 2022 our much loved father, Robert Tweed Howser, Jr passed away peacefully and surrounded by his family in Murrells Inlet, SC. He was born March 23, 1931 to Robert T Howser Sr and Helen Adrian Howser of Ashburn Va. He lived in Loudoun County until 2020 [...]

New Leadership elected for the AVFRD Board of Directors for 2023

By |January 1st, 2023|Categories: AVFRD News|

The Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department (AVFRD) held their annual elections at their December 2022 Company Meeting.  The meeting was held in person and via Zoom.  The following members were elected to serve the AVFRD for 2023 term: President - Josh Townsend Vice President - Samantha Bailey Secretary [...]

Giving Tuesday – Help Support AVFRD

By |November 29th, 2022|Categories: AVFRD News|

"Neighbors Helping Neighbors" is what the AVFRD has lived by since its founding in 1944. Today is Giving Tuesday which is fueled by the idea that many people acting together can cause sweeping change. On this Giving Tuesday, let’s make change together and please support the AVFRD by purchasing [...]

Santa Claus is coming to Lansdowne and Ashburn!

By |November 28th, 2022|Categories: AVFRD News, Community News|

Santa's elves have confirmed that he will be arriving in Ashburn this week for the AVFRD's annual Santa ride through Lansdowne (Friday, December 2nd) and Ashburn (Saturday, December 3rd).  Santa will leave Station 22 on Friday at 5pm and leave Station 6 on Saturday at 5pm.  Below is route [...]

Put a Freeze on Holiday Fires!

By |November 26th, 2022|Categories: AVFRD News|

Heating, holiday decorations, winter storms and candles all contribute to an increased risk of fire during the winter months. NFPA and the U.S. Fire Administration are teaming up to help reduce your risk to winter fires and other hazards, including carbon monoxide and electrical fires. Source:  https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Fire-causes-and-risks/Seasonal-fire-causes/Put-A-Freeze-on-Winter-Fires [...]

As Thanksgiving  approaches, the AVFRD reminds residents to Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen! 

By |November 18th, 2022|Categories: AVFRD News|

The Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®) —— to promote safe cooking this holiday season. For most, the kitchen is the heart of the home, especially during the holidays. Keeping fire safety top of mind in the kitchen during this [...]


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