General news about our department, members and families.

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 [...]

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

By |October 23rd, 2023|Categories: AVFRD News|

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office, Leesburg Police Department , and the Purcellville Police Department have once again partnered with the Drug Enforcement Administration - DEA in the “Take-Back” initiative that seeks to prevent increased pill abuse and theft. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Loudoun County [...]

The History of Fire Prevention Week

By |October 6th, 2023|Categories: AVFRD News|

Fire Prevention Week was started by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) in 1922 to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Fire Prevention Week teaches children and adults how to stay safe in the event of a fire. In 1925, President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed the first National Fire [...]

Labor Day Safety Tips from AVFRD

By |September 4th, 2023|Categories: AVFRD News, Public Education|

Staying safe during Labor Day celebrations is crucial to ensure an enjoyable holiday. Here are three important tips to help you stay safe: Pay Attention Around the Grill: Grilling is a popular Labor Day activity, but it can also pose safety risks. To stay safe: Keep a safe distance [...]

SAVE THE DATE! AVFRD Annual 5K Run and Walk

By |August 24th, 2023|Categories: AVFRD News, Events|

Mark your calendars for the AVFRD Annual 5K Run and Walk scheduled for Saturday, May 18, 2024 (exact time to be determined). While unforeseen circumstances have necessitated postponing this year's 5K to 2024, rest assured it will return with even greater scale and enhancements. Anticipate a fresh route and [...]

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