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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 [...]

AVFRD Reveals New EMS Patch

By |November 10th, 2016|Categories: AVFRD News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

AVFRD is proud to reveal a new EMS patch for our department.  The EMS patch is similar in styling to our engine company and truck company patches.  The bee (part of the Ashburn Swarm), sports a blue EMS helmet with the number 6 for the Ashburn Ambulance Company [...]

AVFRD Debuts Hands-Only CPR Kiosk at Open House

By |October 28th, 2016|Categories: AVFRD News|Tags: , , , , |

"Every person should know the simple steps of Hands-Only CPR,” said Rescue Chief Kevin Piatt, from Ashburn Volunteer Fire Rescue Department. “We hope the Hands-Only CPR kiosk that was previewed at AVFRD’s Fall Open House really takes off – we’d love to see other high-traffic places and events do the same [...]

Ashburn’s Station 6 Recognized in National Fire Station Design Awards

By |October 28th, 2016|Categories: AVFRD News, Construction, Facilities|Tags: , , , |

Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department's Station 6 was recently included in Firehouse Magazine's 2016 Station Design Awards as a notable in the Combination/Volunteer category.  The 30,000 sq ft station was completed in 2016.  The building includes 14 bedrooms, an exercise room, kitchen and living areas, meeting rooms and [...]

AVFRD Vice President and EMS Sergeant Recognized in 40 under 40

By |October 16th, 2016|Categories: AVFRD News|Tags: , , , |

Congratulations to Marvin Boyd, recently selected as one of the top "40 under 40 " in Loudoun. Marvin serves his community in multiple ways as part of AVFRD, He is an EMS sergeant on Wednesday nights, and works administratively as Vice President of the Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department [...]

AVFRD Celebrates the Life of Gertie Fletcher

By |October 15th, 2016|Categories: AVFRD News|Tags: , , |

AVFRD this week celebrates Gertrude Mae Smith Fletcher.  Mrs. Fletcher passed away Sunday, October 9, 2016 at the age of 94.  "Gertie" and her late husband, Charlie, were founding members of Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue. Gertie continued to support AVFRD throughout her life as an officer of the [...]

AVFRD’s Heidi Wallner Featured in LSG Sky Chefs Magazine

By |February 29th, 2016|Categories: AVFRD News, Why I Volunteer|

One of our own, Heidi Wallner, EMT/FF on the Wednesday crew, works at Dulles Airport for LSG Sky Chefs.  In the February issue of their world-wide company magazine, Heidi was written up.  Way to go Heidi. Heidi Wallner in Sky Chefs Magazine

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