General news about our department, members and families.

AVFRD Back to College Fire Safety Message for Students

By |August 17th, 2023|Categories: AVFRD News, Public Education|

As you embark on your journey back to college, the Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department (AVFRD) wants to ensure that your safety remains a top priority. College life is full of excitement and new experiences, but it's essential to be prepared and vigilant when it comes to fire [...]

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

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

Congratulations to all the graduates of the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System (LC-CFRS) graduation ceremony held on July 20, 2023! It's truly commendable that these volunteers, despite their full-time jobs, schooling, and family obligations, dedicated countless hours over the last six months to their fire and rescue [...]

Celebrate and Stay Safe this 4th of July!

By |July 1st, 2023|Categories: AVFRD News, Public Education|

Fireworks can be a source of enjoyment but can also pose risks if not handled carefully. Here are some general fireworks safety tips from Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department that can help ensure a safe holiday: Attend public fireworks displays: Enjoying fireworks at public shows conducted by professionals [...]

🌞 Know the Difference: Heat Exhaustion vs. Heat Stroke with AVFRD 🌞

By |June 18th, 2023|Categories: AVFRD News, Public Education|

Understanding the difference between heat exhaustion and heat stroke is crucial for staying safe in hot weather. Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department (AVFRD) wants you to be aware of these conditions and their distinct characteristics: Heat Exhaustion: Symptoms: Heavy sweating, weakness, dizziness, headache, nausea or vomiting, cool, moist [...]

🚭 Smoking Safety Tips from AVFRD 🚭

By |June 11th, 2023|Categories: AVFRD News, Public Education|

At Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department (AVFRD), we prioritize your safety and well-being. Smoking poses significant fire hazards and health risks, so we would like to share some important smoking safety tips with you: 1️⃣ No Smoking Indoors: Smoking indoors increases the risk of accidental fires. Always refrain [...]

Water Safety Tips to Keep You Safe this Summer!

By |June 2nd, 2023|Categories: AVFRD News, Public Education|

As we dive into the summer season, Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department (AVFRD) wants to remind you that it's important to prioritize water and pool safety. Whether you're enjoying a dip in the pool or spending time near open water, here are some key safety tips to [...]

AVFRD Firefighter/AEMT Matthew Dodds spotlighted in CBP Video

By |May 25th, 2023|Categories: AVFRD News|

Matthew Dodds, a firefighter/AEMT volunteer with Ashburn Volunteer Fire Rescue Department - AVFRD, works with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Washington, D.C. and was recently featured in a video spotlighting his role in providing life-saving assistance to a bystander who was in cardiac arrest after he was [...]

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