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 [...]

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 [...]

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: Public Education, AVFRD News|

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 [...]

Every Second Counts in a Home Fire – Practice Your Escape Route!

By |April 10th, 2023|Categories: AVFRD News, Public Education|

Your ability to get out of your home during a fire depends on advance warning from smoke alarms and advance planning Fire can spread rapidly through your home, leaving you as little as one or two minutes to escape safely once the smoke alarm sounds. A closed door may [...]

National Burn Awareness Week – February 5 – 11

By |February 6th, 2023|Categories: Public Education, AVFRD News|

The American Burn Association has designated February 5–11, 2023, National Burn Awareness Week.Β  Nearly 500,000 people seek medical treatment for burns every in the United States.Β  An estimated 72 percent of burns occur at home according to the American Burn Association (ABA). Hot liquids, such as coffee, tea, soup [...]

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