Celebrate American Heart Month: Join the #OurHearts Movement

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

February is American Heart Month! Did you know that people who have close relationships at home, work, or in their community tend to be healthier and live longer? One reason, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), is that we’re more successful at meeting our health [...]

Put a Freeze on Holiday Fires!

By |November 26th, 2022|Categories: Public Education, 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, Public Education|

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 [...]

Home Fire Sprinklers Save Lives!

By |September 4th, 2022|Categories: AVFRD News, Public Education|

Installing sprinklers and smoke alarms in your home increases your chance of surviving a fire by more than 82 percent. Safer fire service: The risk to firefighters is much less. Sprinklers reduce the heat, flame and smoke from a fire. Fast response: Home fire sprinklers are more sensitive to heat than [...]

July 15th is Pet Fire Safety Day

By |July 14th, 2022|Categories: AVFRD News, Public Education|

July 15th is Pet Fire Safety Day, and we would like to share some tips to keep you and your four-legged family members safe. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), approximately 500,000 pets are affected by fires every year; and, the NFPA estimates that 500 to 1,000 [...]

Stay Safe This Summer With Fireworks!

By |June 29th, 2022|Categories: AVFRD News, Public Education|

Did you know? More than 19,500 reported files are started by fireworks annually. Burns account for 44% of the 9,100 injuries treated in emergency rooms seen in the month around July 4th? Half of the fireworks injuries seen at emergency rooms were extremities:  hand, finger, or leg.  One-third were [...]

Stay Safe this Memorial Day with Grilling Safety Tips from LCFRS

By |May 29th, 2022|Categories: AVFRD News, Public Education|

Often considered the unofficial kick-off to summer, Memorial Day weekend includes lots of celebrations, cookouts, and barbeques. But it also means the increased risk of grilling fires. According to the National Fire Protection Association, on average, 10,600 home fires are started by grills each year!  Failing to properly clean [...]

Hot Weather, Hot Cars

By |April 15th, 2022|Categories: AVFRD News, Community News, Public Education|

A friendly reminder from the Loudoun County Sheriff's Department that leaving pets in cars is never safe. As the temperatures rise, it can be deadly. High temperatures can cause irreparable organ damage and even death. Not only is it dangerous, but it is also against the law. Loudoun County [...]

Virginia Severe Weather Awareness Week – March 7th – March 11th

By |March 8th, 2022|Categories: AVFRD News, Public Education|

The VDEM is partnering with the National Weather Service to promote Severe Weather Awareness Week. The week is designed to refresh, remind, and educate everyone about the seasonal threats from severe weather and how to avoid them. It’s also a great time to make and practice your emergency plan! [...]

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