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 public servants selflessly offered as acts of heroism and a demonstration of their commitment to protecting our families, our neighbors and our community! FF Quist was one of the first on scene at the tragic accident that claimed the life of Ashburn resident John A. Schloegel. Quist, a safety officer at Ashby Ponds at the time, [...]
Just before 4:00pm on Saturday units from Ashburn Volunteer Fire Rescue Department, Sterling Volunteer Fire Department, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, and Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad were alerted for a fire at Dulles Town Center. A Loudoun County Fire Marshal was already in the mall at the time of the call and located light smoke in one of the stores. Engine 624 arrived quickly and began the investigation, joined by Engines 622, 606, and Truck 606. Battalion 601 arrived and established command. Engine 618 investigated a neighboring store, while Engine 611 established the Initial RIT and Tower 611 checked the roof for possible HVAC issues. [...]
Shortly after 1:00am on November 25th, Ashburn and Sterling units were alerted for an auto accident with injuries and person ejected. One involved vehicle had four passengers with injuries —adults age 26 and 27 and children age 3 and 5— ranging from minor to serious and were transported to nearby hospitals for treatment. A fifth passenger, a woman, was transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital, where she died later Friday morning. The 3-year-old was not in a child safety seat and was ejected from the vehicle in the crash. The driver of the second vehicle was transported to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Virgina State Police continue to [...]
On Wednesday, Nov. 23rd at 06:24 am, 911 received a call reporting a structure fire on Wardlaw Terrace in Ashburn. The caller advised that the rear of a neighbor’s house was on fire. Units were dispatched from Ashburn, Lansdowne, Leesburg Fire, Moorefield, Sterling Fire, Battalion Chief 601 & 603, AC606, SAF600 and EMS601. The first unit arrived on the scene and reported a 4-story “stacked condominium” with nothing showing from the front of the structure. Upon further investigation, moderate smoke conditions were located on the third floor. A Level 1 RIT was requested bringing units from Arcola, Dulles South, and additional units from Ashburn and Moorefield. [...]
Just after 6:00am on November 22, 2016, Ashburn and other stations responded for a structure fire near Belmont Ridge Road and Gloucester Parkway. The house was abandoned. Dry and windy conditions allowed some small spots of brush to be ignited, which crews quickly extinguished. Due to the advanced state of the fire and deteriorated conditions inside the home, crews initiated a defensive fire attack from outside the home. A significant collapse of the structure made any interior entry unsafe for firefighters. The fire was extinguished approximately twenty minutes after initial fire and rescue crews arrived although they remained on scene for two hours extinguishing [...]
At approximately 1810 hours on October 28th, Truck Co 6 came across a 2 car crash with entrapment along Ashburn Rd. Truck 6 called for the rest of the assignment, stabilized the vehicle, and had the patient extricated within 5 minutes. Units: T606, E623, A623, EMS601, BC601, A606, M622
At approximately 11:08 hours on Sunday, October 23, 2016, 1st Battalion units were dispatched for a dwelling fire in the 44100 block of Bristow Circle in Ashburn, VA. Initial units arrived to find a 2 story, single family dwelling with fire showing from the garage. Engine 606 grabbed their own plug at the end of the cul-de-sac and stretched to the attached garage. Truck 606 split their crew with the officer and bar man making entry, searching, and checking for extension from the garage area into the kitchen area while the outside crew threw ladders and opened up in the garage. Engine 622 grabbed a second plug and stretched the 2nd [...]
Shortly after midnight last night, Truck Company 6 and Medic 6 were dispatched and first arriving to an accident with rollover/injury on Gloucester Parkway. Three passengers in the car were transported to area hospitals for treatment. Engine 6 was later added to secure a landing zone for AirCare 3 for a patient fly-out. Strong work from the crew on services rendered!