Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Post 1666 is chartered to the Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department (AVFRD) of Loudoun County Fire and Rescue (LCFR). Explorer Posts are youth organizations sponsored by the Boy Scouts of America, and composed of young men and women between ages 14 and 21. The objective of Post 1666 is to provide a learning center to the youth of the community, and to provide trained individuals who may become career or volunteer Fire and Emergency Medical personnel later in life.
Explorer Post 1666 meets at Station 6 on Monday nights from 7:00 to 9:00 PM, and occasionally on weekends for more training. We also meet for community events, fundraisers and provide support to the AVFRD Open House. The Post gives boys and girls, aged 14 to 21, an opportunity to learn the skills for fire fighting and emergency medical care. Members are issued complete fire fighting bunker gear and taught how to wear it properly. Explorers may NOT respond to calls but MAY do ride-alongs once they are 18 years of age per department SOP. Among the skills taught are ladder handling, hose deployment and handling, search and rescue, back-boarding and medical terms and practices. Members of the Post are registered with the National Capital Area Council, Boy Scouts of America.