News & Announcements

Posted on: July 10, 2020

LC-CFRS Joins Nextdoor to Connect with Loudoun Neighborhoods

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The Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System (LC-CFRS) is pleased to announce that we have joined Nextdoor!  

Nextdoor is a free, private social network for neighborhoods that engages residents to build stronger, safer communities. Our partn...

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Posted on: July 10, 2020

LC-CFRS Ramping Up Smoke Alarm Program to Protect Loudoun Residents

Smoke Alarm Program NEWS and ALERTS

As our community deals with the new dangers posed by COVID-19, the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System reminds residents to stay protected from other hazards around your home including deadly home fires. 

Home fires continue to be a for...

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

Fire and Rescue Awarded Federal Grant for Additional Personal Protective Equipment

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Loudoun County Fire and Rescue is pleased to announce that the Department has been awarded $253,551.82 in Federal funding through the FY 2020 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program – COVID 19 Supplemental Program. The funding is part of the Co...

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

Automatic Sprinkler System Limits Damages in Sterling Apartment Fire

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Just after 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 28, 2020, Loudoun County Fire and Rescue units from Cascades, Sterling Park, Kincora, Ashburn, and Fairfax County along with command and safety officers responded to a reported structure fire at 20759 Ridgehaven Terrac...

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Posted on: June 17, 2020

Improperly Discarded Smoking Materials Cause Sterling House Fire

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The Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office is issuing an important warning and offering safety tips after another Loudoun County house fire is attributed to the improper disposal of smoking materials.

At approximately 5:40 p.m. on Saturday, June 13...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Loudoun Fire Officials Offer Critical Fireworks Safety Tips

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To maintain social distancing and reduce the spread of COVID-19, many professional Fourth of July fireworks displays have been canceled or postponed. The Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System (LC-CFRS) reminds residents that consumer fireworks ar...

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Posted on: June 3, 2020

Don’t Delay Emergency Care! Loudoun First Responders and Emergency Rooms Are Prepared

LC-CFRS StoneSprings Project 6-3-20

            The Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System and StoneSprings Hospital are working together to ensure our residents and visitors are not delaying critical emergency care because of CO...

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Posted on: May 26, 2020

Improperly Discarded Smoking Materials Caused Two-Alarm Fire

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Loudoun County Fire Officials determined the cause of yesterday’s two-alarm apartment fire was the result of the improper disposal of smoking materials.

Just after 4:30 p.m., Monday, May 25, 2020, the Loudoun County Emergency Communications Cente...

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Posted on: May 18, 2020

Loudoun County First Responders Celebrate National Emergency Medical Services Week 2020

EMS Week 2020 Newsflash

Each year National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week honors the dedication of those who provide day-to-day lifesaving services on medicine’s "front line." The Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System will join fire and rescue...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

Accidental Fire Displaces Round Hill Residents

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The Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office provides important safety tips after unattended cooking causes Round Hill house fire.

Just after 8:15 p.m. on Thursday, May 14, 2020, the Loudoun County Emergency Communications Center received a 9-1-1 cal...

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Posted on: May 11, 2020

After Three Significant Barn Fires Officials Issue Warning on Heating Appliances

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Three recent fires in Loudoun County have been attributed to the use of heating equipment and prompts safety warnings from the Fire Marshal.

Between May 1, 2020 and Sunday, May 10, 2020, firefighters across Loudoun County have responded to three barn fire ...

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Posted on: April 24, 2020

Twenty-five Firefighter/EMTs Graduate 39th Fire and Rescue Recruit Academy

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On Friday, April 24, 2020, twenty-five Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician’s graduated from Loudoun County Fire and Rescue’s 39th recruit class. In lieu of a traditional graduation ceremony with friends and family, several members...

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Posted on: April 22, 2020

Open Burning Ban Takes Effect May 1, 2020

OPEN BURNING BAN Newsflash

The Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office reminds our residents and visitors that open burning is prohibited in Loudoun County between May 1 and September 30. These regulations prohibit open air fires or open burning with the following considerat...

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Posted on: April 17, 2020

Public Safety 9-1-1 Staff Recognized for Outstanding Service

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Loudoun County’s public safety agencies joined forces this week to celebrate 2020 National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week (NPTSW) and recognize the critical role that our 9-1-1 communications staff play in protecting our community. Celebra...

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Posted on: April 15, 2020

Fire Destroys Large Waterford Barn Overnight

Clover Hill Barn Fire 4-15-20 Newsflash

            The Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office determined last night’s barn fire in the Village of Waterford was accidental, presumably a result of sparks from a grinder ignit...

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Posted on: April 13, 2020

2020 National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week Celebrated

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This week we come together as a County, and also as a family of public safety agencies, to celebrate 2020 National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week (NPTSW) and recognize the critical role that our 9-1-1 communications staff play in Loudoun County&...

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Posted on: April 9, 2020

Important Spring Cleaning Safety Tips

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          As warmer weather approaches and many of us are social distancing at home, it’s a perfect opportunity to tackle spring cleaning and projects around the house. As you clean, please remember s...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

Loudoun Fire and Rescue System Member Tests Positive for COVID-19

NEWSFLASH LCFR News - Alerts

On Monday, April 6, 2020, the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System (LC-CFRS) was informed that a System member has tested positive for the coronavirus or COVID-19.

While on shift Saturday, April 4, 2020, an LC-CFRS first responder, who transporte...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Restaurant Safety Considerations During COVID Shutdown

Fire Safety Restaurant Newsflash

During the public health emergency created by the COVID-19 outbreak, the Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office (FMO) wants to remind businesses, and especially restaurants, that scaling back or shutting down operations may expose the business to ...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

81 Loudoun County First Responders Graduate Fire and EMS Training

NEWSFLASH LCFR News - Alerts

The Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System (LC-CFRS) is honored to announce the graduation of 81 personnel who successfully completed various levels of fire and rescue training. Though the official graduation ceremony, scheduled for March 23, 2020...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Safety Measures and Social Distancing to Keep Loudoun County Firefighters Ready to Respond

COVID-19 Newsflash

As our region continues to deal with the spread of COVID-19, firefighters, emergency medical professionals and 9-1-1 dispatchers within the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System (LC-CFRS) remain fully staffed and ready to answer your call. Emerge...

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Posted on: March 8, 2020

Local First Responder Quarantined As Precaution After Exposure Outside Loudoun County

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On Saturday, March 7, 2020, the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System was informed that a System member had come in contact with an individual outside of Loudoun County who has since tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Posted on: March 8, 2020

Purcellville Single Family Home Fire Displaces a Family of Two

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Purcellville, VA. - Loudoun County Fire Officials determine cause and offer safety tips after Friday night’s house fire displaces a family of two.  

At approximately 10:00 p.m. on Friday, March 6, 2020, Loudoun County’s Emergen...

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Posted on: March 4, 2020

This Weekend We 'Spring Forward.' Change Your Clocks & Check Your Smoke Alarm Batteries!

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Sunday, March 8th, 2020 we “spring forward” and set our clocks ahead one hour in observance of daylight saving time. The Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System asks that you also check the batteries in your smoke alarms, carbon...

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Posted on: February 17, 2020

Automatic Fire Sprinklers in Ashburn Condominium Contain Fire and Limit Damages

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Loudoun County fire officials again tout the safety benefits of residential sprinkler systems after helping to contain a fire in an Ashburn condominium complex.

Just before 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, February, 16, 2020, the Loudoun County Emergency Communicatio...

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Posted on: February 15, 2020

Gas Leak Closes Harry Byrd Highway in Sterling

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Damages to an underground gas line just before noon on Friday caused the extended closure of busy intersections across the Cascades area.

At 11:44 a.m. on Friday, February 14, 2020, Engine 618 from Cascades was dispatched for an outside gas leak at the in...

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Posted on: February 10, 2020

Ashburn House Fire Displaces Four

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Loudoun County Fire Officials Determine Cause, Offer Safety Tips after Ashburn House Fire Displaces Family of Four

At 3:25 p.m. on Sunday, February 9, 2020, Loudoun County’s Emergency Communications Center received several 9-1-1 calls reporting f...

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Posted on: February 6, 2020

Loudoun’s 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Center Manager Earns Public Safety Executive Designation

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Leesburg, VA – Loudoun County Fire and Rescue and the Association of Public-Safety Communications Professionals (APCO) International are pleased to announce that Patricia L. Turner has graduated from the prestigious Certified Public-Safety Execu...

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Posted on: February 5, 2020

“Give Local, Save Local” Blood Drive February 12, 2020

LCFR Blood Drive 2-12-20 Newsflash

The Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System, Inova Loudoun Hospital and Inova Blood Donor Services encourage you to make a lifesaving appointment to donate at one of our upcoming community blood drives.

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Posted on: February 4, 2020

Family of Three Escapes from a Leesburg Single-Family Home Fire

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A single-family home fire in the Potomac Station community of Leesburg displaces a family of three in Loudoun County on late Monday evening. 

At approximately 11:15 p.m. on Monday, February 3, 2020, fire and rescue units from Lansdowne, Leesburg, ...

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Posted on: January 21, 2020

Automatic Sprinkler System in Sterling Townhouse Held Fire in Check as Firefighters Responded

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Loudoun County Fire Official’s credit a Sterling townhome’s automatic fire sprinkler system with preventing a garage fire from spreading further before first responders arrived.

On Thursday, January 16, 2020, fire and rescue units from ...

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

Fourteen Graduate Fire and Rescue Officer Development School

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The Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System is proud to announce the graduation of fourteen fire and rescue personnel from its fifth Officer Development School. These fourteen men and women attended the comprehensive, three week program at the Oliv...

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Posted on: December 31, 2019

Update – Cause Determined in Fire at Loudoun Golf Course

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Update – Cause Determined in Fire at Loudoun Golf Course 

Sterling, VA. –  The Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office investigation into the December 26th fire at the 1757 Golf Club has determined the fire to b...

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Posted on: December 27, 2019

Fire Destroys Storage Facility at Loudoun Golf Course

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The Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating yesterday’s fire at the 1757 Golf Club that destroyed a large storage building and the equipment inside.

Just before 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 26, 2019, fire and rescue un...

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Posted on: December 4, 2019

Loudoun County Rescue Chief Honored with Governor’s Award for Excellence in EMS

Congratulations Chief Andrews!

Congratulations to Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System Member and Assistant Chief of the Sterling Volunteer Rescue Company Byron Andrews who has been awarded the 2019 Governor’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Award for Excellence in...

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Posted on: December 2, 2019

Holiday Fire Safety Checklist

Holiday Fire Safety Newsflash

Decorating for the winter holidays is fun and festive, but holiday decorations can increase the risk of fire in your home. As you deck the halls this season, take a moment to review our holiday fire safety checklist and be fire smart!

Christmas Trees:

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Posted on: November 25, 2019

Cooking Safely During the Holiday Season

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Thanksgiving and the holidays are full of excitement, good food and fun times with family. As preparations for the busy holiday season are underway, the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System encourages residents to follow safe cooking practices. ...

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Posted on: November 8, 2019

Fire Officials Tout Automatic Fire Sprinklers and Offer Safety Tips After Fire at Local Business

LCFR NEWS and ALERTS 8-2019

At approximately 7:00 p.m. on November 6th, Fire and Rescue units from the Metropolitan Washington Dulles Airport Authority and Fairfax County were dispatched to investigate a report of a fire alarm sounding in a commercial building in the 44,000 block of...

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Posted on: November 7, 2019

Loudoun County Firefighters Participate in 2019 Toys for Tots Campaign

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The Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System and the Loudoun Career Firefighters Association are pleased to announce their participation in the 72nd Annual Toys for Tots Campaign. “We are proud to once again participate in this wonderful p...

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Posted on: November 5, 2019

Firefighters Team Up with Mobile Hope and One Warm Coat® for Annual Coat Drive

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The Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System, along with the Loudoun Career Firefighters Association Local 3756 invite you to bring your new or gently used and clean coats, jackets, scarves, winter hats, gloves and mittens to any of the fir...

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Posted on: November 1, 2019

“Fall Back,” Change Your Clocks, Check Your Smoke Alarm Batteries

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Sunday, November 3, 2019, we “Fall Back” and set our clocks back one hour to Eastern Standard Time. As we do, the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System reminds citizens to use this opportunity to check the ba...

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Posted on: October 29, 2019

Temporary Closure of Leesburg Fire Station and Relocation of Fire and Rescue Crews

LCFR NEWS and ALERTS 8-2019

Effective at 6:00 a.m. on November 1, 2019, the Leesburg Fire Station #20, located at 61 Plaza Street NE, will temporarily close for renovations. Closure of the station is anticipated to last approximately six months with re-occupancy occurring on or arou...

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Posted on: October 11, 2019

Cause Determined in Fatal Sterling House Fire

LCFR NEWS and ALERTS 8-2019

The Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office has determined that unattended cooking was the cause of a fatal house fire in Sterling and have estimated damages to the home at $144,000. The investigation also revealed that there were no working smoke ...

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Posted on: October 6, 2019

Early Morning Fire in Sterling Leaves One Deceased, One Injured

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Just before 3:00 a.m., Sunday, October 6, 2019, the Loudoun Emergency Communications Center (ECC) received a 9-1-1 call for a possible house fire in the 200 block of Giles Place in Sterling. Loudoun County fire and rescue crews from Cascades, Kincora, Ste...

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Posted on: October 2, 2019

October Fire Prevention Month Events

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Loudoun County’s Combined Fire and Rescue System will be hosting various open houses and community events throughout October in honor of Fire Prevention Month. These free, family friendly events allow Loudoun’s citizens to visit local ...

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Posted on: September 30, 2019

Fire Officials Remind Residents of Open Burning Regulations for Fall and Winter

LCFR NEWS and ALERTS 8-2019

The Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office (FMO) reminds residents that effective October 1, 2019, through midnight February 14, 2020, open burning is permitted for the burning of leaves and trees, brush, yard and garden trimmings...

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Posted on: September 27, 2019

Loudoun County Officials Break Ground on New Lucketts Fire Station

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On Wednesday, September 25, 2019, officials from the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System (LC-CFRS), Loudoun County Government, Loudoun County Department of Transportation and Capital Infrastructure, and the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors g...

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Posted on: September 20, 2019

110 First Responders Graduate Fire Rescue Training

Top Recruits Fall 2019 Volunteer Graduation

The Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System is honored to announce the graduation of 110 volunteer first responder personnel who successfully completed various levels of fire and rescue training. A graduation ceremony was held on Tuesday, September...

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Posted on: September 13, 2019

Blood Donors Wanted for Upcoming Loudoun Blood Drive Events

LCFR NEWS and ALERTS 8-2019

The Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System, Inova Loudoun Hospital and Inova Blood Donor Services encourage you to make a lifesaving appointment to donate at one of our upcoming community blood drives.

Did you know that hemorrhage is the number one...

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Posted on: September 6, 2019

South Riding Family Displaced After Improperly Discarded Smoking Materials Cause House Fire

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The Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office determined the cause of an early morning fire in South Riding, which did $200,000 in damages and displaced two residents, to be improperly discarded smoking materials.

At 12:02 a.m. on Friday, September 6, 2019 the ...

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Posted on: September 1, 2019

Sunday Morning House Fire in Ashburn Caused by Hot Grill Ashes

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After an early morning house fire in Ashburn displaces five and does $750,000 in damages, fire officials offer important, and potentially lifesaving reminders about grilling safely.   

Just before 4:45 a.m. Sunday, September 1, 2019, the ...

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Posted on: August 21, 2019

Support Loudoun Firefighters as they Fill-the-Boot for Muscular Dystrophy

LCFR NEWS and ALERTS 8-2019

As the end of summer approaches firefighters across the nation will once again be busy filling their boots to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and “Jerry’s Kids”. Members of the Loudoun County Combined Fire an...

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Posted on: August 20, 2019

Eighteen Firefighter/EMTs Graduate Fire and Rescue Recruit Academy

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On Friday, August 16, 2019, before family members and friends, 18 recruits graduated from Loudoun County Fire and Rescue’s 38th recruit class. In an official ceremony held at Cornerstone Chapel in Leesburg, Clerk of the Circuit Court Gary Clemen...

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Posted on: August 2, 2019

Fire Marshal Determines Cause of Two-Alarm House Fire in Ashburn

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The Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office has completed their investigation into a two-alarm house fire that did $1.5 million in damages to eight homes earlier and offers important safety tips.

At 3:24 a.m., on July 31, 2019, the Loudoun County Co...

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Posted on: July 31, 2019

Fire Marshal Investigating Two-Alarm House Fire in Ashburn

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The Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office remains on scene of a two alarm house fire that destroyed two homes and damaged two more. 

At 3:24 a.m. the Loudoun County Emergency Communications Center (ECC) received multiple 9-1-1 calls reporting a hou...

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Posted on: July 24, 2019

Join the Battle of the Badges Blood Drive August 2, 2019

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Join area first responders for the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System and Loudoun County Sheriff's Office "Battle of the Badges" Blood Drive on Friday August 2, 2019.

Battle of the Badges is a friendly competition to encourage communi...

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Posted on: June 28, 2019

Local Officials Celebrate Grand Opening of Kirkpatrick Farms Fire and Rescue Station

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Officials from Loudoun County Fire and Rescue, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors and County Administration joined first responders, residents and other local leaders on Wednesday, June 26th, 2019 for the official Grand Opening Ceremony for the newes...

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Posted on: June 27, 2019

Purcellville House Fire That Displaced Five Under Investigation

NEWSFLASH LCFR News - Alerts

Purcellville House Fire That Displaced Five Under Investigation

Just After 8:00 p.m. on June 26, 2019, Fire and Rescue units responded to an incident in the 400 block of Heronwood Court in the Town of Purcellville. On their way to the incident, supplementa...

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Posted on: June 24, 2019

LC-CFRS Receives Prestigious Award for Emergency Medical Services Cardiac Care

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The Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System is honored to be awarded the Silver Plus Mission Lifeline Award from the American Heart Association. The American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline program recognizes hospitals and EMS agenc...

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Posted on: June 20, 2019

Loudoun County Fire and Rescue and Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office to Hold 12th Annual Open House

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Loudoun County Fire and Rescue and the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) will hold their 12th Annual Open House at the Dulles South Public Safety Center on Saturday, June 22, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Residents are encouraged to at...

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Posted on: June 18, 2019

Loudoun Welcomes New Assistant Fire Chief

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The Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System is pleased to welcome John J. Caussin Jr. as the Assistant Chief of Support Services and Volunteer Administration. 

Assistant Chief Caussin brings thirty-four years of valuable experience and know...

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Posted on: June 14, 2019

Fire Officials Share Fireworks Safety Tips and 2019 Public Firework Displays

NEWSFLASH LCFR News - Alerts

As July 4th festivities approach, the Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office wants you to begin planning for a safe holiday. In 2017, U.S. hospital emergency rooms treated an estimated 12,900 people for fireworks related injuries. Children younger...

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Posted on: May 29, 2019

New Kirkpatrick Farms Fire and Rescue Station Opens for Service, Thursday, May 30

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Loudoun County Fire and Rescue is pleased to announce that the Kirkpatrick Farms Fire and Rescue Station No. 27 will officially open for operations on May 30, 2019.

The Kirkpatrick Farms Fire and Rescue Station is located at 41380 Gardenia Drive in Aldie o...

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Posted on: May 26, 2019

Improperly Discarded Smoking Materials Cause Ashburn Townhouse Fire

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On the eleven-year anniversary of the tragic Meadowood fire in Leesburg that was caused by improperly discarded smoking materials, a fire in an Ashburn townhouse demonstrates that this is a still a very real danger and residents must practice safe behavio...

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

Stay Safe this Memorial Day with Grilling Safety Tips

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Often considered the unofficial kick-off to summer, Memorial Day weekend includes lots of celebrations featuring cookouts and barbecues. But it also means the increased risk of grilling fires. U.S. fire departments responded to 10,200 home fires involving...

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Posted on: May 21, 2019

Pool and Water Safety!

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As swimming pools across Loudoun County open this Memorial Day weekend and people of all ages take to the water to cool off, Loudoun County Fire and Rescue Officials remind residents to be vigilant about pool and water safety. The USA Swimming Foundation ...

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Posted on: May 1, 2019

LC-CFRS’s Smoke Alarm Program Coming to a Neighborhood Near You

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As we kick off the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System’s (LC-CFRS) new Smoke Alarm Program this Saturday, May 4, 2019, Loudoun residents will routinely observe fire and rescue personnel out in the community offering free smoke alarm i...

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Posted on: April 30, 2019

2019 Emergency Medical Services Community Open House Events

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Each year National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week brings together local communities and medical personnel to honor the dedication of those who provide day-to-day lifesaving services on medicine's "front line." This year EMS Week has been ...

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Posted on: April 25, 2019

Open Burning Ban Takes Effect May 1, 2019

NEWSFLASH LCFR News - Alerts

The Loudoun County Fire Marshal's Office reminds our residents and visitors that open burning is prohibited in Loudoun County between May 1st and September 30th. These regulations prohibit open air fires or open burning with the following considerations:

&...

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Posted on: April 12, 2019

Electrical Malfunction Identified as Cause of Aldie House Fire

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The Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office investigation determines yesterday’s house fire in Aldie was due to an electrical wiring malfunction.

At 12:10 p.m. Thursday, April 12, 2019, the Loudoun County Emergency Communications Center received a 9-1-1 call ...

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Posted on: April 10, 2019

2019 National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

NEWSFLASH LCFR News - Alerts

The week of April 14 through April 20, 2019, has officially been recognized as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week by the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors. The Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System along with the Loudoun County Sheri...

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Posted on: April 9, 2019

Fire and Rescue System Honors 2018 Awardees

Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System Awards and Recognition

            On Monday, April 8, 2019, the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System (LC-CFRS) held its Annual Awards and Recognition Ceremony to honor Loudoun's first responders, staff and citizen...

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Posted on: March 29, 2019

Tragic Death Brings to Life a New, Innovative Model for Out-of-Hospital Blood Transfusions

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Inova Health System, Inova Trauma and Blood Donor Services, and the Northern Virginia EMS Council, in collaboration with the Fairfax County and Loudoun County Fire and Rescue Departments, are proud to announce the launch of Field Available Component Trans...

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Posted on: March 27, 2019

80 First Responders Graduate Fire Rescue Training

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Leesburg, VA. - The Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System is honored to announce the graduation of 80 first responders personnel who successfully completed various levels of fire and rescue training. A graduation ceremony was held on Monday, Marc...

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

LC-CFRS Members Participate in Annual JEMS EMS Competition

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Recently members of the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System participated as subject matter experts for a resoundingly successful 2019 JEMS Games. Assistant Chief Robin Davis of the Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad, Dr. John Morgan, the Loudoun C...

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Posted on: March 7, 2019

“Spring Forward:” Change Your Clocks, Check Your Smoke Alarm Batteries

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Sunday, March 10, 2019 we “spring forward” and set our clocks ahead one hour in observance of daylight saving time. As we change our clocks, our fire prevention team asks that you use this opportunity to check the batteries in your smo...

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Fire and Rescue
Posted on: March 6, 2019

Two Fires in Loudoun County Displace Three and Cause Significant Damages

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Two fires in Loudoun County within eight hours of each other fortunately resulted in no injuries, but displaced three residents, several animals and did over a half million dollars in damages. Fire Officials issue important safety reminders as we usher ou...

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Posted on: March 5, 2019

Discarded Smoking Material Causes Sterling Townhouse Fire

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Just after 8:04 p.m., Monday, March 4, 2019, the Loudoun County Emergency Communications Center (ECC) received a 911 call from the occupant reporting a structure fire at 46000 Block of Ashmere Square in Sterling. The caller reported fire in his townhouse....

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Posted on: February 28, 2019

High Winds contribute to House Fire in Philomont, VA

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    Just after 2:25 p.m., Monday, February 25th, 2019, units from Philomont, Aldie, Round Hill, Purcellville, Leesburg, South Riding and numerous command and safety officers were dispatched for a structure fire in the 20200 block of Greg...

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Posted on: February 25, 2019

Busy Weekend as Firefighters Respond to High-Rise Fire with Sprinkler Activation & Mobile Home Fire

NEWSFLASH

Just after 3:30 p.m., Saturday, February 23, 2019, units from Ashburn and Lansdowne were dispatched for a reported automatic fire alarm in an 11-story high-rise building located in the 19000 block of Cypress Ridge Terrace in Lansdowne Woods, Leesburg, VA....

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Posted on: February 12, 2019

Loudoun County Fire & Rescue Hosting Revolutionary Training Program for Firefighters

Fire Rescue O2X Training

As tactical athletes, firefighters face adverse weather conditions, unpredictable environments, and risk their lives daily to keep their communities safe. They consistently endure physical and mental stress for the duration of their time served. As a resu...

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Fire and Rescue
Posted on: February 11, 2019

Open Burning Restrictions: “4:00 p.m. Law” Commences February 15

NEWSFLASH

The Loudoun County Fire Marshal's Office is reminding citizens that open burning is restricted in Loudoun County between February 15 and April 30. The regulations, which prohibit open air fires, or open burning as it is commonly referred to, betw...

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Fire and Rescue
Posted on: February 2, 2019

Smoke Alarms Saves a Family of Four in Round Hill House Fire

NEWSFLASH

Just after 4:00 a.m., Saturday, February 2, 2019, units from Round Hill, Purcellville, Loudoun Heights, Hamilton, Leesburg, Clarke County and numerous command and safety officer were dispatched for a reported structure fire in the Blue Ridge District of L...

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Fire and Rescue
Posted on: January 16, 2019

Loudoun County Fire Engine Involved in Accident

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Just before 11:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 15th, Loudoun County Middleburg Engine 603 was involved in a single vehicle accident on Zulla Road in Fauquier County. Engine 603 was returning from a mutual aid emergency medical call in Fauquier County when the e...

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Fire and Rescue
Posted on: January 9, 2019

Fire Marshal’s Office Make Arrest in Tuesday Morning Vehicle Fire

Fire & Rescue Newsflash

For Additional Information:Laura Rinehart, Public Information Officer[email protected] or 571-233-1649January 9, 2019

 

For Immediate Release:Fire Marshal’s Office Make Arrest in Tuesday Morning Vehicle Fire

 

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Fire and Rescue
Posted on: January 3, 2019

Two Early Morning Arson Fires in Leesburg Destroy Vehicles, Fire Officials Requesting Information

Fire & Rescue Newsflash

For Additional Information:Laura Rinehart, Public Information Officer[email protected] or 571-233-1649January 3, 2019

 

For Immediate Release:Two Early Morning Arson Fires in Leesburg Destroy Vehicles, Fire Officials Requesting Information...

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Fire and Rescue
Posted on: December 27, 2018

Christmas Day Fire Displaces 8, Firefighters Deliver Christmas Presents to Children

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For Additional Information:Laura Rinehart, Public Information Officer[email protected] or 571-233-1649December 27, 2018

For Immediate Release:Accidental Christmas Fire Destroys Family Home, Firefighters Ensure Children Receive Gifts

The Loudoun Cou...

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Fire and Rescue
Posted on: December 13, 2018

Annual Coat Drive Proceeds to Provide Much Needed Relief for Local Families

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For Additional Information:Laura Rinehart, Public Information Officer[email protected] or 571-233-1649December 13, 2018

For Immediate Release:Annual Coat Drive Proceeds to Provide Much Needed Relief for Local Families

Leesburg, VA. - On Monday, Dec...

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Fire and Rescue
Posted on: December 6, 2018

Ashburn House Fire Highlights Importance of Smoke Alarms and Non-Combustible Siding

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For Additional Information:Laura Rinehart, Public Information Officer[email protected] or 571-233-1649December 6th, 2018

For Immediate Release:Ashburn House Fire Highlights Importance of Smoke Alarms and Non-Combustible Siding

Just after 2:00 p.m. ...

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Fire and Rescue
Posted on: December 6, 2018

RapidSOS Technology Gets Loudoun First Responders to Patients Sooner

RapidSOS Newsflash

For Additional Information:Laura Rinehart, Public Information Officer[email protected] or 571-233-1649December 6th, 2018

For Immediate Release:RapidSOS Technology Gets Loudoun First Responders to Patients Sooner

The Loudoun County Emergency Communi...

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Fire and Rescue
Posted on: December 5, 2018

Fire and Rescue Metrorail Training Simulator Wins National Award

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For Additional Information:

Laura Rinehart, Public Information Officer

[email protected] or 571-233-1649

December 5, 2018

 

For Immediate Release:

Fire and Rescue Metrorail Training Simulator Wins National Award 

 Tuesday, Dec...

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Fire and Rescue
Posted on: April 5, 2018

2018 National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week Celebrated

For Additional Information:
Laura Rinehart, Public Information OfficerLoudoun County Fire and Rescue[email protected] or 571-233-1649or
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Fire and Rescue
Posted on: March 30, 2018

Fire and Rescue System Honors 33 Awardees

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For Additional Information:

Laura Rinehart, Public Information Officer[email protected] or 571-233-1649March 30, 2018

For Immediate Release:Fire and Rescue System Honors 33 Awardees       &am...

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Fire and Rescue
Posted on: March 9, 2018

“Spring Forward”, Change Your Clocks, Check Your Smoke Alarm Batteries

For Additional Information:

Laura Rinehart, Public Information Officer

[email protected] or 571-233-1649

March 9, 2018

For Immediate Release:

“Spring Forward”, Change Your Clocks, Check Your Smoke Alarm Batteries

Sunday, March 11th,...

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Fire and Rescue
Posted on: February 27, 2018

Brower Named Virginia’s Career Fire Chief of the Year

For Additional Information:
Laura Rinehart, Public Information Officer[email protected] or 571-233-1649
February 27, 2018

Brower Named Virginia’s Career Fire Chief of the Year Loudoun County Fire and Rescue is proud to announce that...Read on... Fire and Rescue
Posted on: February 26, 2018

Fire-Rescue and Law Enforcement Training to be Conducted in Arcola

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For Additional Information:Laura Rinehart, Public Information OfficerLoudoun County Fire and Rescueemail or 571-233-1649or
Kraig Troxell, Media Relations & Communications Manager Loudoun County Sheriff’s Officeemail or 703-771...Details...

Fire and Rescue
Posted on: February 15, 2018

Electrical Fire in Lovettsville Displaces Three Adults

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For Additional Information:
Laura Rinehart, Public Information Officer[email protected] or 571-233-1649
February 15, 2018

For Immediate Release:Electrical Fire in Lovettsville Displaces Three Adults

Lovettsville, VA. – The Loudoun Cou...Read on...

Fire and Rescue
Posted on: February 8, 2018

Working Smoke Alarms Alert Family to House Fire

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For Additional Information:

Laura Rinehart, Public Information Officer

[email protected] or 571-233-1649

February 8, 2018

For Immediate Release:

Working Smoke Alarms Alert Family to House Fire

In the early morning hours of February 1st the Loudoun Coun...

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Fire and Rescue
Posted on: February 6, 2018

Open Burning Restrictions: “4:00 p.m. Law” Commences February 15

For Additional Information:

Laura Rinehart, Public Information Officer

[email protected] or 571-233-1649

February 6, 2018

For Immediate Release:  Open Burning Restrictions: “4:00 p.m. Law” Commences February 15&a...

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Fire and Rescue
Posted on: January 29, 2018

Saturday’s Early Morning Fire in Ashburn Ruled Arson; Officials Seeking Information

For Additional Information:
Laura Rinehart, Public Information Officer[email protected] or 571-233-1649
January 29, 2018

For Immediate Release:Saturday’s Early Morning Fire in Ashburn Ruled Arson; Officials Seeking Information

Ashbu...Read on...

Fire and Rescue
Posted on: January 24, 2018

Rash of Fires Caused by Open Burning Prompts Warning From Fire Officials

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For Additional Information:
Laura Rinehart, Public Information Officer
[email protected] or 571-233-1649
January 24, 2018

For Immediate Release:

Rash of Fires Caused by Open Burning Prompts Warning From Fire Officials 

Leesburg, VA., ...

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Fire and Rescue
Posted on: January 21, 2018

Early Morning Fire at Monroe Technology Center

For Additional Information:Laura Rinehart, Public Information Officer[email protected] or 571-233-1649January 21, 2018

For Immediate Release:Early Morning Fire at Monroe Technology Center

Leesburg, VA. - Just after midnight Sunday, January 21st...

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Fire and Rescue
Posted on: December 14, 2017

Victim Identified in Lovettsville House Fire

 

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Laura Rinehart, Public Information Officer

 

[email protected] or 571-233-1649

 

December 14, 2017

 

 

 

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Fire and Rescue
Posted on: December 11, 2017

Automatic Fire Sprinklers Prevent Further Damages at Local High School

For Additional Information:
Laura Rinehart, Public Information [email protected] or 571-233-1649
December 11, 2017

For Immediate Release:Automatic Fire Sprinklers Prevent Further Damages at Local High School

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Fire and Rescue
Posted on: December 11, 2017

Oakgrove Road Fire Displaces Sterling Family

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For Additional Information:
Laura Rinehart, Public Information [email protected] or 571-233-1649
December 11, 2017

For Immediate Release:Oakgrove Road Fire Displaces Sterling Family The Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office inv...Read on...

Fire and Rescue
Posted on: December 11, 2017

Fatal House Fire in Lovettsville

For Additional Information:
Laura Rinehart, Public Information [email protected] or 571-233-1649
December 11, 2017

For Immediate Release:Fatal House Fire in Lovettsville

Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s remain on scene investiga...Read on...

Fire and Rescue
Posted on: December 9, 2017

Ashburn Fire Displaces Family of Five

For Additional Information:Laura Rinehart, Public Information Officer[email protected] or 571-233-1649December 9, 2017For Immediate Release:Ashburn Fire Displaces Family of Five

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Fire and Rescue
Posted on: December 8, 2017

Carbon Monoxide Safety Precautions

For Additional Information:Laura Rinehart, Public Information Officer[email protected] or 571-233-1649December 8, 2017

For Immediate Release:Carbon Monoxide Safety Precautions

Are you and your family protected against Carbon Monoxide emergencies ...

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Fire and Rescue
Posted on: December 5, 2017

Put a Freeze On Winter Fires - Home Heating Safety

According to the United States Fire Administration, heating equipment is involved in one out of six reported home fires and is a leading cause of home fire deaths. Nearly half of home heating equipment fires are reported during the months of December, Jan...

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Fire and Rescue
Posted on: November 29, 2017

Loudoun Fire and Rescue Chief Completes International Professional Designation Process

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For Additional Information:
Laura Rinehart, Public Information Officer
[email protected] or 571-233-1649
November 29, 2017

Leesburg, VA. –Assistant Chief Matthew Tobia of the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System has successfully c...Read on...

Fire and Rescue
Posted on: November 7, 2017

Loudoun County Firefighters Participate in 2017 Toys for Tots Campaign

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The Loudoun County Fire and Rescue System and the Loudoun Career Fire Fighters Association are pleased to announce their participation in the 70th Annual Toys for Tots Campaign, sponsored by the United Stated Marine Corps Reserve. “The departm...
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Fire and Rescue
Posted on: November 2, 2017

“Fall Back”, Change Your Clocks, Check Your Smoke Alarm Batteries

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On Sunday, November 5, 2017, we “fall back” and set our clocks back one hour to Eastern Standard Time.  As we do, Loudoun County Fire and Rescue reminds citizens to use this opportunity to check the batteries in your smoke ala...Read on...

Fire and Rescue
Posted on: October 24, 2017

Public Safety Officials Offer Halloween Safety Tips

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For Additional Information:Laura Rinehart, Public Information OfficerLoudoun County Fire and Rescue[email protected], 571-233-1649

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Kraig Troxell, Public Information OfficerLoudoun County Sheriff’s Office   &nb...

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Fire and Rescue
Posted on: October 23, 2017

COAT DRIVE - Loudoun County Fire and Rescue Members Partner With One Warm Coat®

For Additional Information:Laura Rinehart, Public Information Officer[email protected] or 571-233-1649OrDanielle Brosan[email protected]October 23, 2017

For Immediate Release:Loudoun County Fire Rescue Members Partner With One Warm Co...

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Fire and Rescue
Posted on: October 12, 2017

Basement Fire on Gunflint Way in Sterling

For Additional Information:
Laura Rinehart, Public Information Officer[email protected] or 571-233-1649
October 12, 2017

For Immediate Release:Basement Fire on Gunflint Way in Sterling

Sterling, VA. – The Loudoun County Fire Marshal...Read on...

Fire and Rescue
Posted on: October 12, 2017

Auto Accident with Entrapment and Hazardous Materials Response

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For Additional Information:
Laura Rinehart, Public Information Officer
[email protected] or 571-233-1649
October 12, 2017

For Immediate Release:Auto Accident with Entrapment and Hazardous Materials Response

Hamilton, VA. – Yesterday&a...Read on...

Fire and Rescue
Posted on: October 7, 2017

Improperly Discarded Smoking Materials Cause Lovettsville Fire that Displaced Eight

For Additional Information:Laura Rinehart, Public Information Officer[email protected] or 571-233-1649October 7, 2017

For Immediate Release:Improperly Discarded Smoking Materials Cause Lovettsville Fire that Displaced Eight

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Fire and Rescue
Posted on: October 5, 2017

Do You Have a Home Escape Plan?

For Additional Information:Laura Rinehart, Public Information Officer[email protected] or 571-233-1649October 5, 2017

For Immediate Release:Every Second Counts! Do you and your family know what to do when the smoke alarm sounds?

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Fire and Rescue
Posted on: September 29, 2017

October Fire Prevention Month Events

For Additional Information:

Laura Rinehart, Public Information Officer

[email protected] or 571-233-1649

September 29, 2017

For Immediate Release: 

October Fire Prevention Month Events

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