The Ashburn Volunteer Fire-Rescue Department
, or AVFRD
is a volunteer fire department
that provides fire protection and Emergency Medical services to Ashburn
. The Ashburn Volunteer Fire-Rescue Department is a volunteer organization supplemented with County provided career staffing, as are most fire and rescue companies in Loudoun County. Loudoun County Fire & Rescue (LCFR) career personnel staff both stations between 6am and 6pm, and volunteers staff both stations between 6pm and 6am. LCFR provides ALS/Medic
unit staffing 24 hours a day at Station 6.
The Ashburn Volunteer Fire Department was founded in 1944. Originally, as with many volunteer companies, the sole engine was kept at the Chief's house, and when an emergency call came in, the volunteers would be called and would meet the fire engine at the scene. Initially, the AVFD was supplemented by the Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad
for EMS services. Over time, as call volume increased in both Sterling
and Ashburn, the time came for AVFD to acquire an ambulance
and provide EMS services of its own to the residents of Ashburn.
Ashburn VFRD currently has two stations, 6 and 22. The entire call area extends east to west from Route 28
in the east to Goose Creek
in the west, and south to north from just south of the Dulles Greenway
to the Potomac River
to the north. It is estimated this area covers over 73,000 residents.
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