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 fire stations and enjoy activities geared toward fire prevention, safety and community awareness.
The majority of fire deaths occur at home each year with, on average, seven people dying in home fires per day from 2012 to 2016. This startling statistic from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) inspired this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme: “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!”
Studies show that in a typical home fire, you may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Escape planning and practice can help you make the most of that limited time. Attend any of our October Fire Prevention Month Open Houses below to learn more about home fire escape planning and how to keep your family fire safe!
Open House: Sunday, October 6th, 2019 - Noon to 3:45pmAshburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department - 20688 Ashburn Road, AshburnJoin Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department during their Open House event! Open Houses are our opportunity to welcome the community that we serve to the station to meet our personnel, see first-hand what we do, take a station tour, and explore our apparatus. There will be a 911 simulator, safety demonstrators from smoke alarms to fire extinguishers, and live fire demonstrations. For more information, visit www.ashburnfirerescue.org.
Open House: Saturday, October 12th, 2019 – 10:00am to 1:00pm LCFR Kirkpatrick Farms Station #27 - 41380 Gardenia Drive, Aldie, Virginia 20105Stop by the brand new Kirkpatrick Farms Fire Station Open House event to meet your local firefighters and EMT’s, learn important fire and life safety tips, and take the kids through our challenging fire prevention obstacle course. Meet Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s own “Dolley the Fire Dog”, star of the newly released National Geographic Doggy Defenders book series. Participate in fun, family friendly activities that each kids how to dial 9-1-1, make your way through Beamer’s fire safety obstacle course, learn hands only CPR and more!
Open House: Saturday, October 12th, 2019 – 10:30am to 4:30pm Sterling Volunteer Fire Company & Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad - 104 Commerce Street, SterlingCome join Sterling at our annual Open House event! Bring the whole family and learn about fire safety and see what firefighters do on a daily basis. Watch firefighters cut a car, climb the ladder truck, and even get to dress like a firefighter and spray the hose! For more information, visit www.sterlingfire.org.
Open House: Saturday, October 12th, 2019 - 11:00am to 3:00pmPurcellville Volunteer Fire Company - 500 N Maple Ave, Purcellville, VA 20132Come by Purcellville Volunteer Fire Company during their Open House! Bring the whole family for station tours, fire safety demonstrations, station tours, and get to see all the different trucks used to respond to calls. For more information, visit www.purcellvillefire.org.
Open House: Sunday, October 13th, 2019 – 12:00pm to 4:00pm Lovettsville Volunteer Fire & Rescue - 12837 Berlin Turnpike, Lovettsville, VA 20180All are welcome to come join Lovettsville Volunteer Fire & Rescue at our annual Open House event! Bring your friends and family for station tours, safety demonstrations, 911 simulator, and more! For more information, visit www.lovettsvillevfr.org.
Open House: Sunday, October 20th, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm Arcola Volunteer Fire Department - 23675 Belmont Ridge Rd, Ashburn, VA 20148Stop by Arcola Volunteer Fire Department to say hello to Smokey the Bear and Sparky the Fire Dog at the annual Open House! Bring the whole family for fire engine rides, station tours, safety demonstrations, children’s activities, 911 simulator, and refreshments. For more information, visit www.arcolavfd.org