On Tuesday, December 14th family, friends, and firefighters from around the area paid their final respects to Battalion Chief Alan Dutton of the District of Columbia Fire Department. He also served with the Sterling Volunteer Fire Company and Aldie Volunteer Fire Department. He was a “fireman’s fireman” and he will be missed greatly, but his legacy will live on for those that knew him, or knew of him.
Listen to the special announcement from the LCFR radio system here.
You can view the entire photo set here.
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The Sterling Volunteer Fire Company is proud to place in service our newest apparatus, Quint 618. This new unit is a 2008 Smeal and features a 105 foot ladder, 500 gallons of water, and a 2000 GPM pump, along with all the other hoses, ladders, and tools we use to serve the Sterling community. It will primarily run out of firestation 18, in Cascades. It has already run its first call, fuel leaking from a vehicle at 10:00 on Saturday morning. Look for it in the area feel free to stop by and check it out in person.
Photo by: Mike Sanders
You can listen to the radio announcement here.
You can hear it’s first response here.
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At 18:15 on Wednesday, Jan 3, Engine companies 618, 611, 623, 439, Truck 611, Squad 439, Ambulance 25, and Battalion 602 were alerted for a kitchen fire in Cascades. Engine 618 arrived on scene to find a small fire in the kitchen and smoke throughout the structure. The fire was quickly contained and extinguished, and the smoke was removed from the structure. Many thanks to Chief 11, Engine 436, and Rescue Squad 615, who also responded.
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