Just before 4:00am on Monday morning Engine 618 was alerted for a car fire on Sandstone Square. They arrived to find a burning car parked between two other cars. The driver charged the line and the engine officer protected the other cars while the firefighters geared up to attack the burning car directly. The driver was able to capture a few photos once the water was flowing.
Photos by: Tech Tim Duckworth
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At approximately 3:15pm on Saturday, June 28th units from Leesburg, Ashburn, Sterling, Hamilton, and Loudoun County Fire Rescue were alerted for a house fire in Leesburg. Wagon 618 and Chief 611 responded from Cascades. Units from Leesburg arrived on scene and reported heavy fire showing. The first units found heavy fire in the rear of the home and began to attack the fire there while other units prepared to make an interior attack. Due to fire conditions in the rear and danger to surrounding structures units were pulled from the structure and an exterior attack was initiated. A second alarm was requested, bringing Wagon 611 from Sterling Park. More details and pictures can be found here.
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The crew from W618 awaiting an assignment from command
Members of the Sterling Volunteer Fire Company and Loudoun County Fire Rescue spent the day learning about the new Quint 618 from the manufacturer. In the morning they learned about the safety features and functionality of the unit. The afternoon was spent applying the morning lessons and learning about the capabilities of the new Quint. In the next few weeks the truck will go through a final maintenance check and be outfitted with tools, radios, hose, etc. It will then be placed in service and begin answering calls. Look for it in the community and be sure to stop by and see how your donations are serving you.
Photos by Capt Bill Roman
Chief Jon Starling operating the outriggers
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A demonstration of the strength of the outriggers