On October 4th, Leesburg Fire Company played host to the community at its primary station, Station 20 on Plaza St. The open house provided an opportunity for the fire company to work together and suds the apparatus up and make it look sharp for the many engine and truck rides. The public was able to watch a sedan turn into a convertible and experience the thrill of a live fire demo as LVFC showed the difference between a home with sprinklers and one without. Kids got to try their hand at hose operations and crawl through a smoke trailer. Members were working hard in the back to supply food and drink as well as man tables and information kiosks. A lot of hard work payed off in a spectacular day of fun and excitement. LVFC looks forward to seeing everyone next year!
Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company will be holding its annual open house on October 4th, from 10am-2pm. We would like to invite the community over to Fire Station 20, located at 61 Plaza St. NE Leesburg VA 20176, for a day full of fun activities, cool demonstrations, fire truck rides, kids games, station tours, food, drinks, and more. All are welcome and admission is free. We look forward to seeing you!
In conjunction with our annual mail fund drive, we're kicking off a recruitment event as well. We hope you'll consider joining the ranks of the Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company as either an operational firefighting member or by playing a critical role as an administrative member. Were looking for great people to help us continue the tradition of neighbor helping neighbor in the community we love.
As a firefighter, you'll receive free training to gain certifications in fire suppression, emergency medical services, and hazardous materials to name a few. Training courses are offered at the Loudoun County Fire and Rescue training facility off Sycolin Road on evenings and weekends. If you've always had the dream of becoming a firefighter, we'd love to talk to you!
Maybe crawling around on your hands and knees in a smoke-filled environment isn't for you. That's okay with us; we need members to help us with administration, fundraising, public outreach, hall rental, special events, and fire ground support roles such as our canteen unit.
To get started on an amazing journey, just go to our membership application page and fill out a brief online form. Submitted applications are received by our membership committee who will contact you within a day or two. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to meeting you.
Subject: 210th Anniversary of the Fire Company
The Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company is beginning a yearlong celebration of 210 years of service. To commemorate the Fire Companys early roots, antique fire apparatus (a turn-of-the-century hand-drawn hose cart and a 1929 Seagrave pumper) will be featured in the Towns Fourth of July Parade. The hose cart is similar to those used by the Fire Company from the early 1800s all the way up to 1925, when the first motorized fire truck was purchased by the Town of Leesburg. The 1929 Seagrave is the first fire truck purchased by the Fire Company and restored to almost original condition.
The Fire Company recently discovered documents in the County Archives that confirm the original incorporation was on November 15th, 1803, almost 210 years ago. Since the opportunity to celebrate 200 years has been missed, the Fire Company is celebrating its bicentennial plus ten.
A Gala event will be held on November 16th, 2013 to officially begin the 210th celebration and to recognize the Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company as the 6th oldest fire company in Virginia. The celebration will continue through the following year and include presentations to the Town, historical features and another large event next summer.
For some interesting historical information about the origins of the Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company, visit our history page.