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July 4th Parade Applications!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015  Its that time of year to celebrate the birth of the United States! If you plan on entering vehicle or participate in the parade, please fill out the application as soon as possible. The PVFC community looks forward to celebrating another birthday with the Purcellville Community!!!




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60 to 60 Ruck

Thursday, May 28, 2015   The Purcellville Volunteer Fire Company hosted the "60 to 60 Ruck to Remember" on Saturday, May 23 over the Memorial Day weekend.  This event is a fundraiser to support wounded veterans and is sponsored by the group ‘Ruck to Remember.’  Each hiker must pledge to raise $500 in donations all of which goes to the selected charity: this year Operation Enduring Warrior.  There were 85 hikers this year covering the 60 miles from Harper's Ferry to Section 60 at Arlington National Cemetery.  By my count the group raised over $42,000!  

Our part in this was to host them on their first of three nights by providing a place to sleep under the stars and access to restrooms.  I was pleased that we could easily accommodate this request and the event went off flawlessly – well, the hikers arrived at 9:30 PM instead of 7:30 PM, but no less enthusiastically!  The hiked in and passed under our huge American flag deployed by our Tower Ladder.

     



 

New Photos of Apparatus

Monday, May 25, 2015   Thanks to Mike Sanders we have new Digital Photos of the fleet.  Thanks Mike    

     
RE602 Pierce Quantum

RE602 Pierce Quantum

TL602 KME 102' Ladder

TL602 KME 102' Ladder



 

2015 Public Safety Day

 Thanks for all that came out to the 2015 Public Safety Day  !!!!!!!!

     



 

Tornado Watch 4-20-2015

Monday, April 20, 2015   

  • Tornado WatchTornado Watch in effect until 10:00 PM EDT. Source: U.S. National Weather Service


VA
. VIRGINIA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

ALBEMARLE ARLINGTON AUGUSTA
CLARKE CULPEPER FAIRFAX
FAUQUIER FREDERICK GREENE
HIGHLAND KING GEORGE LOUDOUN
MADISON NELSON ORANGE
PAGE PRINCE WILLIAM RAPPAHANNOCK
ROCKINGHAM SHENANDOAH SPOTSYLVANIA
STAFFORD WARREN


VIRGINIA INDEPENDENT CITIES INCLUDED ARE

ALEXANDRIA CHARLOTTESVILLE FAIRFAX
FALLS CHURCH FREDERICKSBURG HARRISONBURG
MANASSAS STAUNTON WAYNESBORO
WINCHESTER





   


 

PVFC involved in Brush Fires over Weekend

Saturday, April 18, 2015   This past weekend Brush 602, RE 602, and Engine 626 were involved in battling several brush fires in the area. Crews were called out on two separate occasions in order to stop the spread of the unconfined fires. Saturday brought dry conditions and deceptively high winds caused several controlled burns to become unmanageable.  The fires were put out very quickly before any damages to structures happened 




     



 

PVFC and Neighboring Brush Units Help With Fire on the Mountain

Monday, April 13, 2015   Volunteer and Career staff members from across Loudoun County and West Virginia battled a brush fire in the mountains at the WVA and VA border.  Brush units were dispatched to the scene advising a 6 acre fire was moving across the mountain. Units quickly were on scene fighting the fire and preventing its extension. Firefighters were on scene for 8 hours and contained the fire preventing it from spreading and reaching neighboring homes. 

     



 

PVFC Responds to House Fire in Round Hill

Wednesday, April 1, 2015  The Purcellville Volunteer Company responded to a reported House Fire outside of Round Hill on Monday March 30th. Dispatchers informed all companies responding and Engine 604 confirmed that a working fire was in progress. Engine 604 announced that the garage was heavily involved. CMD602, TL602, Engine 602 and RE 602 respond Along with company for Hamilton, Leesburg, Philmont, along Clark County units.

All the companies did a great job and keep the "Fire" contained the the main fire structure, 5 other house had some heat damage. 

     



 

Accidental Incident Involving Training Mannequin in Purcellville

Wednesday, March 25, 2015   Accidental Incident Involving Training Mannequin in Purcellville 
Early Wednesday morning, the Loudoun County Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Management (FREM) was notified that a Purcellville Volunteer Fire Company vehicle was observed traveling along a public roadway with a training mannequin attached to the rear of the vehicle. The Purcellville Volunteer Fire Company and the Loudoun County Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Management regret that the driver was unaware that the mannequin was attached to the vehicle and apologize to anyone who witnessed the incident. The Company and Loudoun County Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Management are working together to ensure errors like this do not occur again.


The incident occurred following a drill earlier this week during which the mannequin, dressed in firefighter gear, was used for training. This morning, a vehicle maintenance contractor arrived to transport the vehicle to a facility in Chantilly. The driver was unaware that the training mannequin had not been removed from the vehicle. A motorist stopped the driver in the area of Battlefield Parkway and Route 7 and notified him of the presence of the training mannequin and it was immediately removed.


Inquiries about the incident may be directed to Brad Quin, President of the Purcellville Volunteer Fire Company at bquin@purcellvillefire.org  


   


 

PVFC FireFighter uses PUB Ed Opportunity to commemorate Dr. Suess

Wednesday, March 4, 2015   Company president and firefighter Brad Quin read his favorite story books to Emerick Elementary School’s first grade classes during Read Across America Day.  The day commemorates children’s author Dr. Suess’s birthday and encourages students to continue to develop good reading habits.

     



 
 
 

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