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AVFRD Receives Presidential Volunteer Service Awards

Ashburn’s volunteers put in significant hours to protect our community.

Congratulations to the Ashburn Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department unpaid personnel for earning U.S. Presidential Volunteer Service Awards, and thank you for the long hours dedicated to our community’s safety.

Overall, Virginia residents volunteer an average of about 38 hours per year, while the average in the Washington Metro area is about 33 hours. The average for individual Loudoun County Fire-Rescue volunteers totaled 389 hours during 2012!

There are three levels of awards for those 26 and older: Bronze for 100 to 249 hours; Silver for 250 to 499 hours; and Gold for 500 hours or more. The number of your AVFRD members receiving each of the awards:

  • Bronze: 35
  • Silver: 23
  • Gold: 103

The Loudoun County Fire Rescue Volunteer Program has provided the U.S. Presidential Volunteer Service Award to all Loudoun County Fire Rescue volunteers that contributed at least 100 hours during this past points year. The volunteers received a certificate from the White House as well as a pin with their designated award level.

Residents are encourage to join the Ashburn volunteers on the first Sunday of each month for a pancake breakfast fundraiser. Patch readers voted it the best breakfast in town.

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