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Open House 2017

Come join us for this year’s Open House at the Hamilton Safety Center!
Save the date: June 3, 2017 from 12:30pm to 4:30pm. Bring your friends and family!
We look forward to seeing you.

Thumbnail image of Open House flyer

See some photos of our 2016 Open House here!

Waterford Fair 2016

After the annual Waterford Fair was canceled in 2015 for the first time in 70 years due to bad weather, the popular event was back again this year from October 7 to 9. Volunteers of the Hamilton Rescue Squad were on stand-by at three locations throughout the village.

Group of volunteers beside an ambulance

Our volunteers at the Waterford Fair

The fair is traditionally attended by a large number of people who enjoy a stroll along the many arts and crafts booths. Observing artisans hand-crafting their goods is an interesting part of the event for children and adults alike, as are the historic village buildings that can be toured, and the Civil War reenactments.

People waiting in line outside a building to get in

Fairgoers waiting in line to tour a building in Waterford

A group of HVRS members staffed our Gator as well, a small versatile vehicle used to swiftly get to patients in crowded areas. This enables our EMTs to begin rendering medical care until the ambulance crew arrives.

Volunteers in a small vehicle at the fair

Company Chief Rodney Krone with volunteers Aja and Devin on the Gator


A group of our volunteers with a dog

Our volunteers with a four-legged new friend at the fair

Our members, along with the support of two paramedics from nearby stations, volunteered a total of 273 hours during the 2016 event weekend. If you wish to become part of our dedicated team, head over to the volunteer application page. For more information on the Fair visit the Waterford Foundation website. Next year’s Waterford Fair is scheduled for October 6-8, 2017 (Columbus Day weekend). See you there!

Close-up photo of the ambulance

Baby News!

On April 16, 2016, members of Hamilton Rescue responded for a reported OB call on the side of route 704. Our members arrived on scene and helped deliver baby Wesley. Today, four month old Wesley and his family stopped to say Hi to the crew who delivered him! Great job, Saturday crew!
Volunteers of Company 17 with baby Wesley

Breakfast with Santa

The annual, well-loved Breakfast with Santa was held on December 12, 2015. We thank the visitors for attending and the members of the Safety Center Auxiliary for making this a fun and enjoyable event.

Members of Co. 17 around Santa

Members of the HVRS around Santa

2015 Holiday Bazaar

Stop by at Harmony Hall this Saturday, November 21, from 9:00am to 2:00pm to get your holiday shopping done early! The Ladies’ Auxiliary are putting on their popular, annual Hamilton Safety Center Auxiliary Holiday Bazaar. With a wide variety of items such as quilts, jewelry, baked goods, soaps, and many more, there’s sure to be something for everyone. See our flyer for more details and come to the Bazaar this Saturday!
2015 Holiday Bazaar flyer

Congrats to our newest medic!

We are excited to announce that one of our volunteers, Kelly Frye, has successfully completed the EMT-Intermediate program! After several months of classes, practice, and clinical rotations, Kelly received her certificate during the graduation ceremony on July 30, 2015.

Kelly showing her certificate.

Our new medic Kelly with the Assistant Chief Curt Newport (l.) and Chief Rodney Krone (r.).

Congratulations, Kelly!

Length of Service award

Congrats to one of our wonderful members, Rafe Nichols! She was recently recognized for her 20 years of volunteer service in the Loudoun County Fire-Rescue system. We are very fortunate to have such committed members here at Company 17 and thank Rafe, as well as our many other hard-working volunteers, for their dedication.

Photo of the award

4th of July Parades

In keeping with traditions, volunteers of the Hamilton Volunteer Rescue Squad participated in the Purcellville and Leesburg parades again this year.

Three volunteers washing an ambulance

Volunteers bringing the apparatus to a shine prior to the parades.

Our members joined the parades with ambulances and the squad truck as well as our boat.

Three volunteers and the boat

Three of our volunteers on bicycles

The bike team was also present to round it all off.

Numerous people in front of our squad truck

Despite the poor weather, the turnout was great!

Ambulance with a small American flag held outside the side window

At the beginning of the parade.

A closeup of the squad truck during the parade.

Just before start of the Leesburg Parade.

2015 Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival

Our volunteers took part in this year’s Firefighters Parade at the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival on Friday, May 1, 2015. The parade is the largest and also among the oldest annual Firefighters Parades in the world, and this was the 88th time it was held.

Utility vehicle with boat hitched up at the 2015 Apple Blossom Festival

The company was represented with the Utility vehicle and rescue boat.

We’re happy to report that our apparatus received 1st Place in the category “Fire Department Special Unit”. Congratulations!

Picture of the plaque

2015 Arrive Alive & Survive Symposium

Registration is now open for the 2015 Arrive Alive & Survive Symposium.

Date: Friday and Saturday, April 24 & 25
Time: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Location: MCFRS Public Safety Headquarters – 100 Edison Park Drive, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Cost: FREE! Thanks to the event sponsors.
Amenities: A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided on each day.
All attendees must register for this event by COB Friday, April 17.

This year’s symposium will consist of presentations from regional leaders and experts on the following topics:
• Firefighting in the 21st Century
• Surviving Until Retirement
• Truck 411 – Close Call
• Toxic Hot Seat: Cancer in Today’s Fire Service
• Photovoltaic Emergencies
• HEROES & The Burn Foundation
• Just Wash Your Gear
• It Happened in Seconds
• And much more (please see brochure)

Since its inception, the Arrive Alive & Survive symposium has not only been tremendously successful in delivering outstanding presentations to a large selection of this region’s emergency first responders, but it has also served as a great vehicle for bringing together personnel of all ranks and agencies to collaboratively build awareness of critical emerging safety issues in the field. All levels of personnel are encouraged to participate in this year’s event.

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