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Hamilton’s New Unit: Gator 617

At Hamilton Day 2014 on April 24, 2014, the Hamilton Volunteer Rescue Squad (HVRS) introduced its newest unit: Gator 617.  This medical unit is built on a Cushman 4WD utility vehicle with a custom medical sled used to access tight spaces in areas where a full size ambulance just cannot travel.  With Hamilton’s close proximity to the W&OD trail system and having the Loudoun County Fair Grounds within our first due response, the Gator will offer a better way to deliver medical services to the community during special events. 

The unit was built by the hands of HVRS volunteers, greatly reducing the cost of construction.  The unit was purchased with funds made possible by community donations and the squad’s annual fund drive. 

For more information, you can read the press article on the Leesburg Today News site, or by visiting the 1st Responder Network.

 

Training – NFA Principles of Building Construction

The Loudoun County Fire Rescue Training Center will be offering two NFPA Principles of Building Construction classes in May and June 2014.

The NFA Non Combustible Building Construction class will be offered during a three day class on May 27, May 29, and June 3 from 1900-2300.

The NFPA Combustible Building Construction class will be offered during a three day class on June 5, June 10, and June 12 from 1900-2300. 

These classes provide fire suppression personnel with information on building construction characteristics associated with different types of construction. 

Training requests are due via email to LCFRTRNG@loudoun.gov by COB Thursday May 15, 2014. 

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Hazardous Materials Awareness 2014

The Loudoun County Fire Rescue Training Center will be offering a proctored exam for the Commonwealth of Virginia Hazardous Materials Awareness class.   Proctored exams will be available on Wednesday nights at 7pm on May 21, June 25, July 16, and August 6, 2014.  Students wishing to take the test need to attend one test session only.  Testing will be at the Loudoun County Fire Rescue Training Center.

Part One (1) of this class is visiting www.vafire.com and completing the on-line Hazmat Awareness modules and obtain a course completion certificate.  All students will need this completion certificate in order to sit for the proctored exam. 

Registration is with Lt. Troy Gittings by contacting troy.gittings@loudoun.gov.  You only need to attend one of the dates. 

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Free Shingles Vaccine

The Loudoun County Health Dept. will be providing Free Shingles Vaccines to Seniors (age 60 and older) on May 10th 11am – 3pm.  Details are at:

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Your risk for developing shingles increases as you age. The Shingles Prevention Study involved individuals age 60 years and older and found the shingles vaccine significantly reduced disease in this age group. The vaccine is currently recommended for persons 60 years of age and older. Even people who have had shingles can receive the vaccine to help prevent future occurrences of the disease.

Training – American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider CPR

The Purcellville Volunter Rescue Squad (PVRS) is sponsoring two American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider (HCP) CPR classes.   One will be offered Sunday May 18, 2014 between 1300-1730.  The other will be offered Sundy June 8, 2014 between 1300-1730.

 This course is a pre-requisite for all classes offered by Loudoun County Fire and Rescue.   This is a AHA HCP Course which includes adult, child, and infant CPR as well as AED usage.  Class size is limited to 16 students.

For registration, contact training@purcellvillerescue.org.

AHA CPR May 2014 – Station 614

AHA CPR June 2014 – Station 614

Training – Bloodborne Pathogens

The Purcellville Volunter Rescue Squad (PVRS) is sponsoring two Bloodborne Pathogens classes.   One will be offered Sunday May 4, 2014 between 1300-1730.  The other will be offered Saturday June 14, 2014 between 1300-1730.

 This course is a pre-requisite for all classes offered by Loudoun County Fire and Rescue.  This program teaches emergency responders about infectious diseases. 

For registration, contact training@purcellvillerescue.org.

BBP May 2014 – Station 614

BBP June 2014 – Station 614

Training – Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

The Loudoun County Fire and Rescue Training Center is offering a two day Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Class on May 17-18, 2014.  This weekend class provides certification in  Pediatric Advanced Life Support.  This class will provide 16 hours of Continuing Education Units / Credits toward content for EMT-I or EMT-P.   Students need to attend both days.  All ALS providers are eligible to attend.

Registration is with Loudoun County directly by contacting LCFRTRNG@loudoun.gov.  Registration is due no later than May 12, 2014.    See the attached flier for additional information.

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Training – Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

The Loudoun County Fire and Rescue Training Center is offering a two day Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Class on May 3-4, 2014.  This weekend class provides certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support per the American Heart Association guidelines.  This class will provide 16 hours of Continuing Education Units / Credits toward content for EMT-I or EMT-P.  Initial students need to attend both days, and refresher students need to attend on the second day only.  All ALS providers are eligible to attend.

Registration is with Loudoun County directly by contacting LCFRTRNG@loudoun.gov.  Registration no later than Wednesday April 30, 2014.    See the attached flier for additional information.

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2014 Valor Awards

Congratulations to Lt. Vidal Murray and Chief Rodney Krone, recipients of awards on Friday April 4, 2014 at the Loudoun County Valor Awards.

Lt. Vidal Murray and Rescue Chief Rodney Krone of the Hamilton Rescue Squad earned the Meritorious Action award for rescuing a motorist who was stranded on top of his vehicle on Lime Kiln Road in the middle of the night Jan. 31, 2013, during a serious storm.

Source story at: http://www.leesburgtoday.com/news/firefighters-law-officers-residents-recognized-for-valor/article_0c585180-bc32-11e3-a8ff-0019bb2963f4.html

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