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Cook-out at the HVRS

Volunteers of the Hamilton Volunteer Rescue Squad had the opportunity to socialize and get together for a fun, enjoyable cook-out on Saturday, August 30.

Cook-out at 17

Chief Rodney Krone grilled the burgers and hot dogs, and all other members brought side dishes. There was plenty of delicious food for seconds and even thirds.

Pastor Gary Smith

We are especially glad that Pastor Gary Smith, who volunteers for the company as chaplain for families of cardiac arrest patients, was able to attend, along with his wife, Sue.

Hamilton Rescue at the Fair

This past week, from July 21 through July 26, the annual Loudoun County Fair took place on the fair grounds off Dry Mill Road in Leesburg. We had a great turnout of volunteers to ensure that the EMS standbys were covered for the major events.

Volunteers at the fair

We had not only one ambulance there, but several times we staffed two and even three ambulances (with a little help from other companies’ members) plus the squad truck and the Gator. Our standby services were requested especially for the Demolition Derby and the ever-popular bull riding events.

Demolition Derby

Our volunteers enjoyed the great view from atop the squad truck.

Rescue Truck at the Fair

The bull-riding events on Thursday and Saturday drew a big crowd. Despite some spectacular falls, none of the riders required medical care.

Bull riding

A cowboy, naturally on horseback, ensured that any bulls roaming the arena without a rider were safely escorted out.

Bull Riding

Congrats to our newest EMTs!

We are excited to announce that our members Evan and Aja have successfully completed the demanding coursework to become Emergency Medical Technicians. Over the span of four months, the two completed nearly 150 hours of training, including classroom sessions, practical hands-on training, and ten hours of hospital rotations.

Graduation from Loudoun County’s ‘EMT School’ was July 10, 2014, where all graduates were presented with their certificates.

Congrats, Aja and Evan, and we are so glad that you are part of our HVRS family!

grads from EMT school

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:


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.

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.

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Board of Directors Meeting

A meeting of the Hamilton Volunteer Rescue Squad (HVRS) Board of Directors (BOD) took place on December 16, 2013 at 19:30.

A copy of the Meeting Agenda can be obtained from the HVRS President.

Future HVRS BOD Meetings for 2014 will take place the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:30 PM local time.

All meetings are open to the public unless otherwise posted.