Commission and Advisory Councils
The general purpose of the Loudoun County Fire-Rescue Commission is to:
- Advise the County Administrator and Board of Supervisors on matters relating to fire, rescue, and emergency medical services.
- Develop effective, efficient, and equitable fire, rescue, and emergency services countywide.
- Provide the policy and regulatory framework for all such fire, rescue, and medical service operations.
- 6:30 pm the last Tuesday of each month
- 3 Emergency Medical Service Volunteers
- 3 Fire Volunteers
- The Chief of Loudoun County Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Management
The Operational Medical Director is a non-voting member.
Elizabeth Hottinger, Commission Aide at 703-777-0333
- Second Saturday of each month
The general purpose of the Communications and Technology Committee is to:
- Conduct an annual review of the operation of box area run builder (BARB) dispatch recommendations and procedures and present any recommendations regarding the use of BARB.
- Review consultant recommendations regarding the modernization of the communications and technology systems.
- Establish work groups to support, maintain, and enhance communications and technology programs.
- Second Thursday of each month
- Communications Division Chief
- Emergency Communications Center Manager
- Computer Assisted Dispatch (CAD) Analyst
- One representative from the Loudoun County Fire Council
- One representative from the Loudoun County EMS Advisory Council
- At-Large members appointed by the chairman of the Fire and Rescue Commission
EMS (Emergency Medical Services) Council
The general purpose of the EMS Council is to:
- Coordinate lay and professional responsibilities and interests in emergency medical services with the County of Loudoun on emergency medical services affecting citizens and visitors of Loudoun County.
- Serve as the principal advisory body on emergency medical services to governmental and non-governmental agencies in Loudoun County, Virginia.
- Develop and facilitate broad countywide comprehensive emergency medical service plans and priorities, to stimulate and coordinate action, and otherwise ensure the effective use of existing and future medical facilities, services, and manpower within the framework of the overall comprehensive health planning effort for Loudoun County, Virginia.
- Represent the interests of Loudoun County, Virginia in regional, state, interstate and national emergency medical services planning and programs.
The EMS Council also has sub committees to focus on specific topics within EMS:
- BLS (Basic Life Support) Committee - meets at 7:00 pm the first Tuesday of each month
- ALS (Advanced Life Support) Committee - meets at 7:30 pm the third Monday of each month
- Rescue Chiefs - meets at 7:30 pm the second Tuesday of each month
- 7:30 pm the third Tuesday of each month
Each eligible company appoints two delegates who will represent their agency and act as voting members. Two alternates will also be appointed nd may act in the absence of the primary delegates.
The general purpose of the Fire Advisory Council is to:
- Serve as a principal advisory body to the Loudoun County Fire-Rescue Commission, to the Loudoun County Department of FIre, Rescue, and Emergency Management, and to the individual county volunteer organizations for subjects related to fire suppression and rescue operations.
- Recommend and coordinate fire and rescue plans, procedures, and standards for uniform service delivery to the citizens of Loudoun County.
- Ensure the effective use of existing and future fire related facilities, services, manpower, and apparatus within the framework of the overall Loudoun County fire and rescue services organization.
- Represent the interests of Loudoun County fire and rescue organizations in regional, state, interstate, and national fire services planning and programs.
- 7:00 pm the third Wednesday of each month
Each eligible Loudoun County volunteer fire company appoints two delegates and one alternate to represent their company. Both delegates are voting members and the alternate may act in absence of a primary delegate.
Health and Safety Committee
The Safety and Health Committee shall be responsible for the development of recommendations for the fire and rescue system's safety and health program.
- Health and Safety meets on a needs basis.
Any volunteer may participate in the Health and Safety Committee but the group must include a minimum of seven members including:
- Battalion Chief for Human Resources and Risk Management of the Department of Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Services
- One operational safety officer from the Department of Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Services
- One representative of the Loudoun County Career Firefighters' Association
- One representative of the Loudoun County Fire Council
- One representative from the Loudoun County EMS Council
- One volunteer chief officer
- One volunteer firefighter and/or EMT
Individual companies should establish a Health and Safety Officer to serve as the liaison to the committee.
Recruitment and Retention Committee
The general purpose of the Recruitment and Retention Committee is to:
- Establish and maintain an active Fire-Rescue Volunteer Recruitment and Retention Program in Loudoun County.
- 7:30 pm the second Wednesday of each month