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Posted on: September 20, 2019

110 First Responders Graduate Fire Rescue Training

Top Recruits Fall 2019 Volunteer Graduation

The Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System is honored to announce the graduation of 110 volunteer first responder personnel who successfully completed various levels of fire and rescue training. A graduation ceremony was held on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, at Cornerstone Chapel Church in Leesburg and recognized the accomplishments of numerous men and women who have made the ultimate commitment to serve their communities.

Eighty-eight students completed the Emergency Medical Technician and 22 students completed the Firefighter I-II course. All of the graduates spent countless hours over the last six months in demanding training programs preparing for Loudoun County, Virginia State and National Certification examinations.

System Chief Keith H. Johnson, Board of Supervisor Chair At-Large Phyllis Randall, and Algonkian District Supervisor Suzanne Volpe, attended the ceremony to recognize the graduates. Chair Randall and Supervisor Volpe addressed the graduates, recognizing students for their professionalism and compassion when citizens are at their worst. All speakers graciously thanked the graduates for their time and dedication given to the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System.

During the ceremony each class coordinator presented honorary awards to the top student in each class. Top students are chosen for their high level of dedication, academic performance, punctuality, and their ability to lead and motivate others. The top students recognized during the ceremony included: Kristen Counterman, Ashburn Volunteer Fire and EMS; Gabriel Fulton, Round Hill Volunteer Fire and EMS and Purcellville Volunteer Rescue; Mitch Lison, Leesburg Volunteer Fire; Evan McVey, Purcellville Volunteer Rescue and Purcellville Volunteer Fire; Taylor Stowe, Purcellville Volunteer Rescue; Sarah Wilkinson, Loudoun Volunteer Rescue; and Ruiqi Zhang, Leesburg Volunteer Fire.

  • Probhat Adusumalli - Ashburn Volunteer Fire-Rescue- EMT
  • Elena Alexander - Loudoun Volunteer Rescue - EMT
  • Ryan Alexiou - Purcellville Volunteer Rescue - EMT
  • Mahad Ali - Sterling Volunteer Rescue - EMT
  • Adil Ather - Ashburn Volunteer Fire-Rescue - EMT
  • Gardner Austin - Leesburg Volunteer Fire - EMT
  • Uyanga Batsukh - Sterling Volunteer Rescue - EMT
  • Kayla Beale - Leesburg Volunteer Fire - EMT
  • Samantha Bergman - Loudoun Volunteer Rescue - EMT
  • James Biddle - Sterling Volunteer Fire - EMT
  • Ryan Borrell - Ashburn Volunteer Fire-Rescue - EMT
  • Kyle Bradshaw - Leesburg Volunteer Fire - EMT
  • Eric Burroughs - Ashburn Volunteer Fire-Rescue - EMT
  • Varun Challa - Sterling Volunteer Rescue - EMT
  • Kristin Counterman - Ashburn Volunteer Fire-Rescue - EMT
  • Kayla Day - Ashburn Volunteer Fire-Rescue - EMT
  • Justin Dillon - Sterling Volunteer Fire - EMT
  • David Estevez - Sterling Volunteer Fire - EMT
  • Meghan Evans - Hamilton Volunteer Rescue - EMT
  • Gabriel Fowler - Sterling Volunteer Fire - EMT
  • Gabriel Fulton - Round Hill Volunteer Fire -Rescue & Purcellville Volunteer Rescue- EMT
  • Christopher Griffith - Purcellville Volunteer Rescue - EMT
  • Jessie Haddock - Arcola Volunteer Fire-Rescue - EMT
  • Daniel Herdman - Arcola Volunteer Fire-Rescue - EMT
  • Scott Hill - Purcellville Volunteer Rescue - EMT
  • Emily Hinkle - Hamilton Volunteer Rescue -EMT
  • Emily Horsch - Hamilton Volunteer Rescue - EMT
  • Lakshmi Jagarlamudi - Sterling Volunteer Fire - EMT
  • Katrina Kenneweg - Sterling Volunteer Rescue - EMT
  • Kira King - Ashburn Volunteer Fire-Rescue - EMT
  • Kelly Klimek - Purcellville Volunteer Fire - EMT
  • Emma Light - Purcellville Volunteer Rescue - EMT
  • Christina MacInnes - Purcellville Volunteer Rescue - EMT
  • Sreya Mallipeddi - Ashburn Volunteer Fire-Rescue - EMT
  • Daniel Mann - Sterling Volunteer Fire - EMT
  • Tyler Martin - Leesburg Volunteer Fire - EMT
  • Mackenzie Masiello - Sterling Volunteer Rescue - EMT
  • John McIntyre - Lovettsville Volunteer Fire-Rescue - EMT
  • Evan McVey - Purcellville Volunteer Rescue & Purcellville Volunteer Fire - EMT
  • Paul Meade - Sterling Volunteer Fire - EMT
  • Douglas Mejia - Hamilton Volunteer Rescue - EMT
  • Kim Molina Rivas - Sterling Volunteer Rescue - EMT
  • Isaac Montano - Sterling Volunteer Fire - EMT
  • Luis Morales - Sterling Volunteer Rescue - EMT
  • Jeremy Morgan - Purcellville Volunteer Rescue & Purcellville Volunteer Fire - EMT
  • Manitha Mulpuru - Ashburn Volunteer Fire-Rescue - EMT
  • Nathanial Myers - Leesburg Volunteer Fire - EMT
  • Alaa Nahass - Arcola Volunteer Fire-Rescue - EMT
  • Shruthi Nyshadham - Loudoun Volunteer Rescue - EMT
  • Rahul Patel - Hamilton Volunteer Rescue - EMT
  • Jessica Pekala - Purcellville Volunteer Rescue - EMT
  • Andrea Pena Cabello - Sterling Volunteer Rescue - EMT
  • Caleb Peterson - Purcellville Volunteer Rescue - EMT
  • Kaitlyn Phillips - Ashburn Volunteer Fire-Rescue - EMT
  • Samantha Polk - Purcellville Volunteer Rescue - EMT
  • Kimberly Pratt Round Hill - EMT
  • Bretten Reiser - Leesburg Volunteer Fire & Sterling Volunteer Fire - EMT
  • Kathy Rodriguez Ramos - Loudoun Volunteer Rescue - EMT
  • Thane Rountree - Arcola Volunteer Fire-Rescue - EMT
  • Katherine Russell - Loudoun Volunteer Rescue - EMT
  • Roman Sandler - Sterling Volunteer Fire - EMT
  • Aina Sapla - Loudoun Volunteer Rescue - EMT
  • Lillybeth Seng - Purcellville Volunteer Rescue - EMT
  • Jessica Shaddy - Sterling Volunteer Rescue - EMT
  • Danny Singh - Arcola Volunteer Fire-Rescue - EMT
  • Conor Spriggs - Purcellville Volunteer Rescue & Purcellville Volunteer Fire - EMT
  • Gemma Starkie - Lovettsville Volunteer Fire-Rescue - EMT
  • Joseph Stefano - Arcola Volunteer Fire-Rescue- EMT
  • Savannah Stiles - Arcola Volunteer Fire-Rescue - EMT
  • Taylor Stowe - Purcellville Volunteer Rescue - EMT
  • Anna Stratton - Loudoun Volunteer Rescue - EMT
  • Danielle Stuckwisch - Leesburg Volunteer Fire - EMT
  • Holly Swanson - Loudoun Volunteer Rescue - EMT
  • Kevin Tanler - Ashburn Volunteer Fire-Rescue - EMT
  • Jada Theodore - Purcellville Volunteer Rescue - EMT
  • Elizabeth Thurman - Sterling Volunteer Rescue - EMT
  • Christopher Tidmore - Purcellville Volunteer Fire - EMT
  • Abigail Torbinski - Loudoun Volunteer Rescue - EMT
  • Kaitlin Tunder - Purcellville Volunteer Rescue & Purcellville Volunteer Fire - EMT
  • Alex Venuti - Sterling Volunteer Rescue - EMT
  • Bianca Walker - Ashburn Volunteer Fire-Rescue - EMT
  • Jill Warter - Loudoun Volunteer Rescue - EMT
  • Russell Whiteaker - Sterling Volunteer Fire - EMT
  • Sarah Wilkinson - Loudoun Volunteer Rescue - EMT
  • Seth Williams - Leesburg Volunteer Fire - EMT
  • Kristine Workman - Sterling Volunteer Rescue - EMT
  • John Yap - Ashburn Volunteer Fire-Rescue - EMT
  • Grace Zeiter Gherst - Purcellville Volunteer Rescue - EMT

  • Jennifer Abate - Ashburn Volunteer Fire-Rescue - Firefighter II
  • Nathan Alves - Sterling Volunteer Fire - Firefighter II
  • Kelly Burns - Sterling Volunteer Fire - Firefighter II
  • Michael Coddington - Sterling Volunteer Fire - Firefighter II
  • Noah Cox - Hamilton Volunteer Rescue - Firefighter II
  • Meaghan Gruber - Sterling Volunteer Fire - Firefighter II
  • Darren King - Ashburn Volunteer Fire-Rescue - Firefighter II
  • David Kloosterboer - Ashburn Volunteer Fire-Rescue - Firefighter II
  • Michael Kloosterboer - Ashburn Volunteer Fire-Rescue - Firefighter II
  • Margaret Leonard - Lovettsville Volunteer Fire-Rescue - Firefighter II
  • Matthew Lesiv - Ashburn Volunteer Fire-Rescue- Firefighter II
  • Mitch Lison - Leesburg Volunteer Fire - Firefighter II
  • Cole Marsh - Leesburg Volunteer Fire & Purcellville Volunteer Fire - Firefighter II
  • Samuel Masters - Arcola Volunteer Fire-Rescue - Firefighter II
  • Andrew McKenna - Lovettsville Volunteer Fire-Rescue - Firefighter II
  • Herbert McKoy IV - Purcellville Volunteer Fire - Firefighter II
  • Nicholas Mets - Leesburg Volunteer Fire & Sterling Volunteer Rescue - Firefighter II
  • Michael North - Sterling Volunteer Fire - Firefighter II
  • Cameron Tadie - Ashburn Volunteer Fire-Rescue- Firefighter II
  • Ethan Vessey - Ashburn Volunteer Fire-Rescue - Firefighter II
  • Dominick S. Washington - Arcola Volunteer Fire-Rescue - Firefighter II
  • Ruiqi Zhang - Leesburg Volunteer Fire - Firefighter II

For more information about the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System visit www.loudoun.gov/fire. To learn about fire and rescue volunteer opportunities, visit www.OpenNewDoors.org.

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