The Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System (LC-CFRS) is honored to announce the graduation of 87 first responders who successfully completed various levels of fire and emergency medical services (EMS) training.
On Thursday, January 18, 2024, the graduates were joined by friends and family, along with members of LC-CFRS leadership, Loudoun County Administration and the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors at a ceremony recognizing these individuals who have committed to honorably serve their communities. Clerk of the Circuit Court Gary Clemens was on hand to officially swear in the graduates. Deputy Chief of Training Nicole Pickrell emceed the event and introduced those in attendance to include Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Chair Phyllis Randall, Supervisor Michael Turner, Supervisor Sylvia Glass, Supervisor Kristen Umstattd, and County Administrator Tim Hemstreet.
49 of the students completed the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course, 27 students completed the Firefighter I-II course, and 12 students graduated from the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) program. In addition to their full-time jobs, schooling, and family obligations, the graduates dedicated countless hours over the last six months to their training and have achieved Loudoun County, Commonwealth of Virginia, and National Certifications.
It is tradition for LC-CFRS instructors to designate one individual as the “top student” for each graduating class that exemplifies leadership, dedication, academic success, and the ability to motivate others. The top students recognized include Richard Ganey for AEMT, Sarah Lindquist for Volunteer Fire School Class 23-2, Samantha Wahl for Fall EMT, and Tanner Hubbard for Summer EMT (not pictured).
“This is a proud moment for the men and women of our fire and rescue system,” said System Chief Keith Johnson. “These individuals will make valuable contributions to our fire and rescue family and to the Loudoun County community. I am extremely proud of all their hard work and dedication and thank them for their commitment, courage, and willingness to serve.”
Ashburn Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department
Sterling Volunteer Fire Company
Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company
Loudoun Volunteer Rescue Squad
Arcola Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company
Purcellville Volunteer Fire Company
Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad
Natan Silva Cabrera
Giancarlo Tirado Molina
Niejeen Abdul Kadir
Purcellville Volunteer Rescue Squad
Paul Bryan Schneiders
Round Hill Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department
Lovettsville Volunteer Fire & Rescue
Round Hill Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department / Purcellville Volunteer Rescue Squad
The Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System is incredibly proud of the dedication and service of our volunteer and career first responders. For more information about LC-CFRS, visit www.loudoun.gov/fire or to become a volunteer first responder in Loudoun County, visit www.OpenNewDoors.org.