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Posted on: January 24, 2024

Loudoun County First Responders Graduate Fire and Rescue Training

Congrats 7-20-23 NF

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.”

Congratulations Graduates!

 

Member

Agency

Certification

Class

Hakim Aburomi

Ashburn Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department

FF I-II

2023-2

Joseph Ahr

Ashburn Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department

FF I-II

2023-2

Mellyssa Amaya

Sterling Volunteer Fire Company

FF I-II

2023-2

Stephanie Arreguin

Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company

FF I-II

2023-2

Noah Arze

Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company

FF I-II

2023-2

Alexandra Aymard

Loudoun Volunteer Rescue Squad

FF I-II

2023-2

William Cahill

Sterling Volunteer Fire Company

FF I-II

2023-2

Veronica Casey

Sterling Volunteer Fire Company

FF I-II

2023-2

Guillermo Fernandez

Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company

FF I-II

2023-2

Mason Frate

Sterling Volunteer Fire Company

FF I-II

2023-2

Johnpaul Gould

Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company

FF I-II

2023-2

Aaron Hayman

Arcola Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company

FF I-II

2023-2

Brady Kelly

Purcellville Volunteer Fire Company

FF I-II

2023-2

Sarah Lindquist

Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad

FF I-II

2023-2

Kyle O’Donnell

Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company

FF I-II

2023-2

Gabriel Perry

Purcellville Volunteer Fire Company

FF I-II

2023-2

Batya Ramirez

Ashburn Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department

FF I-II

2023-2

Betsy Rifka

Ashburn Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department

FF I-II

2023-2

Daniel Robinson

Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company

FF I-II

2023-2

James Saunders

Purcellville Volunteer Fire Company

FF I-II

2023-2

Natan Silva Cabrera

Ashburn Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department

FF I-II

2023-2

Benjamin Stone

Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company

FF I-II

2023-2

Cade Swain

Ashburn Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department

FF I-II

2023-2

Amy Tashiro

Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company

FF I-II

2023-2

Keaton Teeft

Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company

FF I-II

2023-2

Giancarlo Tirado Molina

Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company

FF I-II

2023-2

Edward Vasquez

Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company

FF I-II

2023-2

Niejeen Abdul Kadir

Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad

EMT

Summer EMT

Saihithi Akula

Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company

EMT

Summer EMT

Carlos Anticona

Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company

EMT

Summer EMT

Tyler Clites

Purcellville Volunteer Rescue Squad

EMT

Summer EMT

Austin Croy

Ashburn Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department

EMT

Summer EMT

Zoe Dewitt

Ashburn Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department

EMT

Summer EMT

Jonathan Downie

Loudoun Volunteer Rescue Squad

EMT

Summer EMT

Kaeden Falkner

Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company

EMT

Summer EMT

Cecilia Fetterolf

Purcellville Volunteer Rescue Squad

EMT

Summer EMT

Sarina Gandhi

Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad

EMT

Summer EMT

Deeksha Hanumanula

Purcellville Volunteer Rescue Squad

EMT

Summer EMT

Katrin Hildum

Ashburn Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department

EMT

Summer EMT

Tanner Hubbard

Loudoun Volunteer Rescue Squad

EMT

Summer EMT

Richard Johnson

Ashburn Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department

EMT

Summer EMT

Sai Kathuroju

Ashburn Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department

EMT

Summer EMT

Ramis Khan

Purcellville Volunteer Rescue Squad

EMT

Summer EMT

Gurtej Matharoo

Arcola Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company

EMT

Summer EMT

Heba Naib

Loudoun Volunteer Rescue Squad

EMT

Summer EMT

Kyle O’Donnell

Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company

EMT

Summer EMT

Nashmia Patel

Ashburn Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department

EMT

Summer EMT

Justin Powell

Purcellville Volunteer Fire Company

EMT

Summer EMT

Paul Bryan Schneiders

Round Hill Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department

EMT

Summer EMT

Sean Shechtman

Ashburn Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department

EMT

Summer EMT

Hannah Snyder

Purcellville Volunteer Rescue Squad

EMT

Summer EMT

Sybil Subiaur

Purcellville Volunteer Rescue Squad

EMT

Summer EMT

Jacob Sundberg

Purcellville Volunteer Fire Company

EMT

Summer EMT

Malachi Wang

Purcellville Volunteer Fire Company

EMT

Summer EMT

Eric Wilfong

Ashburn Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department

EMT

Summer EMT

Emily Alawadi

Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company

EMT

Fall EMT

Evelyn Allan

Ashburn Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department

EMT

Fall EMT

Luke Austin

Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company

EMT

Fall EMT

Margaret Borrell

Ashburn Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department

EMT

Fall EMT

Brandon Cary

Ashburn Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department

EMT

Fall EMT

Rachel Chatfield

Lovettsville Volunteer Fire & Rescue

EMT

Fall EMT

Nance Cortez

Sterling Volunteer Fire Company

EMT

Fall EMT

Scottii Drumgoole

Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad

EMT

Fall EMT

Thelma Gilman

Ashburn Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department

EMT

Fall EMT

Liz Helgesen

Ashburn Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department

EMT

Fall EMT

Bailey Keener

Ashburn Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department

EMT

Fall EMT

Steven Keesler

Round Hill Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department

EMT

Fall EMT

Jason Lichau

Ashburn Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department

EMT

Fall EMT

Matthew Lockman

Purcellville Volunteer Fire Company

EMT

Fall EMT

Sanvik Medavarapu

Ashburn Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department

EMT

Fall EMT

Lauren Murphy

Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad

EMT

Fall EMT

Roger Quint

Ashburn Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department

EMT

Fall EMT

Patrick Ross

Ashburn Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department

EMT

Fall EMT

Lara Schols

Round Hill Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department

EMT

Fall EMT

Carol Snow

Purcellville Volunteer Rescue Squad

EMT

Fall EMT

Samantha Wahl

Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad

EMT

Fall EMT

Joshua Danjczek

Round Hill Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department / Purcellville Volunteer Rescue Squad

AEMT

AEMT

Joseph Dundas

LCFR

AEMT

AEMT

Richard Ganey

Round Hill Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department / Purcellville Volunteer Rescue Squad

AEMT

AEMT

Amy Hernandez

Loudoun Volunteer Rescue Squad

AEMT

AEMT

Emelyn Hernandez

Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad

AEMT

AEMT

John Hohenschutz

LCFR

AEMT

AEMT

Ryan Huth

Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad

AEMT

AEMT

Brandon Kaas

LCFR

AEMT

AEMT

Lynn Robinson

Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad

AEMT

AEMT

Margarita Simoni

Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad

AEMT

AEMT

Lillian Tran

Arcola Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company

AEMT

AEMT

Kevin Wetmore

Ashburn Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department

AEMT

AEMT

 

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.

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