The family displaced by a fire on Oliver Court, Purcellville in March, came by the station to meet, and thank, the firefighters who responded to the call. Purcellville Volunteer Fire Company’s Crew 6, and Loudoun County Fire and Rescue firefighters C Shift Day, were on duty and responded to the call. Fourteen year old Hanna, one of the residents, was trapped on the third floor. She was located by the firefighters from Tower Ladder 602 and brought to safety, while at the same time, the firefighters from Engine 602 extinguished the fire in the kitchen that was extending into the living room.
Hanna reached out to the station through this website to offer her appreciation. She wrote:
“Thank you for all that helped and the Firefighters that saved my life and my home Thursday evening. I’m the resident that was trapped upstairs in the house fire. Also thank you to the Firefighter that risked his life for my own.”
The fire occurred a week before Hanna’s 15th birthday. The visit to the station provided an opportunity for firefighters to help celebrate her birthday. The family toured the station and was introduced to the apparatus that is used to fight fires and save lives.
As a combined volunteer/career system in Loudoun County, volunteers work alongside career firefighters on calls. Since 1923, the Purcellville Volunteer Fire Company has proudly served our community.