We were out with Canteen 611 today at the Dulles Plane Pull festival supporting the public safety personnel who help staff the event. Big thank you to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Fire & Rescue Department for the invite! Also a big thank you to Mission BBQ for the food donation!
Not only is October Fire Prevention Month, it's also the kickoff of the SVFC annual fundraising campaign. If you live in Sterling look for our letter in your mailbox soon. IF you can't wait, you can get a preview at sterlingfire.org/letter
You can also donate online now, or any time, by visiting sterlingfire.org/donate
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Please see the following information from Loudoun County Fire and Rescue regarding the vehicle and house fire at Whittingham Circle in Countryside on September 4th.Fire Marshal’s Office Makes Arrest in Sterling Fire
On Monday, September 12, 2022, the Loudoun County Fire and Rescue Fire Marshal’s Office (LCFR-FMO) arrested Julian Darius Karapetkov on six felony warrants for a fire that occurred earlier this month on Whittingham Circle in Sterling. Just after 4:00 a.m. on September 4, 2022, the Loudoun County Emergency Communications Center received a 911 call reporting a house fire on Whittingham Circle. Fire and rescue units from Loudoun and Fairfax Counties responded to find two vehicles on fire in the driveway and fire showing from the front of the residence.
Firefighters worked quickly to extinguish the fire and search for additional hazards. Two occupants had evacuated upon hearing loud explosions from the vehicle fire and were located safely outside. There were no injuries to first responders. Damages to the vehicles and home are estimated at $200,000. While performing the fire origin and cause investigation, evidence was found indicating an accelerant had been used to intentionally set two vehicles and the house on fire.
After consultation with the Loudoun County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, Mr. Karapetkov was charged with violating the following sections of the Code of Virginia: §18.2-32 Attempted Murder in the commission of arson (2 counts), §18.2-77; Burning or destroying dwelling house, etc.; §18.2-81. Burning or destroying personal property, standing grain, etc. exceeding $1,000 (2 counts); and §18.2-32 Stalking. He is currently being held on no bond at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center. ... See MoreSee Less
When the world watched the World Trade Center towers collapse on September 11, 2001, we made a promise to 'never forget.' To never forget the lives lost, the heroes that ran to the aid of those in need and the unity we found in the aftermath. For those of us that lived through 9/11, we will never forget. Loudoun County and many of our fire and rescue system members had an impact on the response to the Pentagon and ground zero.
Last year for the 20th anniversary, the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System captured the stories of our current system members to help us remember 9/11. You can listen to and read them at bit.ly/LCCFRSRemembers
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