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Nine SVRS Members Recognized by Loudoun County Fire and Rescue

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On April 8, 2024, nine current and former members of the Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad (SVRS) were recognized for their achievement and service at the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System (LCCFRS) 2023 Awards and Recognition Ceremony. The ceremony was held in The Lodge at Hal and Bernie Hanson Park, in Aldie, VA. The event was attended by Loudoun County Supervisors Michael Turner, Sylvia Glass, and Kristen Umstattd; County Administrator Tim Hemstreet and many other senior County officials.  LCCFRS System Chief Keith Johnson presided over the ceremony, which recognized 71 LCCFRS members and civilians for achievement and service.

The nine Sterling Rescue members recognized were:

Hall of Fame

Herb Rundgren– Herb was a former Sterling Rescue member who recently retired as a LCFR Battalion Chief

Volunteer Officer of the Year

Deputy Chief Bill Lyden- Deputy Chief for Training, Sterling Rescue

Volunteer Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Provider of the Year

Lieutenant Rick Jackson- Day Crew Chief/Paramedic, Sterling Rescue

Length of Service Awards

Don Freudenthal- 35 years

Missy Oertly- 35 years

Al Pacifico- 30 years

Jen Ferguson- 30 years

Curt Newport- 25 years

Man Minh Huynh- 25 years

L to R: Asst. Chief Williams, Asst. Chief Preau, Lt. Jason Burns, Bill Lyden, System Chief Johnson. Bill Lyden was the 2023 Volunteer Officer of the Year
L to R: Dr. Morgan, Asst. Chief Williams, Asst. Chief Preau, FF Borggren, Rick Jackson, System Chief Johnson. Rick Jackson was the 2023 Volunteer EMS Provider of the Year
L to R: Chief Byron Andrews, Missy Oertly, Bill Lyden, Curt Newport, Al Pacifico, Rick Jackson, Jen Ferguson, Herb Rundgren, Asst Chief Kathy Harasek


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