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Posted on: October 29, 2020

80 Loudoun County First Responders Graduate EMS Training

Fall 2020 Graduation Screengrab

The Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System (LC-CFRS) is honored to announce the graduation of 80 personnel who successfully completed various levels of fire and rescue training. Due to social distancing, a virtual graduation ceremony was conducted and a video of the ceremony can be found here.

Of the 80 graduates, 60 students completed the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course, 9 completed Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (A-EMT), and 11 students completed the Advanced Placement Paramedic (APP) In addition to their full-time jobs, schooling, and family obligations, each of the graduates spent countless hours over the last six months training to achieve Loudoun County, Virginia State and National Certifications in their respective programs.

Course instructors for each class chose one individual to be recognized as the ‘top student’. The ‘top student’ is chosen for their ability to lead and motivate their classmates, their tremendous level of dedication, as well their academic performance. The ‘top students’ being recognized in each of the graduating courses are as follows:  

Emergency Medical Technician

  • Spring 2020 EMR-EMT – Shawn Reynolds, Leesburg Volunteer Fire Co.
  • Spring 2020 EMT – Theresa Magoffin, Purcellville Volunteer Rescue Squad
  • Summer 2020 EMT – Fatima Tfaili, Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician

  • Summer 2020 AEMT – Eihmear Arlington, Purcellville Volunteer Rescue Squad

Advanced Placement Paramedic

  • Fall 2019 APP – Jason Burns, Loudoun County Fire Department
  • Summer 2020 APP – Julius Horvath, Ashburn Volunteer Fire-Rescue

Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System congratulates our newest first responders and welcomes them to the LC-CFRS family. These graduates join a System of career and volunteer providers who continue to embody our core values of Teamwork, Integrity, Professionalism and Service. View the full listing of graduates (PDF)

To learn more about the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System visit> and for information on becoming a volunteer first responder in Loudoun, visit

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