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More snow, volunteer fire and rescue and a personal Valentine

More Snow
Last Tuesday and Wednesday, Mother Nature in a surprise move distributed more snow over the landscape. By all accounts, driving conditions most of last week were treacherous; there were potential injuries from icy surfaces; danger from power outages, loss of heat and overexertion shoveling and removing snow. I checked with both Station 22 in Lansdowne and the Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company (LVFC) and while there were some emergencies they were relatively minor given the conditions.

AVFRD Barbara Murphy of the Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department (AVFRD), which operates Station 22, reported that, “A total of eight pieces of emergency equipment were fully staffed and on the ready. The calls were mostly related to fall injuries, the flu, chest pains (from shoveling snow) and two delivery calls.” She says, “Both moms waited until safely deposited at the hospital to deliver.” She goes on to say that the community listened to the warnings about driving and there were no serious auto accidents.

LVFC We heard of no emergencies in River Creek. Power outages were few and only for a few minutes at a time. The River Creek Club is hosting a fund raiser for the LVFC. On Saturday, February 20th at 5:30 PM the Martinis Matter series will feature raffle prizes during an evening when they will be serving “Two Alarm Martinis”. They will be mixed by some of the firefighters for $10 each to support the LVFC. According to spokesperson, Georgina Potter of River Creek all of the money derived from this one evening will be earmarked to cover 30 percent of the cost of the LVFC budget for “operations and equipment costs, including fuel costs as well as vehicle maintenance.”
Valentines Day

They say that St. Valentine was the mogul of romance and love. Following this premise, John Kimball of River Creek in true Valentine spirit invited his wife Lori to share in shoveling snow off their deck. Lori says she decided instead (reluctantly) to stay inside and read. On Valentine eve they did have a nice dinner at Tuskies.

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