Several Loudoun County fire-rescue stations closed out EMS Week today with open houses.
Loudoun County Volunteer Rescue Squad’s station on Catoctin Circle in Leesburg drew a crowd for its four-hour open house, which offered visitors a glimpse of the work done by the county’s volunteer emergency workers.
The open house invited kids, and their parents, to check out the inside of ambulances, fire engine and other emergency vehicles. They also got a chance to see how the station responds to a real call for help. About an hour in to the open house, rescue workers jumped into a squad truck to respond to a report of a man experiencing cardiac arrest.
The open house also kept kids entertained, despite the day’s rain, with painting, snow cones, popcorn, and raffles.