Beach Party Benefits Injured Firefighter

Hundreds gathered at O’Faolains Irish Restaurant & Bar over the weekend to cap off their summer by helping a Loudoun County firefighter/EMT.

The bar’s annual end-of-summer Beach Party Benefit Weekend helped raise more than $4,100 for Breighton Engelhart, a Loudoun County firefighter and EMT who was severely injured in a car crash in June.

Engelhart underwent emergency surgery to repair multiple fractures, including his hip and femur, and will be wheelchair bound for another few weeks. He is expected to be out of work for nine months.

“He is a great person. He’s very motivated and a super nice guy,” said Jeremy Mader, of Loudoun County Fire-Rescue who taught Engelhart in recruit school. “It’s great to see everyone gathering to help him and his family out.”

The benefit event featured the Northern Virginia Emerald Society Pipes Band, T-shirt sales and an auction that included Washington Redskins tickets, donated by Supervisor Koran Saines (D-Sterling). Donate to Engelhart’s recovery at


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