Leader: Carol Kearney
Attendance: 18 members, 6 guest
Spotlighter: Barbara Murphy
On Deck: Greg Simmons
- How to dominate your 60 seconds:
- Use your time to solve a specific problem or use a real life moment/story
- Identify the prob, describe the solution, identify your target
- 60 seconds is about 150 words (which is way faster than I can type, I hope you get the gist)
- We will be having a new location from here on out. Colleen and Paul Davis has offered to host us for the foreseeable future.
- Next week we will not be able to use the space at Paul Davis and will be traveling to AVFRD. The address is listed on our calendar.
- Please add your events to our calendar through the APP!
Spotlighter: Barbara Murphy – Ashburn Volunteer Fire Department
- Born in Canada and naturalized to the US after becoming a Nurse
- Met her husband while he was in the military and she traveled the world as a “camp follower”
- Came to NoVA 24 years ago so her husband could work on building the greenway
- She used to walk her dog past the firehouse where she saw a sign on the firehouse “great benefits – no pay”
- Established in 1944 – after a barn fire where 3 children were killed. The first building was built in 1968. Prior to that, the company kept their tanker in a barn to keep the water from freezing.
- AVFRD is owned by the organization, not by the county like many other stations.
- The County staffs the firehouse during the day, and volunteers manage the calls at night.
- Started the “rescue” portion of the department in the 90’s with a single ambulance.
- Now the department has 6 ambulances and several fire trucks and 2 stations.
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