The Loudoun First Responders Foundation (LFRF) is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization supporting Loudoun County’s First Responders.
The mission of Loudoun First Responders Foundation (LFRF) is to financially support active Loudoun County first responder personnel facing needs arising from; injury, illness and conditions in the line of duty, and/or loss of active duty approved under the county’s Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) or bereavement policy.
To accomplish this mission, the LFRF will raise private donations and create and strengthen innovative partnerships between organizations, individuals and corporate neighbors in our community. Donations received may also be used to support educational needs of the sheriff, fire, rescue and police organizations in our community.
The vision of the LFRF is to be a sustainable non-profit foundation inspiring philanthropy and a passion for public safety in Loudoun County so that individuals, organizations and corporate leaders see the value of bridging the gap between identified needs and available public funds for public safety in our community.
Here are just a few statistics from Loudoun County public safety officers:
- The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office has 582 sworn employees and 125 civilian employees (Authorized full-time for FY2017), making the agency the largest sheriff’s office in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
- The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office responded to 168,720 calls for service in 2015.
- The serious crime rate in Loudoun County dropped 16% between 2012 and 2015.
- The 2015 crime rate was the lowest crime rate reported by any of the 22 regional law enforcement agencies from Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC who partner with the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.
- Between July 2015 and June 2016, LCFR responded to a total of 29,308 incidents: 20,121 EMS-related incidents; 6,366 Fire-related incidents; and 2,821 Public Service/Other-related incidents.
- Of the total emergency incident responses, 76% of the incidents are EMS related.
- FY16 fire loss for the county was approximately $4.1 million which was $3.8 million lower than fire loss in FY15.
- The Loudoun County Combined Fire Rescue System includes Loudoun County Fire and Rescue (career department) that operates alongside 16 volunteer fire-rescue companies in 19 stations across the County.
- The Loudoun County Combined Fire Rescue System currently has approximately 520 career firefighters and roughly 800 volunteers actively operating in the system.