Future Fire Station Project
Current Status: December 2021
Update: September 14, 2021
At the September 30, 2020 meeting, Loudoun County Department of Transportation and Capital Infrastructure (DTCI) was tasked by Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Tony Buffington (Blue Ridge District) and Phyllis Randall (Chair-at-Large) to do an assessment of the current site of the existing station.
The study looked at four options at the current site:
On September 9, 2021, DTCI hosted a Community Meeting at Woodgrove High School (Purcellville, VA) and presented their findings. A copy of that presentation and recording of the meeting can be found (located under Materials/Powerpoint presentation or recording) at:
DTCI's Executive Summary stated: "Upon review of the feasibility study and available information, it is the recommendation of [the LC DTCI] staff to not use the current Philomont Fire Station site and to utilize the Horse Show Grounds site for this project."
Please contact the Philomont Volunteer Fire Department (PVFD) via email: firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions or comments regarding the meeting, the report, or what you can do to support the PVFD. To show your support, you can also email the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors at email: email@example.com
Using the DTCI Report and findings and community input, The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors plan to vote on the station location at their October 5, 2021 Board Meeting.
The Loudoun County Department of Transportation and Capital Infrastructure (DTCI), in cooperation with the Philomont Volunteer Fire and Loudoun County Fire Rescue have developed a 3-page Fact sheet that describes the Philomont Fire station Project - see https://www.loudoun.gov/DocumentCenter/View/162561/Final-Philomont-fact-sheet-revised-10-15-2020-FINAL . Please check the DTCI Project Page often as they continue to update the Project web page with new information - https://www.loudoun.gov/.../Philomont-Fire-and-Rescue...
The Philomont Volunteer Fire Department (PVFD) Board of Directors, Officers, and members would like to thank everyone that attended the Wednesday Sept 30, 2020 (6:30pm-09:00pm) Loudoun County Fire/Rescue (LCFR) Philomont Fire Station Project held person-to-person at Woodgrove High School, Purcellville, VA as well as virtually via webex. The meeting was hosted and moderated by LCFR. In attendance were Supervisor Tony Buffington with Staff Aide Robin Bartok, Supervisor Phyllis Randall's Staff Aide Elizabeth Bennis and staff from LCFR, the LC Department of Transportation and Capital Infrastructure (DTCI) Deputy Director Bruce Johnston, the LC Department of General Services Director Ernie Brown, PVFD leadership, and approximately 40 in-person attendees and numerous virtual attendees. As the meeting opened, Supervisor Buffington announced that Fire/Rescue Services are critical to the community and doing nothing was not an option and that Loudoun County would be conducting a formal analysis and assessment of the old fire station to see if it could be renovated/rebuilt or whether a new physical station is needed on a different site to meet future Fire/Rescue needs and requirements. A presentation was provided by LCFR defining the project and identifying the many known deficiencies in the existing station. PVFD provided comment on its preferred location of a new station at the old Horse Show Ground and how the old station could be converted into a community asset in the form of a community civic/recreational center. The presentation was followed by over 1.5 hours of community speaker comments and questions. For those that attended or were unable to attend the community meeting, we invite you to review the unabridged version of the presentation and a recording of the community meeting at the DTCI Philomont Fire Station Project web page https://www.loudoun.gov/.../Philomont-Fire-and-Rescue... . There was also a discussion about the November 3 Ballot Referendum for a funding option for the new station, with Supervisor Buffington explaining that voting “No” on the referendum would only increase the cost of the project, but would have no impact on plans to provide a safe and healthy alternative to the old firehouse. In closing, Supervisor Buffington and LCFR Chief Keith Johnson thanked everyone for attending and following COVID-19 guidelines of wearing a mask and social distancing. We hope everyone who attended walked away with a better understanding of the project and the needs for a new station.
UPDATE: How to sign up to speak
For those wishing to attend the meeting in person, the meeting will be at Woodgrove High School at 36811 Allder School Road in Purcellville. Social distancing will be observed and masks will be required for all those attending the in-person meeting.
For those wishing to attend the meeting virtually, they can log in at
For those wishing to speak in-person and virtually, please sign up at this link http://bit.ly/PhilomontSignUp. Virtual speakers will need to be signed in to the meeting with a computer using a microphone or phone with id number to speak.
Due to time constraints, it is possible that we will not get to all those wishing to speak. You will be called to speak in the order your request was received, and we will do our best to hear all speakers. All speakers will be limited to 2 minutes.
Please note, during this meeting, you can post a question in the question box. The moderator will read during the live meeting as many questions as possible following the question and answer time.
To only listen by phone: 1-844-992-4726; Access Code: 173 370 7656
For any questions about this event or to submit your question ahead of time, please email us at LCFRPIO@Loudoun.gov.
Philomont Fire Station - Future County Project
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In 2019, the Philomont Volunteer Fire Department held its 62nd and final Philomont Spring Horse Show fundraiser. Due to dwindling participation both with show volunteers and equestrian participants, it was decided to gracefully retire the horse show and move into a new era. The PVFD owned training facilities property where the show was held is in consideration for future expansion to provide modern facilities for the fire and rescue personnel, and increased services to the local communities. For more information, please read our Winter Newsletter, most notably the Message from our Chairman of the Board which has also been posted here.
On Wednesday, September 30 from 6:30-8:30 PM the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System in partnership with the Department of Transportation and Capital Infrastructure and the Philomont Volunteer Fire Department will present their plans for the Philomont Fire Station Project. During this time they will answer the audience’s questions concerning the project.
For those wishing to attend the meeting in person, the meeting will be held at Woodgrove High School at 36811 Allder School Road in Purcellville. Social distancing will be observed and masks will be required for all those attending the in-person meeting.
For those wishing to attend the meeting virtually, log in at bit.ly/PhilomontStation.
For any questions about this event or to submit your question ahead of time, please email LCFRPIO@Loudoun.gov.
Additional information regarding this meeting is available at loudoun.gov/remoteparticipation.