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In the Line of Duty
Trevor Brown, 45 - Sterling, Virginia
Trevor Brown Firefighter Sterling Volunteer Fire Department Sterling, Virginia Age: 45 Sex: Male Classification: Volunteer Years of service: 7 Date of incident: Feb. 16, 2024 Date of death: Feb. 16, 2024 At approximately 7:38 p.m. on Friday, February 16, 2024, the Loudoun County Emergency Communications Center received a 911 call reporting an odor of gas outside of a residence. Upon arrival, units from Sterling, including Firefighter Trevor Brown, located an underground propane tank with a leak on the side of the residence and requested the Loudoun County’s Hazardous Materials Response Team, as well as additional units from Sterling and South Riding. A short time later, units on scene reported a catastrophic explosion concurrent with multiple maydays from firefighters inside the residence. A Rapid Intervention Task Force and a second alarm were requested, bringing additional units from Fairfax County and the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority. Upon receiving the multiple maydays and calls for help, fire and rescue crews worked to locate and rescue the trapped members from the debris. Ultimately, Firefighter Trevor Brown passed away from the injuries he sustained in the explosion.