Family of Fallen Firefighter Killed in Sterling Home Explosion Invited to White House Following Tragic Incident

Washington, D.C. (AP) — The family of fallen firefighter Trevor Brown, who tragically lost his life in a house explosion in Sterling, Virginia, has been invited to the White House. Brown, a 45-year-old volunteer firefighter with the Loudoun County Fire and Rescue, was killed while investigating a leaking underground propane tank that eventually exploded, leaving ten other firefighters and two residents injured.

Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin and President Joe Biden personally reached out to Brown’s family to offer their heartfelt sympathies. Both leaders spoke with the grieving family over the phone, and President Biden extended an invitation for them to visit the White House.

Brown had been serving with the fire department since 2016 and was described by Sterling Volunteer Fire Chief David Short as being dedicated to the cause and community. He leaves behind a wife and three children.

Chief Short also revealed that Brown was a Marine veteran and stay-at-home dad, highlighting his commitment to serving others and making a difference in the community. Brown’s funeral is set to take place on Monday, March 4th at 11 a.m. at Cornerstone Chapel in Leesburg.