Volunteer Information Session

The next Volunteer Information Session (usually the first Thursday of the month) will be held on Thursday, July 11th, at 7pm, at Fire Station 18:
46700 Middlefield Drive Sterling VA 20165 (Click for directions).

For more information click the button below or e-mail membership@sterlingfire.org

Interested in becoming part of our family?

Interested in becoming part of our family?

Come to a Volunteer Information Session!

Follow the link below, or click in the section above, to find out how to fill out an Information Request Form

The Sterling Volunteer Fire Company is always looking for new members to help staff our fire trucks and/or perform administrative functions around the station. No experience necessary and all training is FREE.

The SVFC needs your financial support

The SVFC needs your financial support

The SVFC relies on the the community for financial support. Our biggest fund raiser is our annual mailing in the fall, but we always welcome your financial support at any time. We also hold other fund raising events throughout the year. Find out about those in the Community Events section at the bottom of the page.

Pool and Water Safety Tips

Pool and Water Safety Tips

As swimming pools across Loudoun County open this Memorial Day weekend and people of all ages take to the water to cool off, the SVFC Loudoun County Fire and Rescue remind residents to be vigilant about pool and water safety. The USA Swimming Foundation reports nearly 90 children younger than 15 drowned in a pool or spa from January 2018 through May 2018, and every year about 19 children drown during the July 4 holiday alone.

Recent news from SVFC:

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June 21st, 8:56 pm

Congratulations to our very own Chief Buchanan!Congratulations Captain Clyde Buchanan from Station 27, West Springfield, C-Shift on completing 35 years of service to the residents of Fairfax County. Fire Chief Butler, Deputy Chief Duke and Battalion Chief Burkhammer presented him with 35-year award and certificate. #FCFRD #FairfaxCounty ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to our very own Chief Buchanan!

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Congratulations sir.

Thank you for your dedication and selfless service Sir!!

Congrats Clyde

Congrats!

Congrats!

Congrats!

Congratulations

Congratulations

Congrats

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June 21st, 4:43 pm

For those that justify parking in the fire lane with "It's just a quick trip, and I'll know if the store is on fire." 1) No, you probably won't until it's too late. 2) We may respond to medical emergencies and/or calls at neighboring stores. 3) We also need that space to get our large apparatus safely and quickly in/out of the parking lot. If we're shopping at the supermarket and you park in the fire lane you may delay our response to a call somewhere else, like your house. ... See MoreSee Less

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I’ve noticed lately the worst offenders are the DoorDash/Uber Eats drivers. I get that it’s a quick trip in and out but for goodness sake park your car!

Amen

These “entitled” folks are all over. I WISH there would be an effort to ticket.

Thank you!

All good to post but I believe those we park in those lanes don’t care, are too self entitled, and would only be upset about the consequences of parking there if it affected them getting help. Those who already understand park where they are supposed to park. Heaven forbid these others should walk an extra step or too.

Please make copies of this and place them on the windshields of offender!

I’ve been guilty of this returning redbox DVD’s luckily I stream now and your post is right on, sorry and ashamed

Yep, yes, yeah!

THIS!!!!!!!

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June 19th, 9:03 am

At 11pm on Saturday Engines 618, 611, 624, Truck 611, along with Ambulance 635 from Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad, Truck 606 from Ashburn Volunteer Fire Rescue Department - AVFRD, Engine and Rescue 439 and Battalion Chief 401 from Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, Battalion Chief 601, Safety 601, EMS 601, and Operations 600 from Loudoun County Fire and Rescue were alerted for a structure fire in a townhouse. The caller reported a townhouse on fire but were unsure of the address. E618 arrived in the area and directed incoming units to the correct address. E611 arrived on the scene and reported what appeared to be an exterior fire that was out. E611 deployed a hoseline to the area where the fire was while Engine 618 and Truck 611 searched inside the home to ensure that everybody was safe and that there was no smoke or fire. The incident was quickly scaled back releasing most of the responding units. Sterling units remained on scene until the Fire Marshal completed their investigation, then soaked down the area to ensure it was completely extinguished. ... See MoreSee Less

At 11pm on Saturday Engines 618, 611, 624, Truck 611, along with Ambulance 635 from Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad, Truck 606 from Ashburn Volunteer Fire Rescue Department - AVFRD, Engine and Rescue 439 and Battalion Chief 401 from Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, Battalion Chief 601, Safety 601, EMS 601, and Operations 600 from Loudoun County Fire and Rescue were alerted for a structure fire in a townhouse.  The caller reported a townhouse on fire but were unsure of the address.  E618 arrived in the area and directed incoming units to the correct address.  E611 arrived on the scene and reported what appeared to be an exterior fire that was out.  E611 deployed a hoseline to the area where the fire was while Engine 618 and Truck 611 searched inside the home to ensure that everybody was safe and that there was no smoke or fire.  The incident was quickly scaled back releasing most of the responding units.  Sterling units remained on scene until the Fire Marshal completed their investigation, then soaked down the area to ensure it was completely extinguished.Image attachmentImage attachment

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While the cause of this fire hasn't been officially determined yet, fires like this are often caused by improperly discarded smoking materials. If you smoke, please take a moment to learn how to prevent starting a fire. The Loudoun County Fire and Rescue Department urges all residents who smoke to “Sink It or Soak It!” and prevent careless fires! Never dispose of cigarette butts in potted planting soil. The soil, when it gets too dry, can become highly flammable. Never flick cigarettes into mulch or shrubbery. Dispose of them in a suitable ashtray or bucket with sand. Ensure designated outside smoking areas have an appropriate fireproof container, ashtray or bucket. Completely douse butts and ashes with water before throwing them away, as they can smolder and cause a fire. Never smoke in bed. Provide large, deep ashtrays with a center support for smokers. Check furniture for any dropped ashes before going to bed. Empty ashes into a fireproof container with water and sand. Keep smoking materials away from anything that can burn (i.e., mattresses, bedding, upholstered furniture, draperies, etc.). Never smoke in a home where oxygen is being used. If you smoke, choose fire-safe cigarettes. They are less likely to cause fires. To prevent a deadly cigarette fire, you must be alert. You won’t be if you are sleepy, have been drinking, or have taken medicine or other drugs. Keep matches and lighters up high, out of children’s sight and reach.

June 17th, 8:18 am

Severe weather may impact our area today. Remember: "Lights On, Wipers On" and "Turn Around, Don't Drown" ... See MoreSee Less

Severe weather may impact our area today.  Remember:  Lights On, Wipers On and Turn Around, Dont DrownImage attachment

June 15th, 3:29 pm

Congratulations to Chief Harasek on her new position. We look forward to working with you as we continue to serve our community together.On behalf of the officers and members of the Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad (SVRS), we are pleased to announce the election of Kathleen Harasek to the position of Chief. Chief Harasek brings an impressive resume that reflects a wealth of experience and an energetic, positive leadership style. Chief Harasek most recently served the organization at Assistant Chief for Training. We welcome Chief Harasek to her new position and wish her much success. ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to Chief Harasek on her new position.  We look forward to working with you as we continue to serve our community together.

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Wow! Congratulations, Kathy! Blessings!

Congrats Chief

good picture.

Congratulations

June 14th, 8:28 am

Nice post about the SVFC's crew last night. Thank you to all our volunteers, and to our partners at Loudoun County Volunteer Fire-Rescue for posting this! ... See MoreSee Less

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Many thanks to all of you.

June 7th, 4:24 pm

Seneca Ridge MS is SO GRATEFUL to our local fire company, Sterling Volunteer Fire Company, for bringing the tanker out this morning to fill our dunk tank! Not only are they always there for us, but it was an old Seneca parent who brought the tanker over! Our community is Sterling Strong! THANK YOU!!! ... See MoreSee Less

June 6th, 7:05 am

Hands-only CPR can increase the chance of survival from cardiac arrest. An important message during CPR and AED Awareness Week. ... See MoreSee Less

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June 5th, 8:26 am

June is #MoveOver month (and Virginia now has a stiffer penalty for not complying). ... See MoreSee Less

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