Volunteer Information Session

The next Volunteer Information Session (usually the first Thursday of the month) will be held on Thursday, November 2nd, 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.

Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week

In a fire, seconds count. Seconds can mean the difference between residents of our community escaping safely from a fire or having their lives end in tragedy.

That’s why this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme: “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!” is so important. It reinforces why everyone needs to have an escape plan.

Here’s this year’s key campaign messages:

Draw a map of your home by using the Escape Plan Grid (downloadable via the NFPA link below) with all members of your household, marking two exits from each room and a path to the outside from each exit.

Practice your home fire drill twice a year. Conduct one at night and one during the day with everyone in your home, and practice using different ways out.

Teach children how to escape on their own in case you can’t help them.

Make sure the number of your home is clearly marked and easy for the fire department to find.

Close doors behind you as you leave – this may slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire.

Once you get outside, stay outside. Never go back inside a burning building.

Annual Fund Drive

Annual Fund Drive

Local residents should find our annual fund drive letter in their mailbox sometime in September. The SVFC is only partially funded by your tax dollars. We rely on your financial support to ensure we have the latest equipment and training to serve you and our community. Please read through it and consider making a donation. Some of you may be receiving one for the first time, as recent construction has increased the area we serve. If you get a letter that means that the SVFC is the closest fire company to your home.

Please consider how you can help the SVFC better serve the residents, businesses, and visitors to the Sterling area. If you miss the letter in your mailbox it's also available online at sterlingfire.org/letter where you can read it, download it, print it, or share with friends and neighbors.

Recent news from SVFC:

October 14th, 7:16 pm

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we are proud of Crew 5 for proudly showing their support this weekend.

During the month of October, members from the Sterling Volunteer Fire Company will be wearing their pink Breast Cancer Awareness T-shirts to show their support for this devastating disease.
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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we are proud of Crew 5 for proudly showing their support this weekend.  
 
During the month of October, members from the Sterling Volunteer Fire Company will be wearing their pink Breast Cancer Awareness T-shirts to show their support for this devastating disease.

 

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Nice photo Dave Payne!

God bless you & protect you: Sterling Volunteers Firefighters, you deserve an Oscar!!

October 14th, 4:29 pm

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Thank you all for being the heros that you were today!!! I live very close to where the fire was today near the University. I've never (I guess fortunately) needed your services or seen you all in action, but I am truly awestruck at your dedication and compassion. I know I said it already, but THANK YOU! I'll express my thanks in another way in a moment and will ensure that I am responsive going forward when I receive the request for support from you and the Ashburn Volunteer F&R going forward.

October 14th, 11:00 am

SVFC at NFFF

While most of the SVFC was attending our open house, members of our Honor Guard participated in the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s 25th annual memorial weekend. Each year hundreds of Honor Guard members from across the nation gather together in Emmitsburg, MD to commemorate firefighters that have died in the line of duty. In 2016, 95 men and women lost their lives but were not forgotten. The Family members of the fallen are invited to Emmitsburg to be shown honor, respect, love, and support.

This year marks the fourth consecutive year the SVFC Honor Guard has participated in this prestigious event. They attended overnight shifts for the Survivors Flag detail, in which members stood post overnight and into the early morning. Amongst other events were the Candle Light Vigil, an up close and personal experience of the families grief for their loved ones signified with a single lite candle. Although this event is not new to our Honor Guard, each year it proves to be a humbling experience.
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October 13th, 12:00 pm

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October 13th, 11:37 am

One of our Sterling volunteers at his "day" job:Tower 501 visited with preschoolers at Manassas Baptist Church today. While the truck was a bit intimidating, the kids appreciated Firefighter Salazar and his natural ability to fit in with them. ... See MoreSee Less

One of our Sterling volunteers at his day job:

October 12th, 12:00 pm

Firefighters are equipped to go inside a burning building – you’re not. Never go back inside a burning building! #FirePreventionWeekyoutube.com ... See MoreSee Less

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