Volunteer Information Session

The next Volunteer Information Session (usually the first Thursday of the month) will be held on Thursday, June 1st, 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. 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.

Fireworks Safety

Fireworks Safety

With the Fourth of July just around the corner, the Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office reminds everyone that safety is paramount when it comes to fireworks. To protect yourself and others, only buy fireworks from permitted stands in Loudoun County because those fireworks have been tested and approved. These are distinguished from other fireworks such as firecrackers, Roman candles, missiles, bottle rockets and shells, which are not allowed in Loudoun County without a permit.

“Throughout the National Capital Region, local fire marshals work closely as a group with the fireworks industry to ensure only permissible fireworks are sold to the general public where allowed, pursuant to local fire codes,” according to Linda Hale, Chief Fire Marshal of Loudoun County. “Be aware that use of non-permissible fireworks is a violation of the Loudoun County Fire Prevention Code, a Class 1 misdemeanor, which could result in jail time of up to one year and a fine of up to $2,500.00.”

Chief Hale encourages the public to attend one of the many public fireworks displays that will be held throughout the county. She notes that all display sites are inspected for safety before a show is allowed to proceed.

More information, including a list of retail stands, permissible fireworks, and public fireworks displays, is available by calling the Fire Marshal’s Office at 703-737-8600 or online at the link below

Recent news from SVFC:

June 21st, 11:34 am

June 20th - Volunteers from the Sterling Volunteer Fire Company, Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad, and Ashburn Volunteer Fire Rescue Department - AVFRD all responded together to assist with an auto accident with entrapment and injuries on Sterling Boulevard. The driver was rescued from his vehicle using the "Jaws of Life" and transported to the hospital for evaluation. (Photo Credit: Kyle Stevens) ... See MoreSee Less

June 20th - Volunteers from the Sterling Volunteer Fire Company, Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad, and Ashburn Volunteer Fire Rescue Department - AVFRD all responded together to assist with an auto accident with entrapment and injuries on Sterling Boulevard. The driver was rescued from his vehicle using the Jaws of Life and transported to the hospital for evaluation. (Photo Credit: Kyle Stevens)

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Driver airbag didn't deploy?

Thank you!

June 19th, 8:44 pm

Double rainbow over Sterling tonight. ... See MoreSee Less

Double rainbow over Sterling tonight.

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When the sunlight strikes raindrops in the air, they act like a prism and form a rainbow. A rainbow is a division of white light into many beautiful colors. These take the shape of a long round arch with its path high above and its two ends apparently beyond the horizon. There is, according to legend, a boiling pot of gold at one end. People look, but no one ever finds it. When a man looks for something beyond his reach his friends say he is looking for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

June 16th, 9:10 am

Our career partners from Loudoun County Fire and Rescue are about to be on Fox 5 DC.Ready for our 9:30 spot with Fox 5 DC! Looking good!! ... See MoreSee Less

Our career partners from Loudoun County Fire and Rescue are about to be on Fox 5 DC.

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Please provide a link to the report.

June 16th, 1:11 am

With the Fourth of July just around the corner, the Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office reminds everyone that safety is paramount when it comes to fireworks. To protect yourself and others, only buy fireworks from permitted stands in Loudoun County because those fireworks have been tested and approved. These are distinguished from other fireworks such as firecrackers, Roman candles, missiles, bottle rockets and shells, which are not allowed in Loudoun County without a permit.

“Throughout the National Capital Region, local fire marshals work closely as a group with the fireworks industry to ensure only permissible fireworks are sold to the general public where allowed, pursuant to local fire codes,” according to Linda Hale, Chief Fire Marshal of Loudoun County. “Be aware that use of non-permissible fireworks is a violation of the Loudoun County Fire Prevention Code, a Class 1 misdemeanor, which could result in jail time of up to one year and a fine of up to $2,500.00.”

Chief Hale encourages the public to attend one of the many public fireworks displays that will be held throughout the county. She notes that all display sites are inspected for safety before a show is allowed to proceed.

More information, including a list of retail stands, permissible fireworks, and public fireworks displays, is available by calling the Fire Marshal’s Office at 703-737-8600 or online at www.loudoun.gov/firemarshal
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June 15th, 4:09 am

This week's #TBT is a photo of Truck 11 in a parade. The SVFC was the second ladder company in Loudoun County (now there are 5). This photo was taken next to Sterling Middle looking north toward Holly Ave.

#SterlingVolunteers #SVFCHistory
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This weeks #TBT is a photo of Truck 11 in a parade.  The SVFC was the second ladder company in Loudoun County (now there are 5).  This photo was taken next to Sterling Middle looking north toward Holly Ave.

#SterlingVolunteers #SVFCHistory

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I remember this truck very well!

That looks like John Patton standing in the right bucket..

What year was this photographed?

What year?

Pre DMV days!

It is before we got here in 81.. it doesn't look like that business center is even there at the corner of Holly and the Blvd! Just trees!

It would be a good project to piece together a timeline of things in Sterling Park. After so many years it all blends together.. as if it were always there!

I remember those days. Good ones

Hey John ! Still a good looking truck!

I am gonna take a shot and say it was either 1974 or 1975 when this was taken.

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June 14th, 8:45 am

Over the weekend of June 10-11, 2017, volunteers from the SVFC joined several members from other Loudoun County fire and rescue companies, and others from Maryland and Pennsylvania, for an Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC). The course stresses the theory and principles of defensive driving in both emergency and non-emergency situations to enhance safe vehicle operations. Participants trained in passenger vehicles, ambulances, and fire engines.

#SterlingVolunteers #Training
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Over the weekend of June 10-11, 2017, volunteers from the SVFC joined several members from other Loudoun County fire and rescue companies, and others from Maryland and Pennsylvania, for an Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC).  The course stresses the theory and principles of defensive driving in both emergency and non-emergency situations to enhance safe vehicle operations.  Participants trained in passenger vehicles, ambulances, and fire engines.  

#SterlingVolunteers #Training

June 13th, 6:50 am

Last night the newest members of the SVFC attended an Administrative Probationary Night (APN) session at Fire Station 18. The APN orientation helps new volunteers become better acquainted with Sterling Fire, the work we do, our expectations of each volunteer, our facilities, and other key information. The APN sets each volunteer for success in our firefighting family.

If you'd like to find out more about the SVFC and how you can become part of our family please plan on attending one of our monthly Volunteer Information Sessions, or fill out our Volunteer Information Request Form. Details are available at sterlingfire.org/join

#SterlingVolunteers
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Last night the newest members of the SVFC attended an Administrative Probationary Night (APN) session at Fire Station 18.  The APN orientation helps new volunteers become better acquainted with Sterling Fire, the work we do, our expectations of each volunteer, our facilities, and other key information. The APN sets each volunteer for success in our firefighting family.  

If youd like to find out more about the SVFC and how you can become part of our family please plan on attending one of our monthly Volunteer Information Sessions, or fill out our Volunteer Information Request Form.  Details are available at sterlingfire.org/join

#SterlingVolunteers

June 12th, 11:09 am

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June 12th, 7:30 am

During extremely hot and humid weather, your body's ability to cool itself is challenged. When the body heats too rapidly to cool itself properly, or when too much fluid or salt is lost through dehydration or sweating, body temperature rises and you or someone you care about may experience a heat-related illness. Learn the symptoms of excessive heat exposure and the appropriate responses. www.nws.noaa.gov/om/heat/heat-illness.shtml ... See MoreSee Less

During extremely hot and humid weather, your bodys ability to cool itself is challenged. When the body heats too rapidly to cool itself properly, or when too much fluid or salt is lost through dehydration or sweating, body temperature rises and you or someone you care about may experience a heat-related illness. Learn the symptoms of excessive heat exposure and the appropriate responses. http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/heat/heat-illness.shtml

June 8th, 11:39 am

Canteen 611 is on scene with others from Loudoun County Fire and Rescue and Loudoun County Sheriff's Office for a gas leak that has Waxpool Road shut down between Smith Switch Road and Loudoun County Parkway. ... See MoreSee Less