Volunteer Information Session

The January Volunteer Information Session will be held on Thursday, March 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

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.

Put a freeze on winter fires

Put a freeze on winter fires

Home fires occur more in winter than in any other season. Heating is the 2nd leading cause of winter fires, after cooking.

To help keep you and your family safe consider the following:

  • Keep flammable materials at least 3 ft away from any heat source
  • Keep any portable generators outside and as far from your home as possible. An attached garage is NOT outside.
  • Install Carbon Monoxide detectors and test them monthly.
  • If you have a fireplace have it inspected annually.
  • Store cooled ashes in a tightly covered metal container outside at least 10 feet from any structures.
  • Plug only 1 heat producing appliance into an electrical outlet at a time, and never into a power strip or extension cord.

Recent news from SVFC:

February 20th, 1:24 pm

Glad to see Sterling represented. If you'd like to join them come and see us on March 2nd. Visit was.sterlingfire.org for details.Another 12 Volunteers at New Volunteer Orientation who are joining Loudoun County Fire-Rescue to serve our community. Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less

Glad to see Sterling represented.  If youd like to join them come and see us on March 2nd.  Visit was.sterlingfire.org for details.

February 20th, 10:16 am

House Fire for Crew 1

Late in the afternoon on Saturday, almost 24 hours into their shift, Crew 1 was alerted for a house fire in Countryside. Engines 618 and 624, Tower 611, along with Engine 622, Engine 606B, and Tower 606 from Ashburn Volunteer Fire Rescue Department - AVFRD, Medic 625 from Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad, and Battalions 601, 603, EMS601, and Safety 600 from Loudoun County Fire and Rescue were dispatched. Engine 618 arrived on scene and found a fire had started outside and was beginning to advance under the house. The fire was quickly extinguished. Once it was determined that no fire had spread into the house responding units were returned to service.
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February 18th, 8:15 am

Come find out how you can be part of the Sterling Fire family. We need folks to ride the trucks and we need folks to manage the company (recruitment, fund raising, etc.). If you have the time and desire we have a place you can help. Come find out more, or fill out the Information Request Form to have someone contact you: tinyurl.com/svfc-virf

Mar 2, 7:00pmSterling Volunteer Fire CompanyCome find out how you can be part of the Sterling Fire family. We need folks to ride the trucks and we need folks to manage the company (recruitment, fund raising, etc.). If you have the time and desire we have a place you can help. Come find out more, or fill out the Information Request Form to have someone contact you: tinyurl.com/svfc-virf
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SVFC March Volunteer Information Session

February 12th, 4:26 pm

Structure Fire for Crew 2

At 10:14 on Sunday morning Engines 611B, 618B, and 618 were alerted for a structure fire in Ashburn. Units from Ashburn Volunteer Fire Rescue Department - AVFRD, Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company, Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad, and Loudoun County Fire and Rescue responded to a report of fire coming from the roof of an apartment complex. As E611B approached the scene they asked for a Level 1 RIT, bringing Quint 618 from Sterling, due to the smoke visible in the area. BC601 called for a 2nd alarm, adding Engine and Canteen 611 and units from Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department. Crews began searching the apartments to ensure that everybody was out and stretching hose lines to begin an interior attack in multiple apartments. The fire continued to spread via the attic. After about 25 minutes units pulled back to allow the ladder trucks to extinguish the bulk of the fire in the attic, which had burned through the roof. They were able to quickly reenter and extinguish the remaining fire. Crews remained on scene for an extended period of time ensuring that the fire was completely out and assisting the Fire Marshal with their investigation.

During the incident volunteers from SVFC staffed the only apparatus left in Sterling (Tanker 618), and Engine and Tower 436 from Fairfax were transferred to fill Station 11, ensuring that resources were available should the need arise in Sterling.

View the entire photo gallery here: www.flickr.com/photos/sterlingfire/albums/72157680270438145
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Structure Fire for Crew 2

At 10:14 on Sunday morning Engines 611B, 618B, and 618 were alerted for a structure fire in Ashburn.  Units from Ashburn Volunteer Fire Rescue Department - AVFRD, Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company, Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad, and Loudoun County Fire and Rescue responded to a report of fire coming from the roof of an apartment complex.  As E611B approached the scene they asked for a Level 1 RIT, bringing Quint 618 from Sterling, due to the smoke visible in the area. BC601 called for a 2nd alarm, adding Engine and Canteen 611 and units from Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department.  Crews began searching the apartments to ensure that everybody was out and stretching hose lines to begin an interior attack in multiple apartments.  The fire continued to spread via the attic.  After about 25 minutes units pulled back to allow the ladder trucks to extinguish the bulk of the fire in the attic, which had burned through the roof.  They were able to quickly reenter and extinguish the remaining fire.  Crews remained on scene for an extended period of time ensuring that the fire was completely out and assisting the Fire Marshal with their investigation.

During the incident volunteers from SVFC staffed the only apparatus left in Sterling (Tanker 618), and Engine and Tower 436 from Fairfax were transferred to fill Station 11, ensuring that resources were available should the need arise in Sterling.

View the entire photo gallery here:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/sterlingfire/albums/72157680270438145

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Thank you for being there.

Right up the street from my house!..saw them this am. Crazy.

I live right behind these condos -- and a big THANK YOU to all the fire, rescue and police units that responded so quickly to the fire call. It was amazing to see how this fire was brought under control so quickly. KUDOS to the First Responders.

Nice team work. Thank you for your fine service.

Its always fun to see how diffrent the constructure of the buildings and the firefighter tactics are compare to germany. - Good job

Hope everybody was okay.

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February 9th, 8:39 am

Officer Installation and Awards Banquet

The SVFC usually holds a banquet early in the year to swear in the newly elected and appointed company officers and recognize outstanding members from the previous year. Since last year was our 50th anniversary and we had a huge celebration then, this year the swearing in and awards were part of our regular monthly General Membership Meeting. We did use some funds remaining from our August event to cater a dinner for our members.

System Chief Brower issued the oath of office to our 2017 officers, and our own Assistant Chief Buchanan and Vice President O'Grady handed out awards.

The SVFC would like to recognize the following individuals:

Officer of the Year: John Gregory
Technician of the Year: Steven Young
Firefighter of the Year: Chad Klein
Recruit of the Year: Cyrus Tang
Associate(s) of the Year: John Boyle and Wendy Schacht

Thanks to all our members and the friends, family, and community that supported us in 2016. We're looking forward to an even better 2017!

Photos from the event are available here:
www.flickr.com/photos/sterlingfire/albums/72157676479761934
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Officer Installation and Awards Banquet

The SVFC usually holds a banquet early in the year to swear in the newly elected and appointed company officers and recognize outstanding members from the previous year.  Since last year was our 50th anniversary and we had a huge celebration then, this year the swearing in and awards were part of our regular monthly General Membership Meeting.  We did use some funds remaining from our August event to cater a dinner for our members.

System Chief Brower issued the oath of office to our 2017 officers, and our own Assistant Chief Buchanan and Vice President OGrady handed out awards.

The SVFC would like to recognize the following individuals:

Officer of the Year:  John Gregory
Technician of the Year: Steven Young
Firefighter of the Year:  Chad Klein
Recruit of the Year: Cyrus Tang
Associate(s) of the Year:  John Boyle and Wendy Schacht

Thanks to all our members and the friends, family, and community that supported us in 2016.  Were looking forward to an even better 2017!

Photos from the event are available here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sterlingfire/albums/72157676479761934

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Praying for a safe year for all.

February 4th, 11:03 am

Congratulations on the new Truck 2, Great Cacapon Volunteer Fire Company!We have received a few messages lately inquiring about the truck, and whether or not we are keeping it. Well now that it is lettered, we can say that Truck 2 is officially ours. We have purchased it from Sterling VFC. It went out of service last week to have the lettering done and was just placed back in service today. ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations on the new Truck 2, Great Cacapon Volunteer Fire Company!

February 4th, 9:28 am

Today! Come out and support the SVFC!

Feb 4, 11:00amSterling Volunteer Fire CompanyCome join local LuLaRoe consultants for a FUNDRAISER sale to benefit the Sterling Volunteer Fire Company.

What is LuLaRoe, you ask? Only one of the most amazing and on the rise fashion lines you'll ever try on!!! LuLaRoe is stylish, unique, so incredibly comfortable! It is possible to look put together and feel comfortable at the same time! LuLaRoe makes women's clothing ranging from xxs-3xl, with several kids and mens styles too!

This is a great chance to try out that "leggings company" you've been seeing all over facebook (LuLaRoe is so much more than just leggings!) or get some shopping done for the LuLa-Lover in your life! You'll be able to shop from four LuLaRoe Fashion Consultants at the same time, and get a few GREAT DEALS while you're at it!

Hope to see you there!!!
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Red Hot LuLaRoe Multi-Consultant Sale!

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Evil! 😂

Must resist!

Do you have cupcake leggings?

I currently dont personally, but one of the other girls might!

January 31st, 1:00 pm

Come join local LuLaRoe consultants for a FUNDRAISER sale to benefit the SVFC.

What is LuLaRoe, you ask? Only one of the most amazing and on the rise fashion lines you'll ever try on!!! LuLaRoe is stylish, unique, so incredibly comfortable! It is possible to look put together and feel comfortable at the same time! LuLaRoe makes women's clothing ranging from xxs-3xl, with several kids and mens styles too!

This is a great chance to try out that "leggings company" you've been seeing all over facebook (LuLaRoe is so much more than just leggings!) or get some shopping done for the LuLa-Lover in your life! You'll be able to shop from four LuLaRoe Fashion Consultants at the same time, and get a few GREAT DEALS while you're at it!

Hope to see you there!!!

Event information:
www.facebook.com/events/1848977228658751/

Feb 4, 11:00amSterling Volunteer Fire CompanyCome join local LuLaRoe consultants for a FUNDRAISER sale to benefit the Sterling Volunteer Fire Company.

What is LuLaRoe, you ask? Only one of the most amazing and on the rise fashion lines you'll ever try on!!! LuLaRoe is stylish, unique, so incredibly comfortable! It is possible to look put together and feel comfortable at the same time! LuLaRoe makes women's clothing ranging from xxs-3xl, with several kids and mens styles too!

This is a great chance to try out that "leggings company" you've been seeing all over facebook (LuLaRoe is so much more than just leggings!) or get some shopping done for the LuLa-Lover in your life! You'll be able to shop from four LuLaRoe Fashion Consultants at the same time, and get a few GREAT DEALS while you're at it!

Hope to see you there!!!
... See MoreSee Less

Red Hot LuLaRoe Multi-Consultant Sale!

Comment on Facebook

Evil! 😂

Must resist!

Do you have cupcake leggings?

I currently dont personally, but one of the other girls might!