Volunteer Information Session

The next Volunteer Information Session (usually the first Thursday of the month) will be held on Thursday, November 7th, 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.

Have a Safe Halloween!

Have a Safe Halloween!

The SVFC, along with the Loudoun County Combined Fire Rescue System and the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office reminds citizens to stay safe this Halloween by following a few simple tips:
-Swords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.
-Always walk in groups or with a trusted adult. Avoid trick-or-treating alone.
-Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.
-Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.
-Hold flashlights while trick-or-treating to help you see and be seen. Always WALK, don't run from house to house.
-Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation.
-Look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible.
-Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.
-Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.
-Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.
-Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.
-Enter homes only if you're with a trusted adult.
-Never walk near lit candles or luminaries and be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.
-Take care when decorating; keep all decorations away from open flame and heat. Don’t block exits or escape routes.
-Instead of using real candles in your jack-o-lantern, use a flashlight, LED light or battery-operated candle.
-Props, costumes, and wigs should only be made from flame-resistant or flame-retardant materials.
-Stay away from open flames and ensure kids know how to stop, drop and roll in the event their clothing catches fire.

Recent news from SVFC:

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October 22nd, 9:25 am

Fire School 19-2

A few weeks ago members of the SVFC joined recruits from throughout the county to begin the current session of "Fire School". This process will take operational members through all of the training (lectures and practical) to be certified in Virginia as a Firefighter II with a lot of additional certifications. At the end they should be fully prepared to operate as a released firefighter. One of our associate members is documenting their progress and providing photographs. This is the first post, covering the first few weeks of the process. The first few classes cover the basics of the academy, the schedule, expectations, etc.A look at the weeks SVFC recruits spend at the academy learning the basic skills necessary to operate safely as a firefighter.
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October 22nd, 9:20 am

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October 18th, 4:44 pm

HO HO HO!!!

Welcome to Photos With Santa 2019!

This year we will be holding our annual "Photos With Santa" fundraiser ONE WEEKEND ONLY!

Saturday December 7th & Sunday December 8th
Hours will be 9am to 6pm

Please go to the following link to make your appointment:

www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4DAEAF2DA1F58-photos9

** Please only sign up for ONE appointment so that others may be able to reserve a spot. Thanks for your understanding.

With your $30 donation, your family will enjoy a 10 minute private sitting with Santa and one 5" x 7" print. Additional prints are available for $4 each.

Again this year, your entire set of digital images will be available to purchase on-site. You will be able to take your family portraits home with you so you can make your own prints, order holiday greeting cards from your favorite place or just share them with family and friends.

If you find the schedule full, do not worry as we accept walk-in customers!

Photos With Santa will be very busy again this year, so we ask for your patience

Santa's address is: 46700 Middlefield Drive (fire station 18), in Cascades. Please stay off the front ramp, and park in back of the fire station. Enter through the door to the right of the back bay doors (look for the signs). Please be very careful while walking across the driveway and ramp as emergency vehicles frequently drive through that area.

Oh, and remember to bring Fido! Yes, dogs (Sorry, no cats) are encouraged to come visit Santa too!
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HO HO HO!!!

Welcome to Photos With Santa 2019! 

This year we will be holding our annual Photos With Santa fundraiser ONE WEEKEND ONLY!

Saturday December 7th & Sunday December 8th
Hours will be 9am to 6pm

Please go to the following link to make your appointment:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4DAEAF2DA1F58-photos9

** Please only sign up for ONE appointment so that others may be able to reserve a spot.  Thanks for your understanding.

With your $30 donation, your family will enjoy a 10 minute private sitting with Santa and one 5 x 7 print.  Additional prints are available for $4 each.

Again this year, your entire set of digital images will be available to purchase on-site.  You will be able to take your family portraits home with you so you can make your own prints, order holiday greeting cards from your favorite place or just share them with family and friends.

If you find the schedule full, do not worry as we accept walk-in customers!  

Photos With Santa will be very busy again this year, so we ask for your patience

Santas address is:  46700 Middlefield Drive (fire station 18), in Cascades.  Please stay off the front ramp, and park in back of the fire station.  Enter through the door to the right of the back bay doors (look for the signs). Please be very careful while walking across the driveway and ramp as emergency vehicles frequently drive through that area.

Oh, and remember to bring Fido!  Yes, dogs (Sorry, no cats) are encouraged to come visit Santa too!

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We have taken these pictures with Santa at our favorite station for the last 5 years...it’s become one of our favorite holiday traditions! Thank you for continuing to do this!!

Yessss! One of our favorite traditions!!

Will santa be in the bay with the firetrucks in the background, just like in this picture?

Emily Menard

Kirstie

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October 18th, 8:12 am

It's Bucket Brigade time again!

In addition to our annual mailing (October and December) the SVFC also hits the streets with our red buckets to collect your loose change (or whatever you want to give). This year we're scheduled to be out on Saturday, Oct 19, Sunday, Oct 20, and Sunday, Oct 27 from 10am-2pm at the following locations:

Sterling Plaza (near Safeway , Joe's Pizzaria, etc.)
TraderJoes at One Loudoun
Community Plaza (near Chick-fil-A Sugarland Crossing, Chipotle Mexican Grill, and Firehouse Subs Sugarland Crossing)
Dulles Crossing (near Chick-fil-A Dulles Town Crossing, Lowe's Home Improvement, and Sam's Club)
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Its Bucket Brigade time again!

In addition to our annual mailing (October and December) the SVFC also hits the streets with our red buckets to collect your loose change (or whatever you want to give).  This year were scheduled to be out on Saturday, Oct 19, Sunday, Oct 20, and Sunday, Oct 27 from 10am-2pm at the following locations:

Sterling Plaza (near Safeway , Joes Pizzaria, etc.)
TraderJoes at One Loudoun
Community Plaza (near Chick-fil-A Sugarland Crossing, Chipotle Mexican Grill, and Firehouse Subs Sugarland Crossing)
Dulles Crossing (near Chick-fil-A Dulles Town Crossing, Lowes Home Improvement, and Sams Club)

October 12th, 8:33 pm

Check our photo gallery from Open House 2019!

sterlingfire.smugmug.com/Open-House-2019/

A huge "Thank You" to everyone that came out to visit the Sterling Volunteer Fire Company today during our annual open house event. Hopefully everyone had a chance to learn about stove & oven fire safety, took a turn in our safety bounce house and enjoyed the demonstration on vehicle extrication.

Today is bitter sweet, as this may be the last open house we host at our old station 11. That's right, old fire station 11 is slated to be torn down soon and a new state of the art fire station will be built in it's place.
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Looks like a great parade and open house. Congrats! The old station 11 served its purpose well. Good luck on the conversion to a new station.👍

Looks like a great parade and open house. Congrats! The old station 11 served its purpose well. Good luck on the conversion to a new station.👍

October 8th, 7:30 am

October 6th thru October 12th is National Fire Prevention week! The theme this year is “Not every hero wears a cape. Plan and practice your escape!”

It’s a good time to review your fire escape plan and make sure your smoke detectors are all in good working order. #firepreventionweek #firesafety
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October 6th thru October 12th is National Fire Prevention week! The theme this year is “Not every hero wears a cape. Plan and practice your escape!”

It’s a good time to review your fire escape plan and make sure your smoke detectors are all in good working order. #firepreventionweek #firesafety

October 7th, 11:03 am

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October 7th, 6:51 am

October 6th thru October 12th is National Fire Prevention week! The theme this year is “Not every hero wears a cape. Plan and practice your escape!”

It’s a good time to review your fire escape plan and make sure your smoke detectors are all in good working order. #firepreventionweek #firesafety
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October 6th thru October 12th is National Fire Prevention week! The theme this year is “Not every hero wears a cape. Plan and practice your escape!”

It’s a good time to review your fire escape plan and make sure your smoke detectors are all in good working order. #firepreventionweek #firesafety

October 6th, 10:43 am

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October 6th, 8:09 am

October 6th thru October 12th is National Fire Prevention week! The theme this year is “Not every hero wears a cape. Plan and practice your escape!”

It’s a good time to review your fire escape plan and make sure your smoke detectors are all in good working order. #firepreventionweek #firesafety
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October 6th thru October 12th is National Fire Prevention week! The theme this year is “Not every hero wears a cape. Plan and practice your escape!”

It’s a good time to review your fire escape plan and make sure your smoke detectors are all in good working order. #firepreventionweek #firesafety
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