Volunteer Information Session

The next Volunteer Information Session (usually the first Thursday of the month) will be held on Thursday, July 5th, 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.

Recent news from SVFC:

Sterling Volunteer Fire Company shared Loudoun County Government's post.
Sterling Volunteer Fire Company

June 21st, 11:12 am

Update: 6/21/18@11:05 a.m. Loudoun County's 911 center is now receiving Verizon Wireless calls. The earlier issue affecting Verizon Wireless customers in Northern Virginia has been resolved and residents who have a Verizon mobile phone are now able to call 911. ... See MoreSee Less

Sterling Volunteer Fire Company shared Loudoun County Fire and Rescue's post.
Sterling Volunteer Fire Company

June 21st, 8:29 am

‪Due to a network outage, Verizon calls to regional 9-1-1 centers may not go through. Verizon customers in need of emergency assistance from fire-rescue or law enforcement, please call 9-1-1 via landline or other carrier, or text to 9-1-1. Loudoun County Sheriff's Office Loudoun County Government ... See MoreSee Less

June 20th, 8:09 am

Everyone loves a great hamburger. And when you support a good cause while eating a great hamburger, that's even better!

So remember to mention Sterling Fire when you go to Burger 21 to enjoy your great hamburger (and to support an even better cause) today between 11am - 9pm.

Burger 21 is conveniently located along Nokes Blvd at 21305 Windmill Parc Dr in Sterling.
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Everyone loves a great hamburger.  And when you support a good cause while eating a great hamburger, thats even better!  

So remember to mention Sterling Fire when you go to Burger 21 to enjoy your great hamburger (and to support an even better cause) today between 11am - 9pm.  

Burger 21 is conveniently located along Nokes Blvd at 21305 Windmill Parc Dr in Sterling.
Sterling Volunteer Fire Company shared Loudoun County Fire and Rescue's post.
Sterling Volunteer Fire Company

June 19th, 1:20 pm

Improperly Discarded Smoking Materials Damage Sterling Dealership and Vehicles

Sterling, VA. – The Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office determined that Friday’s fire at a Sterling Auto dealership was caused by smoking materials that were improperly discarded into a mulch bed.
Just after 7:00 a.m. on the morning of Friday, June 15th, the Loudoun County Emergency Communications Center received numerous 9-1-1 calls reporting a fire at 46990 Harry Byrd Highway in Sterling. Fire and rescue crews from Sterling Park, Cascades, Kincora, Fairfax County along with various command and safety officers were dispatched to the incident. While responding to the call, crews observed a large column of smoke in the area and requested a Level I Rapid Intervention Team bringing additional units from Cascades and Fairfax County.
Firefighters arrived on scene to find active fire in several vehicles parked against the building, with fire extending quickly into the structure. Firefighters quickly attacked the vehicle fires as a second crew entered the structure to extinguish the fire that had advanced into the attic.
Damages to the vehicles and structure are estimated at $400k. The fire was caused by smoking materials that were improperly discarded into mulch bed. The fire in the mulch quickly spread to the vehicles and extended into the structure. There were no injuries to civilians or fire and rescue personnel as a result of the incident.
Improperly discarded smoking materials continue to be the cause of many fires across Loudoun County. These fires have not only resulted in millions of dollars in damages, they also needlessly endanger citizens and fire and rescue personnel. These fires are preventable! Follow these simple safety precautions when discarding smoking materials:
• Dispose of smoking materials ONLY in a metal or ceramic container filled with sand or water. Remember that mulch, potting soil, etc. is combustible and will burn quickly when exposed to heat.
• Place your smoking receptacles away from the home, NOT on the front porch, deck, or just outside your door.
• Remember, “Put it out, all the way, every time!”

To learn more about fire safety visit www.loudoun.gov/fire

Sterling Volunteer Fire Company
Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad
Ashburn Volunteer Fire Rescue Department - AVFRD
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department
Loudoun Career Fire Fighters Association - IAFF Local 3756
Loudoun County Volunteer Fire-Rescue
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Sterling Volunteer Fire Company shared Loudoun County Fire and Rescue's post.
Sterling Volunteer Fire Company

June 18th, 8:21 pm

Another hot one on tap for tomorrow! Here are some simple ways you can prevent heat emergencies.

* Dress for the heat. Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing.
* Drink water! Drink water even if you do not feel thirsty. Avoid alcohol & caffeine
* Eat small meals and eat more often.
* Slow down. Avoid strenuous activity. If you must,do it early!
* Stay indoors when possible. If AC is not available, stay on the lowest floor out of the sunshine.
* Be a good neighbor. Check on elderly residents & those without AC.

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Sterling Volunteer Fire Company shared Loudoun County Fire and Rescue's post.
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June 15th, 12:08 pm

Congratulations to one of our own, as well as the other award recipients.The LC-CFRS is honored to have FOUR of our system personnel among those selected for the 2018 Regional EMS Awards! The Northern Virginia EMS Council along with leadership from each of the Northern VA EMS agencies presented the awards at a formal ceremony in Fairfax yesterday. Congratulations to...

* Award for Excellence in EMS – John Morgan, MD, Operational Medical Director – Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System

* Award for Outstanding EMS Administrator – Deputy Chief of EMS Jose Salazar - Loudoun County Fire and Rescue

* Award for Outstanding Contribution to EMS Emergency Preparedness and Response – Lieutenant John Rice – Loudoun County Fire and Rescue

* Award for Outstanding Contribution to EMS by a High School Senior ($1000 Scholarship) - Joseph Cooper – Sterling Volunteer Fire Company

This fall, the Northern Virginia Regional EMS Awards recipients along with honorees from Virginia’s 10 other regional EMS councils will be considered for the Governor’s EMS awards. The Governor’s Awards winners will be announced at the Virginia EMS Symposium in Norfolk in early November.
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Sterling Volunteer Fire Company shared Loudoun County Fire and Rescue's photo.
Sterling Volunteer Fire Company

June 14th, 3:25 pm

Did you know smoke alarms get old? Check the manufacture dates on the back of your smoke alarms today to ensure it is not 10 years or older. If it is older than 10 years, replace it right away! #NFPA #fireiseveryonesfight ... See MoreSee Less

June 7th, 10:45 am

Today's #TBT is from 2006 and features a crew preparing to make entry into a commercial building. This building was the old BEST store, and the SVFC was able to use it for training prior to its demolition. (It was on the site of the current Dulles 28 Centre, across the parking lot from the original Sterling Walmart, which has been replaced by Wegmans.) ... See MoreSee Less

Todays #TBT is from 2006 and features a crew preparing to make entry into a commercial building.  This building was the old BEST store, and the SVFC was able to use it for training prior to its demolition.  (It was on the site of the current Dulles 28 Centre, across the parking lot from the original Sterling Walmart, which has been replaced by Wegmans.)

June 1st, 12:54 pm

The month of June is “Move Over Awareness Month” in Virginia and the SVFC, Virginia State Police, Loudoun County Sheriff's Office, and Loudoun County Fire and Rescue are reminding motorists of the move over and move it laws.

The Move-Over/Slow Down law, Section § 46.2-921.1 of the Code of Virginia, requires drivers to move over one lane, if possible, whenever an emergency vehicle on the side of the road displays emergency lights. And, if traffic is too congested to move over safely, the law requires drivers to simply slow down, below the posted speed limit and be prepared to stop. (Please offer the same courtesy to tow truck operators and other service vehicles.)

Virginia implemented the Move Over/Slow Down law in 2002. In Virginia, the law is a Class 1 misdemeanor. By not following the law, you face possible jail time and a $2500 fine.

Unfortunately, many motorists are unfamiliar with the law and are unaware that each time an officer makes a traffic stop or fire and rescue units are on the scene of an accident, it’s one of the gravest dangers emergency personnel can face on the road today. In 2017 Loudoun's Fire Chief Keith Brower (now retired) said: “Remember, yield to an emergency vehicle whenever possible and follow all road safety laws. It’s important to be a responsible motor vehicle operator.”

Also, Section § 46.2-888 of the Code of Virginia requires motorists in a fender bender with no injuries to remove your vehicle from the travel lanes, if possible. “By leaving your vehicle on the road after a crash, you contribute to traffic back-ups which can cause more serious crashes,” said Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman. “Let’s keep our roads safe,” Chapman added.

Additionally, motorists are reminded to yield to approaching emergency vehicles when the lights and sirens are activated. Per Section § 46.2-829 of the Code of Virginia, drivers are required to pull to the nearest edge of the roadway and come to a complete stop until all emergency vehicles have passed.
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The month of June is “Move Over Awareness Month” in Virginia and the SVFC, Virginia State Police,  Loudoun County Sheriffs Office, and Loudoun County Fire and Rescue are reminding motorists of the move over and move it laws.
 
The Move-Over/Slow Down law, Section § 46.2-921.1 of the Code of Virginia, requires drivers to move over one lane, if possible, whenever an emergency vehicle on the side of the road displays emergency lights. And, if traffic is too congested to move over safely, the law requires drivers to simply slow down, below the posted speed limit and be prepared to stop.  (Please offer the same courtesy to tow truck operators and other service vehicles.)
 
Virginia implemented the Move Over/Slow Down law in 2002. In Virginia, the law is a Class 1 misdemeanor. By not following the law, you face possible jail time and a $2500 fine.

Unfortunately, many motorists are unfamiliar with the law and are unaware that each time an officer makes a traffic stop or fire and rescue units are on the scene of an accident, it’s one of the gravest dangers emergency personnel can face on the road today. In 2017 Loudouns Fire Chief Keith Brower (now retired) said:  “Remember, yield to an emergency vehicle whenever possible and follow all road safety laws.  It’s important to be a responsible motor vehicle operator.”
 
Also, Section § 46.2-888 of the Code of Virginia requires motorists in a fender bender with no injuries to remove your vehicle from the travel lanes, if possible. “By leaving your vehicle on the road after a crash, you contribute to traffic back-ups which can cause more serious crashes,” said Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman. “Let’s keep our roads safe,” Chapman added.

Additionally, motorists are reminded to yield to approaching emergency vehicles when the lights and sirens are activated. Per Section § 46.2-829 of the Code of Virginia, drivers are required to pull to the nearest edge of the roadway and come to a complete stop until all emergency vehicles have passed.
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