Volunteer Information Session

The July Volunteer Information Session will be held on Sunday, July 17th, at 1pm, 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

We need you!

We need you!

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.

The SVFC is turning 50!

The SVFC is turning 50!

On August 16, 1966 Engine Company 11 was chartered in Sterling Park. The original Ford/LaFrance engine was housed at the barn on W Holly Ave. We honor those who have gone before us by continuing to offer the highest quality fire protection to the citizens, businesses, and visitors to Sterling.

Recent news from SVFC:

July 22nd, 9:13 am

Sterling Volunteer Fire Company added 2 new photos.

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
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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

July 10th, 6:31 pm

Sterling Volunteer Fire Company added 2 new photos.

Vehicle into structure for Crew 5

Early Saturday morning, about 1/3 of the way through their weekend shift, Engine 611 was alerted for an investigation. The supplemental information was that a vehicle had struck a house. E611 arrived to find exactly that. They requested the assistance of Tower 611 to assess the damage. It was determined that a temporary support was needed to ensure that there was no further collapse danger. Rescue Squad 615 and Tech Support 625 from the Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad were dispatched and crews worked to construct a support structure to secure the building.
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Vehicle into structure for Crew 5

Early Saturday morning, about 1/3 of the way through their weekend shift, Engine 611 was alerted for an investigation.  The supplemental information was that a vehicle had struck a house.  E611 arrived to find exactly that.  They requested the assistance of Tower 611 to assess the damage.  It was determined that a temporary support was needed to ensure that there was no further collapse danger.  Rescue Squad 615 and Tech Support 625 from the Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad were dispatched and crews worked to construct a support structure to secure the building.

July 9th, 5:37 pm

Sterling Volunteer Fire Company added 3 new photos.

Operation Betsy Ross

This afternoon one of our associates, while at the station hosting a birthday party, received a call for help from a local business owner. Their flag had become stuck, and they were not able to lower it in honor of those killed in Dallas. An email was sent to the volunteers of Crew 5 and Tower 611 responded to assist. The old flag was removed and will be retired appropriately. Once the pulley system is repaired a new flag will fly proudly in its place.
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Operation Betsy Ross

This afternoon one of our associates, while at the station hosting a birthday party, received a call for help from a local business owner.  Their flag had become stuck, and they were not able to lower it in honor of those killed in Dallas.  An email was sent to the volunteers of Crew 5 and Tower 611 responded to assist.  The old flag was removed and will be retired appropriately.  Once the pulley system is repaired a new flag will fly proudly in its place.

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July 6th, 8:41 am

As the temperature rises this week, the SVFC would like to remind you of these tips from the American Red Cross:

If you find a child or animal in a car without adequate cooling, call 9-1-1.

Signs of heat exhaustion can include muscular pains and spasms that usually occur in the legs or abdomen; cool, moist, pale, ashen or flushed skin; headache; nausea; dizziness; weakness; and exhaustion. Treat this by getting them to a cool place and make sure they're hydrated. If their condition does not improve or if he or she refuses water, has a change in consciousness, or vomits, call 9-1-1.

Ways you can prevent heat emergencies:

- Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids even if you do not feel thirsty. Avoid drinks with caffeine or alcohol.
- Postpone outdoor games and activities.
- Use a buddy system when working in excessive heat.
- Take frequent breaks if you must work outdoors.
- Never leave children or pets alone in enclosed vehicles.

For a more detailed list of heat safety information visit
www.redcross.org/get-help/prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/heat-wave-safety
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As the temperature rises this week, the SVFC would like to remind you of these tips from the American Red Cross:

If you find a child or animal in a car without adequate cooling, call 9-1-1.

Signs of heat exhaustion can include muscular pains and spasms that usually occur in the legs or abdomen; cool, moist, pale, ashen or flushed skin; headache; nausea; dizziness; weakness; and exhaustion.  Treat this by getting them to a cool place and make sure theyre hydrated. If their condition does not improve or if he or she refuses water, has a change in consciousness, or vomits, call 9-1-1.

Ways you can prevent heat emergencies:

- Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids even if you do not feel thirsty. Avoid drinks with caffeine or alcohol.
- Postpone outdoor games and activities.
- Use a buddy system when working in excessive heat.
- Take frequent breaks if you must work outdoors.
- Never leave children or pets alone in enclosed vehicles.

For a more detailed list of heat safety information visit
http://www.redcross.org/get-help/prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/heat-wave-safety

July 2nd, 11:23 am

The volunteers of Crew 4 would like to thank the anonymous diner who paid for breakfast this morning at Delia's Pizzaria & Grille of Countryside. ... See MoreSee Less

June 30th, 10:26 am

Sterling Fire is excited to welcome 4 Operational and 2 Associate members to the family in June. We look forward to watching their progression as they grow within the company!!!

Interested in joining our family too? Our July recruitment session starts now and will run through July 22, 2016. Submit your info here tinyurl.com/svfc-virf and one of our recruiters will contact you with more information.

We would love to have you as a part of our Sterling family!!!
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Sterling Fire is excited to welcome 4 Operational and 2 Associate members to the family in June.  We look forward to watching their progression as they grow within the company!!!

Interested in joining our family too? Our July recruitment session starts now and will run through July 22, 2016. Submit your info here https://tinyurl.com/svfc-virf and one of our recruiters will contact you with more information.

We would love to have you as a part of our Sterling family!!!

June 30th, 7:24 am

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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 ...

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Thomas FlanaganI am happy that it says move over 1 lane OR slow down. There are many times, especially on the Dulles toll road where I cannot move over and would hate to be stopped for it

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June 26th, 2:21 pm

Sterling Volunteer Fire Company added 5 new photos — at Sam's Club.

Crew 5 helped our community partners at Sam's Club in Sterling celebrate National Safety Month today. Remember, safety is everybody's business! Visit www.nsc.org/act/events/Pages/national-safety-month.aspx for more information.
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Crew 5 helped our community partners at Sams Club in Sterling celebrate National Safety Month today.  Remember, safety is everybodys business!  Visit http://www.nsc.org/act/events/Pages/national-safety-month.aspx for more information.