Volunteer Information Session

The next Volunteer Information Session (usually the first Thursday of the month) will be held on Thursday, July 11th, 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.

Pool and Water Safety Tips

Pool and Water Safety Tips

As swimming pools across Loudoun County open this Memorial Day weekend and people of all ages take to the water to cool off, the SVFC Loudoun County Fire and Rescue remind residents to be vigilant about pool and water safety. The USA Swimming Foundation reports nearly 90 children younger than 15 drowned in a pool or spa from January 2018 through May 2018, and every year about 19 children drown during the July 4 holiday alone.

Recent news from SVFC:

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July 21st, 10:05 am

Today 3 members of the SVFC are joined by one member of Loudoun County Fire and Rescue (assigned to Station 11) and our sales representative from Matheny Fire & Emergency in traveling to E-ONE Fire Trucks (Official Site) in Ocala, Florida. The purpose of this trip is to carefully go over all the plans for the new Tower 611. At the end of the trip, these plans will be released to manufacturing and the construction process will begin. ... See MoreSee Less

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Please give them my regards.

July 18th, 8:05 pm

Big news coming to Sterling (arriving next year)! ... See MoreSee Less

Big news coming to Sterling (arriving next year)!Image attachment

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Whooo wheeee and congratulations!!!!!! We thank you kindly for adding yet another Roto Ray and we appreciate your many years of business!

Congrats on your new tower

Wow

Extra new car smell by the foot

July 17th, 7:25 pm

The SVFC extends our condolences to the Arcola Volunteer Fire Department on the loss of Jay (JJ) Brown. JJ's service to the residents of Arcola and contributions to the entire Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System are truly inspiring and humbling. He will be missed.With utmost sorrow, we are to announce the sad passing of our friend and president, Jay J. Brown this morning at Inova Loudoun Hospital.

JJ, as he is fondly addressed by the Arcola VFD family, is the current President (since JAN 2016) of the Arcola Volunteer Fire Department and the former Deputy Chief of EMS Training for LCFR.

In addition to the countless hours he has put in helping keep our station running, Mr. Brown had many impressive accomplishments in Fire-Rescue, Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Management, and Program Management during his career that spanned over 45 years. He received two Virginia Governors Awards for transportation safety programs and named the Outstanding Emergency Medical Services Administrator for Northern Virginia in 2006.

His extensive experience with both fire and EMS, his connections with so many people in the industry locally and outside Loudoun, and his tireless work ethic even in a volunteer status, made him uniquely qualified to run our Department. He will be sorely missed, and cannot be replaced.

Please keep JJ's family in your thoughts and prayers.
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The SVFC extends our condolences to the Arcola Volunteer Fire Department on the loss of Jay (JJ) Brown. JJs service to the residents of Arcola and contributions to the entire Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System are truly inspiring and humbling. He will be missed.

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Rest in peace and God bless

July 16th, 9:11 pm

The SVFC sends our condolences to our brothers and sisters in Fairfax County Fire and Rescue and mourns the tragic loss of one of their members.Today we mourn the untimely loss of one of our own - an active (off-duty) #FCFRD member. Please keep his family, friends, and colleagues in your thoughts during this difficult time. (Details may be released in the future, according to the family’s wishes.) #RIP ... See MoreSee Less

The SVFC sends our condolences to our brothers and sisters in Fairfax County Fire and Rescue and mourns the tragic loss of one of their members.

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Rest in peace and thank you for your service ♡

Rest in peace and God bless

July 13th, 3:36 pm

Congrats to our partner organization Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad on their new ALS units! Nice! ... See MoreSee Less

Congrats to our partner organization Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad on their new ALS units! Nice!Image attachmentImage attachment

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Congratulations

What will the staffing be?and how staffed?

Nice

Matt Solomon is this your new buggy Hoss!!

July 12th, 8:37 am

We had three potential volunteers at our Volunteer Information Session last night. Your next opportunity is August 1st. Visit sterlingfire.org/join for more details. ... See MoreSee Less

We had three potential volunteers at our Volunteer Information Session last night.  Your next opportunity is August 1st.  Visit sterlingfire.org/join for more details.

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You owe cake rookie.

June 29th, 7:30 am

Last night Engine 618 and Tower 611 responded to help Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department with this call. While is was going on Engine 611 handled an EMS call in Herndon since the Fairfax units were tied up. ... See MoreSee Less

June 21st, 8:56 pm

Congratulations to our very own Chief Buchanan!Congratulations Captain Clyde Buchanan from Station 27, West Springfield, C-Shift on completing 35 years of service to the residents of Fairfax County. Fire Chief Butler, Deputy Chief Duke and Battalion Chief Burkhammer presented him with 35-year award and certificate. #FCFRD #FairfaxCounty ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to our very own Chief Buchanan!

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Congrats!

Congratulations sir.

Congrats

Congratulations

Congrats Clyde

Congratulations

Congrats!

Congrats!

Thank you for your dedication and selfless service Sir!!

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June 21st, 4:43 pm

For those that justify parking in the fire lane with "It's just a quick trip, and I'll know if the store is on fire." 1) No, you probably won't until it's too late. 2) We may respond to medical emergencies and/or calls at neighboring stores. 3) We also need that space to get our large apparatus safely and quickly in/out of the parking lot. If we're shopping at the supermarket and you park in the fire lane you may delay our response to a call somewhere else, like your house. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you!

All good to post but I believe those we park in those lanes don’t care, are too self entitled, and would only be upset about the consequences of parking there if it affected them getting help. Those who already understand park where they are supposed to park. Heaven forbid these others should walk an extra step or too.

These “entitled” folks are all over. I WISH there would be an effort to ticket.

Amen

I’ve been guilty of this returning redbox DVD’s luckily I stream now and your post is right on, sorry and ashamed

Please make copies of this and place them on the windshields of offender!

I’ve noticed lately the worst offenders are the DoorDash/Uber Eats drivers. I get that it’s a quick trip in and out but for goodness sake park your car!

Yep, yes, yeah!

THIS!!!!!!!

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June 19th, 9:03 am

At 11pm on Saturday Engines 618, 611, 624, Truck 611, along with Ambulance 635 from Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad, Truck 606 from Ashburn Volunteer Fire Rescue Department - AVFRD, Engine and Rescue 439 and Battalion Chief 401 from Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, Battalion Chief 601, Safety 601, EMS 601, and Operations 600 from Loudoun County Fire and Rescue were alerted for a structure fire in a townhouse. The caller reported a townhouse on fire but were unsure of the address. E618 arrived in the area and directed incoming units to the correct address. E611 arrived on the scene and reported what appeared to be an exterior fire that was out. E611 deployed a hoseline to the area where the fire was while Engine 618 and Truck 611 searched inside the home to ensure that everybody was safe and that there was no smoke or fire. The incident was quickly scaled back releasing most of the responding units. Sterling units remained on scene until the Fire Marshal completed their investigation, then soaked down the area to ensure it was completely extinguished. ... See MoreSee Less

At 11pm on Saturday Engines 618, 611, 624, Truck 611, along with Ambulance 635 from Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad, Truck 606 from Ashburn Volunteer Fire Rescue Department - AVFRD, Engine and Rescue 439 and Battalion Chief 401 from Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, Battalion Chief 601, Safety 601, EMS 601, and Operations 600 from Loudoun County Fire and Rescue were alerted for a structure fire in a townhouse.  The caller reported a townhouse on fire but were unsure of the address.  E618 arrived in the area and directed incoming units to the correct address.  E611 arrived on the scene and reported what appeared to be an exterior fire that was out.  E611 deployed a hoseline to the area where the fire was while Engine 618 and Truck 611 searched inside the home to ensure that everybody was safe and that there was no smoke or fire.  The incident was quickly scaled back releasing most of the responding units.  Sterling units remained on scene until the Fire Marshal completed their investigation, then soaked down the area to ensure it was completely extinguished.Image attachmentImage attachment

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While the cause of this fire hasn't been officially determined yet, fires like this are often caused by improperly discarded smoking materials. If you smoke, please take a moment to learn how to prevent starting a fire. The Loudoun County Fire and Rescue Department urges all residents who smoke to “Sink It or Soak It!” and prevent careless fires! Never dispose of cigarette butts in potted planting soil. The soil, when it gets too dry, can become highly flammable. Never flick cigarettes into mulch or shrubbery. Dispose of them in a suitable ashtray or bucket with sand. Ensure designated outside smoking areas have an appropriate fireproof container, ashtray or bucket. Completely douse butts and ashes with water before throwing them away, as they can smolder and cause a fire. Never smoke in bed. Provide large, deep ashtrays with a center support for smokers. Check furniture for any dropped ashes before going to bed. Empty ashes into a fireproof container with water and sand. Keep smoking materials away from anything that can burn (i.e., mattresses, bedding, upholstered furniture, draperies, etc.). Never smoke in a home where oxygen is being used. If you smoke, choose fire-safe cigarettes. They are less likely to cause fires. To prevent a deadly cigarette fire, you must be alert. You won’t be if you are sleepy, have been drinking, or have taken medicine or other drugs. Keep matches and lighters up high, out of children’s sight and reach.

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