Volunteer Information Session

The next Volunteer Information Session (usually the first Thursday of the month) will be held on Thursday, May 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

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.

Mulch Fires

Mulch Fires

Springtime is usually accompanied by a significant increase in the number of fires that occur in landscaping mulch. These fires are particularly dangerous due to their proximity to homes and structures. The fire starts in the landscaping mulch, spreads into the shrubbery and then to the home or building. Most are started by people, often via improper disposal of smoking materials, so most can be prevented. However, mulch can spontaneously combust under the proper conditions. If you see anything smoking in a landscaped bed put it out if you can and call 911. If the burning material is not thoroughly wet or removed, it may re-ignite.

Recent news from SVFC:

April 14th, 12:11 am

The week of April 14th through April 20th, has officially been recognized as National Public Safety
Telecommunicators Week by the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors. The SVFC would like to share our appreciation for the men and women of Loudoun County Fire and Rescue, the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office, and the Loudoun County Animal Services answering the phones, talking on the radios, and so much more. They are the true first responders and without them we wouldn't be able to help you in your time of need.
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April 12th, 4:18 pm

April Showers bring reduced visibility. Remember "Wipers on, lights on". It's the law and a good idea. Help everyone be safer by making yourself more visible, leaving enough room and time to react, an pay extra attention. Also, if you encounter flooding don't try to cross through.Tips on driving in the rain from the Virginia Department of Transportation. Questions? Comments? tinyurl.com/ygxglh3. Visit www.virginiadot.org. ... See MoreSee Less

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April 7th, 12:11 am

It's National Volunteer Week!

Established in 1974 National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to celebrate the impact of volunteer service and the power of volunteers to tackle society’s greatest challenges, to build stronger communities and be a force that transforms the world. The SVFC would like to thank all of the volunteers in our community. Thank you to those volunteering with schools, shelters, sports teams, and countless other places where people are giving their time to make our community better.
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Its National Volunteer Week!

Established in 1974 National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to celebrate the impact of volunteer service and the power of volunteers to tackle society’s greatest challenges, to build stronger communities and be a force that transforms the world.  The SVFC would like to thank all of the volunteers in our community.  Thank you to those volunteering with schools, shelters, sports teams, and countless other places where people are giving their time to make our community better.

April 6th, 11:14 am

The SVFC was honored to once again participate in the Lower Loudoun Little League Opening Day Parade along with our sister organization Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad! This year members of the SVFC Honor Guard led the procession. And, a special visitor showed up to the festivities, and he hitched a ride on a fire truck to get there! (Not on back, of course.) Many thanks to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office for traffic direction!

More photos at sterlingfire.smugmug.com/2019-April-Lower-Loudoun-Little-League-Parade-Abe/
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Yall were awesome!!! Thank you!!! Go LLLL!!!

We found Mr. Jim and Abe Lincoln!!

April 4th, 7:42 am

Mulch Fires

Springtime is usually accompanied by a significant increase in the number of fires that occur in landscaping mulch. These fires are particularly dangerous due to their proximity to homes and structures. The fire starts in the landscaping mulch, spreads into the shrubbery and then to the home or building. Most are started by people, often via improper disposal of smoking materials, so most can be prevented. However, mulch can spontaneously combust under the proper conditions. If you see anything smoking in a landscaped bed put it out if you can and call 911. If the burning material is not thoroughly wet or removed, it may re-ignite.

Learn More from the Virginia Department of Forestry: www.dof.virginia.gov/infopubs/Mulch-Fires-2011-09_pub.pdf
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Mulch Fires

Springtime is usually accompanied by a significant increase in the number of fires that occur in landscaping mulch. These fires are particularly dangerous due to their proximity to homes and structures. The fire starts in the landscaping mulch, spreads into the shrubbery and then to the home or building.  Most are started by people, often via improper disposal of smoking materials, so most can be prevented.  However, mulch can spontaneously combust under the proper conditions.  If you see anything smoking in a landscaped bed put it out if you can and call 911.  If the burning material is not thoroughly wet or removed, it may re-ignite.

Learn More from the Virginia Department of Forestry: http://www.dof.virginia.gov/infopubs/Mulch-Fires-2011-09_pub.pdf

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We witnessed a small smoldering mulch fire at a house last year. We were walking by and had water bottles with us, so we were able to put it out and knocked on the door - the owner had no idea, so I shudder to think what might've happened if we had not walked past.

I had no idea. Thanks for the info.

This reminds me of “mulchie” the giant mulch pit fire just outside San Antonio in 2006-2007. I lived a couple miles away from it. That thing burned for months. It had its own MySpace page (that was the thing back in the day) and I think people talked about having tee shirts made. m.mysanantonio.com/news/environment/article/5-years-later-Mulchie-still-casts-a-pall-2423075.php

I have seen lots of them working as a building engineering people whould toss there cigarette butts in the mulch and it would take a couple of hours to get going and you don't see flames but you can smell it but you have to look really hard to find it

What the 👹 is in this spontaneously combusting mulch? Someone explain this to me. 😱🔥

I had no idea. Thanks for the info.

Kelly Anderson maybe you should share this with your neighbor. 😂

April 2nd, 6:40 am

House Fire for Sunday Crew

Just before 9pm on Sunday night Engines 624, 618, Engine and Truck 611, Engine and Rescue 439 and Battalion Chief 401 from Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, Truck 606 from Ashburn Volunteer Fire Rescue Department - AVFRD, Battalion Chief 601, Safety Officer 601, EMS Supervisor 601 from Loudoun County Fire and Rescue, and Ambulance 615 from Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad were alerted for a house fire in Countryside. (As units were responding an unrelated house fire was dispatched in Ashburn.) Engine 618 arrived first to find a garage on fire and began to extinguish it from the outside. Engine 624 arrived next and went inside to make sure that no fire was spreading there, assisted by Truck 606. Rescue 439 searched the entire house to ensure that everybody was out safely. The fire was extinguished quickly and the focus became ensuring that the fire hadn't spread elsewhere and mitigating damage to property from smoke and water. The scene was turned over to the Fire Marshal for investigation. Canteen 611 responded to provide refreshment to the crews as they worked.
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House Fire for Sunday Crew

Just before 9pm on Sunday night Engines 624, 618, Engine and Truck 611, Engine and Rescue 439 and Battalion Chief 401 from Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, Truck 606 from Ashburn Volunteer Fire Rescue Department - AVFRD, Battalion Chief 601, Safety Officer 601, EMS Supervisor 601 from Loudoun County Fire and Rescue, and Ambulance 615 from Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad were alerted for a house fire in Countryside.  (As units were responding an unrelated house fire was dispatched in Ashburn.)  Engine 618 arrived first to find a garage on fire and began to extinguish it from the outside.  Engine 624 arrived next and went inside to make sure that no fire was spreading there, assisted by Truck 606.  Rescue 439 searched the entire house to ensure that everybody was out safely.  The fire was extinguished quickly and the focus became ensuring that the fire hadnt spread elsewhere and mitigating damage to property from smoke and water.  The scene was turned over to the Fire Marshal for investigation.  Canteen 611 responded to provide refreshment to the crews as they worked.Image attachment

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Y’all are the best! Thank you!

April 1st, 4:01 pm

Engines 611, 618, 624, and Tower 611 dispatched to STERLING BLVD N for the APRIL FOOLS PARADE [16:01] ... See MoreSee Less

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I love that parade! 🎉

I missed it again this year! Oh well maybe next year.

April 1st, 3:41 pm

Tower 611 dispatched to AMELIA ST to HELP TAKE DOWN CHRISTMAS LIGHTS [15:41] ... See MoreSee Less

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This one might be legit....

THANK YOU. Lol

April 1st, 2:41 pm

Engine 624 dispatched to DULLES TOWN CIR to GET THE CHIEF A MILKSHAKE [14:41] ... See MoreSee Less

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What..? He trying to bring the boys to the yard?

He’s going to need one after the busy day you are having.

a milkshake should cause a stir.

My brother Berl Jones is affiliated with you folks. You guys are just cracking me up today❣️❣️ Be safe out there!

Michael Wallo were you on this call? 😂😂

April 1st, 1:41 pm

Tanker 618 dispatched to VOLCANO ISLAND DR to HELP FILL THE POOL [13:41] ... See MoreSee Less

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