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January 11th, 2:12 pm

Our new ladder truck has finally arrived in Sterling. Stand by for more details! ... See MoreSee Less

Our new ladder truck has finally arrived in Sterling. Stand by for more details!

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Congratulations!!! That's a really nice truck!!! Be careful in this winter weather!!!

Looking good and ready to serve!

That’s a E-One masterpiece right there from Ocala Fl.

Is it still numbered 611? That is our favorite steam engine so we like our fire engines w the same numbers! 😎

Be still my heart. Man that thing is gorgeous!

She’s a beauty!

Damn I’m going to miss the old 611 I grew up with

Congratulations Nice looking truck. πŸ‘Œ

It's a beauty

That's awesome! Congratulations!

Beautiful platform. Congratulations to y’all. πŸ‘πŸš’

Andrew Sullivan IM STANDING BY

Nice!

Nice looking

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January 10th, 3:06 pm

A look at things to come in 2023...🚨New Order Alert🚨
A sneak peek at what's heading to Sterling Volunteer Fire Company in LOUDOUN COUNTY, Virginia...two (2) 750 gallon Pierce Velocity Pumpers!
A few details include:
- 84" cab
- 145" pumper body
- TAK- 4 Independent Front Suspension
- Exterior access EMS cabinets (on cab)
- 110/A/C on cab roofs
- Husky 3 Foam System (40 gallon foam cell)
- Specialized Lighting
and more!

We'd like to thank members of Sterling Volunteer Fire Company for this opportunity - and we're looking forward to sharing more details soon!

John Thompson - Regional Account Manager
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A look at things to come in 2023...

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Looks like a beast.

January 9th, 7:31 pm

2021 by the Numbers

2021 was another busy year for the SVFC volunteers and Loudoun County Fire and Rescue career staff serving Sterling. Sterling Fire apparatus responded to 5764 calls for service, averaging almost 16 calls a day. Engine 611 (Sterling Park) was dispatched 1778 times, Engine 618 (Cascades) 1727 times, Engine 624 (Kincora) 1860 times, and Tower (or Truck) 618 1685 times, for a total of 7050 responses. Support units like Canteen 611 bring that number to 7068, just under 20 responses every day.

194 volunteers recorded hours during 2021. 140 operational (firefighting) members spent just over 59,071 hours on-duty, and our 54 associate (administration) members added another 3,396 on-duty hours. On-duty time is when volunteers are dedicated to staffing a unit and answering calls. (These 62,467 hours, combined with an additional estimated 61,320 hours from our county staff, mean that 123,787 hours were spent protecting our communities.) Our members also dedicated a lot of time to training, attending events, doing public education, fundraising, recruitment, attending meetings, and everything else that is required to keep the SVFC running. Operational members spent another 16,743 hours, and associate members another 6,551 hours, making sure we're always ready to serve you. This brings our operational volunteer hours to just over 75,814 hours, and associate hours to 9,947 hours.

The grand total recorded by SVFC members was 85,761.44 volunteer hours. Working 40 hours per week it would take you over 41 years to reach those hours. As you can see we need the support of our community. We need YOU to volunteer. If you'd like to learn how you can help the SVFC help your friends and family please visit joinsterlingfire.org
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2021 by the Numbers

2021 was another busy year for the SVFC volunteers and Loudoun County Fire and Rescue career staff serving Sterling.  Sterling Fire apparatus responded to 5764 calls for service, averaging almost 16 calls a day.  Engine 611 (Sterling Park) was dispatched 1778 times, Engine 618 (Cascades) 1727 times, Engine 624 (Kincora) 1860 times, and Tower (or Truck) 618 1685 times, for a total of 7050 responses.  Support units like Canteen 611 bring that number to 7068, just under 20 responses every day.  

194 volunteers recorded hours during 2021.  140 operational (firefighting) members spent just over 59,071 hours on-duty, and our 54 associate (administration) members added another 3,396 on-duty hours.  On-duty time is when volunteers are dedicated to staffing a unit and answering calls.  (These 62,467 hours, combined with an additional estimated 61,320 hours from our county staff, mean that 123,787 hours were spent protecting our communities.)   Our members also dedicated a lot of time to training, attending events, doing public education, fundraising, recruitment, attending meetings, and everything else that is required to keep the SVFC running.  Operational members spent another 16,743 hours, and associate members another 6,551 hours, making sure were always ready to serve you.  This brings our operational volunteer hours to just over 75,814 hours, and associate hours to 9,947 hours. 

The grand total recorded by SVFC members was 85,761.44 volunteer hours.  Working 40 hours per week it would take you over 41 years to reach those hours.  As you can see we need the support of our community.  We need YOU to volunteer.  If youd like to learn how you can help the SVFC help your friends and family please visit joinsterlingfire.org

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Thank you, Volunteers, and God be with you during every second of every one of these hours you volunteer. πŸ™πŸΌ πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

Thank you for your service.

Thank you so much!❀

Thank you so much! ❀

Thank you so much for everything you do.

Thank you ALL!

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January 6th, 2:34 pm

House Fire for Wednesday Crew

Just before 11:30pm on Wednesday the volunteers on Engine 611, Engine 618B, and Tower 618 were alerted for a house fire in Sterling Park. Also alerted were Medic Engine and Medic Rescue 439, Truck 425, and Battalion Chief 401 from Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, Engine 624, Battalion Chief 601, Safety 601, and EMS 601 from Loudoun County Fire and Rescue, and Medic 615C from Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad. A deputy from Loudoun County Sheriff's Office was in the area and reported a large amount of fire. Engine 611 arrived 3 minutes after dispatch confirming the report, secured an initial water supply, established command, and began attacking the fire. Battalion 601 requested a Rapid Intervention Team Task Force, which added additional units from Fairfax, Sterling Rescue, and Engine 303 from National Capitol Region Airports Professional Firefighters. Engine 611's initial actions knocked down the initial fire and prevented it from spreading to a nearby home. Battalion 601 arrived and assumed command. Tower 618's interior crew entered the home to search for anybody still inside and provide information about the location and extent of the fire, while their exterior crew set up ground ladders and scene lighting and prepared to raise the aerial ladder. E439 arrived, dropping a supply line at a 2nd hydrant and pulling a 2nd hoseline. Rescue 439 secured utilities, and Engine 624 established the initial RIT team. With no patients, Medic 615C began to set up rehab. Engine 618B, Truck 425 and Battalion Chief 401 arrived completing the initial assignment. As crews transitioned inside the fire on the 1st floor, 2nd floor, and in the attic was extinguished. Canteen 611 and Rehab 623 responded to establish rehab, where firefighters rest and recover after the high stress environment of an interior fire attack. While the initial crews were in rehab other units completed overhaul, ensuring that fire hadn't spread undetected. The Loudoun County Fire Marshal began their investigation, and as crews returned from rehab and tasks were completed, later arriving units began to pack up and return to service. During this time Engine 606 from Ashburn Volunteer Fire Rescue Department - AVFRD moved to the Kincora fire station to provide coverage.

Additional photos: sterlingfire.smugmug.com/2022/2022-Incidents/2022-01-05-House-Fire-Wednesday-Crew-LCFR-2022-00000643
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House Fire for Wednesday Crew

Just before 11:30pm on Wednesday the volunteers on Engine 611, Engine 618B, and Tower 618 were alerted for a house fire in Sterling Park.  Also alerted were Medic Engine and Medic Rescue 439, Truck 425, and Battalion Chief 401 from Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, Engine 624, Battalion Chief 601, Safety 601, and EMS 601 from Loudoun County Fire and Rescue, and Medic 615C from Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad. A deputy from Loudoun County Sheriffs Office was in the area and reported a large amount of fire. Engine 611 arrived 3 minutes after dispatch confirming the report, secured an initial water supply, established command, and began attacking the fire.  Battalion 601 requested a Rapid Intervention Team Task Force, which added additional units from Fairfax, Sterling Rescue, and Engine 303 from National Capitol Region Airports Professional Firefighters.  Engine 611s initial actions knocked down the initial fire and prevented it from spreading to a nearby home.  Battalion 601 arrived and assumed command.  Tower 618s interior crew entered the home to search for anybody still inside and provide information about the location and extent of the fire, while their exterior crew set up ground ladders and scene lighting and prepared to raise the aerial ladder.  E439 arrived, dropping a supply line at a 2nd hydrant and pulling a 2nd hoseline.  Rescue 439 secured utilities, and Engine 624 established the initial RIT team.  With no patients, Medic 615C began to set up rehab.  Engine 618B, Truck 425 and Battalion Chief 401 arrived completing the initial assignment.  As crews transitioned inside the fire on the 1st floor, 2nd floor, and in the attic was extinguished.  Canteen 611 and Rehab 623 responded to establish rehab, where firefighters rest and recover after the high stress environment of an interior fire attack.  While the initial crews were in rehab other units completed overhaul, ensuring that fire hadnt spread undetected.  The Loudoun County Fire Marshal began their investigation, and as crews returned from rehab and tasks were completed, later arriving units began to pack up and return to service.  During this time Engine 606 from Ashburn Volunteer Fire Rescue Department - AVFRD moved to the Kincora fire station to provide coverage.

Additional photos: https://sterlingfire.smugmug.com/2022/2022-Incidents/2022-01-05-House-Fire-Wednesday-Crew-LCFR-2022-00000643Image attachmentImage attachment

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I live a few houses away. I was so impressed by how it was handled. So many responded! Truly you are all so dedicated to your jobs! The community is greatful for all of you.

I heard all the sirens last night. Hope no one was harmed

May our Lord please bless all of our responders, and those who support them, too!

That’s 3 house fires in less than two weeks. I’m hoping all got out safely. Do you know the cause of this one?

Fire fighters truly hero !

Truly amazing work!

You Guys Do A Great Job Serving Sterling Virginia

Thank you all! God bless you!

Good job everyone, thank you for your service. Hope everyone was ok

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January 3rd, 8:51 am

2022 First Call:

SVFC's Friday Volunteers ran our 1st call of 2022. At 03:27 Saturday morning, Engine 611 was dispatched for an EMS local with Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad. It was the 11th call for service in the entire Loudoun County Fire and Rescue system. Engine and Tower 618 ran their 1st call, a commercial fire alarm, almost an hour later, at 04:19 (the 14th call county-wide).
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