Volunteer Information Session

The next Volunteer Information Session (usually the first Thursday of the month) will be held on Thursday, December 7th, 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.

Annual Fund Drive

Annual Fund Drive

Local residents should have found our annual fund drive letter in their mailbox sometime in September. A 2nd letter will arrive in December.

The SVFC is only partially funded by your tax dollars. We rely on your financial support to ensure we have the latest equipment and training to serve you and our community. Please read through it and consider making a donation. Some of you may be receiving one for the first time, as recent construction has increased the area we serve. If you get a letter that means that the SVFC is the closest fire company to your home.

Please consider how you can help the SVFC better serve the residents, businesses, and visitors to the Sterling area. If you miss the letter in your mailbox it's also available online at sterlingfire.org/letter where you can read it, download it, print it, or share with friends and neighbors.

Have plans for holiday shopping?

Have plans for holiday shopping?

Did you know that you can shop at Amazon and also support the SVFC? AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the SVFC every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible purchases to the SVFC.

It’s also easy to do. Follow the link below or go to http://sterlingfire.org/smile, then shop like you normally do. You should see "Supporting: Sterling Park Volunteer Fire Co Inc" at the top of the page. That’s it! If you have an Amazon account it should remember your choice, so in the future, you can just shop at smile.amazon.com. If you don’t start at smile.amazon.com your purchases won’t count, so go to smile.amazon.com every time you visit Amazon.

Recent news from SVFC:

November 21st, 8:30 am

A safety message from the FDNYDeep-frying turkeys could be a recipe for a Thanksgiving tragedy. If you decide to use a turkey fryer, make sure to use the fryer outdoors and use the fryer a safe distance from flammable materials and other buildings. Do NOT use turkey fryers in a garage. NEVER let children near the fryer, even when it’s not in use, and NEVER leave the fryer unattended. Make sure the turkey is completely thawed, and do NOT overfill the fryer. Use safety goggles to protect your eyes and ALWAYS use pot holders or oven mitts when handling the fryer. Keep a fire extinguisher near the fryer. Do NOT use water to put out a grease fire. Read more #FDNYSmart tips at www.fdnysmart.org/deep-fryer-fires/ [web page] ... See MoreSee Less

A safety message from the FDNY

November 19th, 3:30 pm

First call for SVFC

Exactly 51 years ago, at 3:30pm on Saturday, November 19, 1966, the Sterling Park Fire Department was dispatched for the first time. 13 members responded, along with the Ashburn Volunteer Fire Rescue Department - AVFRD and Herndon Company 4 (now part of Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department), for a barn fire in Sterling Park.
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November 19th, 7:52 am

A seasonal warning from ACFD.Using a fireplace now that the weather is chilly? Ashes should be cool before putting them in a metal container. Keep the container a safe distance away from your home. #FireSafety ... See MoreSee Less

A seasonal warning from ACFD.

November 17th, 2:25 pm

The SVFC is happy to work beside the Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad every day, and are proud to see them continuing to find new ways to serve the public.Every day state police trainees, troopers, special agents and officers from other agencies train at the 600-acre Driver Training Complex in Blackstone, working on multiple firearms ranges, a high-speed driving track and in countless other training scenarios. In the past if an emergency occurred, the closest ambulance could be up to 40 minutes away. Now, it’s in the parking lot.

It’s thanks to an introduction by LifeCare Medical Transports CEO Kevin Dillard that Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad became aware of the need and benefit of having an ambulance on campus at the Blackstone training complex. This week they visited Virginia State Police Headquarters in Richmond to generously donate of one of the agency’s recently retired ambulances, gifting Virginia State Police its own medical support vehicle.

Special Agent Adam Galton, Coordinator of the Virginia State Police Operational Medical Support Unit, said the soon-to-be fully outfitted ambulance will be used by state police troopers and agents, who are certified EMTs and paramedics, to provide immediate care until responding paramedics arrive. While it won’t be used as a transport vehicle, it will serve as a resource for rehabilitation and resuscitation support if an emergency were to occur at the Blackstone training facility.

“This is more than just an ambulance,” Galton said. “It’s synergistic.”

Galton explained that there is no longer room in today’s public safety environment for there to be an “us versus them” among law enforcement, fire and emergency medical services agencies. He said all branches of public safety must work together to support each other and the citizens of Virginia.

Assistant Chief Robin Davis with Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad echoed the sentiment, noting emergency medical response is no longer exclusively handled by rescue squads. A 30-year veteran of public safety and former law enforcement officer, Davis said he is glad to have witnessed the public safety industry evolve to the point that medical training has been incorporated by so many agencies.

“This ambulance has seen 109,000 miles and saved countless lives,” Davis said, “So I’m glad to know it will continue its public service supporting a very special community of law enforcement.”
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The SVFC is happy to work beside the Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad every day, and are proud to see them continuing to find new ways to serve the public.

 

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November 16th, 2:12 pm

Today's #TBT goes back to 2011. This photo is from a 2 alarm commercial fire along Old Ox Rd near the Herndon border. In the foreground is Loudoun Tower 619. Visible in the background in the center of the photo is a column smoke from a 2nd fire in Loudoun County. ... See MoreSee Less

Todays #TBT goes back to 2011.  This photo is from a 2 alarm commercial fire along Old Ox Rd near the Herndon border.  In the foreground is Loudoun Tower 619.  Visible in the background in the center of the photo is a column smoke from a 2nd fire in Loudoun County.

November 15th, 2:42 pm

Busy evening, quiet night for Crew 6

On Monday night SVFC Crew 6 responded to two auto accidents, two gas leaks, a fire alarm, and an EMS emergency all in the first 3 hours of their shift, and nothing for the remaining 9 hours.
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Busy evening, quiet night for Crew 6

On Monday night SVFC Crew 6 responded to two auto accidents, two gas leaks, a fire alarm, and an EMS emergency all in the first 3 hours of their shift, and nothing for the remaining 9 hours.Image attachmentImage attachment

November 14th, 9:48 am

TrafficTipTuesday: The month of November continues the height of #DeerCrossing season as deer mating season does not end until the latter part of December. Couple this with the return to Eastern Standard time, when most of us are driving home in the dusk or dark, LCSO would like to remind drivers to use caution, be alert and watch for deer crossing the road. If you spot a deer, slow down and drive defensively. Do not rely on products such as deer whistles, which are not proven effective.

Last year, LCSO reported 338 crashes with deer and in 2017 there have been 238 deer-related crashes reported so far. Studies from a national insurance company show that Virginia drivers have a 1 in 94 chance of having a collision with a deer.
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November 12th, 9:20 pm

Our Elves are busy gearing up for Photos With Santa 2017!

It's true, our Photos With Santa 2017 appointments are completely booked up!

But do not worry if you couldn't reserve an appointment, as we are accepting WALK-IN customers!

Just show up any time between 9am and 8pm on December 2nd or 3rd, and we will make sure your family has some quality time with Santa!

Remember that Santa loves dogs, so don't leave Fido at home!

The Sterling Volunteer Fire Company loves our extended family and appreciates your support! We look forward to seeing everyone at Photos With Santa 2017!
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Our Elves are busy gearing up for Photos With Santa 2017!

Its true,  our Photos With Santa 2017 appointments are completely booked up!

But do not worry if you couldnt reserve an appointment, as we are accepting WALK-IN customers!

Just show up any time between 9am and 8pm on December 2nd or 3rd, and we will make sure your family has some quality time with Santa!

Remember that Santa loves dogs, so dont leave Fido at home!

The Sterling Volunteer Fire Company loves our extended family and appreciates your support!  We look forward to seeing everyone at Photos With Santa 2017!

 

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