Volunteer Information Session

The monthly VIS is once again being held in person!

The next Volunteer Information Session (usually the first Thursday of the month) will be held on Thursday, July 1st, at 7:00pm , 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.

Recent news from SVFC:

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July 24th, 4:56 pm

Last month (June) was Move Over Awareness in Virginia. We ask people to slow down and move over when they see emergency lights (red, blue, amber) to help avoid tragedies like this one. Please help protect the lives of those who help protect your lives. Please keep the first responders of Lower Merion and others impacted by this tragedy in your prayers. We know this incident was a ways away from us here in NoVA, but we are in this together.Press release regarding the Line of Duty Death of Firefighter Tom Royds. ... See MoreSee Less

Last month (June) was Move Over Awareness in Virginia. We ask people to slow down and move over when they see emergency lights (red, blue, amber) to help avoid tragedies like this one. Please help protect the lives of those who help protect your lives. Please keep the first responders of Lower Merion and others impacted by this tragedy in your prayers. We know this incident was a ways away from us here in NoVA, but we are in this together.
July 14th, 10:15 am

Are your house numbers visible? In an emergency seconds count, so please make sure we're able to quickly and easily identify your home. Check with your HOA to make sure you meet their requirements (or help them make updates as needed). Please keep the following suggestions in mind:

1. Numbers should be Four (4) inch tall minimum (residential) and six (6) inch minimum (commercial).
2. Numbers should be color contrasting to the background for ease of recognition. Reflective and/or lighted are better.
3. Make them clearly visible and in an obvious location. Keep in mind things like trees obscuring visibility from the street.
4. Numbers should be visible from both directions of travel. On mailboxes number both sides.
5. Consider marking a secondary location (curb or mailbox) away from the structure for positive identification in case of catastrophic event.
6. Numbers are easier to see and understand than words (especially in fancy scripts).
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Are your house numbers visible?  In an emergency seconds count, so please make sure were able to quickly and easily identify your home.  Check with your HOA to make sure you meet their requirements (or help them make updates as needed).  Please keep the following suggestions in mind:

1. Numbers should be Four (4) inch tall minimum (residential) and six (6) inch minimum (commercial).
2. Numbers should be color contrasting to the background for ease of recognition.  Reflective and/or lighted are better.
3. Make them clearly visible and in an obvious location. Keep in mind things like trees obscuring visibility from the street.
4. Numbers should be visible from both directions of travel.  On mailboxes number both sides.
5. Consider marking a secondary location (curb or mailbox) away from the structure for positive identification in case of catastrophic event.
6. Numbers are easier to see and understand than words (especially in fancy scripts).
July 10th, 9:20 am

Free Covid vaccine event tomorrow (Sunday) in Sugarland: ... See MoreSee Less

Free Covid vaccine event tomorrow (Sunday) in Sugarland:Image attachment
July 8th, 12:37 pm

The hearts of the SVFC go out to the Rizzo family and all those impacted by this unfortunate event.It is with tremendous sadness and regret, that the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System announces the unexpected passing of Firefighter/Paramedic Jeffrey Rizzo. Firefighter Rizzo began his career as a firefighter in Loudoun in November of 2017 and was stationed at Aldie Fire station #7. Please keep Firefighter Rizzo's family, friends and fire department brothers and sisters in your thoughts and prayers.

Loudoun Career Fire Fighters Association - IAFF Local 3756
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The hearts of the SVFC go out to the Rizzo family and all those impacted by this unfortunate event.
July 1st, 5:04 pm

Wires Down Investigation for Tuesday Volunteers

Engine and Tower 618 were dispatched just after 8pm Tuesday for an investigation of reported wires down and smoke coming from wires in the area of Algonkian Regional Park.

Tower 618 crew found a large branch on the lines, extinguished a smoldering grass fire caused by the (by that time) broken power line, ensured the power company was notified, and taped off the area. Engine 618 spoke with callers at the area of the transformers (where popping and smoke was reported) and verified there was no public safety threat at that spot.

The SVFC would like to share the following information so our community is aware of hazards presented by downed power lines. Downed power lines can carry an electric current strong enough to cause serious injury or even death. If you come across a low or fallen line, adhere to the following safety tips:

--If you see a downed power line, move away from it and anything touching it. The ground around power lines – up to 35 feet away - may be energized.

--You cannot tell whether or not a power line is energized just by looking at it. You should assume that all downed power lines are live.

--The proper way to move away from the power line is to shuffle away with small steps, keeping your feet together and on the ground at all times. This will minimize the potential for a strong electric shock.

--If you see someone who is in direct or indirect contact with the downed line, do not touch the person. You could become the next victim. Call 911 for help.

--Do not attempt to move a downed power line or anything else in contact with it by using an object such as a broom or stick. Even non-conductive materials like wood or cloth, can conduct electricity if even slightly wet.

--Be careful not to touch or step in water near where a downed power line is located.

--Do not drive over downed power lines.

--If your car comes in contact with a downed power line while you are inside, stay in the car. Use your cell phone or honk your horn to summon help, but direct others to stay away from your car.

--If you must leave your car because it is on fire, jump out of the vehicle with both feet together and avoid contact with both the car and the ground at the same time. Shuffle away from the car.
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July 1st, 7:43 am

New bike laws for drivers to be aware of! Stay safe!Effective Today:
The VA Legislature passed House Bill 2262, which requires the driver of a motor vehicle to change lanes when overtaking a bicycle or certain other vehicles when the lane of travel is not wide enough for the overtaking motor vehicle to pass at least three feet to the left of the overtaken vehicle. The bill also removes the limitations on riding bicycles and certain other vehicles two abreast.
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New bike laws for drivers to be aware of! Stay safe!
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