Volunteer Information Session

The VIS has been temporarily moved to an online meeting due to the ongoing pandemic. Please fill out the Information Request Form to receive an invitation to the meeting or use the email link below to contact our recruitment team.

The next Volunteer Information Session (usually the first Thursday of the month) will be held on Thursday, Jan 7th, at 7:30pm , at Fire Station 18:
46700 Middlefield Drive Sterling VA 20165 ( <- Click for directions)
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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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January 18th, 11:04 am

Timeline PhotosToday we remember and honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. #MLKDay ... See MoreSee Less

Sterling Volunteer Fire Company updated their cover photo.
Sterling Volunteer Fire Company

January 15th, 4:08 pm

SVFC Open House 2019 ... See MoreSee Less

SVFC Open House 2019

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Wow that is a lot of GREAT People right there! Thank you ALL so much for all you do! #volunteersrock

Thank you for all you do to keep the community safe (and in good spirits during the holiday).

Thank you for your service.

Great Picture

There isn’t enough thanks in the world for all y’all do. I am so thankful that my husband are able to show our gratitude to y’all from time to time.

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January 13th, 1:57 pm

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January 11th, 1:28 pm

Around 9pm on Sunday the SVFC Volunteers on Engine 618 (Cascades), and Engine and Truck 611 (Sterling Park), along with Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad, Ashburn Volunteer Fire Rescue Department - AVFRD, and Loudoun County Fire and Rescue were alerted for a structure fire. Loudoun County Sheriff's Office units reported smoke in the area. Battalion Chief 601 arrived to find an abandoned house fully involved. Engine 624 (Kincora) arrived next and began to extinguish the fire using the deck gun on their engine. Engine 618 secured a water supply, and Engine and Truck 611 arrived and deployed additional hose lines and provided scene lighting. E622B (Lansdowne) and Tiller Truck 606 (Ashburn) arrived next and did the same. The fire was quickly brought under control and tactics shifted from containment to ensuring full extinguishment. Truck 606 doused the fire from overhead, and units on the ground used foam to reach deep-seated fire. Assistant Chief 618 helped with command, and Canteen 611 provided refreshments. Safety Officer 601 kept an eye out for hazards, and Ambulance 635B and EMS 601 were on standby if needed. The scene was turned over to the Fire Marshal's office for investigation and crews returned to service. ... See MoreSee Less

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Wow Great Job Sterling Volunteer Firefighters And Ashburn Volunteer Firefighters For Putting Out That Structure Fire

hope somebody brought weenies !

Just staying warm?

Valerie Jenks

January 9th, 11:33 am

We wish our public safety partners a peaceful and safe National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day! Thanks for your service!

Loudoun County Sheriff's Office Fairfax County Police Department Virginia State Police

#NationalLawEnforcementAppreciationDay
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We wish our public safety partners a peaceful and safe National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day! Thanks for your service!

Loudoun County Sheriffs Office Fairfax County Police Department  Virginia State Police

#NationalLawEnforcementAppreciationDay

January 9th, 7:45 am

Timeline PhotosGive the gift of warmth by donating a new or gently used coat!

The Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue Syste, along with Loudoun Career Fire Fighters Association - IAFF Local 3756, have partnered with One Warm Coat to benefit Mobile Hope Loudoun. This year due to COVID-19 we will be collecting coats and other winter apparel through a contactless drop off.

In order to limit contact between donors and to help protect everyone, all wishing to donate a new or gently used coat, scarf, winter hats, gloves and mittens must make an appointment to drop off at sugeni.us/W5wl

Thank you for helping make a difference for a person in need.

You can learn more about Mobile Hope at mobile-hope.org/
You can learn more about One Warm Coat at www.onewarmcoat.org/
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January 7th, 12:50 pm

The SVFC would like to publicly recognize the hours our volunteers spend serving our community, especially in a year like 2020. Last year SVFC operational members recorded 59,304 on-duty volunteer hours. On-duty time is when they are in the station dedicated to staffing a unit and answering calls. Training, meetings, administrative tasks, maintenance, etc. is tracked separately The total is over 6 ½ years of 24/7 service, or over 20 years of traditional 8-hour workdays. Ten of our members served over 1000 hours each, for a total of 13,342 hours. A standard “full-time employee” is 2080 hours/year, and these members averaged over 25 hrs/week.

In addition to answering calls our members, both operational (firefighting) and associate (administrative), spent a lot of time throughout the year doing training, attending events, doing public education, fundraising, recruitment, attending meetings, and everything else that is required to keep the SVFC running. Many of these events were virtual, and all of them were impacted/limited by COVID. Last year members spent 15,464 volunteering in these tasks. That’s almost 2000 8-hour workdays, or 5.3 years for a single full-time employee.

The 2020 unofficial call total for all three Sterling fire stations, combined career and volunteer staffing, was 5377. For the first year EMS calls surpassed Fire calls, 52% to 48%, certainly due to COVID. A typical pre-covid year had a higher total call volume, and the ratio was 52% Fire and 48% EMS.

If you're interested in being part of our family please visit joinsterlingfire.org

We have firefighting and non-firefighting positions. If you have the time and the desire we have a place for you.
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The SVFC would like to publicly recognize the hours our volunteers spend serving our community, especially in a year like 2020.  Last year SVFC operational members recorded 59,304 on-duty volunteer hours.  On-duty time is when they are in the station dedicated to staffing a unit and answering calls.  Training, meetings, administrative tasks, maintenance, etc. is tracked separately  The total is over 6 ½ years of 24/7 service, or over 20 years of traditional 8-hour workdays.  Ten of our members served over 1000 hours each, for a total of 13,342 hours.  A standard “full-time employee” is 2080 hours/year, and these members averaged over 25 hrs/week.

In addition to answering calls our members, both operational (firefighting) and associate (administrative), spent a lot of time throughout the year doing training, attending events, doing public education, fundraising, recruitment, attending meetings, and everything else that is required to keep the SVFC running.  Many of these events were virtual, and all of them were impacted/limited by COVID.  Last year members spent 15,464 volunteering in these tasks.  That’s almost 2000 8-hour workdays, or 5.3 years for a single full-time employee.

The 2020 unofficial call total for all three Sterling fire stations, combined career and volunteer staffing, was 5377.  For the first year EMS calls surpassed Fire calls, 52% to 48%, certainly due to COVID.  A typical pre-covid year had a higher total call volume, and the ratio was 52% Fire and 48% EMS.

If youre interested in being part of our family please visit joinsterlingfire.org

We have firefighting and non-firefighting positions.  If you have the time and the desire we have a place for you.

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Thank you for everything you all do!!

Thank you for your service to the community. I appreciate the published data so people will understand what you do.

Thank you for everything you do to keep us safe. Please stay healthy!

You are all amazing! Thanks and stay safe!

Thank you all 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

Amazing! Thank you for your service!

Thank you !

Thank you for all you do.

Thank you for all you do for our community!

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January 4th, 6:11 am

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January 2nd, 11:35 am

Just after the start of the last shift of 2020, at 7:01pm on Thursday, Engines 624, 618, Tower and Engine 611, Engine 622B and Tower 606 from Ashburn Volunteer Fire Rescue Department - AVFRD, Ambulance 635B from Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad, Battalion Chief 403 from Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, Rescue 620, Battalion Chief 601, EMS Supervisor 601, Safety Officer 601, and Operations Chief 600 from Loudoun County Fire and Rescue were dispatched for a fire in a local business. It was call number 44,060 in Loudoun County for 2020. Units arrived to find a front end loader on fire inside a large warehouse. The fire was quickly extinguished, smoke removed from the structure, and the scene was turned over to the Loudoun County Fire Marshal's office for investigation. A few hours later Sterling units would respond to another reported structure fire, and would end the year (but not the shift) with an EMS call around 11pm. Sterling's first call of 2021, number 2 in the county, was also for a reported structure fire. ... See MoreSee Less

Just after the start of the last shift of 2020, at 7:01pm on Thursday,  Engines 624, 618, Tower and Engine 611, Engine 622B and Tower 606 from Ashburn Volunteer Fire Rescue Department - AVFRD, Ambulance 635B from Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad, Battalion Chief 403 from Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, Rescue 620, Battalion Chief 601, EMS Supervisor 601, Safety Officer 601, and Operations Chief 600 from Loudoun County Fire and Rescue were dispatched for a fire in a local business.  It was call number 44,060 in Loudoun County for 2020.  Units arrived to find a front end loader on fire inside a large warehouse.  The fire was quickly extinguished, smoke removed from the structure, and the scene was turned over to the Loudoun County Fire Marshals office for investigation.  A few hours later Sterling units would respond to another reported structure fire, and would end the year (but not the shift) with an EMS call around 11pm.  Sterlings first call of 2021, number 2 in the county, was also for a reported structure fire.

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Can’t thank these guys and gals enough for what they do!! Love them all!!

Wow That’s A Serious Fire That Happened At A Warehouse

Thanks so very much I am sure you all had plans and instead you are looking out for our safety. I appreciate what you give up to do for others! Thanks!

Thanks to our heroes and sheroes

Thank you all for your continued heroic efforts!👏

Thank you so much for all you do to keep us safe.

Thank you for all that you men and women do for us and our community.

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December 24th, 5:00 pm

2020 has been a tough year for many. Even so, the reaction to our little Operation Santa was overwhelming. We just want to say...we got as much out of it as all of you did! Happy Holidays to All! ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you very much and merry Christmas to you

The BEST thank you so much! ❤️

We loved it!! Grown ups and kids alike. Thank you so much for doing it and spreading some joy.

My kids LOVED it, thank you so much for all that your do, wishing you a safe holiday season ❤️

It was awesome.

I love it😍

so amazing was surprised you cam to our litte neighborhood we love you for all you do

Thank you

Merry Christmas to y’all.🎄🚒

Sooooo wonderful!!

This is me losing my mind. AND YOU ALL MAKING OUR NIGHT. Thank you!!!! www.facebook.com/508915149/posts/10164432240935150/?d=n

Thank you so much! Wonderful thing to do for our community!

Thank you for bringing Santa to everyone! It was so great seeing him all over the area! Stay safe and thank you for keeping everyone safe!

You guys are the best!! Still talking about how awesome this was 💗 thank you for all that you do to keep us all safe!

Operation Santa was a huge success and lifted the spirits of my neighbors and I in Newberry during these tough times!! It was great to see Santa so excited to see everybody as well. 🎅🏼. Would love to see it become an annual event and please make sure it is advertised so we can be sure to be home. Thank you for keeping our community safe!!

Thank you so much !

Thank you so much!!! My boys could not believe Santa drove by their house in a fire truck. Merry Christmas!!!!!!

It was so unexpected and brought smiles to everyone in my community. Thank you for doing this!

This was a awesome effort this year, thank you to the HUGE number of volunteers, hours spent behind the scenes planning routes, decorating fabricating and public outreach. You have set a VERY HIGH bar for everyone. Outstanding job

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