Volunteer Information Session

The November Volunteer Information Session will be held on Sunday, December 18th, at 1pm, 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

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The SVFC relies on the the community for financial support. Our biggest fund raiser is our annual mailing in the fall. 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:

December 3rd, 9:40 am

Santa is here and waiting for you! Come take a Photo with Santa today at 46700 Middlefield Drive in Cascades. Walk in appointments available. ... See MoreSee Less

Santa is here and waiting for you!  Come take a Photo with Santa today at 46700 Middlefield Drive in Cascades. Walk in appointments available.

December 1st, 12:08 pm

Holiday Safety

A message from the SVFC and the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI):

Between 2009-2013, U.S. fire departments responded to an annual average of 860 home structure fires that began with holiday decorations and an additional 210 home structure fires that began with Christmas trees, according to the National Fire Protection Association.

- Keep decorations or any other flammable items at least 3 ft away from open flame and heat sources.
- Inspect all decorations to ensure they do not have any frayed or pinched wires and discard any worn decorations.
- Ensure multiple extension cords are never strung together or are run under rugs, carpets, or furniture, and make sure those used outdoors are labeled “for outdoor use.”
- Never leave cooking equipment unattended and turn off burners if you have to leave the room.
- Never leave a space heater unattended and turn it off when you’re leaving a room or going to sleep. Never let pets or children play too close to a space heater.
- Water Christmas trees daily and discard trees when they are dry and begin to drop needles.
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Holiday Safety

A message from the SVFC and the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI):

Between 2009-2013, U.S. fire departments responded to an annual average of 860 home structure fires that began with holiday decorations and an additional 210 home structure fires that began with Christmas trees, according to the National Fire Protection Association.

- Keep decorations or any other flammable items at least 3 ft away from open flame and heat sources.
- Inspect all decorations to ensure they do not have any frayed or pinched wires and discard any worn decorations.
- Ensure multiple extension cords are never strung together or are run under rugs, carpets, or furniture, and make sure those used outdoors are labeled “for outdoor use.”
- Never leave cooking equipment unattended and turn off burners if you have to leave the room.
- Never leave a space heater unattended and turn it off when you’re leaving a room or going to sleep. Never let pets or children play too close to a space heater.
- Water Christmas trees daily and discard trees when they are dry and begin to drop needles.

November 29th, 6:36 am

Auto Accident on RT28

At 4:45 Sunday morning Engines 624 and 618 along with Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad Medic 625B and Ambulance 635 were dispatched for a traffic accident on 28 just after the on-ramp from route 7. Additional callers reported the possibility of a trapped victim and multiple passengers ejected. The call was upgraded to a full trap assignment bringing Battalion Chief 601, Heavy Rescue 620 as well as Truck and Medic 606 from Ashburn Volunteer Fire Rescue Department - AVFRD. Units arrived to find two vehicles that had been involved in a head-on collision and were now both off the roadway. Loudoun County Sheriff's Office closed Southbound Route 28 while crews worked quickly to assess one occupant from each vehicle. Both individuals were transported by medic unit to local trauma centers. The road remained closed and Engine 624 remained on scene in case of fuel leaks until 5:45a when both vehicles were towed.
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Auto Accident on RT28

At 4:45 Sunday morning Engines 624 and 618 along with Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad Medic 625B and Ambulance 635  were dispatched for a traffic accident on 28 just after the on-ramp from route 7. Additional callers reported the possibility of a trapped victim and multiple passengers ejected. The call was upgraded to a full trap assignment bringing Battalion Chief 601, Heavy Rescue 620 as well as Truck and Medic 606 from Ashburn Volunteer Fire Rescue Department - AVFRD. Units arrived to find two vehicles that had been involved in a head-on collision and were now both off the roadway. Loudoun County Sheriffs Office closed Southbound Route 28 while crews worked quickly to assess one occupant from each vehicle. Both individuals were transported by medic unit to local trauma centers. The road remained closed and Engine 624 remained on scene in case of fuel leaks until 5:45a when both vehicles were towed.

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November 26th, 5:19 pm

Dulles Town Center response

Just before 4pm on Saturday units from the SVFC, Ashburn Volunteer Fire Rescue Department - AVFRD, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, and Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad were alerted for a fire at Dulles Town Center. A Loudoun County Fire Marshal was already in the mall at the time of the call and located light smoke in one of the stores. Engine 624 arrived quickly and began the investigation, joined by Engines 622, 606, and Truck 606. Battalion 601 arrived and established command. Engine 618 investigated a neighboring store, while Engine 611 established the Initial RIT and Tower 611 checked the roof for possible HVAC issues. The source was determined to be a ceiling HVAC unit and there were no further hazards. Most of the units were released while a few remained to assist with smoke removal.
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November 26th, 9:51 am

Photos With Santa is only one week away!

Yes It's true. Once again our fantastic community has rallied behind the SVFC and our appointments are 100% booked up this year!

If you weren't fortunate enough to reserve an appointment this year, please don't fret.

WE ACCEPT WALK-IN CUSTOMERS!

Send an email to santa@sterlingfire.org to get all the information you'll need to drop in and enjoy what everyone has been talking about! Oh, and don't forget the Dog!

You will never go visit Santa at the mall again!

Santa's hours this year are 9am to 6pm on the following dates;

Saturday, December 3rd
Sunday, December 4th
Saturday, December 10th
Sunday, December 11th

Please be aware that Santa feeds his reindeer from 1pm to 2pm each day. Walk-in customers may have to wait for just a few minutes, but we promise it won't be long until you get to spend some quality time with Santa.
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Photos With Santa is only one week away!

Yes Its true.  Once again our fantastic community has rallied behind the SVFC and our appointments are 100% booked up this year!

If you werent fortunate enough to reserve an appointment this year, please dont fret.

WE ACCEPT WALK-IN CUSTOMERS!

Send an email to santa@sterlingfire.org to get all the information youll need to drop in and enjoy what everyone has been talking about!  Oh, and dont forget the Dog!

You will never go visit Santa at the mall again!

Santas hours this year are 9am to 6pm on the following dates;

Saturday, December 3rd
Sunday, December 4th
Saturday, December 10th
Sunday, December 11th

Please be aware that Santa feeds his reindeer from 1pm to 2pm each day.  Walk-in customers may have to wait for just a few minutes, but we promise it wont be long until you get to spend some quality time with Santa.

November 23rd, 8:48 am

Fact: Cooking is one of the main causes of home fires and the main cause of fire injuries. You can prevent cooking fires!

Based on 2006-2010 annual averages:
- Unattended cooking was by far the leading factor in home cooking fires.
- Two-thirds of home cooking fires started when food or other cooking materials caught fire.
- Clothing was the item first ignited in less than one percent of these fires, but these incidents accounted for 16 percent of the cooking fire deaths.
- Ranges accounted for the largest share (58 percent) of home cooking fire incidents. Ovens accounted for 16 percent.
- Three of every five reported non-fatal home cooking fire injuries occurred when the victims tried to fight the fire themselves.
- Frying poses the greatest risk of fire.
- Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires.
Source: National Fire Protection Association

To help prevent incidents in your home, keep the following in mind:
- Stay with, and pay attention to, anything you are cooking.
- Turn pot handles toward the back of the stove.
- Wear short sleeves and avoid loose clothing that could get in the way.
- Keep a lid or cookie sheet nearby to snuff out fires.
- If you have a fire call evacuate immediately and call 911

Cooking Fire Safety: Know What to Do if There is a Fire:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbLUsHpJos4
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Fact: Cooking is one of the main causes of home fires and the main cause of fire injuries. You can prevent cooking fires!

Based on 2006-2010 annual averages:
- Unattended cooking was by far the leading factor in home cooking fires.
- Two-thirds of home cooking fires started when food or other cooking materials caught fire.
- Clothing was the item first ignited in less than one percent of these fires, but these incidents accounted for 16 percent of the cooking fire deaths.
- Ranges accounted for the largest share (58 percent) of home cooking fire incidents. Ovens accounted for 16 percent.
- Three of every five reported non-fatal home cooking fire injuries occurred when the victims tried to fight the fire themselves.
- Frying poses the greatest risk of fire.
- Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires.
Source: National Fire Protection Association

To help prevent incidents in your home, keep the following in mind:
- Stay with, and pay attention to, anything you are cooking.
- Turn pot handles toward the back of the stove.
- Wear short sleeves and avoid loose clothing that could get in the way.
- Keep a lid or cookie sheet nearby to snuff out fires.
- If you have a fire call evacuate immediately and call 911

Cooking Fire Safety: Know What to Do if There is a Fire:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbLUsHpJos4

November 21st, 8:20 am

This Black Friday from 11-2, join three LulaRoe consultants ready to raise money for SVFC! LulaRoe is a clothing line that is taking the fashion world by storm! They produce the softest leggings in the world, as well as dresses, skirts, and tops to fit women from XXS to 3XL! This event will be running major SALES on the best clothing all while donating to your local fire service! Email kogrady@sterlingfire.org for any questions! ... See MoreSee Less

This Black Friday from 11-2, join three LulaRoe consultants ready to raise money for SVFC! LulaRoe is a clothing line that is taking the fashion world by storm! They produce the softest leggings in the world, as well as dresses, skirts, and tops to fit women from XXS to 3XL! This event will be running major SALES on the best clothing all while donating to your local fire service! Email kogrady@sterlingfire.org for any questions!

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Barbara Pullen JeffersonDoes it benefit Sterling Park volunteers as well?

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Stefanie Rose-JasinskiNooo!!! I'm not home!!!!

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November 19th, 3:30 pm

Exactly 50 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, for a barn fire in Sterling Park. ... See MoreSee Less

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Ernie ScheuerHappy anniversary. I hope that you don't have to respond to any emergency events today.

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Judy Starkey BrittleHappy Birthday!

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Michelle WrightHappy Anniversary! Thank you for your service to the community for the last 50 years (especially for a dispatch in June 1994 when my house was on fire)

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November 17th, 9:47 am

Sterling Volunteer Fire Company shared Great Cacapon Volunteer Fire Company's photo.

Retired SVFC Quint 624 still serving the public with the Great Cacapon Volunteer Fire Company.
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Truck 2 doing Ladder Operations at the Chimney Fire in Paw Paw.

Retired SVFC Quint 624 still serving the public with the Great Cacapon Volunteer Fire Company.

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