Volunteer Information Session

The next Volunteer Information Session (usually the first Thursday of the month) will be held on Thursday, May 4th, 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

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. 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.

Think safety during Spring Cleaning

Think safety during Spring Cleaning

As spring approaches thoughts turn to cleaning up from the long winter, making repairs around the home and enjoying the outdoors. Keeping a few safety thoughts in mind will help you make your spring experience much more enjoyable.

Recent news from SVFC:

April 26th, 11:00 am

The Sterling Volunteer Fire Company will be participating in four community events this Saturday;

1. Joshua's Hands Touch-a-Truck at Dominion HS, 9am-3pm
2. Health and Wellness Fair at Sterling Community Center, 9am-2pm
3. YMCA Healthy Kids Day at the YMCA on West Church Road, 10:30am-2pm
4. Dulles Town Center Kids Club Festival at Dulles Town Center mall, 11am-2pm

Come on out and see what we're all about!
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The Sterling Volunteer Fire Company will be participating in four community events this Saturday;

1. Joshuas Hands Touch-a-Truck at Dominion HS, 9am-3pm
2. Health and Wellness Fair at Sterling Community Center, 9am-2pm 
3. YMCA Healthy Kids Day at the YMCA on West Church Road, 10:30am-2pm 
4. Dulles Town Center Kids Club Festival at Dulles Town Center mall, 11am-2pm

Come on out and see what were all about!

April 23rd, 4:59 pm

Vehicle into structure for Crew 4
Just after shift change on Friday evening, while Engine 624 was already on an auto accident call, Engine 618, Engine and Tower 611, along with units from Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad, Ashburn Volunteer Fire Rescue Department - AVFRD, Loudoun County Fire and Rescue, and Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department were dispatched for a reported vehicle into a structure. Due to the multiple potential hazards calls like this bring units to address fire, medical emergencies, structural collapse, and hazardous materials. Units arrived to find a commercial vehicle into a multi-family structure, with residents trapped (but uninjured) on the 2nd floor. The stairway had been destroyed by the impact. A quick assessment was done and the residents were evacuated, some via ladder. Units then began to secure the structure, the vehicle, and it's cargo to prevent further hazards. A specialized collapse rescue unit was dispatched from Fairfax County to assist. Canteen 611 was dispatched to provide food and water to all the personnel during the extended incident. Once the vehicle was removed and everything stabilized the scene was turned over to Virginia State Police to continue their accident investigation, and the building was turned over to the property management.
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Vehicle into structure for Crew 4
Just after shift change on Friday evening, while Engine 624 was already on an auto accident call, Engine 618, Engine and Tower 611, along with units from Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad, Ashburn Volunteer Fire Rescue Department - AVFRD, Loudoun County Fire and Rescue, and Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department were dispatched for a reported vehicle into a structure.  Due to the multiple potential hazards calls like this bring units to address fire, medical emergencies, structural collapse, and hazardous materials.  Units arrived to find a commercial vehicle into a multi-family structure, with residents trapped (but uninjured) on the 2nd floor.  The stairway had been destroyed by the impact.  A quick assessment was done and the residents were evacuated, some via ladder.  Units then began to secure the structure, the vehicle, and its cargo to prevent further hazards.  A specialized collapse rescue unit was dispatched from Fairfax County to assist.  Canteen 611 was dispatched to provide food and water to all the personnel during the extended incident.  Once the vehicle was removed and everything stabilized the scene was turned over to Virginia State Police to continue their accident investigation, and the building was turned over to the property management.

April 17th, 6:38 am

Easter with Crew 5

SVFC Crew 5 celebrated Easter with a firefighter egg hunt, using basic firefighter skills to find and retrieve eggs. One recruit firefighter found a special "egg", his yellow helmet. When recruits have passed all of their required courses and demonstrated that they have a firm grasp on all the skills necessary they are promoted from Recruit (red helmet) to a fully released Firefighter (yellow helmet).
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Easter with Crew 5

SVFC Crew 5 celebrated Easter with a firefighter egg hunt, using basic firefighter skills to find and retrieve eggs.  One recruit firefighter found a special egg, his yellow helmet.  When recruits have passed all of their required courses and demonstrated that they have a firm grasp on all the skills necessary they are promoted from Recruit (red helmet) to a fully released Firefighter (yellow helmet).

April 11th, 2:44 pm

Fire Marshal’s Office Institutes Immediate Open Burning Ban

Effective immediately an open burning ban has been placed into effect for all of Loudoun County. The Virginia Department of Forestry has predicted that current conditions are such that fire danger is HIGH and fires will start easily from most causes. Control of fires can become extremely difficult especially in heavy fuels. The conditions will be re-evaluated on Monday, April 17th and a decision made by noon to extend or rescind the open burning ban.

For questions or additional information about open burning, please contact the Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office at 703-737-8600 or visit www.loudoun.gov/firemarshal.
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April 9th, 12:00 am

During the April 4, 2017 business meeting, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors presented a Proclamation to Recognize April 9–15, 2017, as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.

The SVFC would like to express our thanks to the phenomenal men and women that are the first to provide help to those in need. In addition to answering calls for help and dispatching the appropriate resources, they provide instructions, get further information to pass along, and are always ready on the other end of the radio to further assist us.

We could not help you without them.
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April 8th, 10:02 am

Spring Cleaning for Safety

As spring approaches thoughts turn to cleaning up from the long winter, making repairs around the home and enjoying the outdoors. Keeping a few safety thoughts in mind will help you make your spring experience much more enjoyable.

Inside the Home:

- Check and clean your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
- Check your fire extinguishers
- Check for overloaded or damaged extension cords
- Prepare for storm related outages (make sure your flashlights and portable radios have batteries and that other supplies, such as bottled water, are stocked and available)
- Practice exit drills with your family so everyone knows what to do in case of an emergency
- Properly store household chemicals and never mix cleaning agents

Outside and Around the Yard:

- Make sure your address numbers are up and visible from the street
- Clean up yard debris. Cut back dead limbs and grasses
- Maintain a clear 'fire zone' of 10' around structures. Clean up leaves and debris and consider using stone or non-combustible mulches
- Check outdoor electrical outlets and other electrical appliances
- Get your grill cleaned and serviced. Check all propane tanks and lines for leaks and damage
- Keep 100' of garden hose with an attached nozzle connected and ready for use

In the Garage or Shed:

- Clean up and properly store paints, pool and yard chemicals
- Check fuels containers for leaks and make sure they are properly stored
- Have all power equipment cleaned, serviced and readied for use

(Thanks to the Lyndon Fire Department for this list.)
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Spring Cleaning for Safety

As spring approaches thoughts turn to cleaning up from the long winter, making repairs around the home and enjoying the outdoors. Keeping a few safety thoughts in mind will help you make your spring experience much more enjoyable.

Inside the Home:

- Check and clean your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
- Check your fire extinguishers
- Check for overloaded or damaged extension cords
- Prepare for storm related outages (make sure your flashlights and portable radios have batteries and that other supplies, such as bottled water, are stocked and available)
- Practice exit drills with your family so everyone knows what to do in case of an emergency
- Properly store household chemicals and never mix cleaning agents
 
Outside and Around the Yard:

- Make sure your address numbers are up and visible from the street
- Clean up yard debris. Cut back dead limbs and grasses
- Maintain a clear fire zone of 10 around structures. Clean up leaves and debris and consider using stone or non-combustible mulches
- Check outdoor electrical outlets and other electrical appliances
- Get your grill cleaned and serviced. Check all propane tanks and lines for leaks and damage
- Keep 100 of garden hose with an attached nozzle connected and ready for use

In the Garage or Shed:

- Clean up and properly store paints, pool and yard chemicals
- Check fuels containers for leaks and make sure they are properly stored
- Have all power equipment cleaned, serviced and readied for use

(Thanks to the Lyndon Fire Department for this list.)

April 3rd, 9:09 am

Fixing the flag

On Sunday afternoon, during a quiet period in an otherwise busy weekend, the halyard on the flagpole at Fire Station 11 broke. After some unscheduled Tower operations, ropes & knots, and flag etiquette training, Old Glory was flying proudly over Sterling Park.
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Fixing the flag

On Sunday afternoon, during a quiet period in an otherwise busy weekend, the halyard on the flagpole at Fire Station 11 broke.  After some unscheduled Tower operations, ropes & knots, and flag etiquette training, Old Glory was flying proudly over Sterling Park.

April 1st, 4:31 pm

Engines 611, 618, 624, and Tower 611 dispatched to STERLING BLVD N for the APRIL FOOLS PARADE [16:01] ... See MoreSee Less

April 1st, 3:41 pm

Engine 611 dispatched to W&OD TRAIL for the REPORTED GHOST TRAIN CRASH [15:41] ... See MoreSee Less

April 1st, 3:30 pm

Engine 624 dispatched to DULLES TOWN CIR to GET THE CHIEF A MILKSHAKE [14:41] ... See MoreSee Less