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 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, June 4th, at 7:30pm , 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:

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons

June 5th, 9:12 pm

Structure Fire for Thursday Crew

15 minutes before the end of their overnight shift Engine 618, Engine and Tower 611, along with Engine 624, Battalion 601, Safety 601, and EMS 601 from Loudoun County Fire and Rescue, and also Engine, Medic and Rescue 439, Truck 425, and Battalion 401 from Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, were alerted for a report of a fire in a local restaurant. Engine 618 arrived to find a small fire in a neighboring nail salon and began fire attack. As the rest of the assignment arrived Battalion 601 requested a Rapid Intervention Team be dispatched bringing additional units from Loudoun and Fairfax. (A fire alarm had been dispatched for a nearby address and once it was determined to be related to the fire those units transitioned to the RIT assignment.) Units worked together to extinguish the fire, search for occupants, check surrounding businesses, secure utilities, and overcome a broken fire hydrant. The fire was extinguished in a few minutes and crews transitioned to mitigating water and smoke damage and making sure there was no hidden fire spread. Canteen 611 responded to provide breakfast for everybody.

A few hours later the career staff assigned to the Sterling stations responded to another fire in an apartment near Dulles Town center, and that night the Friday night volunteers started their shift responding to another fire, this time in a local fast food restaurant in Sterling Park.
... See MoreSee Less

Structure Fire for Thursday Crew

15 minutes before the end of their overnight shift Engine 618, Engine and Tower 611, along with Engine 624, Battalion 601, Safety 601, and EMS 601 from Loudoun County Fire and Rescue, and also Engine, Medic and Rescue 439, Truck 425, and Battalion 401 from Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, were alerted for a report of a fire in a local restaurant.  Engine 618 arrived to find a small fire in a neighboring nail salon and began fire attack.  As the rest of the assignment arrived Battalion 601 requested a Rapid Intervention Team be dispatched bringing additional units from Loudoun and Fairfax.  (A fire alarm had been dispatched for a nearby address and once it was determined to be related to the fire those units transitioned to the RIT assignment.)  Units worked together to extinguish the fire, search for occupants, check surrounding businesses, secure utilities, and overcome a broken fire hydrant.  The fire was extinguished in a few minutes and crews transitioned to mitigating water and smoke damage and making sure there was no hidden fire spread.  Canteen 611 responded to provide breakfast for everybody.  

A few hours later the career staff assigned to the Sterling stations responded to another fire in an apartment near Dulles Town center, and that night the Friday night volunteers started their shift responding to another fire, this time in a local fast food restaurant in Sterling Park.Image attachmentImage attachment

Comment on Facebook 99527856784_10157832139316785

So thankful for all First Responders and proud that two of them are loved ones. May God be with all of you, every time the alarm sounds. Actually, it is going off as I write this post. Be safe🙏🏼

Thank you for protecting and helping our community.

Busy time. Thanks everyone!!

Glad everyone os okay

June 3rd, 4:48 pm

Emergency Care is Available and Safe ... See MoreSee Less

May 30th, 6:40 pm

The SVFC extends our condolences and sympathy to the family of JB Anderson and to the Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company.

Past Chief of the LVFC, JB had an amazing influence within the fire service and on the Loudoun fire and rescue systems as Fire Instructor, Mentor, Fire Marshal, Public Education specialist and a founder of the Vo-Tech program for the Loudoun County Public Schools. He is a member of the Loudoun County Hall of Fame.

JB's dedication to the Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company, to the fire service at large, and to the Loudoun County Volunteer Fire-Rescue system will not be forgotten. Rest in Peace, Chief.

Loudoun County Fire and Rescue
... See MoreSee Less

The SVFC extends our condolences and sympathy to the family of JB Anderson and to the Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company.

Past Chief of the LVFC, JB had an amazing influence within the fire service and on the Loudoun fire and rescue systems as Fire Instructor, Mentor, Fire Marshal, Public Education specialist and a founder of the Vo-Tech program for the Loudoun County Public Schools. He is a member of the Loudoun County Hall of Fame.

JBs dedication to the Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company, to the fire service at large, and to the Loudoun County Volunteer Fire-Rescue system will not be forgotten. Rest in Peace, Chief.

Loudoun County Fire and RescueImage attachment

Comment on Facebook 99527856784_10157812645846785

J.B. was a great colleague and friend, he will be missed dearly. Thanks SVFC for recognizing him on your site.

Last alarm... 😢

May 27th, 8:35 am

Another powerful example of why you should #CloseBeforeYouDoze

Please share this video to help spread the word about this important life safety tip. Check out closeyourdoor.org for more info.
... See MoreSee Less

May 26th, 4:48 pm

Another fire caused by improper disposal of smoking materials. These fires are preventable! This one didn't happen in Sterling, but it can happen here (and has).

- Dispose of smoking materials ONLY in a metal or ceramic container filled with sand or water.
- Remember that mulch, potting soil, etc. is combustible and will burn quickly when exposed to heat.
- Place smoking receptacles away from the home, NOT on the front porch, balcony, deck, or outside your door.
- Remember, “Put it out, all the way, every time!”Loudoun Fire Officials determined yesterday’s 2-alarm apartment fire was caused by improperly discarded smoking materials. $700k damages, 33 residents displaced, one cat deceased. ow.ly/qVqp50zQH9V

Loudoun Career Fire Fighters Association - IAFF Local 3756
Loudoun County Volunteer Fire-Rescue
... See MoreSee Less

Another fire caused by improper disposal of smoking materials.  These fires are preventable!  This one didnt happen in Sterling, but it can happen here (and has).  

- Dispose of smoking materials ONLY in a metal or ceramic container filled with sand or water.
- Remember that mulch, potting soil, etc. is combustible and will burn quickly when exposed to heat.
- Place smoking receptacles away from the home, NOT on the front porch, balcony, deck, or outside your door.
- Remember, “Put it out, all the way, every time!”

Comment on Facebook Loudoun Fire ...

Well they do say smoking will kill ya, so...? 🤷‍♂️

Poor cat. ❤

May 25th, 7:34 am

On this Memorial Day as the SVFC remembers those who fell in service of their country we particularly remember one of our own, Doug Green, who served with us in 2008-2009 before joining the military. Specialist Green was killed in Afghanistan in 2011. ... See MoreSee Less

May 25th, 6:11 am

Twelve years ago today, on Sunday, May 25, 2008 a significant fire occurred in a single family home at 43238 Meadowood Court in Leesburg, Virginia. Volunteers from Sterling Fire were part of the initial response. Over the course of the incident seven Loudoun County Fire and Rescue personnel, career and volunteer, were injured, with four receiving serious burns. The entire Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System has been affected by this incident and resulting personnel injuries, changing how we respond and how we train. Many who responded are still active in Sterling and throughout the county.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=COQ-phfb48w
... See MoreSee Less

Video image

Comment on Facebook On May 25, 2008 a ...

Derrick Lamont Ready Kenneth Ledford Ronnie Snowberger

May 22nd, 10:25 am

Approaching the end of EMS week celebrating our sister company the Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad. Today the Loudoun County Fire and Rescue video series features Deputy Chief Bill Lyden. ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook 10157786947686785

Bill, good to see that you have moved up the ladder of success. Miss your valuable skills and knowledge on the VA Fire-EMS Recruitment Retention Network.

May 18th, 11:31 am

Something to keep in mind if the expected rain comes this week:Are your wipers on? Your headlights should be on, too! 💡
Keep this in mind if you must travel today. Parts of #Virginia are expected to see rain due to #TropicalStormArthur. 🌧️🚗

#WipersOnLightsOn #VaWx
... See MoreSee Less

Something to keep in mind if the expected rain comes this week:

May 14th, 8:31 pm

Thank you to our local Keller Williams Realty team for dinner tonight for SVFC and SVRS volunteers at Station 11/15 and 18/25! (And lunch earlier in the day at Station 24/35, staffed primarily by Loudoun County Fire and Rescue career staff.) We are very thankful for our communities and their support!

Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad
Loudoun County Volunteer Fire-Rescue
... See MoreSee Less

Thank you to our local Keller Williams Realty team for dinner tonight for SVFC and SVRS volunteers at Station 11/15 and 18/25! (And lunch earlier in the day at Station 24/35, staffed primarily by Loudoun County Fire and Rescue career staff.) We are very thankful for our communities and their support!

Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad
Loudoun County Volunteer Fire-RescueImage attachment

Comment on Facebook 99527856784_10157762497111785

That's nice.

That’s cool👍🚒

Load more