Volunteer Information Session

The next Volunteer Information Session (usually the first Thursday of the month) will be held on Thursday, November 7th, 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

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.

Thanksgiving Safety

Thanksgiving Safety

For most, the kitchen is the heart of the home, especially during the holidays. From testing family recipes to decorating cakes and cookies, everyone enjoys being part of the preparations.
Keeping fire safety top of mind in the kitchen during this joyous but hectic time is important, especially when there’s a lot of activity and people at home. As you start preparing your holiday schedule and organizing that large family feast, remember, by following a few simple safety tips you can enjoy time with your loved ones and keep yourself and your family safer from fire.

Recent news from SVFC:

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November 11th, 6:11 am

On this day the SVFC would like to thank all veterans (and their families) for their service and sacrifice. Many veterans continue to serve in other areas, like the fire service and law enforcement. We're especially thankful for those who have chosen to serve with the SVFC, and honored to work with you and your brothers and sisters every day. (Also, we'd like to wish the U.S. Marine Corps a happy 244th birthday.) ... See MoreSee Less

November 10th, 6:37 am

Congratulations to Chief Andrews of the Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad on this well deserved award! ... See MoreSee Less

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Congrats Byron

Congrats

November 8th, 4:02 pm

Great reminder of the importance of fire sprinklers and how they can save lives and property.Fire Officials Tout Automatic Fire Sprinklers and Offer Safety Tips After Fire at Local Business

At approximately 7:00 p.m. on November 6th, Fire and Rescue units from the Metropolitan Washington Dulles Airport Authority and Fairfax County were dispatched to investigate a report of a fire alarm sounding in a commercial building in the 44,000 block of Mercure Circle in Sterling. After additional 9-1-1 callers advised smoke and active fire, the Loudoun County Emergency Communications Center dispatched a full structure fire assignment bringing additional units from Loudoun’s Kincora, Dulles South, and Moorefield stations along with additional units from Fairfax County.
Upon arrival, firefighters found significant smoke conditions and one occupant who had safely self-evacuated the structure. As crews investigated they discovered that the automatic fire sprinklers had effectively operated and contained the fire to a small area where firefighters finished extinguishing the fire. There were no injuries to emergency personnel or civilians.
The Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office investigation determined the fire was accidental, due to the spontaneous combustion of improperly disposed oily rags, and estimated the total damages at $25,000. Fortunately, the fire activated the building’s fire alarm and automatic sprinkler system which extinguished the majority of the fire prior to the arrival of emergency personnel. “If the sprinkler heads had not been in place and operated as designed, this fire could have been significantly more severe,” said System Chief Keith Johnson. “This incident is a prime example of the positive impact of a fire protection alarm and automatic sprinkler system.
This incident demonstrates the importance of automatic fire sprinklers as well as the safety hazards posed by oil-based products and other highly volatile products commonly used for projects. These potentially dangerous products include paints, stains, teak oil, linseed oil, varnishes, polyurethane, and paint thinners. When oil and stain soaked rags are not disposed of properly they can become a fire hazard due to their ability to spontaneously combust. To properly and safely dispose of oil or gas soaked rags:

🚨 Spread rags in a single layer, flat on the ground/driveway or hang them in a safe area away from combustibles, so heat dissipates while the material cures.
🚨 An oily rag has cured when it becomes hard and brittle. The time it takes to cure can vary considerably depending on humidity, temperature, and the finish.
🚨 Place dried rags in an airtight metal container with tight-fitting lid, and cover with water and an oil breakdown detergent. This will prevent the oils from oxidizing, keeping the rags from heating up and igniting. The metal can with water is a temporary solution until the rags may be properly removed from the site. Don’t add any other combustible material (stuff that can catch fire).

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Great reminder of the importance of fire sprinklers and how they can save lives and property.
Sterling Volunteer Fire Company updated their profile picture.
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November 2nd, 8:50 am

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Sterling Volunteer Fire Company updated their cover photo.
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October 31st, 7:27 am

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October 30th, 6:33 am

The SVFC is prepared to do our part to help carry the Washington Nationals to victory! #GoNats ... See MoreSee Less

The SVFC is prepared to do our part to help carry the Washington Nationals to victory!  #GoNats

October 28th, 7:32 pm

Big thank you to Loudoun First Responders Foundation for bringing gift baskets to Station 18/25 to honor first responders on National First Responders Day. Thank you!

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Big thank you to Loudoun First Responders Foundation for bringing gift baskets to Station 18/25 to honor first responders on National First Responders Day. Thank you!

Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad

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Thank you for your service! Enjoy the gift basket 🙂

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