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, Aug 6th, 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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August 4th, 12:05 pm

The SVFC Monday Night crew would like to thank Burtons Grill & Bar of Sterling for providing dinner last night. We appreciate your support! ... See MoreSee Less

The SVFC Monday Night crew would like to thank Burtons Grill & Bar of Sterling for providing dinner last night.  We appreciate your support!

Comment on Facebook The SVFC Monday ...

Thanks Burtons! Dinner was delicious!

...and I like the spread put out by Burtons. 🔥🔥👌🔥🔥

I like the masks (SVFC)! Are they for sale to a former SVRS Member?

Nice

August 4th, 7:59 am

A few photos from Tower 611 driver training over the weekend. ... See MoreSee Less

A few photos from Tower 611 driver training over the weekend.Image attachmentImage attachment

August 3rd, 5:00 pm

Turn Around, Don't Drown
As heavy rain continues to fall across #Virginia, remember to never drive on flooded roadways.
For local information visit the Loudoun County Flooding Preparedness page: www.loudoun.gov/754/Flooding-Preparedness
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Turn Around, Dont Drown
As heavy rain continues to fall across #Virginia, remember to never drive on flooded roadways.
For local information visit the Loudoun County Flooding Preparedness page:  https://www.loudoun.gov/754/Flooding-Preparedness

August 3rd, 7:22 am

Headlights help others see you and make our roads safer at any time and in any weather. Headlights are required at night and when it rains. (Daytime Running Lights don't help from the rear or sides.) ... See MoreSee Less

Headlights help others see you and make our roads safer at any time and in any weather.  Headlights are required at night and when it rains.  (Daytime Running Lights dont help from the rear or sides.)

Comment on Facebook Headlights help ...

§ 46.2-1030. When lights to be lighted; number of lights to be lighted at any time; use of warning lights A. Every vehicle in operation on a highway in the Commonwealth shall display lighted headlights and illuminating devices as required by this article (i) from sunset to sunrise; (ii) during any other time when, because of rain, smoke, fog, snow, sleet, insufficient light, or other unfavorable atmospheric conditions, visibility is reduced to a degree whereby persons or vehicles on the highway are not clearly discernible at a distance of 500 feet; and (iii) whenever windshield wipers are in use as a result of fog, rain, sleet, or snow.

July 31st, 12:12 pm

Training in the rain

Last night members of the SVFC "Truck Driver" class of 2020 participated in a practical exercise in the rain (with a break as lightning moved through the area). These volunteers, all currently serving as Engine drivers, are finishing up two weeks of lectures and drills designed to teach them a new role: ladder truck driver. The idea is to place the cone dangling from the platform over another cone. It's a deceptively difficult exercise, but one that will build proficiency in the use of one of our most visible tools, our 104-foot tall Ladder Tower, Tower 611. Look for them this weekend as they practice setting up the ladder truck in various locations around Sterling.
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Training in the rain

Last night members of the SVFC Truck Driver class of 2020 participated in a practical exercise in the rain (with a break as lightning moved through the area).  These volunteers, all currently serving as Engine drivers, are finishing up two weeks of lectures and drills designed to teach them a new role: ladder truck driver.  The idea is to place the cone dangling from the platform over another cone.  Its a deceptively difficult exercise, but one that will build proficiency in the use of one of our most visible tools, our 104-foot tall Ladder Tower, Tower 611.  Look for them this weekend as they practice setting up the ladder truck in various locations around Sterling.Image attachment

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Glad to see the Tower is back.

Best of Luck.

July 22nd, 9:27 am

Another heat advisory today. Stay safe Sterling! ... See MoreSee Less

Another heat advisory today. Stay safe Sterling!Image attachment

July 22nd, 9:11 am

At around 7:30PM on Sunday the volunteers of Engine 618, 611, and Truck 611 were alerted along with Engine 624, Battalion Chief 601, and Safety 601 from Loudoun County Fire and Rescue, Engine and Rescue 439, Truck 425, and Battalion Chief 401 from Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, and Medic 625 from Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad for a house fire in Cascades. Units arrived to find no smoke or fire evident, but found some charring around the gas meter. A search found heavy smoke in the basement from a small fire which was quickly extinguished. Other units searched the rest of the house to make sure that everybody was safely out and that the fire hadn't spread elsewhere. Once these tasks were completed smoke removal was started and the scene was turned over to the Fire Marshal for investigation. Canteen 611 responded to provide refreshment for crews operating in the heat. During this incident many Loudoun units were working at a large hay bale fire in Aldie. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you so much for keeping our residents safe.

Thanks for your service!!! Can you imagine suiting up in turnout gear in this heat?!?!

Thank you all for the team effort!

God bless y’all!

Great job!!

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July 20th, 1:19 pm

Timeline PhotosWe are currently in the hottest 🌡️ heat 🔥 wave of the year, so far.⚠️🚨 If you or someone is experiencing the following symptoms, call 9-1-1.⚠️🚨 ... See MoreSee Less

July 19th, 11:31 pm

FYI...‪#Loudoun Fire and Rescue units are operating on the scene of an outside fire in the 23,000 blk of James Monroe Highway near Aldie, VA. Hay bales on fire close to road, may impact traffic - avoid the area. ... See MoreSee Less

FYI...

July 18th, 5:07 pm

Today was hot! 🥵 But tomorrow and the next few days probably will be worse, with higher heat indexes and the possibility of warnings for extreme heat conditions. These heat safety tips could help you safe a life. Stay safe. Stay hydrated! ... See MoreSee Less

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