Volunteer Information Session

The monthly VIS is once again being held in person!

The next Volunteer Information Session (usually the first Thursday of the month) will be held on Thursday, December 2nd, at 7:00pm , 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.

Holiday Season is here!

Holiday Season is here!

Decorating for the winter holidays is fun and festive, but holiday decorations can increase your risk of fire in your home. As you deck the halls this season, take a moment to review our holiday fire safety checklist and be fire smart!

Recent news from SVFC:

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December 3rd, 9:46 am

Loudoun County Fire and Rescue staff responded on Engine and Truck 618 and Engine 611 to this call. Volunteers staffed Canteen 611 and responded as part of the 2nd alarm.

Edited to add:
When it comes to using and charging laptops, smartphones and other digital devices, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends following these simple precautions to help minimize the risk of electrical fires:
- Only use the charging cord that came with the device, avoid cords with conductive jackets.
- Do not charge a device under your pillow, on your bed, or on a couch.
- Discontinue use if device or charger becomes excessively hot or emits a burning smell.
- Make sure electrical cords and wires are in good condition. Discard frayed or damaged cords.
- Unplug devices when not in use to save energy and minimize the risk of shock and fire.
- Ensure that the plug is fully inserted into the outlet and remains that way while in use.
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Canteen 611 on the scene

Canteen 611 on the scene

The cause appears to be a charging unit. We all have chargers and could be at risk. I’d love some safety tips for avoiding fires due to chargers.

Melvis Hanson

December 2nd, 4:57 pm

FYI, missing person update from LCSO. They continue to search in the area.Update: The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office continues to seek information to help locate 24-year-old Connor M. Vasofsky.

Residents in the Lowes Island area can expect an expanded search of the area today and tomorrow with additional resources on the scene. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team has conducted multiple searches this week of the area surrounding his home near Algonkian Regional Park.

Connor was reported missing on Sunday, November 28, and was last seen by his family on the evening of November 27 prior to leaving their residence on Center Brook Square. He is considered missing/endangered as there is a concern for his well-being due to physical and/or health concerns.

Connor is described as being 5’9” tall, 170 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He was clean-shaven when he was last seen Saturday night.

Anyone with any information regarding his whereabouts is asked to contact Detective M. Grimsley of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office at 703-777-1021.

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The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance to help locate 24-year-old Connor M. Vasofsky of Sterling.

Connor was reported missing on Sunday and was last seen by his family leaving their residence on Center Brook Square Saturday evening. He is described as being 5’9” tall, 170 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. There is a concern for his well-being due to physical and/or health concerns.

Anyone with any information regarding his whereabouts is asked to contact Detective M. Grimsley of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office at 703-777-1021.
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FYI, missing person update from LCSO. They continue to search in the area.
December 1st, 9:27 am

Santa is coming! We've just published the schedule for Operation Santa 2021. Check our Facebook Events for specific nights. Visit sterlingfire.org/santa to find out which area covers your neighborhood, links to proposed routes, and the full schedule. Be sure to click “Interested” or “Going” for your event so you can get notified of any changes, and be sure to invite your friends and neighbors! ... See MoreSee Less

Santa is coming!  Weve just published the schedule for Operation Santa 2021.  Check our Facebook Events for specific nights.  Visit sterlingfire.org/santa  to find out which area covers your neighborhood, links to proposed routes, and the full schedule.  Be sure to click “Interested” or “Going” for your event so you can get notified of any changes, and be sure to invite your friends and neighbors!

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So glad you're doing this again. It was such a treat here in Sterling. I love our town and have lived here more than 50 years but I'm always a bit envious of Leesburg and Purcellville when I see their parades for holidays. 💕

YAYYYY!! My son loved this so much last year…can’t wait to see Santa again!! Thank you 🙂

Tara Sottolano yay they’re passing by my house again this year. Judy Lee would love for Nina to join us this year

Thank you! We're looking forward to it

This was a big success last year!! I know we enjoyed it!!

Thank you! This was a major highlight for my kids last year.

This is a great idea and so much fun!

Does 18 East include Potomac Hunt by chance? I think that's us just above 1582 on the map but I'm struggling a bit 🙂

This is awesome 😊 when will you guys pass by W Poplar Rd ?? By guilford elementary

Thank you! This is amazing 🤩

Does Cascade overlook apartments belong on Cascade east?

I Was Wondering If I Could Request Y’all To Drive Down 17 Jefferson Drive

Are you including the townhouses in front of Algonkien Park by PFHS?

Is Woodland Village included in this?

With Santa 🎅

Katie Principe

Lou LaMedica Kyung Lamedica

Awww you aren’t coming to our neighborhood this year 😭😭😭😭

Sterling Volunteer Fire Company Can you please include Quarterpath Trace Circ. Our neighborhood loved seeing Santa drive by last year.

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November 30th, 8:21 pm

Accidental Kitchen Fire Destroys Sterling Townhouse

Shortly before 9pm on Monday night, @Loudoun County Fire and Rescue was alerted for a structure fire off of Frederick Dr. SVFC Volunteers responded on Engine 611 and 618 along with units from Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad , LCFR, Ashburn Volunteer Fire Rescue Department - AVFRD , and Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department . Units arrived to find an end-unit town home with heavy fire showing. SVFC's Assistant Chief 618 arrived on scene, assumed command, and requested a second alarm and Rapid Intervention Task Force. This also brought Canteen 611 to assist with firefighter rehabilitation.

After ensuring all residents were located safely outside, firefighters used multiple hose lines to extinguish the bulk of the fire from the exterior. Additional crews searched the neighboring homes to make sure all occupants were safe and that the fire wasn't spreading. Eventually firefighters made their way inside the home of origin to extinguish the remaining fire and start overhaul operations.

The fire was contained to the original townhouse, with minor smoke and water damage in the adjacent town home. The American Red Cross is assisting two adults and four children that were displaced. The Loudoun County Fire Marshal's Office determined the fire was accidental, caused by a stove burner inadvertently left in the on position.

If you think you're interested in being a part of an organization that can help their neighbors like this please visit joinsterlingfire.org
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The press release from LCFR is available here: www.loudoun.gov/civicalerts.aspx?AID=7185

Thank you for everything you do Sterling Volunteer Fire Company . We appreciate you!

Anyone have info to share on how to help the displaced family?

Thank You So Very Much For Your Service🚒🚑 Blessing Are Upon Every First Responder. Chaplain K. Morton

Wow, good job gals and guys

Colleen Harmon Glosson

Kimberly Perry

Rabia Firoz

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November 25th, 8:44 am

Happy Thanksgiving! We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving wherever you might be, a day of sharing great food and creating cherished memories with family and friends. On this day we are thankful for all of our volunteers who serve, on this day and others, our communities, and wish them well. We are thinking of our first responder colleagues, volunteer and career, serving today throughout the county and beyond, and give thanks for your service.

Loudoun County Fire and Rescue
Loudoun County Sheriff's Office
Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department
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Happy Thanksgiving! We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving wherever you might be, a day of sharing great food and creating cherished memories with family and friends. On this day we are thankful for all of our volunteers who serve, on this day and others, our communities, and wish them well. We are thinking of our first responder colleagues, volunteer and career, serving today throughout the county and beyond, and give thanks for your service.

Loudoun County Fire and Rescue 
Loudoun County Sheriffs Office 
Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad 
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department

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Happy Thanksgiving to the SVFC Family and LCFR staff for their never ending protection and dedication to the citizens. God bless you all.

Happy Thanksgiving to our very brave heroes!!

Thank you to all the men and women on duty today protecting our community!

Wishing all at SVFD a very safe and happy Thanksgiving.

Happy Thanksgiving SVFC

Happy Thanksgiving

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November 23rd, 11:04 am

The SVFC and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) want you to be safe during the upcoming holidays.

Safety Tips:
- Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking on the stove top so you can keep an eye on the food.
- Stay in the home when cooking your turkey, and check on it frequently.
- Keep children away from the stove. The stove will be hot and kids should stay three feet away.
- Make sure kids stay away from hot food and liquids. The steam or splash from vegetables, gravy or coffee could cause serious burns.
- Keep knives out of the reach of children.
- Be sure electric cords from an electric knife, coffee maker, plate warmer or mixer are not dangling off the counter within easy reach of a child.
- Keep matches and utility lighters out of the reach of children — up high in a locked cabinet.
- Never leave children alone in room with a lit candle.
- Keep the floor clear so you don’t trip over kids, toys, pocketbooks or bags.
- Make sure your smoke alarms are working. Test them by pushing the test button.
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The SVFC and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) want you to be safe during the upcoming holidays.  

Safety Tips:
- Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking on the stove top so you can keep an eye on the food.
- Stay in the home when cooking your turkey, and check on it frequently.
- Keep children away from the stove. The stove will be hot and kids should stay three feet away.
- Make sure kids stay away from hot food and liquids. The steam or splash from vegetables, gravy or coffee could cause serious burns.
- Keep knives out of the reach of children.
- Be sure electric cords from an electric knife, coffee maker, plate warmer or mixer are not dangling off the counter within easy reach of a child.
- Keep matches and utility lighters out of the reach of children — up high in a locked cabinet.
- Never leave children alone in room with a lit candle.
- Keep the floor clear so you don’t trip over kids, toys, pocketbooks or bags.
- Make sure your smoke alarms are working. Test them by pushing the test button.Image attachment
November 19th, 3:30 pm

Exactly 55 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 (now part of Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department ), for a barn fire in Sterling Park. ... See MoreSee Less

Exactly 55 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 (now part of Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department ), for a barn fire in Sterling Park.

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Wow I Didn’t Know This

Yep, the old man was on the call.... However, there was one "unofficial" call prior to that, but I'll save it for another day😉

November 19th, 7:19 am

Today is a very special day in the history of the SVFC. Do you know why? Check back at 3:30 for the answer. ... See MoreSee Less

Today is a very special day in the history of the SVFC.  Do you know why?  Check back at 3:30 for the answer.
November 17th, 11:35 pm

Santa Claus is coming to town!

Back by popular demand, Santa will be coming back to visit your Sterling Virginia neighborhood again this year.

Santa will be very busy taking photos at the fire station the weekend of December 4th and 5th. He'll rest up on Monday December 6th and will be his holly jolly self starting on Tuesday December 7th for this years kick-off of 'Operation Santa'!

Follow our page as we will be posting more details about the nightly routes and of course the link to the glympse app so you can track santa.
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Santa Claus is coming to town!

Back by popular demand, Santa will be coming back to visit your Sterling Virginia neighborhood again this year.

Santa will be very busy taking photos at the fire station the weekend of December 4th and 5th.  Hell rest up on Monday December 6th and will be his holly jolly self starting on Tuesday December 7th for this years kick-off of Operation Santa!

Follow our page as we will be posting more details about the nightly routes and of course the link to the glympse app so you can track santa.

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My kids will be so excited!! They saw him drive through our neighborhood while I was at the hospital having their baby brother last year. I hope they do this every year.

This was so awesome last year. I am not sure who had more fun, the volunteers or the kids watching.

Hooray! It was so much fun to see Santa last year. We're looking forward to it!

This was such a treat last year! Looking forward to it!

Sure wish I could be Santa riding on the trucks

Yay! My kids are going to be so excited!

Yay this was such fun last year!

Yay! Thank you for doing this my whole family loves it especially my son 😁🎅🏼🎄☃️

Thank you so much for doing this, it brings so much joy 🥰

THANK YOU!! We LOVED this last year! You guys are the best.

My kiddos loved this last year! So happy you are doing it again!

Thank you! So much fun last year; can’t wait.

Looking forward to it!

Thank you!! We are so excited!!

Let me know if Santa is coming to Falcons Landing! We need to hit West Falls Center, Johnson Center and IL/Founders Hall!

We LOVED this last year!!! 💓💓💓

This is wonderful! Thank you!

We love this, thank you!🎅🚒

Hooray !!! Thank you ❤️❤️❤️

Can't wait!

Love this.

Love it! ❤️

William Acevedo III woohoo

Yayyyyyy!!!!

Can't wait 😊

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November 13th, 11:53 am

Recently, the SVFC Tuesday crew volunteers responded to an accident at the intersection of Cascades and Algonkian parkways. Tower 618 positioned to block the accident scene to provide protection for fire, EMS, and police working at the scene. Fire crews ensured the vehicles were not posing a safety threat, while EMS personnel checked out the vehicle passengers. No one was transported to the hospital and the scene was turned over to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. ... See MoreSee Less

Recently, the SVFC Tuesday crew volunteers responded to an accident at the intersection of Cascades and Algonkian parkways. Tower 618 positioned to block the accident scene to provide protection for fire, EMS, and police working at the scene. Fire crews ensured the vehicles were not posing a safety threat, while EMS personnel checked out the vehicle passengers. No one was transported to the hospital and the scene was turned over to the Loudoun County Sheriffs Office.Image attachmentImage attachment

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If people would quit running the damn lights this wouldn't happen as often

That is such a dangerous intersection.

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