Volunteer Information Session

The next Volunteer Information Session (usually the first Thursday of the month) will be held on Thursday, February 1st, 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.

Winter Watch:  Protect Your Pipes

Winter Watch: Protect Your Pipes

It doesn't take long for water pipes to freeze during extreme cold spells, especially when temperatures dip below 32F. If your pipes freeze you may not have water, and if they burst you'll also have to deal with ice and water damage. As we head into the coldest months of the season, it's important to protect your pipes as much as possible.

Recent news from SVFC:

January 18th, 6:54 am

Today's #TBT is from 2013 and features a brand new car donated by Lindsay Volkswagen of Dulles. When new model cars are produced the "test runs" cannot be driven on the road and are often donated to schools for auto repair training, etc. It's rare that we get to train on modern vehicles, and the SVFC was happy to have the opportunity to practice the skills we may need to help you in your time of need. ... See MoreSee Less

Todays #TBT is from 2013 and features a brand new car donated by Lindsay Volkswagen of Dulles.  When new model cars are produced the test runs cannot be driven on the road and are often donated to schools for auto repair training, etc.  Its rare that we get to train on modern vehicles, and the SVFC was happy to have the opportunity to practice the skills we may need to help you in your time of need.

January 17th, 7:49 am

Northmoreland Township Volunteer Fire Company's Engine 140, once owned by the SVFC, protecting the public. ... See MoreSee Less

Northmoreland Township Volunteer Fire Companys Engine 140, once owned by the SVFC, protecting the public.

January 12th, 9:21 am

One of many SVFC members who has moved on to careers elsewhere in the fire service.On this episode of Employee Spotlight we introduce Technician Matthew Duckwitz, who works in Basic Training at the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Training Academy.

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January 11th, 11:42 am

Today's #TBT goes back to 2012 and features a photo from a fire in the maintenance yard at Algonkian Park. ... See MoreSee Less

Todays #TBT goes back to 2012 and features a photo from a fire in the maintenance yard at Algonkian Park.

January 8th, 5:26 pm

Helping our neighbors in Ashburn over the weekend.Volunteers from Ashburn Volunteer Fire Rescue Department - AVFRD, Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company, Sterling Volunteer Fire Company and career units from Loudoun County Fire and Rescue and Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department responded to an overnight structure fire on Presidents Cup Terrace in Belmont Country Club on Sunday. Units were dispatched shortly before 1:30am with reports of an attic fire. Crews arrived to find smoke and fire showing and proceeded to make an aggressive interior attack. Active fire was found on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the structure. Interior crews worked to expose and extinguish areas of fire in walls and ceilings, while exterior crews provided laddering, ventilation and worked to contain the fire to the building of origin.

During operations, a cat was found and rescued from an upstairs bedroom. With the bulk of the fire knocked down, personnel worked to salvage belongings and to protect unburned areas from further damage. Our final crew on scene, Engine 622 from Ashburn Vol. Fire Station 22, returned to service shortly after 5:00am.

Single-digit temperatures made this a long, cold night for our crews. Strong teamwork by all involved to hold this fire in check and reduce damage to this home and adjoining structures.
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Helping our neighbors in Ashburn over the weekend.

January 8th, 7:13 am

100+ call weekend

From the time SVFC Crew 5 went on duty at 6pm on Friday until Loudoun County Fire and Rescue relieved Crew 1 at 6am on Monday morning Sterling units, staffed by volunteers and/or career staff, answered over 100 calls for service. The most prevalent call was "Alarm", with 40 calls. Many of these turned out to be broken water pipes caused by the extreme cold. There were 11 other calls explicitly dispatched as a broken water pipe. SVFC responded to 10 structure fire calls in Sterling, Ashburn, and Herndon. 19 calls were medical calls, mostly assisting the Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad. SVFC responded 4 times to assist the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, including filling Reston Station 25 while Fairfax units were on an attic fire. Among the other calls were elevator entrapments, vehicle accidents, gas leaks, and one vehicle into a structure. With temperatures predicted to be just above freezing today Sterling is expecting that the broken water pipe calls will continue as ice that is plugging broken pipes melts allowing water to flow.
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Thanks for all you do!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

January 6th, 4:25 pm

Last night Engine 618 spent time in Reston, providing coverage while Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department fought an attic fire. Loudoun and Fairfax have a mutual aid agreement and units are often sent across the county lines to ensure that the entire region has adequate protection. ... See MoreSee Less

Last night Engine 618 spent time in Reston, providing coverage while Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department fought an attic fire.  Loudoun and Fairfax have a mutual aid agreement and units are often sent across the county lines to ensure that the entire region has adequate protection.

January 5th, 10:49 am

Come find out how you can be part of the Sterling Fire family. We need volunteers to ride the trucks and volunteers to manage the company (recruitment, fundraising, etc.). If you have the time and desire we have a place you can help. Come find out more, or fill out the Information Request Form to have someone contact you: sterlingfire.org/virf

Feb 1, 7:00pmSterling Volunteer Fire CompanyCome find out how you can be part of the Sterling Fire family. We need volunteers to ride the trucks and volunteers to manage the company (recruitment, fundraising, etc.). If you have the time and desire we have a place you can help. Come find out more, or fill out the Information Request Form to have someone contact you: sterlingfire.org/virf
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SVFC February Volunteer Information Session

January 5th, 6:53 am

2017: 10 1/2 years of volunteering!

The SVFC would like to publicly recognize the hours our volunteers spend serving our community. In 2017, 136 operational volunteers recorded just over 79,174 on-duty volunteer hours. On-duty time is when they are dedicated to staffing a unit and answering calls. That adds up to just over 9 years of service! Members served an average of 582 hours this year. 21 of our members volunteered for over 1000 hours each, and the "top ten" racked up almost 13,000 hours. Throughout the year Loudoun County Fire and Rescue staff added almost 50,000 hours (about 5 1/2 years) to the total time spent dedicated to responding to calls for help in Sterling.

In addition to answering calls our members, both operational (firefighting) and associate (administrative), spent a lot of time throughout the year doing training, attending events, doing public education, fundraising, recruitment, attending meetings, and everything else that is required to keep the SVFC running. In 2017 our operational members spent an additional 9282 hours, and our associate members spent 3984 hours making sure we're always ready to serve you. This 13,266 hours (1 1/2 years) pushes the total hours recorded by SVFC volunteers to over 10 1/2 years (92,440 hours, or 44.4 years of 40-hour workweeks)!
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I am fascinated by statistics and this is amazing!

Wow! Congratulations! I bet you put in a lot

January 3rd, 6:35 am

A message from Loudoun County Fire and Rescue Department's Chief Brower (via Twitter):

I’d like all residents to check out smoke alarms every day until this weather passes. Call us if you don’t have 1 on each level and in bedrooms. 703-737-8093. We will install at no cost. 106 people died last week in their homes. Fire is cruel & indiscriminate.
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I have one floor residents. My detector Is near the bedrooms. Do I need another one?

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