Volunteer Information Session

The next Volunteer Information Session (usually the first Thursday of the month) will be held on Thursday, May 2nd, 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.

Mulch Fires

Mulch Fires

Springtime is usually accompanied by a significant increase in the number of fires that occur in landscaping mulch. These fires are particularly dangerous due to their proximity to homes and structures. The fire starts in the landscaping mulch, spreads into the shrubbery and then to the home or building. Most are started by people, often via improper disposal of smoking materials, so most can be prevented. However, mulch can spontaneously combust under the proper conditions. If you see anything smoking in a landscaped bed put it out if you can and call 911. If the burning material is not thoroughly wet or removed, it may re-ignite.

Recent news from SVFC:

May 15th, 6:55 pm

We at the SVFC often work closely with our law enforcement first responder colleagues, such as Loudoun County Sheriff's Office and Virginia State Police. We salute all law enforcement officers and public safety officials today, and particularly honor those who lost their lives serving others. Thanks for what you do.Today is National Peace Officers Memorial Day. Public law designates it as one of only two days each year during which government agencies, businesses and residents are to fly their U.S. flags at half-staff. #PoliceWeek2019 ... See MoreSee Less

We at the SVFC often work closely with our law enforcement first responder colleagues, such as Loudoun County Sheriffs Office and Virginia State Police.  We salute all law enforcement officers and public safety officials today, and particularly honor those who lost their lives serving others. Thanks for what you do.

May 12th, 6:35 am

To all the moms out there, the SVFC wishes you the very best and happy Mother's Day! To the moms of first responders, and the moms who are first responders, an extra special thank you for all you do for our communities! ... See MoreSee Less

To all the moms out there, the SVFC wishes you the very best and happy Mothers Day! To the moms of first responders, and the moms who are first responders, an extra special thank you for all you do for our communities!

May 5th, 9:33 pm

Members of the Sterling Volunteer Fire Company served ice cream and homemade desserts to the residents of Falcons Landing Retirement Community today. This is just one way for us to say "Thank You" for their generous support and service to our country. ... See MoreSee Less

May 1st, 9:18 pm

Please check out this important program from Loudoun County Fire and Rescue and click on the assessment request link if you are not sure about your smoke alarms.LC-CFRS’s Smoke Alarm Program Coming to a Neighborhood Near You

As we kick off the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System’s (LC-CFRS) new Smoke Alarm Program this Saturday, May 4th, Loudoun residents will routinely observe fire and rescue personnel out in the community offering free smoke alarm inspections. The Smoke Alarm Program campaign will begin Saturday, May 4th and continue on the first Saturday of each month through October. On these designated days, crews from each of our fire and rescue stations will be canvassing Loudoun neighborhoods between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. offering free smoke alarm assessments and safety information. The #1 goal of the LC-CFRS Smoke Alarm Program is to ensure ALL Loudoun residents have an adequate number of working smoke alarms in their homes to alert them in the event of a fire.
“Modern homes burn up to eight times faster than those built between 1950 and 1970,” said System Chief Keith Johnson. “During a house fire, you only have an average of three minutes to escape your home. Smoke Alarms are crucial to alerting you to smoke and fire and providing you those precious minutes to escape. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), working smoke alarms reduce the risk of dying in a fire by half!”
During the smoke alarm assessment firefighters will test existing smoke alarms, assist with battery replacement, ensure the alarms are not older than the ten year recommended lifespan, and provide valuable information about home escape planning and fire safety.
Aside from these canvassing events, Loudoun residents can request a smoke alarm assessment at any time by completing the online smoke alarm assessment request form at www.loudoun.gov/smokealarms or by calling the Smoke Alarm Program hotline at 703-737-8093.
Not sure if you need a smoke alarm assessment? To ensure smoke alarms are operating properly, LC-CFRS recommends citizens follow these safety tips:

• Test the smoke alarm each month by pressing and holding the test button.
• Replace batteries based on manufacturer’s recommendations or sooner if it begins to chirp. Some alarms need a battery replacement each year, other alarms have a long life battery that lasts several years.
• Replace smoke alarms after 10 years. Check the manufacture date on the back of the alarm, 10 years after that date they should be replaced.
• For the best protection, smoke alarms should be located on the ceiling on every level, outside sleeping areas and inside each bedroom.
• It is also recommended that smoke alarms are hardwired and interconnected, when possible.

For additional information regarding the LC-CFRS Smoke Alarm Program, please contact our Public Education Manager, Lisa Braun at 703-737-8093 or email lifesafety@loudoun.gov. Obtain more fire and life safety information at www.loudoun.gov/fire and follow us on social media for important fire and rescue news, safety tips, and events.
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Please check out this important program from Loudoun County Fire and Rescue and click on the assessment request link if you are not sure about your smoke alarms.

May 1st, 12:52 pm

Here are photos from a PubEd last Thursday at Forest Grove elementary school. Students built various contraptions to keep an egg safe when dropped from a height. Firefighters then deployed the aerial ladder to test each device from a height. ... See MoreSee Less

Here are photos from a PubEd last Thursday at Forest Grove elementary school. Students built various contraptions to keep an egg safe when dropped from a height. Firefighters then deployed the aerial ladder to test each device from a height.Image attachmentImage attachment

April 30th, 5:33 pm

The volunteers of the SVFC are always training. Here we have members of Monday Crew throwing ladders at Fire Station 18 (Cascades). As one of our officers noted, "...one of the first things a recruit firefighter may be called on to do is assist with laddering a structure. This is a fundamental skill and the skills must be continually reinforced." ... See MoreSee Less

The volunteers of the SVFC are always training. Here we have members of Monday Crew throwing ladders at Fire Station 18 (Cascades). As one of our officers noted, ...one of the first things a recruit firefighter may be called on to do is assist with laddering a structure. This is a fundamental skill and the skills must be continually reinforced.Image attachmentImage attachment

April 27th, 11:52 am

The SVFC is also out today at the Sterling Community Center at the Health and Wellness Expo! Stop by and check it out! ... See MoreSee Less

The SVFC is also out today at the Sterling Community Center at the Health and Wellness Expo! Stop by and check it out!Image attachment
Sterling Volunteer Fire Company is attending an event at Dulles Town Center.
Sterling Volunteer Fire Company

April 27th, 11:41 am

We will be at the Kids Club Festival until 2pm today. Stop by and say hello! ... See MoreSee Less

We will be at the Kids Club Festival until 2pm today.  Stop by and say hello!Image attachmentImage attachment

April 14th, 12:11 am

The week of April 14th through April 20th, has officially been recognized as National Public Safety
Telecommunicators Week by the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors. The SVFC would like to share our appreciation for the men and women of Loudoun County Fire and Rescue, the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office, and the Loudoun County Animal Services answering the phones, talking on the radios, and so much more. They are the true first responders and without them we wouldn't be able to help you in your time of need.
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April 12th, 4:18 pm

April Showers bring reduced visibility. Remember "Wipers on, lights on". It's the law and a good idea. Help everyone be safer by making yourself more visible, leaving enough room and time to react, an pay extra attention. Also, if you encounter flooding don't try to cross through.Tips on driving in the rain from the Virginia Department of Transportation. Questions? Comments? tinyurl.com/ygxglh3. Visit www.virginiadot.org. ... See MoreSee Less

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