Volunteer Information Session

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

Holiday Safety

Holiday Safety

Between 2009-2013, U.S. fire departments responded to an annual average of 860 home structure fires that began with holiday decorations and an additional 210 home structure fires that began with Christmas trees, according to the National Fire Protection Association.

Recent news from SVFC:

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December 7th, 5:24 pm

Standing by to deliver Santa to the One Loudoun Christmas tree lighting. ... See MoreSee Less

Standing by to deliver Santa to the One Loudoun Christmas tree lighting.

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He was in good hands!

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December 6th, 8:58 pm

We are all set for Photos With Santa 2019. Our elves have all gone home to catch up on some much needed rest. It's going to be a very busy weekend at the Sterling Volunteer Fire Company ... See MoreSee Less

We are all set for Photos With Santa 2019.  Our elves have all gone home to catch up on some much needed rest.  Its going to be a very busy weekend at the Sterling Volunteer Fire Company

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Excited to see Santa on Sunday! It’ll be our family’s 9th year coming! 🎅🏻

December 4th, 8:08 am

SVFC Fund Drive

Residents of Sterling should be receiving our 2nd 2019 Fund Drive letter in the mail any day now. If you have already donated we thank you for your support. If you haven't done so yet, here's another reminder before the end of the year. We truly appreciate your support and thank you for allowing us to continue working to make our community safer.
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December 2nd, 9:22 pm

Every December at the general membership meeting the Sterling Volunteer Fire Company elects officers for the following year. We would like to congratulate the following on their election to office for 2020:

Chief: Mickey Buchanan
President: Andy Gode
Vice President: Andy Young
Secretary: Kelly O’Grady
Treasurer: Nadine DuVal
Board of Directors Member at Large: Andrew Fotinos, Peter Gantz, Karam Mashaal, and Paul Schomburg

Congratulations to those who were elected. Thank you to those who served in 2019, and those who were willing to serve in 2020.
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Congratulations to all.

Congratulations to everyone!

December 2nd, 2:56 pm

The hearts of the SVFC family go out to our neighbors to the west.We are brokenhearted to report the passing of our member, John Quade. John peacefully passed away on Sunday, December 1st 2019. John was approaching ten years in the department, with the last three on the operational side. He started his volunteer firefighting career in Ashland, VA when he was in high school and later became an Officer with The Arlington County Police Department, where he served for over 30 years. He remained a volunteer firefighter throughout his career as a police officer as he loved it so much.

After he retired and moved to Ashburn, he joined AVFRD as an admin member for over six years. Three years ago, he moved to the operational side and joined the Wednesday crew; John fit right in and loved hearing our stories, and we loved hearing his. John's role on the Fire Engine was "lay out man" and did a great job, every time.

John was loved by so many - his big smile was infectious and his character was second to none. John's wife, Nora, their daughter Ginny, and anyone who knew John miss him greatly.
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The hearts of the SVFC family go out to our neighbors to the west.

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Please accept my sincere condolences for him and his family. May he rest in peace. Thank you for your service. May God Bless you all 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

December 2nd, 1:01 pm

Please take the time to make sure you have a safe and happy holiday season.Holiday decorating is fun & festive but can also increase the 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!🎄🎁🚒

Christmas Trees:
✅ Choose a tree with fresh, springy, green needles. Add water daily to avoid letting the stand become dry.
✅ Keep trees at least 3 feet away from heat sources such as fireplaces, candles, heat vents or lights and ensure that trees are not blocking an exit.
✅ Ensure artificial trees are labeled, certified, or identified by the manufacturer as fire retardant.
✅ Always turn off Christmas tree lights and decorations before leaving home or going to bed.
✅ Remove the tree when it begins dropping needles. Dry trees are a fire hazard and shouldn’t be left inside the home, garage or placed outside directly next to the home. For information on how to recycle your Christmas tree in Loudoun County visit www.loudoun.gov/recycling.

Holiday Décor:
✅ Choose only flame resistant/retardant decor and keep it away from candles, fireplaces and heating equipment.
✅ Consider using battery-operated flameless candles, which look, smell and feel like real candles.
✅ If you use real candles, make sure they are on a sturdy surface and keep children and pets away.
✅ Ensure you are using the proper type of lights. Some lights are only for indoor or outdoor use, but not both.
✅ Replace any light strings that have worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections. Connect no more strands or bulbs than the manufacturer suggests.
✅ Never dispose of wrapping paper in the fireplace.
✅ Before heading out or going to bed, blow out any lit candles and turn off all light strings and decorations.

REMEMBER working smoke alarms save lives! Ensure your home has working smoke alarms on every level and inside/outside sleeping areas. Test and clean smoke alarms monthly. For more information about fire safety, please contact Lisa Braun, Public Education Manager, at 571-258-3222 or lisa.braun@loudoun.gov.

Loudoun County Government
Loudoun Career Fire Fighters Association - IAFF Local 3756
Loudoun County Volunteer Fire-Rescue
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Please take the time to make sure you have a safe and happy holiday season.

December 1st, 7:54 pm

The generosity of our community is awesome, is it not? Do you want to help too? The fire stations of Loudoun and Fairfax are still collecting! ... See MoreSee Less

The generosity of our community is awesome, is it not? Do you want to help too? The fire stations of Loudoun and Fairfax are still collecting!Image attachment

December 1st, 9:43 am

WE ARE LESS THAN A WEEK AWAY FROM "PHOTOS WITH SANTA 2019".

It's true, all appointments are booked up. However we welcome walk-in customers until 5pm both days!

Saturday December 7th & Sunday December 8th
Hours will be 9am to 6pm

Friendly reminder that Santa takes a lunch break from 1pm to 2pm both days.

No walk-in customers after 5pm please.

For comparison;

At the mall: the digital package at the mall includes 3 digital images for $39.99. If you would like a 5x7 print, that is an additional $9.99 each. Total cost is $49.98 + tax

At the Sterling Volunteer Fire Company: Our base package is $30.00 and includes one 5x7 print (additional prints are only $4 each). You can also purchase a USB Flash Drive with ALL of your photos for an additional $15.00. So your total investment of our base package and USB Flash Drive is just $45.00. Plus you have peace of mind knowing your hard earned money is going to a good cause!

We don't just take photos of the kids. We take photos of the kids and the whole family (including the dogs!) So parents please come prepared to get your pictures taken too!

Photos With Santa will be very busy again this year, so we ask for your patience

DIRECTIONS
Santa's address is: 46700 Middlefield Drive (fire station 18), in Cascades.
Please stay off the front ramp, and park in back of the fire station.
Enter through the door to the right of the back bay doors (look for the signs).
Please be very careful while walking across the driveway and ramp as emergency vehicles frequently drive through that area.

** Oh, and remember to bring Fido! Yes, dogs (Sorry, no cats) are encouraged to come visit Santa too!
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WE ARE LESS THAN A WEEK AWAY FROM PHOTOS WITH SANTA 2019.

Its true, all appointments are booked up.  However we welcome walk-in customers until 5pm both days!

Saturday December 7th & Sunday December 8th
Hours will be 9am to 6pm

Friendly reminder that Santa takes a lunch break from 1pm to 2pm both days.

No walk-in customers after 5pm please.

For comparison;

At the mall:  the digital package at the mall includes 3 digital images for $39.99.  If you would like a 5x7 print, that is an additional $9.99 each.  Total cost is $49.98 + tax

At the Sterling Volunteer Fire Company:  Our base package is $30.00 and includes one 5x7 print (additional prints are only $4 each).  You can also purchase a USB Flash Drive with ALL of your photos for an additional $15.00.  So your total investment of our base package and USB Flash Drive is just $45.00.  Plus you have peace of mind knowing your hard earned money is going to a good cause!

We dont just take photos of the kids.  We take photos of the kids and the whole family (including the dogs!)  So parents please come prepared to get your pictures taken too!  

Photos With Santa will be very busy again this year, so we ask for your patience

DIRECTIONS
Santas address is: 46700 Middlefield Drive (fire station 18), in Cascades. 
Please stay off the front ramp, and park in back of the fire station. 
Enter through the door to the right of the back bay doors (look for the signs). 
Please be very careful while walking across the driveway and ramp as emergency vehicles frequently drive through that area.

** Oh, and remember to bring Fido! Yes, dogs (Sorry, no cats) are encouraged to come visit Santa too!

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Can I make an appointment for Sunday at 9:00 AM?

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November 28th, 9:18 pm

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SVFC volunteers enjoying Thanksgiving dinner. 16 members are staffing two stations tonight.

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Thankful for each one of you!

November 28th, 7:30 pm

We hope you had a great Thanksgiving! As thoughts turn from what you have to what you want (to give), please keep the SVFC in mind. If you plan on shopping at Amazon please consider using our link for the Amazon Smile program:

sterlingfire.org/smile
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We hope you had a great Thanksgiving!  As thoughts turn from what you have to what you want (to give), please keep the SVFC in mind.  If you plan on shopping at Amazon please consider using our link for the Amazon Smile program:

sterlingfire.org/smile

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Happy to change over. I like to spread the love throughout the year.

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