Volunteer Information Session

The next Volunteer Information Session (usually the first Thursday of the month) will be held on Thursday, October 3rd, 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.

Safe Students in Sterling

Safe Students in Sterling

Whether your a student, parent, or just driving through the neighborhood YOU play a key role in keeping Sterling's students safe. Everybody needs to work together for this to happen.

Recent news from SVFC:

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September 14th, 10:45 am

The SVFC is out at the 27th Annual Dulles Day Festival & Plane Pull Event event today with Canteen 611 supporting the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Fire and Rescue Department, Police, other public safety personnel, MWAA staff, and volunteers. Come on out and see all the classic cars, planes, and vendors!

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Big shout out from PWC for providing food and beverage. We truly appreciated it.

September 11th, 8:50 pm

The SVFC was once again honored to host Boy Scout Troop 950 this evening as they held their annual US flag retirement ceremony at SVFC Station 18 in Cascades. Congratulations to the Troop for a job well done running the ceremony! ... See MoreSee Less

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So proud of some of my old students! I’ve been honored to watch them do this each year 🇺🇸

September 11th, 12:25 pm

The SVFC was honored to be a part of the MISSION BBQ September 11 remembrance ceremony today at noon. Today as we think about all that happened 18 years ago, we pause to honor all those who serve in our military, and those first responders who lost their lives on that day—and the many more who have passed since then as a result of their service that day—and we honor those who serve today.

#NeverForget

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Loudoun County Sheriff's Office
Loudoun County Volunteer Fire-Rescue
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September 11th, 11:18 am

On the morning of Tuesday, September 11th, 2001, Sterling Fire was dispatched to Fairfax County for a station fill. The units, with volunteer and career staffing, were continually moved through the county and were eventually sent to Arlington County to fill there. Their ultimate destination was the Pentagon. SVFC and Loudoun County Fire and Rescue teamed up later that day to send a task force to the Pentagon. In the days following SVFC members also served at the World Trade Center in New York City. Then, as now, SVFC proudly served our community, and on that day was privileged to serve our nation. ... See MoreSee Less

On the morning of Tuesday, September 11th, 2001, Sterling Fire was dispatched to Fairfax County for a station fill. The units, with volunteer and career staffing, were continually moved through the county and were eventually sent to Arlington County to fill there. Their ultimate destination was the Pentagon. SVFC and Loudoun County Fire and Rescue teamed up later that day to send a task force to the Pentagon. In the days following SVFC members also served at the World Trade Center in New York City. Then, as now, SVFC proudly served our community, and on that day was privileged to serve our nation.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Thank you. First responders are such special people.

So proud of our son Julian & grateful to all the volunteers & first responders . May God bless you

Something I definitely didn’t know... I grew up down the street from the Arlington station pictured

Thank you for your service past and present. <3

Thank you all!❤️

Thank you! From A United Airlines Flight Attendant

Thank you ❤️

thank you!

Thank you for your service. ❤️

Thank you for your service that day and every day

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September 11th, 3:43 am

A message from the SVFC president written a few years ago for the members of the SVFC, but worth sharing (again) here:

Today is the anniversary of the attacks of September 11th. As we all watch the various ceremonies on television, see the flags flying at half-mast, and listen to the various speeches, I want to take a minute to remind everyone that September 11th happened to the Sterling Volunteer Fire Company, too.

On the morning of September 11th, 2001, the SVFC started our day as we do every Tuesday. The Volunteers made the handoff to the day staff and everyone went off to their regular day job. By 9:30 AM, things were different. The news reports were streaming images of a nation under attack with a sense of confusion and uncertainty. Nobody knew what was going to happen next. But we did know that the SVFC was prepared, willing, and able to respond.

By 9:30 AM, SVFC Volunteers were leaving their regular day jobs and reporting for an uncertain duty at Stations 11 and 18. Loudoun County Fire and Rescue Assistant Fire Chief Jack Brown was at Fire Station 18. He was fielding telephone calls from the Loudoun County EOC, Fairfax County EOC, and the Arlington County EOC. Loudoun County was requested to move a Task Force forward toward the Pentagon and the SVFC was the most logical starting point. AC Brown assembled a team of Volunteers and LCFR employees staffed on two engines and Quint 11 (now Truck 2 for the Great Cacapon Volunteer Fire Company) and headed eastward. As the morning progressed, this Task Force was moved ever forwarded until it reached the site of the attack at the Pentagon trimmed down to just Quint 11 and all of the staff. This mixed crew of 10 firefighters remained at the Pentagon and was rotated out on 12-hour shifts for a total of 3 shifts and 30 firefighters.

The SVFC response was not limited to just the firefighters at the Pentagon. Several crews were assembled to staff various units to include cross staffing Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad 615 and relocating it to Arlington and moving other units to include the HazMat trailer to stations in Fairfax and Arlington.

The response was not just limited to the operational firefighters. Many SVFC associate members reported to our stations to staff the constantly ringing telephones, help prepare meals, and provide other much needed administrative support.

By the end of the day, Station 18 had become the Eastern rally point for staff and resources for Loudoun County. At the peak, there were over 200 Volunteers from various stations standing by at Station 18.

In the days to follow, two SVFC members (Andrew Holt and Berl Jones) had the opportunity to travel to New York City and assist with support activities at one of the affected firehouses. The loss of the 343 firefighters in New York was felt by us all and was witnessed firsthand by these two members.

One of the things that I took away from those days in September was that while being a Volunteer in the SVFC starts with mundane tasks such as showing up to duty and resetting fire alarms, we have the capability to do so much more and to make a real difference - even on a national scale. Along with this comes an enormous responsibility, not only to the citizens of Loudoun County but to a nation that depends on its first responders and to the brotherhood we share with all firefighters.

Below is the roll call list of all SVFC members that were part of the September 11th response. While some of the names have come and gone, there are many that remain. I recommend that you reach out to these folks to learn more about the details and varied missions of that day.

Purvis (Agnolet), Deborah
Banman, Jeffrey
Banner, Frank
Benham, Brett
Bischoff, Johnny
Brown, Jeff
Bucy, Mike
Cahill, Dan
Carter, Dave
Clements, Randy
Davis, Geoff
Featherstone, Mark
Fierstien, David
Firmin, Keith
Flemming, Stuart
Gillespie, Randall
Gingras, Steve
Grant, Charles
Graves, Eric
Haddad, Julian
Jones, Berl
Ketcham, Dan
Kiser, Jim
Knoel, Roger
Lam, Gary
Lindstrom, Jeffrey
Loraine, Charles
Loraine, Karen
Lusk, Tom
Maffett, Fletcher
Makowski, Kevin
Mason, Kip
Might, Eric
Miller, Seaver
Munsey, Melissa
Nehls, Ren
O'Brien, Mike
Opett, Rick
Pye, Robert
Radcliffe, Scott
Robertson, Troy
Roman, Bill
Schwiesthal (Bischoff), Danielle
Short, David
Short, George
Starling, Jonathan
Taylor, Beverly
Todd, Patrick
Trevarrow, Jim
Tucker, David
Valetti, Jon-Erik
Weber, Bob
Wilder, West
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thank you for posting this! my heart is heavy with not only this day, but your acknowledgment of this statement.

Thank you all.

Many thanks to all of you for being there.

thank you!

September 10th, 7:38 pm

The SVFC is out at Miller's Ale House for a fundraiser for the SVFC! The fundraiser is going on until 9pm! Please come visit Miller’s and support us! We’ll be here with the fire trucks for a little while so the kids can check out the trucks! Big thanks to Miller’s for sponsoring this fundraiser! ... See MoreSee Less

August 29th, 2:30 pm

Many ways to get the information you need to be prepared and help keep yourself safe.Staying informed helps you stay prepared: There are TONS of official social media accounts we recommend following to receive critical and relevant information before, during and after a disaster. Below are a few: ... See MoreSee Less

Many ways to get the information you need to be prepared and help keep yourself safe.

August 27th, 7:51 pm

Please share far and wide. Let's help this wedding ring find it's rightful owner.Lots of folks will empty ashtrays of change for MDA when we collect to Fill The Boot. Sometimes we find all sorts of goodies when we sort through change. If you lost a wedding ring during the excitement of donating today, message us privately with where you think you lost it at and we'll get it back to you.

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Please share far and wide.  Lets help this wedding ring find its rightful owner.

August 27th, 9:35 am

Look for our career partners raising money for Muscular Dystrophy Association in the days ahead. ... See MoreSee Less

Look for our career partners raising money for Muscular Dystrophy Association in the days ahead.Image attachmentImage attachment

August 26th, 8:26 am

On Saturday, the SVFC and Cub Scout Pack 950 held their annual Water Battle. Who won? Tough to say. Everyone was wet. But ultimately, our community wins. That's because, while this looks fun (and it is!) there is a lot of knowledge, skill and hustle that must be employed to establish a water supply, supply the attack lines, carry out support tasks, and put water where it is needed via the aerial. So the only real difference between the water battle and a regular training session was...the Cub Scouts! Thanks again to Pack 950 for a great training exercise and a fun time!

More pictures and video here! sterlingfire.smugmug.com/Cub-Scout-Water-Battle-2019/
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That looked fun

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