Volunteer Information Session

The April Volunteer Information Session will be held on Thursday, April 6th, 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

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. 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.

Put a freeze on winter fires

Put a freeze on winter fires

Home fires occur more in winter than in any other season. Heating is the 2nd leading cause of winter fires, after cooking.

To help keep you and your family safe consider the following:

  • Keep flammable materials at least 3 ft away from any heat source
  • Keep any portable generators outside and as far from your home as possible. An attached garage is NOT outside.
  • Install Carbon Monoxide detectors and test them monthly.
  • If you have a fireplace have it inspected annually.
  • Store cooled ashes in a tightly covered metal container outside at least 10 feet from any structures.
  • Plug only 1 heat producing appliance into an electrical outlet at a time, and never into a power strip or extension cord.

Recent news from SVFC:

March 24th, 12:43 pm

Information about the call at Gold's Gym that the Sterling career staff responded to on Tuesday afternoon. Chief 611 assisted at the command post and SVFC volunteers staffed additional units during this event.Fire at Sterling Gold’s Gym Ruled Accidental

Sterling, VA. - Quick actions on the part of Gold’s Gym employees helped avoid injuries after Tuesday afternoon’s explosion and resulting fire.
Just before 4:30pm Tuesday, March 21st, the Loudoun County Emergency Communication Center received multiple 9-1-1 calls advising of a possible structure fire at Gold’s Gym located at 46262 Cranston Street.
Fire and Rescue crews from Sterling Park, Cascades, Ashburn, Lansdowne, Leesburg and Kincora responded to the scene, along with multiple command officers. Upon arrival, firefighters encountered significant smoke conditions inside the structure and immediately requested additional fire and rescue resources.
Fire and rescue personnel ensured all neighboring occupancies were evacuated and upon entering, located a small fire in the rear of Gold’s Gym. While inside the gym, firefighters discovered significant structural damage to the walls and temporarily withdrew for fear of collapse. Once utilities could be secured and it was verified the structure was safe to re-enter, crews ensured there was no residual fire and worked to ventilate the structure. Due to the size of the building, a large mobile ventilation unit from the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority was requested to clear remaining smoke from the structure.
The Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office conducted an investigation and determined the cause of the fire to be accidental. A significant electrical failure occurred involving a high voltage line at or near the same time a fuel air explosion occurred involving methane gas. The facility had been placed on “fire watch” earlier in the day due to problems with the electrical power supply to the fire alarm system. Gold’s Gym personnel were aware of the electrical issues and when they noticed dimming lights, they quickly evacuated everyone from the building. With all patrons and employees safely outside before the explosion occurred, staff prevented potential injuries or deaths.
Minimal burning occurred in the Gold’s Gym building as the fire was contained by the automatic sprinkler system. The adjacent Marshalls business received minor water damage and the electric and gas services to the entire complex were temporarily turned off. Damages are estimated at $500,000.00.

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Information about the call at Golds Gym that the Sterling career staff responded to on Tuesday afternoon.  Chief 611 assisted at the command post and SVFC volunteers staffed additional units during this event.

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Melissa Slago Raeside

Wowsa!

" large mobile ventilation unit " (i.e., air boat)

good work by the Fire Dept.... (now can I make a "feel the Burn" gym joke?)

March 23rd, 6:26 am

SVFC On The Move

On Wednesday evening units from the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department were operating on a 2 alarm fire in Vienna. When they asked Loudoun County Fire and Rescue for assistance Engine 611 was dispatched to fill in for Engine 429 in Tysons Corner. They were joined by Tower Ladder 436 (Frying Pan). During their tour Engine 611 responded to an elevator entrapment (along with Rescue 414 from Burke), and a carbon monoxide alarm in Vienna.
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SVFC On The Move

On Wednesday evening units from the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department were operating on a 2 alarm fire in Vienna.  When they asked Loudoun County Fire and Rescue for assistance Engine 611 was dispatched to fill in for Engine 429 in Tysons Corner.  They were joined by Tower Ladder 436 (Frying Pan).  During their tour Engine 611 responded to an elevator entrapment (along with Rescue 414 from Burke), and a carbon monoxide alarm in Vienna.

March 15th, 7:09 am

A message from our career partners in Sterling Park:Help us help you! Make sure your front walkways and steps are clear. This will help to expedite the care you will receive and prevent injuries to yourself. Remember to help your neighbors that can't do this themselves. #611inthepark #helpyourneighbors ... See MoreSee Less

A message from our career partners in Sterling Park:

March 12th, 5:37 pm

When you're digging out from the snow we're expecting, don't forget to clear out your neighborhood fire hydrant. Please clear 3' all around, and a path to the street. Should you or your neighbors have an emergency we want to help as soon as possible. The time we take finding and digging out the hydrant keeps us from doing other things. ... See MoreSee Less

When youre digging out from the snow were expecting, dont forget to clear out your neighborhood fire hydrant.  Please clear 3 all around, and a path to the street.  Should you or your neighbors have an emergency we want to help as soon as possible.  The time we take finding and digging out the hydrant keeps us from doing other things.

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March 9th, 3:54 pm

TBT courtesy of Loudoun County Sheriff's Office#ThrowbackThursday features a Future LCSO Deputy and Future Loudoun County Fire and Rescue Assistant Chief.

Pictured are Sterling Volunteer Fire Company firefighters sitting down and decompressing after an intensive training drill in March of 1986. During the drill a room exploded into a fireball causing what is called a backdraft. One man dove down the stairs and the other jumped out a second floor window to escape the fire.

The two men pictured are Loudoun County Fire and Rescue Assistant Chief Matt Partlow and LCSO Deputy First Class Victor Lopreto.
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TBT courtesy of Loudoun County Sheriffs Office

March 5th, 8:22 am

Come find out how you can be part of the Sterling Fire family. We need folks to ride the trucks and we need folks to manage the company (recruitment, fund raising, 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: tinyurl.com/svfc-virf

Apr 6, 7:00pmSterling Volunteer Fire CompanyCome find out how you can be part of the Sterling Fire family. We need folks to ride the trucks and we need folks to manage the company (recruitment, fund raising, 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: tinyurl.com/svfc-virf
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SVFC April Volunteer Information Session

March 2nd, 6:37 am

Our career partners from LCFR Engine and Tower 11 - Sterling Park serving the community.Loudoun County Fire and Rescue Local 3756 members located at the Sterling Park Fire Station participated in National Reading month at Guilford Elementary school today. Members read books to 14 different classrooms to help promote the joy and value of shared reading to children. #nationalreadingmonth ... See MoreSee Less

Our career partners from LCFR Engine and Tower 11 - Sterling Park serving the community.