Volunteer Information Session

The VIS has been temporarily moved to an online meeting due to the ongoing pandemic. Please fill out the Information Request Form to receive an invitation to the meeting or use the email link below to contact our recruitment team.

The next Volunteer Information Session (usually the first Thursday of the month) will be held on Thursday, Feb 4th, at 7:30pm , at Fire Station 18:
46700 Middlefield Drive Sterling VA 20165 ( <- Click for directions)
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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.

Recent news from SVFC:

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February 22nd, 1:53 pm

If your wipers are on, your headlights need to be on, too! 💡 Keep this in mind if you must travel today. 🌧️🚗🌨️ #VaWx #WipersOnLightsOn ... See MoreSee Less

February 18th, 6:08 am

Roads are already slippery in our area. Please use caution and stay off the roads if you can. Stay safe Sterling! ... See MoreSee Less

Roads are already slippery in our area. Please use caution and stay off the roads if you can. Stay safe Sterling!Image attachmentImage attachment
February 16th, 7:56 am

Thankfully we're not seeing power issues in our area today, but this is still a good reminder.Do you know what to do if you encounter a traffic signal that is not operating properly?

🚦 No Signal = treat as a 4-way stop
🚦 Flashing yellow = proceed with caution
🚦 Flashing Red = treat as a stop sign

Report inoperable traffic signals to 800-FOR-ROAD (800-367-7623).
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Thankfully were not seeing power issues in our area today, but this is still a good reminder.

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Thanks for the reminder! Our trucks are always on the road.

February 15th, 4:13 pm

New Sterling Park Safety Center

This week the reconstruction of the new Sterling Park Safety Center on Commerce Street, home to Sterling Volunteer Fire Company (SVFC) and Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad (SVRS), is kicking off. This comes after a long design and approval process in partnership between SVFC, SVRS, the Loudoun County Government, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors (with strong support from Chair Phyllis J. Randall and Supervisor Koran Saines) and Loudoun County Fire and Rescue (LCFR). The design team worked to develop a plan that would keep the station within financial budgets, and also stay within the limits of the space available. The plan also ensures the new station fits within the look and feel of Sterling Park.

Work begins with the demolition of the building behind the current station to make room for a temporary station that SVFC, SVRS, and LCFR will use to respond to emergencies while the new station is under construction. Operations are scheduled to move into the temporary station at the end of Spring 2021, and should return to the new station in late Summer 2022!

While in the same place, the new station will provide more space to account for the increase in emergency calls seen over recent years. Five larger doors will allow for easier, safer, and quicker response for emergency vehicles. The sleeping and living area is greatly expanded as compared to the old station to provide space for the increased number of Firefighters and EMTs that serve our community 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There will be a gym to help first responders maintain their health and fitness and the classroom areas are expanded to provide room for ongoing training and skill practice. There will also be areas that feature and exhibit the history of Sterling Volunteer Fire Company and the Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad (and a couple surprises to tie our future to our past).

See the attached photos (artist renditions) to get an idea of what the station is expected to look like. There's also a "fly-around" available at youtu.be/IGnjKyvW4k0
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New Sterling Park Safety Center

This week the reconstruction of the new Sterling Park Safety Center on Commerce Street, home to Sterling Volunteer Fire Company (SVFC) and Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad (SVRS), is kicking off.  This comes after a long design and approval process in partnership between SVFC, SVRS, the Loudoun County Government, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors (with strong support from Chair Phyllis J. Randall and Supervisor Koran Saines) and Loudoun County Fire and Rescue (LCFR).  The design team worked to develop a plan that would keep the station within financial budgets, and also stay within the limits of the space available.  The plan also ensures the new station fits within the look and feel of Sterling Park.

Work begins with the demolition of the building behind the current station to make room for a temporary station that SVFC, SVRS, and LCFR will use to respond to emergencies while the new station is under construction.  Operations are scheduled to move into the temporary station at the end of Spring 2021, and should return to the new station in late Summer 2022!

While in the same place, the new station will provide more space to account for the increase in emergency calls seen over recent years.  Five larger doors will allow for easier, safer, and quicker response for emergency vehicles.  The sleeping and living area is greatly expanded as compared to the old station to provide space for the increased number of Firefighters and EMTs that serve our community 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  There will be a gym to help first responders maintain their health and fitness and the classroom areas are expanded to provide room for ongoing training and skill practice.  There will also be areas that feature and exhibit the history of Sterling Volunteer Fire Company and the Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad (and a couple surprises to tie our future to our past).

See the attached photos (artist renditions) to get an idea of what the station is expected to look like.  Theres also a fly-around available at https://youtu.be/IGnjKyvW4k0Image attachmentImage attachment

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Going to be a beautiful Firehouse. Going to be weird not seeing the old station ran many calls from station 11. Congratulations to y’all.🚒🚑

Congratulations! This will be a big change from the original barn and the current station! 😊

I remember sleeping in the office park across the street and running across to get the rigs out.

While the old 11/15 will always hold a nostalgic place in my heart, it was really small 15 years ago. Congrats all!

When does the demo begin. I would like to get a brick for the memories.

Wow. It is wild to see the changes. My dad was a charter member of the rescue squad and I think the first president of the safety center.

Not moving across the street again into the old drugstore? 😁😁😁

Come a long way since the barn....looks great!

Great news

Nice

I see the vision and I love it! Great job 👏

Congratulations

I have not walked around to check, but at night I thought I saw a bubble (tent) behind the current station

I grew up in this station it’s gonna be sad to see it go!

Solor, green energy involved?

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February 13th, 12:23 pm

Sleet and freezing rain in our area folks. Limit travel and stay in if you can. Numerous accidents and injuries from falls already occurring throughout our region. Please stay safe!The onset of freezing rain can be especially dangerous, as it only looks like light rain is falling, but in fact, a thin layer of ice is forming on pavement and sidewalks. Be especially cautious if you must venture out today. ... See MoreSee Less

Sleet and freezing rain in our area folks. Limit travel and stay in if you can. Numerous accidents and injuries from falls already occurring throughout our region. Please stay safe!
February 12th, 12:33 pm

The SVFC is sad to announce the passing of Darlene Newcomer, a former member of the SVFC and a life member of the Scalp Level & Paint Volunteer Fire Department. Our thoughts are with Darlene's family and friends. More information can be found here:

www.meekfuneralhome.com/obituary/Darlene-Newcomer
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The SVFC is sad to announce the passing of Darlene Newcomer, a former member of the SVFC and a life member of the Scalp Level & Paint Volunteer Fire Department. Our thoughts are with Darlenes family and friends. More information can be found here:

https://www.meekfuneralhome.com/obituary/Darlene-Newcomer

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I'm so sad to hear this. She was fun to know and did many nice things for SVFC.

Sooo Sorry Sterling Volunteer Fire Company For The Passing Of One Of Your Fellow Firefighters 👩‍🚒 I’m Thinking Of You Guys Everyday From Now On

Thank you, Officer!

Prayers🙏

February 6th, 10:46 am

We are excited to announce our new date for Fire-N-Dice Casino Night 2021!

Let’s celebrate and send this pandemic packing Vegas style!

Mark your calendars for Saturday September 25, 2021.

See you at the tables!!

Visit sterlingfire.org/casino for more information.
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We are excited to announce our new date for Fire-N-Dice Casino Night 2021!

Let’s celebrate and send this pandemic packing Vegas style!

Mark your calendars for Saturday September 25, 2021.

See you at the tables!!

Visit http://sterlingfire.org/casino for more information.
February 5th, 7:44 pm

This is an important warning message for families in Sterling. There are a number of retention ponds, creeks, and other bodies of water in the Sterling area, and of course there is the Potomac River. There have already been several recent incidents--not necessarily involving fire and rescue--where kids playing on ice have fallen through. Remember...even if it is shallow water and you get out, now you are wet--with temps in the 30s, hypothermia is only minutes away. STAY SAFE! Stay off the ice!Frozen ponds and other waters may seem like a fun place to explore, play or go ice skating, but they are NOT safe. Ice in Northern Virginia isn’t thick enough for safe travel or recreation. ... See MoreSee Less

This is an important warning message for families in Sterling. There are a number of retention ponds, creeks, and other bodies of water in the Sterling area, and of course there is the Potomac River. There have already been several recent incidents--not necessarily involving fire and rescue--where kids playing on ice have fallen through. Remember...even if it is shallow water and you get out, now you are wet--with temps in the 30s, hypothermia is only minutes away. STAY SAFE! Stay off the ice!
February 5th, 8:00 am

Hello! Mark your calendars and roll up your sleeves for the SVRS-SVFC Blood Drive that will be held at Patton Hall on Thursday, February 25th from 10am to 4pm.

www.inovabloodsaves.org/index.cfm?group=op
(In the search engine type in "Sterling" in the location (not the zip code)...Sterling Volunteer Rescue and Sterling Volunteer Fire should pop up!)

As you are aware, Inova Blood Services has been a huge partner bringing blood product into the field where it may be needed most. In two recent incidents the ability of providers to administer whole blood to a patient before arrival at the hospital was instrumental in the outcome and prognosis for the future. It is our intent to sponsor Blood Drives throughout the year in an effort to increase our visibility to our community and to help raise awareness for blood donation in our area. The link above will take you to a page where you can sign up to donate. For others who prefer a more supportive role, there will be a sign up opportunity for that as well.

Spread the word and let's get this calendar filled!
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Hello! Mark your calendars and roll up your sleeves for the SVRS-SVFC Blood Drive that will be held at Patton Hall on Thursday, February 25th from 10am to 4pm.

https://www.inovabloodsaves.org/index.cfm?group=op
(In the search engine type in Sterling in the location (not the zip code)...Sterling Volunteer Rescue and Sterling Volunteer Fire should pop up!)

As you are aware, Inova Blood Services has been a huge partner bringing blood product into the field where it may be needed most.  In two recent incidents the ability of providers to administer whole blood to a patient before arrival at the hospital was instrumental in the outcome and prognosis for the future.  It is our intent to sponsor Blood Drives throughout the year in an effort to increase our visibility to our community and to help raise awareness for blood donation in our area.  The link above will take you to a page where you can sign up to donate.  For others who prefer a more supportive role, there will be a sign up opportunity for that as well.

Spread the word and lets get this calendar filled!

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All signed up - Anything to get out of the house more!

February 1st, 7:35 pm

This is a reminder why we ask that everyone slow down and move over...for our fire trucks, for police vehicles, for tow trucks. If you see red, blue, or amber lights ahead...SLOW down and MOVE over. Please! Thankful that in this case no fire and rescue personnel were injured.

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This is a reminder why we ask that everyone slow down and move over...for our fire trucks, for police vehicles, for tow trucks. If you see red, blue, or amber lights ahead...SLOW down and MOVE over. Please! Thankful that in this case no fire and rescue personnel were injured.

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Hope Those Firefighters Are Doing Ok

I spent two years w BCC Rescue Squad. Glad no injuries.

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