Volunteer Information Session

The next Volunteer Information Session (usually the first Thursday of the month) will be held on Thursday, March 1st, 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.

Winter Watch:  Protect Your Pipes

Winter Watch: Protect Your Pipes

It doesn't take long for water pipes to freeze during extreme cold spells, especially when temperatures dip below 32F. If your pipes freeze you may not have water, and if they burst you'll also have to deal with ice and water damage. As we head into the coldest months of the season, it's important to protect your pipes as much as possible.

Recent news from SVFC:

February 24th, 3:41 pm

Congratulations, Chief!Congratulations to our very own Chief Brower on being awarded the Virginia Career Fire Chief of the Year!!

Chief W. Keith Brower, Jr. is deserving of this award not only for his forty-four years of service to Loudoun County, but for his continued devotion to fire prevention across the Commonwealth. Chief Brower began his tenure in the fire service in 1973 and became the Chief of Loudoun Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Management in 2010. Under Brower’s leadership, the County transitioned from 17 separate organizations into one of the largest combined systems in the Commonwealth. Not only did Chief Brower champion this initiative, but he also took responsibility for this experiment and continues to meet the unique challenges this new system encounters. No one else could have done it. However, perhaps one of Chief Brower’s most important contributions to Virginia’s Fire Service is his unwavering passion and support for fire prevention. Brower has become a recognized leader for issues involving the development and implementation of the Statewide Fire Prevention Code. Chief Brower’s support of residential sprinklers and engagement with many national organizations is unprecedented. Chief Brower is highly respected in both Loudoun County and the Commonwealth of Virginia for his efforts and his ability to accomplish the mission.

Virginia Department of Fire Programs
Virginia Fire Chiefs Association, Inc.
Loudoun County Government
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Congratulations, Chief!

February 23rd, 8:59 am

Auto Accident with Entrapment for Crew 5

Shortly after shift change on Thursday evening Engine 611 was alerted, along with Loudoun County Fire and Rescue's Ambulance 623, for an auto accident in Sterling Park. E611 arrived to find a 2 vehicle accident with 1 patient trapped in the vehicle and asked for the call to be upgraded to an Entrapment assignment. This brought Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad's Rescue 615 along with Battalion 601, EMS 601, and Safety 600 from Loudoun. Tower 611 added to the call to provide additional manpower and equipment. Engine 611 was able to quickly make access to the patient and the additional resources were returned to service. A few hour later another auto accident with entrapment was reported in Sterling Park bringing similar resources, but arriving units found no entrapment and they were once again returned to service.
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February 22nd, 12:03 pm

Still in 2013 for this weeks #TBT, showing the SVFC getting ready to extinguish a car fire on Route 28 (Darrell Green Boulevard) ... See MoreSee Less

Still in 2013 for this weeks #TBT, showing the SVFC getting ready to extinguish a car fire on Route 28 (Darrell Green Boulevard)

February 21st, 8:19 am

It is with deep sorrow that the Sterling Volunteer Fire Company and the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System announces the passing of Robert “Bobby” Hannum. Robert Hannum, 95, was a veteran of the Army Air Corp during World War II. After serving his country he went to work and retired from the Defense Mapping Agency. His fire service career began with the Cabin John Park Volunteer Fire Department in Montgomery County, MD after his discharge from the Army and subsequently moved to Sterling Park in 1972 where he became associated with the SVFC.

Bobby was a fixture of Station 11, and was beloved by the Volunteers and Career staff alike in the station.

Rest In Peace, Bobby.
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We are so sorry for your loss.

Here is a photo of Bobby from around 1974. He is one of the many members that laid the foundation to the successful organization we enjoy today. Thank you Bobby and rest easy.

I remember Bob from my days at Sterling. A great friend who was dedicated to the Department at that time. To many stories to relate involving him from those days. RIP Bob!

Rip Bobby

February 16th, 10:39 pm

Did you know the first-ever 911 call was made 50-years ago today? The use of technology has come a long way since 1968.

In #Loudoun in 2018, residents can text 911 to report an emergency to the LCSO & Loudoun County Fire and Rescue. www.loudoun.gov/text911

Photo: Sheriff Roger F. Powell utilizing radio equipment donated by Arthur Godfrey in 1952 and a photo of the LCSO's current Emergency Communications Center.
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Thank YOU. dispatch heroes

February 15th, 7:03 am

Today's #TBT is from the summer of 2013 and features Engine 611 on the scene of a broken water main. ... See MoreSee Less

Todays #TBT is from the summer of 2013 and features Engine 611 on the scene of a broken water main.

February 14th, 2:49 pm

Happy Valentine's Day from the SVFC and UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute.Roses are red, violets are blue… close our doors at night if you love me too. Share the resources on closeyourdoor.org with someone special. #CloseBeforeYouDoze and have a safe #ValentinesDay! ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Valentines Day from the SVFC and UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute.

February 10th, 12:02 pm

The rain didn't stop the latest round of SVFC recruits from learning about ladders at Station 11 in Sterling Park this morning. If you think you'd like to join the next class (or help in a way that doesn't involve ladders and burning buildings) fill out the Volunteer Information Request Form at sterlingfire.org/virf to have one of our recruiters contact you. ... See MoreSee Less

The rain didnt stop the latest round of SVFC recruits from learning about ladders at Station 11 in Sterling Park this morning.  If you think youd like to join the next class (or help in a way that doesnt involve ladders and burning buildings) fill out the Volunteer Information Request Form at sterlingfire.org/virf to have one of our recruiters contact you.

February 9th, 11:35 am

Come enjoy a meal at Miller's Ale House in Sterling. 10% of all food proceeds (5pm until closing) will go to the SVFC. You MUST present the flyer! You can print it or just show it on your phone: tinyurl.com/ycyq4aek

Feb 28, 5:00pmMiller's Ale House Sterling, VACome enjoy a meal at Miller's Ale House in Sterling. 10% of all food proceeds (5pm until closing) will go to the SVFC. You MUST present the flyer! You can print it or just show it on your phone: tinyurl.com/ycyq4aek
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SVFC Fundraiser at Millers Ale House
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