Volunteer Information Session

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

Beat the Heat

Beat the Heat

As we experience high temperatures this summer the SVFC would like to remind you of these tips from the American Red Cross:
If you find a child or animal in a car without adequate cooling, call 9-1-1.
Signs of heat exhaustion can include muscular pains and spasms that usually occur in the legs or abdomen; cool, moist, pale, ashen or flushed skin; headache; nausea; dizziness; weakness; and exhaustion. Treat this by getting them to a cool place and make sure they're hydrated. If their condition does not improve or if he or she refuses water, has a change in consciousness, or vomits, call 9-1-1.

Ways you can prevent heat emergencies:
- Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids even if you do not feel thirsty. Avoid drinks with caffeine or alcohol.
- Postpone outdoor games and activities.
- Use a buddy system when working in excessive heat.
- Take frequent breaks if you must work outdoors.
- Never leave children or pets alone in enclosed vehicles.

Don't forget to check on your neighbor (and pets)!

Recent news from SVFC:

July 20th, 9:30 am

Today's #TBT goes back to 2004 and features the brand new Tanker 618. She later became Engine 624, and is currently serving as Engine 140 with the Northmoreland Township Volunteer Fire Company. ... See MoreSee Less

Todays #TBT goes back to 2004 and features the brand new Tanker 618.  She later became Engine 624, and is currently serving as Engine 140 with the Northmoreland Township Volunteer Fire Company.

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She's treating us very well too! Thank you for the smooth transition a few years ago!

July 19th, 11:34 am

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July 19th, 11:33 am

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July 17th, 9:40 am

Come join the SVFC for our annual open house. It will be held in conjunction with SterlingFest (and fire prevention week) and start as soon as we return from the parade. Come meet the volunteers, learn about our equipment and skills, and find out how you can help us help you!

Look here for an updated schedule as it becomes available.

To give you an idea of what to expect, here's the 2016 schedule:

10:00am – Parade (along Sterling Blvd)
11:15am – Stove Fire demonstration
11:30am – Firefighter gear demonstration
12:00pm – 2 Minute Drill competition
12:20pm – Ladder Truck climb
1:15pm – Stove Fire demonstration
1:30pm – Stokes Basket demonstration
3:00pm – Vehicle Extrication (car cutting) demonstration

Oct 7, 10:00amSVFC Station 611 - Sterling ParkCome join the SVFC for our annual open house. It will be held in conjunction with SterlingFest (and fire prevention week) and start as soon as we return from the parade. Come meet the volunteers, learn about our equipment and skills, and find out how you can help us help you!

Look here for an updated schedule as it becomes available.

To give you an idea of what to expect, here's the 2016 schedule:

10:00am – Parade (along Sterling Blvd)
11:15am – Stove Fire demonstration
11:30am – Firefighter gear demonstration
12:00pm – 2 Minute Drill competition
12:20pm – Ladder Truck climb
1:15pm – Stove Fire demonstration
1:30pm – Stokes Basket demonstration
3:00pm – Vehicle Extrication (car cutting) demonstration
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SVFC Annual Open House

July 15th, 4:14 pm

The SVFC was happy to join the Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad and Loudoun County Sheriff's Office at the Sterling Park Christian Church for their annual Public Safety Picnic.Hotdogs, burgers, and tons of fun was had by all today at the Sterling Park Christian Church 2017 Youth public safety picnic. Thank you to all who came out to say hi! ... See MoreSee Less

The SVFC was happy to join the Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad and Loudoun County Sheriffs Office at the Sterling Park Christian Church for their annual Public Safety Picnic.

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A big thank you to all who serve our community. It is important for our youth to know that emergency workers are the people to go to in emergencies.

Thank you for coming out

July 13th, 1:45 pm

Get educated and #beattheheat with these tips!
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July 13th, 7:52 am

Today's #TBT is another parade photo from the early 2000s, showing old Engine 18 and Tower 11 (and a bit of HazMat Support 18). ... See MoreSee Less

Todays #TBT is another parade photo from the early 2000s, showing old Engine 18 and Tower 11 (and a bit of HazMat Support 18).

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Bet I an in there somewhere driving lol

July 12th, 10:23 am

The American Red Cross serving Loudoun County is teaching CPR throughout the summer at the Cascades Library. Please consider spending a few hours of your life learning a skill that can save lives! If you can't make it next week look on their Facebook page for other dates/times.

Jul 19, 6:00pm21030 Whitfield Pl, Sterling, VA 20165-7222, United StatesThis course will prepare you to recognize and care for a variety of first aid, breathing, and cardiac emergencies involving adults, children and infants and meets OSHA/workplace requirements. This is a blended learning course including an online portion and an instructor-led classroom skill session. The online portion must be completed prior to attending the in-class portion and must be taken on a PC or tablet with a high speed Internet connection. Allow approximately 2 hours 30 minutes to complete theonline portion. Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a digital certificate for Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years. Please Note* Please be sure to bring proof of successful completion of online portion to class for instructor. Thank you
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Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED