Volunteer Information Session

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

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.

Back to School

Back to School

As summer draws to a close and children start heading back to school (Loudoun students start on Thursday, Aug 23rd), family life can get pretty hectic. It's important to remember – and share with your children – some key tips that will help keep them safe and healthy throughout the school year.

Recent news from SVFC:

Sterling Volunteer Fire Company shared Loudoun County Sheriff's Office's post.
Sterling Volunteer Fire Company

August 17th, 2:23 pm

Today is #NationalNonprofitDay and the LCSO would like to thank the Loudoun First Responders Foundation for all of their hard work, support and dedication during the past several years! #OneBadge #OneHeart #OneCommunity 🚔

The Foundation helps financially support active Loudoun County first responder personnel facing needs from injury, illness and conditions in the line of duty, and/or loss of active duty. To learn more about the Loudoun First Responders Foundation please visit their website at www.loudounfrf.org
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August 16th, 10:10 am

Happy Birthday SVFC

On August 16, 1966, Engine Company 11 was chartered in Sterling Park. The original Ford/LaFrance engine was housed in the barn, formerly part of the Edwards Dairy Farm, on W Holly Ave. Initially an all-volunteer company with one station and soon running multiple engines, Sterling expanded to a second station, becoming the first multi-station company in Loudoun. As demand for service grew Sterling led the way to what is now Loudoun County Fire Rescue by hiring the first paid firefighter in the county. Today, over 150 volunteers spend hundreds of hours each week maintaining and staffing three stations (another first for Loudoun), alongside our LCFR partners. Together we honor those who have gone before us by continuing to offer the highest quality fire protection to the citizens, businesses, and visitors to Sterling.
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Happy Anniversary!

Happy anniversary

Happy Birthday SVFD. I’m thankful to have been a part of such a great organization and for the lasting friendships I made there.

Thank you for all that you do.

Happy birthday 🚒 Thanks for all you do!

As a charter member.. I wish my baby (SPVFD) a very happy birthday.

Happy Anniversary SVFC where my dear brother spent so much time and dedication and my family before they moved to Florida. Best Wishes

Spent the past 19years volunteering and many more years to come

Happy Birthday

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Sterling Volunteer Fire Company shared Loudoun County Fire and Rescue's photo.
Sterling Volunteer Fire Company

August 11th, 4:16 pm

Help first responders find you! Make sure your home address is properly marked with large, reflective lettering and is not obstructed from view. #secondscount #911 #fireandrescue #loudoun ... See MoreSee Less

August 10th, 5:30 am

Townhouse Fire for Crew 4

About 90 minutes after shift change on Wednesday evening both Engine and Truck 611 were transferred to Fairfax County for station fills while Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units were busy on a fire in a parking garage. Less than 30 minutes later Engines 618, 624, Rescue 615 and Medic 625 from Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad, Engines 606 and 622 and Tower 606 from Ashburn Volunteer Fire Rescue Department - AVFRD, Truck 425 from Fairfax, and Battalions 601 and 603, EMS 601, and Safety Officer 601 from Loudoun County Fire and Rescue, were alerted for a townhouse fire in Sugarland. Since Truck 611 was filling at Station 425 (Reston) they were dispatched back to Sterling. Operations 600 added on due to being in the area. Engine 618 arrived on scene to find smoke showing from the townhouse, established command, and began fire attack. O600 arrived, assumed command, and requested a Rapid Intervention Team Level 1 (which was quickly returned). E624 established a water supply and performed an initial search to ensure that everybody was out safely. This function is normally assigned to the first arriving truck company, but E618 had quickly controlled the fire allowing E624 to divert from their assignment. Once the fire was confirmed extinguished crews began smoke removal while others did a more thorough search looking for any remaining occupants and making sure that there was no fire hidden elsewhere. Once the incident was stabilized units helped the fire marshal begin their investigation, continued to mitigate smoke and water damage, began to pack up, or returned to service. During this event Engine 620 and Truck 601 from Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company responded to a fire alarm in Sterling.
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Townhouse Fire for Crew 4

About 90 minutes after shift change on Wednesday evening both Engine and Truck 611 were transferred to Fairfax County for station fills while Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units were busy on a fire in a parking garage.  Less than 30 minutes later Engines 618, 624, Rescue 615 and Medic 625 from Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad, Engines 606 and 622 and Tower 606 from Ashburn Volunteer Fire Rescue Department - AVFRD,  Truck 425 from Fairfax, and Battalions 601 and 603, EMS 601, and Safety Officer 601 from Loudoun County Fire and Rescue, were alerted for a townhouse fire in Sugarland.  Since Truck 611 was filling at Station 425 (Reston) they were dispatched back to Sterling.   Operations 600 added on due to being in the area.  Engine 618 arrived on scene to find smoke showing from the townhouse, established command, and began fire attack.  O600 arrived, assumed command, and requested a Rapid Intervention Team Level 1 (which was quickly returned).  E624 established a water supply and performed an initial search to ensure that everybody was out safely.  This function is normally assigned to the first arriving truck company, but E618 had quickly controlled the fire allowing E624 to divert from their assignment.  Once the fire was confirmed extinguished crews began smoke removal while others did a more thorough search looking for any remaining occupants and making sure that there was no fire hidden elsewhere.  Once the incident was stabilized units helped the fire marshal begin their investigation, continued to mitigate smoke and water damage, began to pack up, or returned to service.  During this event Engine 620 and Truck 601 from Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company responded to a fire alarm in Sterling.Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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Thank you.

Teamwork!!! MANY MANY THANKS!!!

Thank you!

Great work.

August 9th, 10:26 am

Apartment Fire for Crew 2

Just before 7:00pm on Monday, Aug 6th, while heavy rains moved through the area, the SVFC was gathering for their monthly General Membership Meeting. The meeting was soon interrupted as Tower 611 was dispatched to Ashburn, but were returned to service soon after responding. A few minutes later Engine 618 was responding to an investigation call in Lowes Island. Just after that Engine and Tower 611, Engine 624, Engine 622 from Ashburn Volunteer Fire Rescue Department - AVFRD, Truck 601 from Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company, Rescue 439 and Battalion Chief 401 from Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, Medic 635 from Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad, and Battalion Chief, Safety, and EMS Supervisor 601 from Loudoun County Fire and Rescue, were alerted for a fire in a garden apartment. Callers reported smoke coming from a building. E618 and Tower 606 both cleared the calls they were on and responded, and Operations Chief 600 added on to the call. E624 and BC601 arrived and confirmed smoke from the structure. E624 and E611 became the fire attack group on the 4th floor, with E622B added later, while Tower 611 split their crew to search and gain access to the roof. Command requested a Rapid Intervention Team Level 1, which brought Engine 606 (Ashburn), Medic 622 (Ashburn), Rescue 620 (Leesburg), and Ambulance 615 (Sterling Park). Engine 618, Truck 601, and Tower 606 set up to the rear of the building, while Rescue 439 began evacuating residents. The fire attack group found fire in the attic space above the 4th floor and began extinguishing it. Once the fire was extinguished crews spent time ensuring that the fire hadn’t spread. Garden apartments, in particular, have many spaces that allow fire to travel great distances undetected, so a thorough and meticulous search is critical to making sure the fire is completely out. Canteen 611 responded to provide refreshments for crews during this extended incident. Also during this time Engine 439 (Reston) and Tower 436 (Frying Pan) responded to an unrelated fire alarm in Sterling, and Engine 601B (Leesburg) transferred to Fire Station 24 to ensure adequate coverage in the area.
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I don't think it is said enough, so thank you SVFC.

August 1st, 12:20 pm

Auto Accident for Crew 3

Just before 11pm on Thursday, July 26th, Engine 618 and Medic 625C from Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad were alerted for an auto accident on Route 7 near Northern Virginia Community College Loudoun Campus. With a report of 4 potential patients, Ambulance 615C from Sterling Park and Medic 622 from Ashburn Volunteer Fire Rescue Department - AVFRD were added to the call. E618 arrived to find a multi-car chain-reaction type accident. When the patient count went to 5 Medic 439 from Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, EMS Supervisor 601, and Engine 624 were alerted. Medic 615 from SVRS cleared the hospital and added on, as did ALS 615. Engine 439 responded along with Medic 439. Due to the size of this incident and number of units Battalion Chief 601 (Staffed by Chief 611 that night) was added to manage all the resources. Despite the large scope units from multiple agencies were able to work seamlessly together to evaluate, treat, and transport patients as needed, while others secured the damaged vehicles and ensured the scene was safe for both patients and responders. During the call Medic 623 was transferred to Station 635 to maintain EMS coverage in the area.
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Thank you for always being there.

I hope everyone is okay. Thank you for your dedication

I don't enjoy the accident (because I'm a human) but for someone from that area and that now lives on the other side of the country I do enjoy seeing places from back home

Oh no!! I hope everyone is ok!! Thank you to all Fire and Rescue and all police!!! Thank you for all you do!!!

Nic

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July 26th, 7:41 am

Today's #TBT is a photo from 1990-something and features of some of our members at a training burn (and an old Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad unit). ... See MoreSee Less

Todays #TBT is a photo from 1990-something and features of some of our members at a training burn (and an old Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad unit).

 

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OMG....This is scary. Dannie Wilson Doug Messitt, Ronnie Reddington, Chris Barry, My ugly young face..OMG..hahaha Pretty sure I see Wayne A Miller on the left and Laura Lasky Rinehart on the far right upper picture.

I think that photo was taken about where the 5 Guys is now - looking NNW across Route 7 towards the 777 intersection.

Think it was more mid to late 90s.

Hey that’s me in the background. I ate a lot of smoke that day.

Sterling Volunteer Fire Company shared Loudoun County Sheriff's Office's post.
Sterling Volunteer Fire Company

July 24th, 7:09 am

Morning #Loudoun! Let' start this rainy day right! Drivers turn on your wipers, head lights, reduce speeds, eyeballs peeled and put down the cell phones. ☔️ 🌧

Take it slow and leave following/reaction distance. #DriveSafe
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Most states have this law

Sterling Volunteer Fire Company shared Loudoun Career Fire Fighters Association - IAFF Local 3756's post.
Sterling Volunteer Fire Company

July 23rd, 6:05 pm

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Howard County Professional Fire Fighters Association and the LODD they experienced this morning. ... See MoreSee Less

Sterling Volunteer Fire Company shared Virginia Department of Emergency Management's post.
Sterling Volunteer Fire Company

July 23rd, 8:45 am

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