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, Sept 3rd, 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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Sterling Volunteer Fire Company updated their cover photo.
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October 1st, 7:45 am

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September 25th, 12:00 pm

Motor Vehicle Accident (Rollover) - Friday Crew

Late last Friday (9-18) the SVFC Friday Crew was alerted to a vehicle accident with rollover. Units from SVFC, Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad, and Loudoun County Fire and Rescue responded to the incident, along with the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. The occupants of all vehicles self-extricated before units arrived. Vehicle occupants were evaluated by EMS personnel.
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Motor Vehicle Accident (Rollover) - Friday Crew

Late last Friday (9-18) the SVFC Friday Crew was alerted to a vehicle accident with rollover. Units from SVFC, Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad, and Loudoun County Fire and Rescue responded to the incident, along with the Loudoun County Sheriffs Office. The occupants of all vehicles self-extricated before units arrived. Vehicle occupants were evaluated by EMS personnel.Image attachmentImage attachment

September 25th, 9:11 am

Vehicle Crash for Friday Crew

Two weeks ago (9/11) after ordering (but not yet getting) dinner at a local restaurant Engine 611 was alerted, along with an EMS unit from Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad, for a vehicle crash. Units arrived to find a two vehicle crash with one patient still in the vehicle. While the EMS crew evaluated those involved the engine crew used our hydraulic tools to open a stuck door, allowing the person inside to be helped out and checked by EMS. Engine 611 remained on scene to assist with traffic control until the vehicles were removed. The crew from Tower 611 retrieved and delivered dinner to the Engine crew.
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Vehicle Crash for Friday Crew

Two weeks ago (9/11) after ordering (but not yet getting) dinner at a local restaurant Engine 611 was alerted, along with an EMS unit from Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad, for a vehicle crash.  Units arrived to find a two vehicle crash with one patient still in the vehicle.   While the EMS crew evaluated those involved the engine crew used our hydraulic tools to open a stuck door, allowing the person inside to be helped out and checked by EMS.  Engine 611 remained on scene to assist with traffic control until the vehicles were removed.  The crew from Tower 611 retrieved and delivered dinner to the Engine crew.Image attachment

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Hope no one was seriously hurt. GREAT job First Responders! Any word on the cause?

It appears that they were trying to convert their cars into a build it yourself kit. Nice work on extrication.

Thank you for all you do to keep us safe.

Thank y’all so much much appreciated

Glad you all got dinner. Ty

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September 24th, 11:17 am

Vehicle Rollover for Wednesday Crew

Early last Sunday (9/20) the SVFC Wednesday Crew (it was their turn in the Saturday night shift rotation) on Engine 618 was alerted along with units from Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad and Loudoun County Fire and Rescue for a vehicle rollover. They arrived to find a light SUV on it's side with two people inside, apparently uninjured. After initial vehicle stabilization and patient evaluation it was decided that the safest plan for all involved was to further stabilize the vehicle and then assists the occupants out. Rescue 635 arrived and their specialized equipment was used to secure the vehicle using opposing forces. Once that was completed those inside were assisted out and evaluated by EMS units.
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Scratching my head trying to figure out how one rolls over in that parking lot. Good job, SVFC!

Silly jeep owner

How?

September 23rd, 9:00 am

Hose and Ladder Operations Training for Tuesday Crew: Several weeks ago the Tuesday crew conducted some recruit training at a local school. While one recruit worked on hose operations, another laddered the side of a building. This included practicing how to tie up one of the big tools from the firetruck to safely hoist it up to the roof. ... See MoreSee Less

September 20th, 10:45 am

Come see us at today's Carz Cruizin to Cure Cancer, LLC car show at Belfort Furniture ... See MoreSee Less

Come see us at todays Carz Cruizin to Cure Cancer, LLC car show at Belfort FurnitureImage attachmentImage attachment

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looks like it was fun!

September 19th, 1:54 pm

The SVFC offers our condolences to Leo's family and to the SVRS family. Rest in peace, Chief.It is with profound sadness that I announce to you the passing of Leo C Kelly, PA. Leo was a life member of Sterling Rescue, becoming a member in 1974. He was the Rescue Chief from 1978-1981 and was the original owner of the ALS designation “CT1501” and the last system member to hold the radio designation “Sterling 1”. Leo’s passion for medicine began as an Army Corpsman who served in Vietnam. Decorated for his service, Leo brought his passion for the medical profession and more specifically EMS medical care to the Washington metropolitan area and to his home agency in Loudoun County. Leo earned his certification as a PA and worked for many years at the Heart Center of the Washington Hospital Center and later Providence Hospital. Leo was well known for his ability to teach the concepts of 12 lead EKG; breaking it down into a step by step process that became “the standard” throughout the region
Leo was a cornerstone of the foundation of EMS in Loudoun County that we know today. For decades he was the Chairperson of the County’s EMS Council and the Chairperson of the Loudoun County Fire-Rescue Commission. Leo served on the Northern VA EMS Council and was a member of the National Faculty to the American Heart Association. Leo received the state Jaycees award for outstanding contributions to public safety and the Northern Virginia’s EMS Council’s Award for Excellence in EMS. Leo's real passion was education and he would spend endless hours teaching new EMTs and ALS students. Leo was so instrumental in shaping the programs and mentoring the providers in our system that his contributions have been memorialized in the Leo C. Kelly, ALS Instructor Award which is presented to a system member each year who has shown outstanding achievement in ALS instruction.
Leo’s passing leaves a void in the Sterling Rescue Family that cannot be measured. At this time, our thoughts and prayers are extended to Leo’s daughter Shannon and to the other members of Leo’s immediate family. Funeral arrangements will be announced as they are finalized.

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The SVFC offers our condolences to Leos family and to the SVRS family. Rest in peace, Chief.

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So sorry to hear this. I was thinking about Leo last week after Randy Breton passed. I took my first EMT class in Feb 1976 in Sterling (@ 19 years old) and Leo was my instructor. Great memories. Rest well Leo.

I served in SVFD 1982-1985, and was President 1984-1985. Leo was a great EMT, Leader, man, and friend. SALUTE!🇺🇸

RIP

🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

September 18th, 9:00 am

Hose Operations Training with THU Crew: Recently, the Thursday crew ran a hose operations exercise to train recruit members on hose operation and firefighters on pump operations with the engine and tanker. ... See MoreSee Less

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keep up the good work!

Great pictures! Thank you.

September 16th, 9:11 am

Virtual 9/11 5K

This year's Arlington 9/11 5K was a virtual event, and 13 members of SVFC (and one probationary canine) participated this last weekend, 6 of whom did so by running across town from Station 618 to Station 611. That's certainly one way to do some first due familiarization!
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Virtual 9/11 5K

This years Arlington 9/11 5K was a virtual event, and 13 members of SVFC (and one probationary canine) participated this last weekend, 6 of whom did so by running across town from Station 618 to Station 611. Thats certainly one way to do some first due familiarization!Image attachmentImage attachment

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