Announcement

Announcement: New Member Orientation

Filed under: Announcements,Recruitment,SVFC — Kelly O'Grady @ 00:00
Interested in becoming part of our growing family?
Sterling Volunteer Fire Company is always looking for new members to help staff our fire trucks and/or perform basic administrative functions around the station. No experience necessary and all training is FREE. Our next new member orientation is Sunday, 12/21/2014 at 7pm held at Fire Station 18 (46700 Middlefield Drive Sterling VA 20165). For more information e-mail membership@sterlingfire.org.
Please bring two forms of ID, a letter of reference, and a recent copy of your DMV driving record to orientation, if possible. If you are under eighteen years old and desire to be a new member, we recommend you bring your parent/guardian and a copy of your recent school transcript with you. We look forward to meeting you!
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December 3, 2014

Kitchen Fire for Crew 3

Filed under: Calls,Crew 3,Photos — Jeff Brown @ 07:48

Just after 9pm on Tuesday night Engines 618, 624, Tower 611, Captain 611, and Medic 625B (Sterling Rescue) were alerted for a stove fire. Engine 618 arrived on scene to find light smoke coming from the garage of a single family home. They began to advance a hoseline while Engine 624 established a 2nd water supply and prepared a 2nd hoseline, and Tower 611 began to search the home to confirm that everybody was out safely. Captain 611 established command and requested that the call be upgraded to a house fire. This added Engine 611, Engine and Rescue 439 (Fairfax – Northpoint), Truck 606 (Ashburn), Battalion 601, and Fire Marshal 614. The fire was quickly knocked down and once it was determined that it was completely out the additional units were returned to service. Sterling units remained on scene assisting the Fire Marshal with the investigation, clearing smoke from the house, and minimizing water damage.

Photos by: Alex Krosse

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December 1, 2014

Elections for 2015 Officers

Filed under: Announcements — Jeff Brown @ 21:11

At every December General Membership Meeting the SVFC elects members to serve in elected positions the following year. The results of the election on Monday, December 1st:

Chief: Bill Graham
President: Andy Gode
Vice President: David Payne
Secretary: Kelly O’Grady
Treasurer: Nadine DuVal
BOD members at large : Mike Blinn, Mike Salazar, George Short, Patrick Todd

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Apparatus For Sale!

Filed under: Announcements,Apparatus — Jeff Brown @ 10:27

With the two new engines in service the SVFC is announcing the sale of the following:

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1996 Pierce Dash
Series 60 Detroit 470 HP with Jacobs brake
Allison HT740 Transmission
Waterous 1500 gpm single stage pump
Onan diesel generator 7.5kw
750 gallon poly tank

Mileage 100,458

Asking $60,000 – offers accepted

2010_wagon611

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2004 Pierce Lance (split tilt cab)
Series 60 Detroit 470 HP with Jacobs brake
Allison EVS 4000 transmission
Hale 1500 gpm single stage pump
1250 gallon Poly tank with side dumps
Harrison 10KW hydraulic generator with 200′ cord reel
portable dump tank

Mileage 130,000+

Asking $100,000 – offers accepted

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Additional information available upon request.

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Email inquiries to snewcomer@sterlingfire.org

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November 19, 2014

First Call for SPFD

Filed under: Calls,History — Jeff Brown @ 15:30

Exactly 48 years ago, at 3:30pm on Saturday, November 19, 1966, the Sterling Park Fire Department was dispatched for the first time. 13 members responded, along with the Ashburn Volunteer Fire Rescue Department and Herndon Company 4, for a barn fire in Sterling Park.

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November 14, 2014

Townhouse Fire for Crew 2

Filed under: Calls,Crew 2 — Jeff Brown @ 08:18

Just before 11pm on Thursday Engine and Quint 618, Engine 624, Engine 611, Engine and Rescue 439 (Fairfax – Northpoint), Tower 606 (Ashburn), Trauma 635 (Sterling Rescue), Battalion 601 (Staffed by SVFC), Chief 611, EMS 601, and Fire Marshal 611 were dispatched for a townhouse fire in Sugarland. Engine 618 and Chief 611 arrived to find smoke to the rear of the townhouse. Engine 618 located the source of the smoke, but found no fire. While units handled that issue other units searched neighboring townhomes to confirm that there were no other hazards, and that the smoke originated from a single source. The initial problem was resolved, no further hazards were found, and units began to return to service.

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November 1, 2014

E611 in service

Filed under: Announcements,Apparatus,Audio — Jeff Brown @ 11:52

The new Engine 611 is now in service in Sterling Park. She’s a 2014 Smeal Spartan pumper with a 1500GPM Waterous Pump, 750 gallons of water, and 20 gallons of Class A foam. She’s powered by a 450hp Cummins ISL9.

Sterling E611 2014 Smeal wm
Photo by: Mike Sanders

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October 27, 2014

Change your clock, change your battery!

Filed under: Announcements,PSA — Jeff Brown @ 17:42

With the end of Daylight Saving Time just around the corner (clocks “fall back” at 2am on Sunday Nov. 2nd), will you remember to change the batteries in your smoke detectors and CO Detectors when you change your clocks?

On average, families have less than three minutes from the time the first smoke alarm sounds to escape a fire. Working smoke alarms provide the early warning and critical extra seconds needed to escape and cut the risk of dying in home fire structures in half.

When you set your clock back, use the extra hour to make a life-saving change in your household — change and test the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors — and remind your friends, family and neighbors to do the same. This simple act takes just a moment, but it is the best defense your family has against the devastating effects of a home fire.

Remember to check the expiration date on your smoke detectors. The life expectancy of smoke detectors is 8 to 10 years. If they are at least 8 years old, it’s time to replace them.

In addition, smoke alarms should be tested once a month and if an alarm “chirps”, warning the battery is low, replace the battery right away.

If you need assistance please call us at the fire station and we’ll be happy to come and help.

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Busy Shift for Crew 6

Filed under: Calls,Crew 6,Photos — Jeff Brown @ 11:11

Crew 6 began a 37 hour shift (Friday night until Sunday morning) at 6pm on Friday. Two hours later Engines 618, 624, 611B, Tower 611, Safety Officer 618, and Captain 611, along with Engine and Rescue 439 (Fairfax – Northpoint), Truck 606 (Ashburn), Ambulance 635 (Sterling Rescue), EMS and Battalion 601 (LCFR), were dispatched for an apartment fire in Cascades. The fire was contained to the exterior of the building. A few hours later Engine 611B and Tower 611 were dispatched to Dulles Airport for smoke in the terminal. Sterling units were assigned to the roof, where they located a malfunctioning HVAC unit causing the smoke. That was followed by a reported inside gas leak in Sterling. On Saturday afternoon, following a handful of medical calls, Engine 611B was dispatched with Medic 625 (SVRS) for a bicyclist struck by a vehicle in Sterling Park. Captain 611 and Safety Officer 618 added on due to the nature of the call. A helicopter was requested to fly the patient, bringing Fairfax 1 and Engine 618 to handle the landing zone.

Just after shift change Crew 2 in Engine 611B responded to Fairfax County for a house fire in Herndon.

Photos from the Apartment Fire available HERE.

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October 25, 2014

New Engines coming soon

Filed under: Apparatus,Photos — Jeff Brown @ 18:10

The SVFC hopes to have the new Engine 611 and Engine 624 in service in just a few weeks. They recently posed for some portraits with local apparatus photographer Mike Sanders:

Sterling 2014 Group Smeal rev wm

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