Over the years, Falcons Landing, the Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad and the Sterling Volunteer Fire Company have continued a unique relationship that has benefited not only these three organizations, but also the community at large.
For your part, the residents of Falcons Landing have raised over one million dollars and donated those funds to Sterling Rescue and Sterling Fire to procure life-saving equipment that benefited the community. Recently provided funding enabled Sterling Rescue to procure a new advance life-support vehicle and a new rescue boat that will enter operations during the summer of 2017. Sterling Fire has been able to purchase life-saving tools and add to their new fire engine fund. With your support, both organizations have been able to make a bigger difference in our community.
The Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad was established in 1964, and the Sterling Volunteer Fire Company was established in 1966. Operating from Fire/Rescue stations in Sterling Park, Cascades and Kincora (Dulles), Sterling Rescue and Sterling Fire provide around-the-clock emergency fire, medical and rescue response to the residents of Ashburn, Broad Run Farms, Cardinal Glen, Cascades/Lowes Island, Country- side, Dulles, Great Falls Forest, Oak Grove, Potomac Falls, Richland Acres, Sterling, Sterling Park and Sugarland Run.
Working in close coordination with Loudoun County Fire and Rescue, Sterling Rescue continues to be one of two remaining 24/7/365 Emergency Medical Services volunteer agencies in Loudoun County; Sterling Fire volunteers take over fire protection services from career staff from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., Monday through Friday and 24-hours-a-day on weekends, covering a large swath of Loudoun County. The mission of Sterling Res- cue is to provide the highest level of emergency medical care and technical rescue services to those who re- quire our assistance, while Sterling Fire provides fire protection and EMS first response. With over 180 active volunteer members, Sterling Rescue also supports an active special events team, a swift water rescue team and is active in many community events.
Sterling Rescue and Sterling Fire volunteers are from all walks of life, but they often have the same goal when joining their respective organizations: helping other people and serving their community. They say it in a va- riety of different ways, but it’s really all the same. While they may share a common goal, the men and women of Sterling Rescue and Sterling Fire volunteer for different reasons. Many enjoy the excitement and adrena- line rush that emergency service offers, while others feel it’s their obligation to serve their community. Every- one at Sterling Rescue and Sterling Fire is proud of being at their best while helping others who are dealing with what could be one of the worst moments in their lives.
The officers and members of both Sterling Rescue and Ster- ling Fire value their longtime partnership with Falcons Landing, and we thank you, the residents, for your gener- ous and unwavering support. We couldn’t do it without you! “Thanks a Million!”