The Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad has kicked off its 2013 Fund Drive and we ask that you consider making a tax-deductible donation this year. We are registered 501c3 and 100% volunteer organization providing critical emergency medical support to the community 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. During 2012, its 185 members provided over 121,000 hours of volunteer support to the community! You can donate on-line at the link below, or mail your donation to:
Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad
PO Box 253
Sterling, VA 20167-0253
See also http://www.sterlingrescue.org/donate/ our online site
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Help us educate our youth on the 2003 Safe Haven Act, which allows babies 14 days or younger to be left with an employee at a hospital emergency room or firehouse rescue squad
We have two locations in our #Sterling community. 104 East Commerce St in Sterling Park and 46700 Middlefield Dr in Cascades
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We see all of the end of year donations coming in and they are very much appreciated. We are still 20 Thousand short of our goal.
Your $10 really makes a difference so don't feel like you have to break the bank to help. We encourage online donation through our secure system - see the links below.
We extend our thoughts and prayers to the family & friends of the 19 firefighters who have given the ultimate sacrifice yesterday 06/30/2013. The 19 firefighters perished while fighting the wildfires in Prescott, AZ. They well never be forgotten and will always be in our thoughts. Rest easy brothers we'll take it from here.
Sterling Rescue Open House 18 May - On Mission - One Team
Located in northern Virginia, on the eastern side of Loudoun County, the Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad has been serving its community since 1964. This all-volunteer organization has over 185 members, with one third Advanced Life Support (ALS) certified. Located in one of the fastest growing counties in the nation, the rescue squad serves a population of 80,000 and responded to 7,800 calls in 2012. Additionally, the volunteers have donated over 121,000 hours in service of the community and saved Loudoun County taxpayers 4.3 million dollars this past year. See http://www.sterlingrescue.org for more information.
On May 18th, Sterling Rescue is hosting an Open House inside the Dulles Town Center Mall from 12 Noon until 3 PM. The event commemorates National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week where the theme is “One Mission - One Team.” There will be opportunities to see and explore EMS vehicles, ambulance, squad truck, rescue boat, EMS vehicles and talk with Paramedics about its lifesaving use. There will be CPR demonstrations and activities for children. The event also includes Public Safety and Medical team partners from Sterling Volunteer Fire Company, and Loudoun County Sheriff’s Department.
The Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad is actively involved in public education and offers monthly CPR classes within the community. The rescue squad placed two AEDs in every high school in Loudoun County, prompting the county superintendent to deploy public access defibrillators in every elementary school and middle school.
Sterling’s disaster task force, NOVA TF-8, has responded to calls such presidential inaugurations, county floods, hurricanes, planes crashes, the September 11, 2004, attack on the Pentagon, and Hurricane Katrina. The Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad was awarded the Virginia Governor’s Award for Outstanding EMS Agency in 1999, and in 2004 it became the first recipient of the Northern Virginia EMS Council’s Best EMS Agency award. In 2006 Sterling Rescue was awarded EMS Gold Award as Best Volunteer Agency in the United States by EMS World Magazine. Most recently, they received the Higgins Langley Memorial Award – Special Commendation Award at the annual National Association of Search and Rescue Conference in 2012 for a water rescue in Fairfax County.
If you are looking for a challenge and sincerely interested in serving your community, here is a great opportunity to meet the staff of dedicated and professional volunteer EMS agency.
We will get a lot of very valuable training while cutting up these vehicles. It improves the readiness and skills of our members. Thank you for supporting the #volunteers of Sterling.
46700 Middlefield Drive, Sterling, VA, 20165 (Station 25 & Business Administration)
104 East Commerce Street Sterling VA 20164 (Station 15)
SVRS is one of the few 100% volunteer operated Emergency Medical Service (EMS) agencies in Northern Virginia. We have been in operation almost 50 years and we are located in the suburban community of Sterling, Virginia. Sterling is located about 25 miles northwest of Washington, DC. SVRS provides EMS & Rescue response to the residents of the neighborhoods of Broad Run Farms, Cardinal Glen, Cascades, Countryside, Dulles, Great Falls Forest, Lowes Island, Oak Grove, Potomac Falls, Richland Acres, Sterling, Sterling Park and Sugarland Run or to locations directed by Loudoun Country Fire & Rescue.Sterling Rescue's service area is bounded by the Potomac River to the north, Dulles Airport to the south, the Fairfax County line to the east, and Ashburn to the west. Overall, our response area covers about 25 square miles of eastern Loudoun County, Virginia, serving a population of approximately 28,000.
It is the mission of the Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad to provide the highest level of emergency medical care and Rescue services to those that require our assistance. We do it with dedication, excellence and compassion. Our 185 active members and 7 ambulances provide around the clock professionally trained Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) and Paramedics responding to emergencies ranging from chest pain or trouble breathing to automobile injuries. We then provide medical transport to most appropriate and nearest hospital. We annually donate over 120,000 hours to our community and save Loudoun County over $4.3 million dollars.
SVRS provides more than just emergency medical care. Rescue services and other dedicated programs enhance the value of SVRS to the community.
Rescue operations are primarily conducted from Rescue 615, a heavy rescue apparatus. This vehicle carries extrication equipment for automobile accidents and numerous pieces of specialty equipment for rescue situations. This vehicle has a light tower to provide lighting of nighttime incident scenes and self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) cylinders used in firefighting and other rescue situations. Rescue 615 carries a crew of 6-8 members.
Sterling Rescue operates a Technical Rescue trailer and a support unit that respond to structural collapses and emergencies involving trenches or confined spaces. These units carry extensive amounts of equipment specific to structural and trench rescue operations.
- Water Rescue
SVRS operates two boats and a jet ski to for water rescue services. The Potomac River forms the northern border of Loudoun County, and is within SVRS’s first due area. There are also several ponds within our first due area. SVRS operates two inflatable Zodiac type rigid hull inflatable boats, one from each station. The Yamaha jet ski, a quick response and search tool for the river, operates from Station 25. SVRS also maintains an inventory of cold weather and ice rescue equipment, as cold weather rescues are possible. SVRS personnel must obtain water rescue certifications before joining the water rescue team.
The SVRS EMS Bike Team was established in 1996 as a new, innovative method of delivering EMS to a unique population. Within Loudoun County and the surrounding area there are hundreds of miles of highly populated bike paths, trails and parks that are out of reach to most fire and rescue vehicles. The team is frequently requested to assist surrounding jurisdictions with searches, event stand-bys and public relations events. In addition, the team attends community events, picnics, block parties, and parades.
The Bike Team operates in units of two riders and actively patrols surrounding trails and parks during peak times to promote public awareness and safety education and provide EMS care when needed. During larger functions, as many as 10-12 riders are deployed to provide coverage over a larger area. Deployed EMS Bike teams maintain constant communication with dispatchers, hospitals and other units through the use of portable radios and cellular phones.
NOVA Task Force 8
SVRS has a very unique unit, the Northern Virginia Disaster Task Force 8 (TF8). TF8 is a state disaster response unit composed of 34 SVRS members. It is deployed at the request of the Governor or the Office of EMS to provide assistance to parts of Virginia affected by disasters