Learn MoreAbout Sterling Rescue


On Feb. 27, 1965 at 3:38 p.m. Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad responded to its first medical call. During that same year our team of then 17 volunteer members responded to 110 additional calls in an ambulance equipped with “bandages and not much more.”

Since then, community members in Northern Virginia have grown to rely on our highly trained volunteers to respond at a moment’s notice when tragedy strikes and time is of the essence.

Today SVRS volunteers answer over 7,000 emergency calls a year in 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. Units may even run calls into Ashburn and assist with calls into Fairfax County.

We have remained steadfast in delivering the best in patient care, while remaining a volunteer agency.

Our volunteers are experienced individuals who put their lives on the line every day for the good of the community. Members are trained as paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians as well as in special mission areas, such as vertical rescue, vehicle extrication, structural collapse and rescue, and swift water and ice rescue – all in an effort to keep people safe during times of crisis. We depend on volunteers to get the job done and we need your help to answer the call.

Join us in bringing compassion, dedication and excellence to every call, every day.


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