History

Posted by on June 24, 2012

A Brief History of Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad
…we will celebrate our 50th Anniversary in 2014

The Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad has been a part of Sterling, VA since 1964.

Here are some interesting facts about us:
Founded in 1964 as the Sterling Park Jaycee’s “Grand Project,” first proposed by John A. Costello, Charter President of the Sterling Park Jaycees

Don Kelly was Charter President, Jake Bukovskey is Charter Captain

The first ambulance was a used ’59 Chevrolet Carryall, housed at Arlyn Black’s Shell Station

Feb. 27, 1965: SVRS ran its first call, a motor vehicle accident

Purchased first new ambulance, a 1966 Chevy Carryall

Organized Sterling Park Volunteer Fire Department (http://www.sterlingfire.org/)

November, 1967: Moved into first headquarters at 304 N. Sterling Blvd.

May 7, 1968: Fire destroys ’59 Carryall Ambulance

January 7, 1971: Station 15 dedicated. “Finally a headquarters building we’ll never outgrow!”

1971: “Sterling 1″ placed in service. A GMC/Swab Crash Truck – the most advanced piece of equipment in Loudoun County at the time.

1990: Sugarland Run Substation opened.

December 26, 1998: Station 25 opened.