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Sterling Rescue Hosts 60th Anniversary Celebration and Awards Banquet

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On February 10, 2024, the Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad hosted its 60th Anniversary Celebration and Awards Banquet at the Belmont Country Club in Ashburn, VA.

See the photos in the 60th Anniversary Celebration and Awards Banquet album on the 2020’s Photos page.

The Banquet brought our members, families and friends together for an evening of reflection and celebration of a highly successful past year, where Sterling Rescue continued to provide responsive emergency medical services and rescue support to the Sterling community. In 2023, Sterling Rescue volunteer Paramedics, Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians, and Emergency Medical Technicians, supported by our dedicated administrative members, worked around the clock, staffing three rescue stations and responding to 8463 calls. Last year, Sterling Rescue members delivered 59,572 hours of emergency management services to the community.

During the formal portion of the banquet, President Jen Ferguson and Chief Sam Neglia reflected on our achievements during 2023, presenting performance and years of service awards to operational and administrative members. Please see the Recognitions Page of this web site for the full details on the awards. Next, Sterling Rescue’s 2024 officers were sworn in by The Honorable Thomas Horne, retired Judge of the Loudoun County Circuit Court.  The formal portion of the banquet concluded with the ceremonial retiring of the Chaplain 615 Call Sign, in honor of Chaplain Charlie Grant, a long time member and founder of the Loudoun County Fire and Rescue Chaplain’s program. After these events, the group enjoyed an evening of friendship, comraderie, music and dancing. It was a great evening, enjoyed by all.

Banquet attendees included Sterling Rescue members and guests. A special guest was Sterling Rescue Charter Member, past President and Chief, Bill Bennett. Guests from the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System (LCCFRS) included System Chief Keith Johnson, Operational Medical Director Dr. John Morgan, and Assistant Operational Medical Director Al Pacifico. We were also joined by the leadership of our sister agencies, the Sterling Volunteer Fire Company (SVFC), Purcellville Volunteer Rescue Squad and Hamilton Volunteer Rescue Squad. We thank these leaders for attending and for their strong support of Sterling Rescue.

Want to join a great team and attend our next Banquet? Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad currently has openings for both operational and administrative volunteers. The operational volunteers serve as first responders, delivering emergency medical support to the community. The administrative volunteers perform a variety of support roles in areas such as recruiting, membership support, and business operations. No experience is required, and training is provided. See the Join section of this web site for more details on the requirements, expectations, and benefits. Come join us!

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