Fairfax Fire and Rescu

The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department

Trains firefighters to provide a full complement of fire suppression, technical rescue, swift water rescue, hazardous materials, and emergency medical services, including basic and advanced life support and emergency medical transportation–it is a career and volunteer all-hazards department.  Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department has evolved from ten skilled “drivers” to a complex agency responsible for meeting the emergency needs of over one million residents.

Area: 395 sq. miles      Roads: 4,800 miles    Total Housing Units: 390,684

 Today, nearly 1,400 uniformed men and women operate from 37 fire and rescue stations strategically positioned throughout Fairfax County.  Additionally, about 170 full-time and seasonal civilians provide key support functions from headquarters and other locations. The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department operates on three separate 24-hour rotation shifts.   The county is separated geographically into seven battalions, each managed by a battalion management team of a Battalion Fire Chief and EMS Captain.  Fire suppression personnel and paramedics work in tandem to ensure the highest level of safety and care possible for the residents of Fairfax County