The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department (FCFRD) is a combination career and volunteer department serving as the umbrella organization, providing fire suppression, emergency medical, technical rescue, fire prevention, water rescue, hazardous materials, arson investigation, and educational services in Fairfax County. Its mission is to “provide the highest quality services to protect the lives, property, and environment of our community.”
The FCFRD is part of the Public Safety organization reporting to a Deputy County Executive. It is organized into 3 operational shifts, 7 battalions, and provides operational staffing in all fire stations 24/7. The FCFRD organization also includes Fire Prevention, Public Affairs/Life Safety, Apparatus, Logistics, Health Programs and more.
As part of the partnership with the volunteer companies, the FCFRD provides excellent training, common equipment such as hose and breathing apparatus, maintenance for vehicles, and a portion of the facilities needed to operate the volunteer departments. This partnership helps to provide the best service at the lowest cost to the citizens of the county.
The FCFRD is among the nation’s most respected fire and rescue departments, with a superb cadre of highly-skilled career firefighters. The 12 volunteer departments, comprising the Fairfax County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association, operate in close partnership with career personnel, providing emergency services under the FCFRD banner. Volunteers in the 12 departments share a unique pride in being an integral part of this world-class fire and rescue system.