The Fairfax County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association (FCVFRA) is a partnership of 12 volunteer fire and rescue departments in Fairfax County. As a legally-chartered nonprofit organization, the FCVFRA brings together volunteers from the 12 departments to coordinate their activities and the overall contributions of volunteers to the County’s fire and rescue system. This includes planning, operations, training, public relations, and administration.
The Association was established in 1929 and was expanded in 2001 when it merged with the Fairfax County Volunteer Fire Chiefs Association. Today, the FCVFRA boasts three standing committees (Operations, Training, and Recruitment and Retention) which coordinate these important aspects of volunteer system. It also manages other countywide initiatives and provides a single public face for the volunteer system.