• To protect lives, property and the environment through timely, professional, humanitarian services essential to the health, safety and well-being of the community.​

  • ​Home heating fires are the second leading cause of residential fires and fire-related deaths.  Learn how to keep you and your family safe and warm as the weather turns cold. 
  • ​The Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue is a trusted community leader comprised of dedicated professionals, upholding proud traditions of commitment and teamwork while pursuing innovation and providing exceptional customer service to the public and fire and rescue service members.
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  •             February 15th - April 30th
Prince William County's fire and rescue service is provided through a combination career and volunteer system. Collectively, these organizations work together to provide high quality and efficient firefighting and emergency medical services. The County’s Department of Fire and Rescue currently consists of 574 members, a combination of civilian and uniformed individuals.  The Department of Fire and Rescue is comprised of three main sections: 

The Community Safety section is responsible for reducing  hazards that contribute to the cause and spread of fire. This area of responsibility is demonstrated through code enforcement, fire and explosion investigations, fire protection system and plan reviews, community fire and life safety education and emergency management.

The Operations Section is responsible for response to fire, emergency medical, hazardous materials and citizen assist calls. This section is also responsible for basic and advanced pre-hospital emergency medical care, fire hazardous materials incident mitigation and health and safety services for department members.

The Systems Support Section is an internal customer service provider. The Systems Support section manages department programs and activities from “behind the scenes” to ensure prompt, efficient and effective service to the Prince William County community. This section includes human resources, training, administrative support, budgeting and accounting, planning and analysis, information technology, logistical support and communications. Both uniform and non-uniform members staff this section, providing an diverse mix of internal services to the department and its members.

For information on career Firefighter/EMT opportunities click Fire and Rescue Career Information, call 703-792-6800, or send an email

For information on volunteer opportunities, contact Debbie Eaton, Volunteer Coordinator, at 703-792-7158 or the individual fire company. 
 

 

Alternative Heating Safety
​From 2008 - 2010, there were an estimated 50,100 heating fires in the U.S. that resulted in approximately 150 deaths, 575 injuries and $326 million in property damage. For tips on how to safely heat your home, click here.
Guidelines in the Use of Temporary Heaters
The use of LP gas salamander or other temporary heating devices have specific code requirements.   Read more...

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 Awards & Recognition

 
  • 2013
    • County Executive Award for Heavy & Technical Rescue Instructor Program
  • 2012
    • County Executive Award for Planning of the Civil War Sesquicentennial
    • IAFC - Alan Brunacini Fire Service Executive Safety Award
    • NACO Achievement Award for EMS Plan Development for Mass Gathering
    • Prince William County Safety Award for Excellence
  • 2011
    • VACO Achievement Award for Advance Fire-Behavior/Air Track Management
    • Virginia Governor's Transportation Saftey Award
  • 2010
    • Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services EMT-Paramedic Accreditation
  • 2009
    • IAFC Alan Brunacini Fire Service Executive Safety Award
 

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