• ​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.
  • ​Candles are a beautiful addition to any holiday decor, but if not properly used, they can be deadly.
  • To protect lives, property and the environment through timely, professional, humanitarian services essential to the health, safety and well-being of the community.​

  • ​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.
  • ​Unity
    Ultimate Performance
    Personalized Delivery

  • ​During 2007 - 2011, one out of every 40 home fires began with a Christmas tree resulted in a death.
  • ​Toys for Tots Drive is underway till Saturday, December 20, 2014.  Help make Christmas special for a little girl or boy.  
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. 


DFR Request Your Help in Preventing Outside Fires
​Ninety percent of fires are due to human error or carelessness; outside fires are preventable.  Read more....
Alternative Heating Safety
​From 2011, there were an estimated 43,700 heating fires in the U.S. that resulted in approximately 130 deaths, 550 injuries and $283,300 million in property damage. For tips on how to safely heat your home, click here.
Fire & Rescue Assist Toys for Tots Drive
​Toys for Tots Drive is underway till Saturday, December 20, 2014.  Learn how you can make Christmas special for a little girl or boy.  Read more....
Christmas Trees & Holiday Lights -- Think Safety First When Decorating
During 2007 - 2011, one out of every 40 home fires began with a Christmas tree.  Read more....  View video
Candle Safety During the Holidays
​Candles are a beautiful addition to any holiday decor, but if not properly used, they can be deadly.  Read more....
Guidelines in the Use of Temporary Heaters
The use of LP gas salamander or other temporary heating devices have specific code requirements.   Read more...
Merchants Urged to Take Precautions regarding Patrons & Merchandise
​Merchants are urged to take precautions when stocking their warehouses and stores with large quanities of merchandise.
PWCDFR Commemorative 50th Anniversary Book
​Preorder your book today -- set for release in 2016.  Read more....



 Awards & Recognition

  • 2014
    • DEQ Sustainability Award
    • Most Valuable Pollution Prevention Award for Water Protection & Waste Reduction
    • National Association of Counties (NACo Awards) for Medical Physical Program & Hazardous Materials E-Learning Program
  • 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