• ​Often referred to as the silent killer, due to its odorless and colorless nature, carbon monoxide can cause sudden illness and death.
  • 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. 
  • On June 11, 2014, Lieutenant Everett Hinson, Technician Andrew Morris and Technician Jake Forestiere were participating in a Swift Water Boat Operator training at Great Falls on the Potomac River when they observed 3 - 4 rafters in distress.
  • ​The Kyle Wilson Walk for Fitness helps fund scholarships for deserving students.
  • ​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

  • ​Kyle Robert Wilson became a firefighter to save the lives of others. He died in the line of duty on Monday, April 16, 2007, while performing a primary search at a house fire in Woodbridge, Virginia. He was 24 years old.
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. In 2014, fire and rescue responded to 40,054 calls for service. 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....
In Memory Of Technician I Kyle Wilson
​Kyle Robert Wilson became a firefighter to save the lives of others. He died in the line of duty on Monday, April 16, 2007, while performing a primary search at a house fire in Woodbridge, Virginia. He was 24 years old.  We Will Never Forget!
Carbon Monoxide Safety
Protect you and your loved ones from the silent killer.  View video
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. Read more....
Look When You Cook
​Cooking fires is the number one cause of home fires and injuries.  The leading cause of kitchen fires is unattended cooking.  Read more....
Prevent Appliance Fires
​Each year, there are approximately 9,600 residential fires involving appliances.  Learn how to protect you and your loved ones from fires, injuries or worse.  Read more....
4 PM Burn Law Goes Into Effect
​February 15 - April 30, 2015  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...



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 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