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Department of Fire and Rescue
​​​​​​​​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



 Latest News

Text-to-911 is Now Available

Calling is still the best way to contact 911 in an emergency, but in certain situations, a text might be better.  Read more.... Video  FAQs

Ground Breaking for New Fire Station to Replace Older Facility

There will soon be a new, old, fire station in the county.  A groundbreaking ceremony for the new Coles District Fire Station, which will replace the current fire station, was recently held at the site, 13712 Dumfries Road.  Read more....

Take Precautions In Extreme Heat

It’s that time of the year when the forecast is predicting hot and humid weather; just one of the many signs summer has arrived.  As periods of high temperatures continue, individuals should heed weather warnings to avoid becoming a victim of hyperthermia, a heat-related illness referred to as heat stroke.  Read more....

Hurricane Season - Take Action: Be Prepared, Stay Informed

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is forecasting an above-average hurricane season this year, but "It only takes one storm for our area to experience a significant impact," states Prince William County Fire and Rescue Chief Kevin McGee.  Read more....

Summer Safety -- Think Pool Safety -- Take Precautions When In and Near Water

A swimming pool is 14 times more likely to be involved in the death of a child, age 4 and under, than a motor vehicle.   Read more...  Video


Summer Safety -- Think Grill Safety
No matter the time of year or type, size, style or method of cooking, when using a grill or any outdoor cooking equipment, one should take the necessary steps in learning how to safely cook to avoid fires, burns or worse. Read more....+ Video 


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