• 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

  • ​Hurricane Season for the Atlantic Region begins in June and lasts through the end of November.  Be prepared by being informed, making a family communications plan, building an emergency kit and becoming involved and supporting your community in preparing for emergencies/disasters.
  • ​Memorial Day to Labor Day 2013, approximately 202 incidents of children, ages 1- 14,  drowned in a swimming pool or spa in the U.S.  Of those, 143 were younger than the age of 5.
  • ​Structure fires in dormitories, fraternities, sororities and barracks result in deaths, injuries and millions of dollars in property damage each year.  Teach your children how to protect themselves while they're away at school.
  • ​Every year in the United States, about 2,500 people die in home fires.  Most of these deaths occurred in homes that didn't have a "working" smoke alarm.
  • ​There are numerous steps one can take when planning a business trip or vacation.  However, there's one additional step many haven't considered prior to making a reservation - Is your hotel/motel fire-safe?
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. 


Golf Tournament
5th Annual Kyle Wilson Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament  Read more....
Student Housing - Fire & Life Safety Tips
​Between 2007 - 2011, fire departments, nationwide, responded to 3,810 structure fires in dormitories, fraternities, sororities, and barracks.  Read more....
Does Your Hotel/Motel Meet Fire-Safe Standards?
​There are numerous steps one can take when planning a business trip or vacation; however, there's one additional step many haven't considered prior to making a reservation -- Is your hotel/motel fire-safe?  Read more....
Grill Safety
​Prince William County Fire and Rescue would like to remind residents of the regulations and safety recommendations when using grills and smokers. Read more....+ Video
Prevent Drowining - Take Necessary Precautions

From Memorial Day to Labor Day 2013, approximately 202 incidents of children drowning occurred in a pool or spa in the U.S.  Read more....  Video  




 Awards & Recognition

  • 2014
    • DEQ Sustainability Award
    • 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