The City of Fairfax Professional Firefighters and Paramedics is an employee group comprised of the uniformed…More employees of the City of Fairfax Fire Department. They are committed to serving the citizens of Fairfax City, upgrading the image of the firefighter and paramedic, and improvement of it's members in all aspects of their vocation. They are often involved in community events as well as promoting fire safety education through their monthly community newsletter.
Their website www.fairfaxfire.org is updated on a regular basis and is a source of fire and emergency news within Fairfax City.
The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department is made up of more than 1,300 professional and volunteer staffers at 37…More fire stations and offices throughout the county.
Led by Chief Ronald Mastin, the department provides fire suppression, emergency medical, technical rescue, hazardous materials, water rescue, life safety education, fire prevention and arson investigation services for just over 1 million residents in 395 square miles of county area.
Click here for a list of stations and their locations. Fire headquarters are located on county property within Fairfax City.
The Fairfax County Department of Public Safety Communications is one of the nation's largest 9-1-1 centers. This…More agency receives all 9-1-1 emergency calls in the county and is responsible for dispatching fire and police units to aid the callers. All Fairfax City 9-1-1 calls go to this office, as well as calls coming in throughout the county.
The professional employees and volunteers that make up the City of Fairfax Fire Department respond to about 11,000…More emergency calls a year. Firefighters cover the city, part of the immediate surrounding county area and George Mason University with five tactical companies operating out of two fire stations.
The department is part of the Northern Virginia regional response system along with the City of Alexandria, Arlington County, Fairfax County, Prince William County, Loudoun County, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, Fort Belvoir and Fort Meyer.
About 74 career firefighters work three 24-hour shifts per week. In addition to fighting fires and providing emergency medical assistance, firefighters show residents how to safely install child seats, set-up and use smoke detectors and conduct home safety checks.
Approximately 80 volunteers work alongside career firefighters to provide emergency medical, fire and rescue services…More to Fairfax City and the immediate surrounding areas, including George Mason University.
Potential members have to move through four statuses before being recognized as a full member of the fire force: recognized, probationary, full and life. All candidates must complete orientation training, pass a physical exam, ride along with professional firefighters, finish firefighter or EMS qualification training, and complete 40 hours of training every year.
Additional auxiliary volunteers are needed for fundraising efforts and staffing events, like fire station bingo.