Welcome to the Alexandria Fire Department
Dedicated to our Community, Our Profession and Each Other
Andrew D. Snead
Fire Chief (Interim)
The Alexandria Fire Department employs more than 250 professional personnel, which include firefighters, paramedics, fire prevention staff and administrative support. A network of nine stations protects 15 square miles. Among the department’s specialized teams are the Northern Virginia Regional Hazardous Materials Team, Technical Rescue, Marine Operations and the Special Operations Team.
Alexandria also has a volunteer organization, the Alexandria Volunteer Fire Department (AVFD). The AVFD has served the citizens of our fine City for more than two hundred years. AVFD members provide assistance in the areas of firefighting, emergency medical services, communications, canteen and administration.
The City has appointed Assistant Fire/EMS Chief Andrew D. Snead as Interim Fire Chief for the Alexandria Fire Department. Snead replaces Adam K. Thiel, who has resigned to accept the position of Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security for the Commonwealth of Virginia.