Welcome to the Alexandria Fire Department
Dedicated to our Community, Our Profession and Each Other
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.
- Chief Robert C. Dubé
To learn more about the operation and functions of the Alexandria Fire Department, we invite you to spend some time browsing through our web site. Not only will you find numerous "links of information" but a breakdown and explanation of the services we provide. There is something for everyone -- from safety tips for kids to adult educational topics. Have fun! And remember, "Be fire safe, NOT a fire statistic."