City of Alexandria, VA
Welcome to the Alexandria Fire Department
Adam K. Thiel, Fire Chief
The Alexandria Fire Department holds a special place in the history of The City of Alexandria. Founded in 1774, it counts George Washington among its early members. The first paid professional firefighters were hired in 1855.
Today, the 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.
Members of the Alexandria Fire Department are dedicated to our Community, Our Profession and Each Other. We Value:
May 20, 2013
Summertime should be a time of fun and making happy memories. Knowing a few fire safety tips and following safety instructions will help everyone have a safe summer.
June 11, 2013
The Alexandria Fire Department held an official ceremony to publically introduce the new apparatus fleet on Tuesday, June 11 at 6:15 p.m. at Fire Station 209, 2800 Main Line Blvd., Alexandria, Virginia 22305. The Mayor and Members of City Council were on hand as well as other public supporters.
May 26, 2013
During the week of May 19 to 25, 2013 the Alexandria Fire Department celebrated Emergency Medical Service Week. The City’s EMS personnel were out in the community daily engaging and educating the public in the importance of recognizing the signs and symptoms of major medical emergencies.
May 10, 2013
Alexandria Fire Department's Technical Rescue Team joined with regional and state technical rescue teams in Virginia for the 2013 Rescue Challenge.