Fire Department

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.

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Today, the Alexandria Fire Department employs more than 250 professional personnel, which include firefighters, paramedics, fire prevention staff and administrative support. A network of 10 stations protects nearly 16 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.


As winter approaches and we begin preparing for holiday celebrations, the Alexandria Fire Department encourages the community to be safe and take the necessary precautions when heating your homes and decorating for the holidays.


Many of Alexandria Fire Department's firefighters are also active members of organizations such as the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Local 2141 and the Black Fire Service Professionals of Alexandria (BFSPA). Keep up with their community and charitable activities such as toy drives, holiday parties in the community, coat drives, and holiday photos – all benefiting local charities and/or families.


In 2014, the Alexandria Fire Department began transitioning from a single-role staffing model to a dual-role or “all-hazards” model. The primary purposes of this transition are to provide a higher level of service to our community by ensuring that at least one member of every fire or ambulance crew will be certified to provide Advanced Life Support (ALS) care, and that all fire engines and trucks will have a crew of four instead of three.


The purpose of the Alexandria Community Fire Academy is to educate the Alexandria community about fire safety and emergency medical response, while learning about the history, administration, operations and apparatus of an urban public safety agency. The goal of the Academy is to build partnerships within the community by helping participants understand how the fire department works, and to encourage volunteering within the community.


Alexandria Fire & EMS Explorer Program Interested in becoming a first responder? Get involved with the Alexandria Fire Department's Teenage Explorer Program. If you are 14 to 20 years old and interested in learning about becoming a firefighter,

Alexandria Fire Stations 

In the event of an emergency, call 9-1-1. For non-emergencies, call 703.746.4444

The following is a listing of the 10 stations of the Alexandria Fire Department. 

Our Mission

The mission of the Alexandria Fire Department is to plan for and deliver responsive and caring emergency service, mitigate emergencies and disasters, prevent the loss of life, protect property and enforce applicable construction, fire, and building maintenance codes for the City residents and the general public in order to maintain and enhance public safety. 


Dedicated to our Community, Our Profession and Each Other​


Unity - Community - Dedication - Professionalism - Preparedness