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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Dedicated to Our Community, Our Profession & Each Other

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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.

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


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  • This Holiday Season 2016 

    The holiday season is a time for family and good cheer. In the midst of celebrating, we want to make sure everyone remains healthy and safe. Recently, an unattended candle, unfortunately, caused a house fire and it was discovered that the smoke alarms in the home did not have batteries. Fortunately, no one was harmed. The Alexandria Fire Department would like each of you to use this as a reminder to monitor all in-home heating sources and make sure your smoke alarms are functioning properly.

    If you need assistance with your smoke alarms, please contact the Alexandria Fire Department at 703-746-4444. To get more tips on staying safe for the winter holidays and installing smoke alarms, click on the Winter and Christmas Tree Safety Tips below. 

    Wishing you a Happy Holiday Season!
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  • Winter Safety Tips 2016

  • Fire Station 203 Community Meeting 

    Alexandria Fire Station 203, located at 2801 Cameron Mills Rd., was built in 1948. City Council approved funding for the design and construction of a new fire station to replace the outdated existing station on the same property. A community meeting will be held on Thursday, December 15,  7 p.m., at Fire Station 203 (2801 Cameron Mills Rd.) to discuss updates to the project. For more information, visit the Fire Station 203 webpage.


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. 

Vision Statement

Dedicated to our Community, Our Profession and Each Other​

Core Values

Unity - Community - Dedication - Professionalism - Preparedness


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