The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department
is a combination career and volunteer organization that provides fire suppression, emergency medical, technical rescue, hazardous materials, water rescue, life safety education, fire prevention and arson investigation services to Fairfax County
. Emergency medical services include advanced life support response by ALS capable engines and transport units.
As part of the Northern Virginia regional response system, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue is labeled number 4 in the 800 MHz trunked radio system. All FCFR units begin with 4 followed by the station number. For example, the engine from station 4 is Engine 404, and the tower-ladder from station 36 is Tower 436. During an emergency that would require a response from multiple agencies, dispatchers are quickly able to identify what county a particular piece of apparatus came from.
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department consists of 37 fire stations, numbered 401 through 441 with the Fairfax City Fire Department operating stations 403 and 433. The stations cover an area of . With over 1,600 uniformed staff, and 300 operational volunteers, the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department is the largest fire department in the Commonwealth of Virginia
FCFRD is one of the most highly funded departments (per capita) in the nation, and is able to supply its employees with the most advanced technology available. As of January 1-2007, the department had an... Read More