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 16, 2013
After several years of assessing, planning, meeting, and communicating about the Department’s vehicle and equipment needs, new fire engines and one tractor drawn aerial ladder truck have arrived.
May 15, 2013
Governor McDonnell issued a proclamation on May 9, 2013, designating the week of June 2-8, 2013 as Virginia’s first ever Fire and EMS Memorial Week. The memorial week will serve to honor and remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving the Commonwealth as Fire or EMS personnel.
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.
February 6, 2013
Firefighters and Paramedics dedicated a plaque in honor of fallen Paramedic Joshua A. Weissman at Fire Station 206.