Alexandria Fire Department
Today, the Alexandria Fire Department employs more than 300 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 teams.
The Alexandria Fire Department has an Insurance Services Office (ISO) fire rating of 2. The ISO fire rating reflects how well a fire department can protect your community and home. Insurance companies use this rating to help set home insurance rates, as a home that is less likely to be severely damaged or destroyed by a fire is cheaper to insure. The highest ISO fire rating is a 1. Visit Community Risk Reduction (CRR) for more about the services AFD provides to protect the residents, businesses, and visitors of Alexandria.
About the Fire Department
Office of the Fire Chief
The Office of the Fire Chief is composed of staff that report directly to Fire/EMS Chief Corey Smedley. The office consists of the Health, Safety and Risk Management Deputy Chief; Chief of Staff; Administrative Assistant; Human Resource Manager; Fiscal Officer; and Senior Public Information Office
Fire and emergency services is a great way to spend your life helping others. If you're interested in a career with the Alexandria Fire Department, learn more about our organization and the application process to become a first responder.
Our Mission, Vision, and Values
To serve the community by protecting lives, property, and the environment.
The Alexandria Fire Department strives for excellence in community risk reduction, emergency preparedness and response to create a safe, resilient, and healthy community for all.
We commit to understanding the needs of our entire community and will demonstrate meeting those needs through our actions every day.
We will strive for excellence through continuous improvement through training, professional development, and mentorship to accomplish our mission.
We will embrace the community we serve, the profession we chose and the colleagues we work with by:
- Doing the right thing
- Treating each other with respect
- Supporting each other and contributing to the greater good
- Maintaining positive interactions always
We will demonstrate fair and just actions through our policies, our communications, our hiring, our promoting, and our commitment to including our diverse community and workforce to be responsive, efficient, and contemporary with accomplishing our mission.
We will maintain the confidence of our community by always ensuring a state of readiness to achieve our mission.
We will create an environment that strengthens working relationships and fosters a sense of pride for all to accomplish.
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Alexandria Fire Stations
In the event of an emergency, call 911. For non-emergencies, call (703) 746-4444.
The Alexandria Fire Department responds to more than 20,000 emergency calls a year, from 9 fire stations strategically located across the City of Alexandria. The Fire Department also maintains training facilities, a maintenance shop, and a health and wellness clinic for personnel at Station 202 in the Del Ray area of the city.