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Fire Prevention Outreach

In the time it takes you to read this, at least four Virginia fire departments will respond to calls. This free app from the Virginia Department of Fire Programs can help you lower your chances of having to make one of those calls.
With FireSafe Family VA, you’ll learn how to protect your family and your home from fires, and find out just how prepared you are. It’s easy and fun, with features like: 

- A fully customizable safety plan
- Custom home mapping for planning emergency exits 
- A safety meter that shows your current level of readiness 
- Information on preventing different kinds of fires 
- Games to help you brush up on safety 
- Ability to share with the whole family  

Fire spreads quickly. But with FireSafe Family VA, information and prevention can spread even faster.


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About our Department

Albemarle County has a unique emergency services system. Volunteer and career personnel cooperatively provide fire, rescue, and emergency medical services to the community while partnering with other local and regional emergency services organizations.  We are an equal opportunity, progressive organization whose goal is to provide the highest quality service within the constraints of our funding and personnel resources.

The department provides emergency fire, rescue, and medical services for nearly 93,000 residents and 726 square miles of land.  Our stations serve response areas that are urban and rural with an annual population growth increase of 2.1 percent.  Our population growth, while moderate compared to some, challenges us to find creative ways to maintain high standards and meet our ever-increasing demands for service. 

Albemarle County maintains a centralized headquarters to coordinate the provision of fire, rescue, and emergency medical services.  Commonly referred to as ACFR, these staff members handle administrative tasks, training, volunteer programs, fire prevention and life safety programs, and provide career operations staffing to supplement volunteer staffing.

Our system has approximately 600 active volunteers who provide life and property saving services to its citizens. Volunteers make up over 75% of the total number of emergency response personnel, saving Albemarle County taxpayers millions of dollars per year. We are actively recruiting volunteers for all fire and rescue stations throughout Albemarle County, Virginia. Make a difference in your community and volunteer today. It’s exciting and rewarding.

You can make a difference. We provide all necessary training at no cost to you and have volunteer opportunities for everyone—from emergency medical services and fire fighting to administrative jobs helping behind the scenes. Contact us today!

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Fire & Rescue
460 Stagecoach Road
Charlottesville, VA 22902
FAX: 434-972-4123
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