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Albemarle County Fire Rescue

Our System
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.

Stations Map

Albemarle County has fourteen (14) stations.  The stations consist of four (4) rescue squad stations (3 organizations) that provide emergency medical transport and rescue services and ten (10) fire rescue stations that provide fire protection and suppression as well as emergency medical non-transport and rescue services:

International Association of Fire Fighters

IAFF Local 4007
The International Association of Fire Fighters is the AFL-CIO affiliated labor union representing more than 267,000 professional firefighters and emergency medical personnel in the United States and Canada. The Albemarle County Professional Firefighters Association (Local 4007) is comprised of sixty-four (64) Albemarle County career firefighters, responsible for emergency incident mitigation in conjunction with local volunteer forces.  Membership in the IAFF Local 4007 is a voluntary option for career providers.

City of Charlottesville


City of Charlottesville
The City of Charlottesville Fire Department and Charlottesville Volunteer Fire Company provide primary fire protection and suppression to the citizens of the city.  In addition, the fire department provides limited supplemental contractual fire protection for the County of Albemarle.  The Albemarle County Department of Fire Rescue operates a joint regional hazardous materials response team with the City of Charlottesville Fire Department.


Charlottesville Albemarle Airport Station 9

Charlottesville-Albemarle Regional Airport
The Charlottesville-Albemarle Regional Airport operates an entire public safety department including a full complement of personnel, equipment, and apparatus designed to mitigate fire, emergency medical, and aircraft emergencies at and immediately adjacent to the airport.

Emergency Communications Center

Emergency Communications Center
The Charlottesville-Albemarle-UVA Emergency Communications Center (ECC) is the central public safety answering point for emergency services agencies within the area.  The center receives law enforcement, fire, and emergency medical requests from the public through an Enhanced-911 telephone system.

Thomas Jefferson EMS Council

Thomas Jefferson EMS Council
The Thomas Jefferson Emergency Medical Services Council (TJEMS) serves Albemarle County as a regional training and regulatory compliance resource for the delivery of emergency medical services.


University of Virginia Health System


University of Virginia Health System
The University of Virginia Health System, a Level One Trauma Center, operates air and ground-based medical transport services (Pegasus Air & Pegasus Ground) to supplement the department's effort to provide prompt and safe transport of critically ill or injured patients.

 Martha Jefferson Hospital


Martha Jefferson Hospital
Martha Jefferson Hospital is a not-for-profit community hospital serving Charlottesville, Albemarle, and the surrounding counties in Central Virginia.  Martha Jefferson Hospital provides comprehensive medical and surgical services.  Martha Jefferson Hospital has a single mission: to make the people of our community healthy.  Since it's founding more than 100 years ago, Martha Jefferson has constantly evolved to meet the diverse healthcare needs of its patients.




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