Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue

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Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue
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Agency overview
Established 1966


  • Uniformed - 530
  • non-uniformed - 59
Annual budget $73 millions (FY15)
Staffing Career
Fire chief Kevin McGee
EMS level ALS and BLS
Facilities and equipment
Stations 21
Engines 37
Trucks 7
Rescues 6
Ambulances 38

Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue, established in 1966, is the third largest career fire department in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The department serves Prince William County, which is part of the Washington Metropolitan Area. The County encompasses a total area of 348 square miles (900 km2) and includes within its boundaries the independent cities of Manassas and Manassas Park. It also includes four incorporated towns, Dumfries, Haymarket, Quantico and Occoquan. The current population of Prince William County is 402,002 (as of 2010 census).


The Department of Fire and Rescue has three main sections to provide service to the Prince William County. These sections are Community Safety, Operations, and Systems Support.

Community Safety

The Community Safety section’s primary responsibility is to reduce hazards that contribute to the cause and spread of fire. This area of responsibility is demonstrated through code enforcement, fire and explosion investigations, fire protection system and plan reviews, community fire and life safety education and emergency management.


The Operations section of the department is responsible for response to fire, emergency medical, hazardous materials and citizen assist calls. This section is also responsible for basic and advanced pre-hospital emergency medical care, fire hazardous materials incident mitigation and health and safety services for department members.

Systems Support

The Department’s Systems Support section is an internal customer service provider. The Systems Support section manages department programs and activities from “behind the scenes”. This section includes human resources, training, administrative support, budgeting and accounting, planning and analysis, information technology, logistical support and communications. Both uniform and non-uniform members staff this section, providing an eclectic mix of internal services to the department and its members.


Prince William County’s fire and rescue service is provided through a combination career and volunteer system. Within this system, career members and eleven volunteer organizations, which make-up the fire and rescue service, collectively work together to staff the fire stations 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Both services, under the administrative direction of the Fire and Rescue Association, uniformly seek to provide fire fighting and emergency medical services to the Prince William County.

The Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue staffs 20 stations from 6 AM to 6 PM Monday through Friday except for 8 stations 504, 506, 515, 516, 517, 523, 524 and 525 are career staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year assisted by volunteer staff. There are also 12 Advanced Life Support Units career staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at stations 503R, 504, 507, 511, 512, 514, 520, 523, 524 and 525. The volunteer staff stations from 6 PM to 6 AM Monday through Friday, throughout the weekends, and on any holidays that career staff does not work.

Prince William County Fire Stations[edit]

Notice the Battalion Chiefs listed are for career hours (0600-1800 Mon-Fri) after 1800 they change to the volunteer battalion numbers.

Station # Station Name Apparatus Battalions
Engine Ladder Truck Tower Ladder Quint Heavy Rescue Squad Tanker Medic Unit Ambulance Brush Attack Hazmat Support 501 504 505 506 507
502 Botts X X X X X
503R Triangle X X X X
503F Triangle X X X X X X
504 Gainesville X X X X X X X X
505 Nokesville X X X X X
506 Coles X X X X X X X
507 Lake Jackson X X X X X X
508 Yorkshire X X X X X
510 Birchdale X X X X
511 Stonewall Jackson X X X X
512 Spicer X X X X X X
513 Hillendale X X X X X
514 Hedges Run X X X X X X
515 Evergreen X X X X X
516 Buckhall X X X X X
517 Montclair X X X
518 Princedale X X X X
520 Prince William Commons X X X X
523 River Oaks X X X X
524 Antioch X X X X X
525 Nokesville X X X X X X


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