Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue
|Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue|
|Annual budget||$73 millions (FY15)|
|Fire chief||Kevin McGee|
|EMS level||ALS and BLS|
|Facilities and equipment|
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.
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.
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
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|
|520||Prince William Commons||X||X||X||X|