Alexandria Fire Department

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Alexandria Fire Department
Operational area
Country United States
State Virginia
CityAlexandria
Agency overview[1]
Annual calls18,351 (2012)
Employees290 (2013)
StaffingCareer
Fire chiefRobert Dubé
EMS levelALS Transport/BLS First Response with personnel a minimum of an EMT-B
IAFF2141
Facilities and equipment[2]
Battalions2
Stations10
Engines9
Trucks1 in reserve
Tillers2
Platforms1
Rescues1
Ambulances6
HAZMAT1
Fireboats1
Rescue boats2
Light and air1
Website
Official website
IAFF website

The Alexandria Fire Department provides fire protection and emergency medical services to the independent city of Alexandria, Virginia. The department is responsible for 15 square miles (39 km2) with a population of over 148,000.[3]

Operations[edit]

Marine Operations[edit]

The Marine Operations Division was started in 1997 to provide protection in the various waterways in and adjacent to the city.[4] The team is trained in both open water and swiftwater rescue as well as marine firefighting.[4] Two Zodiac inflatables (Boat 204 and Boat 214) are available to be rapidly deployed in all weather conditions. The inflatables are designed to be towed by either Engine 204 or Support Unit 204 (a Chevy Suburban), which is equipped with a variety of water rescue equipment.[4] Additionally the division has a 50-foot (15 m) MetaCraft Firestorm 50 fireboat, the Vigilant, equipped with two 3,400-US-gallon-per-minute (13,000 L/min) attached to 4 fire monitors.[5]

Stations and apparatus[edit]

Fire Station Number Neighborhood Engine Company Truck Company EMS(Emergency Medical Services) Medic Unit Chief or Supervisor Unit Specialized Companies or Units
201 Old Town Engine 201 Fireboat 201, ATV 201 [6]
202 Del Ray EMS 231 Safety Officer 201, Support 202, Medical Support Unit 202 [7]
203 Beverly Hills Engine 203 Medic 203 [8]
204 Powhatan Park Engine 204 Battalion 211 Battalion Aide 215, Swift Water 204 [9]
205 Rosemont Engine 205 Truck 205 Medic 205 [10]
206 Seminary Valley Engine 206 Medic 206 Battalion 212 Rescue Squad 206, Technical Rescue Support 206 [11]
207 Cameron Valley Engine 207 Medic 207 [12]
208 West End Engine 208 Truck 208 Medic 208 [13]
209 Potomac Yards Engine 209 Truck 209 Medic 209 Support 209, Haz-Mat 209, Special Hazards 209, Mass Decon Trailer. [14]
210 Eisenhower Valley Engine 210 EMS 232 Foam Trailer 210 w/ Tow Vehicle, Light & Air 210 [15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statistics". Alexandria Fire Department. Archived from the original on 17 March 2015. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Stations". Alexandria Fire Department. Archived from the original on 30 June 2014. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
  3. ^ "About us". Alexandria Fire Department. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
  4. ^ a b c "Marine Operations". Alexandria Fire Department. Archived from the original on 17 March 2015. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
  5. ^ "Alexandria, Va., FD Gets New Fire Boat". MetalCraft Marine. Firehouse. 12 March 2015. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
  6. ^ "Station 201". Alexandria Firefighters. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
  7. ^ "Station 202". Alexandria Firefighters. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
  8. ^ "Station 203". Alexandria Firefighters. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
  9. ^ "Station 204". Alexandria Firefighters. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
  10. ^ "Station 205". Alexandria Firefighters. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
  11. ^ "Station 206". Alexandria Firefighters. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
  12. ^ "Station 207". Alexandria Firefighters. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
  13. ^ "Station 208". Alexandria Firefighters. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
  14. ^ "Station 209". Alexandria Firefighters. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
  15. ^ UnionCentrics.com. "Alexandria Fire Fighters - IAFF Local 2141 - Station 210". afdlocal2141.org. Retrieved 2016-04-11.

Coordinates: 38°48′17″N 77°2′50″W / 38.80472°N 77.04722°W / 38.80472; -77.04722