Fire Department, City of Alexandria, VA

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For Emergencies - Dial 9-1-1. This is the official page for the City of Alexandria Fire Department ( www.alexandriava.gov/Fire). We encourage comments, but we may remove personal attacks, spam, or anything illegal or obscene.

Mission: Members of the Alexandria Fire Department are dedicated to our Community, Our Profession and Each Other. We Value: •Professionalism •Preparedness •Community •Dedication •Unity

Operating as usual

With a heat advisory in effect through Tuesday, make sure you're prepared if you're planning to be away from home. Beat ...
07/18/2020
City of Alexandria Opens Cooling Centers in Response to Hazardous Heat Forecast

With a heat advisory in effect through Tuesday, make sure you're prepared if you're planning to be away from home. Beat the heat by stay hydrated and limit your outdoor activities. Make note of some of the cooling centers that will be open throughout the City and stop in if you need some time out of the sun. Have a safe and healthy weekend, Alexandria!

Alexandria is under a hazardous weather outlook through July 21, with temperatures expected to reach the upper 90s Sunday through Wednesday. Cooling centers will be available to the public beginning Saturday, July 18, through Tuesday, July 21.

07/04/2020

Warm wishes on Fourth of July to our AFD members and the whole Alexandria community. Have a safe and happy Fourth!

More than a quarter of people injured every July 4 are under 15 years old. Fireworks are dangerous, and it is illegal to...
07/03/2020
Alexandria Fire Department Reminds Community that Fireworks are Dangerous and Illegal

More than a quarter of people injured every July 4 are under 15 years old. Fireworks are dangerous, and it is illegal to possess, sell, store or use any fireworks — including sparklers — in Alexandria. alexandriava.gov/116362.

It is dangerous and illegal for any unauthorized person to store, sell or use any fireworks — including sparklers — in Alexandria. Fireworks cause thousands of injuries and fires nationwide each year.

07/03/2020
Six Steps to Stop the Spread

You are still safest at home this holiday weekend. But if you plan to go out to celebrate the Fourth of July, take these 6 steps to prevent the spread of coronavirus. https://youtu.be/MY3-LqrU7fA

COVID-19 is a contagious illness that spreads from person to person through droplets, from our noses and mouths. By following the Six Steps to Stop the Sprea...

This week, the AFD executive team met with all 3 shifts in the West and East battalions to officially introduce Assistan...
07/02/2020

This week, the AFD executive team met with all 3 shifts in the West and East battalions to officially introduce Assistant Chiefs Michael Cross & Andrew Duke, discuss next steps for the department, and encourage their input about efforts to improve the organization. #onwardAFD

The Alexandria Fire Department will truly miss Code Inspector Margaret King. She is retiring after serving the City of A...
07/01/2020

The Alexandria Fire Department will truly miss Code Inspector Margaret King. She is retiring after serving the City of Alexandria for more than 20 years. Thank you for your service and enjoy your retirement!

AFD would like to congratulate Captain Sam Parker on his retirement after over 33 years of dedicated service to the citi...
06/30/2020

AFD would like to congratulate Captain Sam Parker on his retirement after over 33 years of dedicated service to the citizens of Alexandria. We wish him all the best as he begins his next chapter!

06/23/2020
AlexFireDept Stattion 206 Virtual Tour

Since March, AFD hasn't allowed community members into our fire stations for visits or tours in an effort to help slow the spread of coronavirus. Our top priority is the health and safety of our members and our community.

So instead of in person tours and visits, we thought we would provide a couple of virtual station tours for the community, especially those who are frequent visitors at their neighborhood stations and couldn't drop by during the past few months. First up, Fire Station 206, located at 4609 Seminary Road...our tech rescue station.

Virtual tour and comments from firefighters as to the daily life in a Fire Station 206 in Alexandria Virginia

06/21/2020

Wishing dads, father figures, and dads who are no longer with us a very Happy Father's Day, especially those AFD dads who are on shift today sacrificing time with family and friends. Thank you.

While enjoying Alexandria this weekend, stop by Firehouse 201 in Old Town and take in the wonderful sights provided cour...
06/19/2020

While enjoying Alexandria this weekend, stop by Firehouse 201 in Old Town and take in the wonderful sights provided courtesy of the Hunting Creek Garden Club. Lifting spirits and bringing smiles to our community was the goal, and we'd like to say job well done! Thanks!

For questions about COVID-19, call the Alexandria COVID-19 Hotline at 703.746.4988, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Virgi...
06/18/2020
Novel Coronavirus COVID-19

For questions about COVID-19, call the Alexandria COVID-19 Hotline at 703.746.4988, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Virginia residents can also call the Virginia Department of Health public information line at 877.ASK.VDH3.

The City of Alexandria and the Alexandria Health Department (AHD) strongly urge everyone to follow state orders to STAY HOME except for essential trips such as food purchases and medical care. If you must leave your home, keep 6 feet apart from others when in public, and wear a cloth face covering i...

06/17/2020
Rhys T209.mp4

Prior to COVID-19, visiting his neighborhood Firehouse 209 in Potomac Yard was among Rhys' favorite things to do. Yesterday, Truck 209 took the firehouse to his doorstep to wish him a Happy 2nd Birthday! #onwardAFD #community

06/12/2020
TC Williams Class of 2020

Congratulations to the T.C. Williams High School Class of 2020 from the members of the Alexandria Fire Department. We know you will do great things! Best wishes and good luck! Alexandria City Public Schools

06/06/2020

AFD is available & ready to provide EMS care to protesters on WWB if needed. If you’re participating, keep in mind today’s warm weather & stay hydrated as much as possible. If you feel dizzy, stop for a quick break in an area where you can cool off. Be prepared and stay safe.

Thank you to State Farm and all of our local partners that continue to support the City’s first responders. http://www.f...
06/05/2020

Thank you to State Farm and all of our local partners that continue to support the City’s first responders. http://www.facebook.com/2189507564509260/posts/2943477572445585

It was such a pleasure providing lunch to the Fire Department, City of Alexandria, VA Station 208 today from a local catering company Rx Catering - DC Metro. We want to thank the firefighters for risking their lives to save ours.

Captain MacClain, Lt. Muse, and team, you all are awesome! We also had the honor of meeting Chief Smedley (white shirt). These are our heroes and we thank you for your service.

Rx Catering - DC Metro is delivering food to our frontline workers and etc. Call them, their food is delicious. They served Bourbon Chicken, Thai Chili Shrimp, Wild rice, Cranberry Walnut Salad, Garden Salad, and Cheese Biscuits. I ordered meals for my team too! Yum!

#TianyaEdgertonStateFarm #TESF #yourDMVgoodneighbor #FirstRespondersAreSuperHeroes #Station208 #ThanksFrontLine #SupportSmallBusinesses #RXCatering #OurStateFarm #LifeInsurance #ComeGetSome

06/03/2020
Hannon Family Birthday Drive by June 2, 2020

Yesterday, Engine 201 did a birthday drive by for the Hannon Family. They’re celebrating all three children’s birthdays in the month of June. Happy birthday to the Hannon Family!

Participate in the Celebrate Alexandria Pride Workshops being offered online June 4-6 in celebration of #PrideMonth. Wor...
06/01/2020
LGBTQ Task Force and Resources

Participate in the Celebrate Alexandria Pride Workshops being offered online June 4-6 in celebration of #PrideMonth. Workshop topics range from LGBTQ literature and creative art programming to counseling resources and the changing legal landscape for LGBTQ Virginians and support. https://www.alexandriava.gov/LGBTQ

Information for people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ).

Recruit School 50 officially completed their initial training and will begin reporting to their assigned stations tomorr...
05/29/2020

Recruit School 50 officially completed their initial training and will begin reporting to their assigned stations tomorrow. Because their graduation ceremony has been postponed, Fire Chief Corey Smedley visited to take questions and give them words of encouragement. #onwardAFD

Join AFD in commemorating the accomplishments, history and rich cultures of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.  Happ...
05/29/2020

Join AFD in commemorating the accomplishments, history and rich cultures of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Happy Asian Pacific American Heritage Month to all of our AFD personnel and the entire Alexandria community! #onwardAFD

05/25/2020

Today and every day, we remember and honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice. #MemorialDay.

Get to know AFD: Rounding out our EMS highlights with another fairly new member of the department. Meet Firefighter/Medi...
05/24/2020

Get to know AFD: Rounding out our EMS highlights with another fairly new member of the department. Meet Firefighter/Medic Cody Gould who recently made a major move from Canada. Cody is inspired by family and loves that he doesn't know what each day on the job will bring. #EMSWeek2020

Physical distancing means keeping space between yourself and other people outside of your home. To practice social or ph...
05/24/2020
Novel Coronavirus COVID-19

Physical distancing means keeping space between yourself and other people outside of your home. To practice social or physical distancing: stay at least 6 feet (2 meters) from other people; do not gather in groups; stay out of crowded places and avoid mass gatherings. alexandriava.gov/Coronavirus

The City of Alexandria and the Alexandria Health Department (AHD) strongly urge everyone to follow state orders to STAY HOME except for essential trips such as food purchases and medical care. If you must leave your home, keep 6 feet apart from others when in public, and wear a cloth face covering i...

Get to know AFD: Meet Firefighter/Medic Steven Carper who has been with AFD for 5 years. Steven is inspired by family an...
05/24/2020

Get to know AFD: Meet Firefighter/Medic Steven Carper who has been with AFD for 5 years. Steven is inspired by family and loves helping others in their time of need. #EMSWeek2020

Get to know AFD: Meet Medic Barb Tharpe who finds the surprise of each day on the job fun and enjoyable. Barb has been w...
05/23/2020

Get to know AFD: Meet Medic Barb Tharpe who finds the surprise of each day on the job fun and enjoyable. Barb has been with the department for more than 6 years and likes having a positive impact on the patients and citizens she meets. #EMSWeek2020

Our healthcare partners at the Woodbine Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center stopped by to wish all of AFD's EMS providers...
05/23/2020

Our healthcare partners at the Woodbine Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center stopped by to wish all of AFD's EMS providers a Happy EMS Week 2020! We certainly appreciate their kindness and support. #EMSWeek2020 #onwardAFD

05/23/2020

With the nice weather this holiday weekend, we're sure you'll be firing up the grill for the family. Take the necessary precautions to prevent an outside fire. Move the grill away from siding, decking, and other things that can catch fire; stay with the grill the entire time you're cooking and; use long-handled barbecue tools when cooking on the grill. Enjoy your weekend and stay safe and healthy.

Get to know AFD: Meet one of our newest members, Firefighter/EMT Carlton Bates III who's originally from Verbank, NY. He...
05/23/2020

Get to know AFD: Meet one of our newest members, Firefighter/EMT Carlton Bates III who's originally from Verbank, NY. He was inspired by a neighbor to pursue a career in fire & EMS. #EMSWeek2020

Get to know AFD: Meet Paramedic Rémi Howell who "stumbled blindly" into the EMS profession. He now has almost 3 decades ...
05/23/2020

Get to know AFD: Meet Paramedic Rémi Howell who "stumbled blindly" into the EMS profession. He now has almost 3 decades of experience, including 8 years with AFD. #EMSWeek2020

Get to know AFD: Meet Firefighter/Medic Holly Hematti whose interest in EMS was sparked by her dad's public service work...
05/22/2020

Get to know AFD: Meet Firefighter/Medic Holly Hematti whose interest in EMS was sparked by her dad's public service work and, she is inspired by the work ethic of her husband, who also happens to be one of AFD's finest. #EMSWeek2020

Yes, the times are tough…but AFD & the Alexandria community are tougher.  We truly appreciate the many kind expressions ...
05/22/2020

Yes, the times are tough…but AFD & the Alexandria community are tougher. We truly appreciate the many kind expressions of gratitude and encouragement that give us that extra push as we continue to train and prepare to support you when called upon. #onwardAFD

For EMS Recognition Day, we want to recognize and thank EMS Deputy Chief Brian Hricik and Acting Emergency Management Co...
05/22/2020

For EMS Recognition Day, we want to recognize and thank EMS Deputy Chief Brian Hricik and Acting Emergency Management Coordinator Ray Whatley (EMS Capt.) for their continued work in the City throughout COVID-19. We see you, and we appreciate you. #EMSWeek2020

Get to know AFD: Meet Capt. Don Scott who has almost 40 years of fire & EMS experience. Capt. Scott was also the coordin...
05/22/2020

Get to know AFD: Meet Capt. Don Scott who has almost 40 years of fire & EMS experience. Capt. Scott was also the coordinator for AFD's Explorers program for many years. #EMSWeek2020

Free #COVID19 community testing will take place Monday, May 25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Landmark Mall and Cora Kelly Sc...
05/21/2020
COVID-19: If You Have Symptoms COVID-19

Free #COVID19 community testing will take place Monday, May 25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Landmark Mall and Cora Kelly School for Math, Science and Technology. Testing will be open to anyone over the age of 2, but the primary purpose will be for community members who have not previously been able to access testing.

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are coughing, fever of over 100.4 F, and shortness of breath. If you are concerned you may have COVID-19, call your primary care physician to ask whether you should come for an exam or test before visiting in person. Most people who get COVID-19 recover on their....

Get to know AFD:Meet Medic Hillary Dussia who is also a registered nurse and program director for an EMS education organ...
05/21/2020

Get to know AFD:

Meet Medic Hillary Dussia who is also a registered nurse and program director for an EMS education organization when she's not responding to emergencies with her AFD crew. #EMSWeek2020

05/21/2020
Stop the Bleed Day 2020: Responding to Life-threatening Bleeding

Did you know that uncontrolled bleeding is the number one cause of preventable death from trauma? Anyone at the scene can act as an immediate responder and save lives if they know what to do. #EMSWeek #savealife

Did you know that uncontrolled bleeding is the number one cause of preventable death from trauma? Anyone at the scene can act as an immediate responder and s...

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900 Second St
Alexandria, VA
22314

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The Alexandria Fire Department holds a special place in the history of The City of Alexandria. Founded in 1774, it counts George Washington among its early members. The first paid professional firefighters were hired in 1855. Today, the department employs more than 250 professional personnel, which include firefighters, paramedics, fire prevention staff and administrative support. A network of nine stations protects 15 square miles. Among the department’s specialized teams are the Northern Virginia Regional Hazardous Materials Team, Technical Rescue, Marine Operations and the Special Operations Team. Alexandria also has a volunteer organization, the Alexandria Volunteer Fire Department (AVFD). The AVFD has served the citizens of our fine City for more than two hundred years. AVFD members provide assistance in the areas of firefighting, emergency medical services, communications, canteen and administration.

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