Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue
Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue, established in 1966, is the 2nd 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 460,023 (as of 2017 estimate).
|Annual budget||$167 million (FY20)|
|Fire chief||Timothy L. Keen|
|EMS level||ALS and BLS|
|Facilities and equipment|
|Trucks||11 ( 7 frontline 4 Academy/ Reserve|
|Ambulances||14 Medic Units and 23 BLS Units|
|Light and air||2|
The Department of Fire and Rescue has four main sections to provide service to the Prince William County. These sections are Office of the Chief, Community Safety, Operations, and Systems Support.
Office of the Chief
Chief serves as the head of the Prince William County Fire and Rescue System and, as the chief executive of the Prince William County Fire and Rescue System governance structure, is responsible for overseeing and leading the Fire and Rescue System pursuant to Prince William County Code Chapter 9.2.
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.
Traffic Signal Preemption
All traffic signals in Prince William County are equipped with traffic signal preemption system is a type of system that allows the normal operation of traffic lights to be preempted. It allows system is to manipulate traffic signals in the path of an emergency vehicle, halting conflicting traffic and allowing the emergency vehicle right-of-way, to help reduce response times and enhance traffic safety.
Prince William County Fire Stations
Units staffed exclusively by volunteers indicated with a (V).
|Station #||Location||Staffing||Fire Units||EMS Units||Battalion Management||Specialty Units|
|Engine||Truck||Tanker||Rescue||Medic Unit||Ambulance||Battalion Chief||Safety Officer|
|502||Botts||Career & Volunteer||E502, E502B||R502||A502, A502B||Collapse 502, Boat 502|
|503F||Triangle||Career & Volunteer||E503, E503B||K503 (V)||R503||Command 503 (V)|
|504||Gainesville||Career||E504, E504B||R504||M504||BATT501||Collapse 504, Brush 504|
|505||Nokesville||Career & Volunteer||E505, E505B||K505||A505 (V), A505B (V)||Brush 505|
|506||Coles||Career||E506||K506||R506||A506, A506B||SF502||HazMat506, Brush 506|
|507||Lake Jackson||Career & Volunteer||E507, E507B||K507||M507||A507 (V)||Boat 507, Boat Support 507, Brush 507|
|508||Yorkshire||Career & Volunteer||E508, E508B||R508||M508||A508 (V)|
|510||Birchdale||Career & Volunteer||E510, E510B||R510||A510, A510B||Technical Support Unit 510|
|511||Stonewall Jackson||Career & Volunteer||E511, E511B||T511||M511||A511 (V), A511B (V)||BATT504|
|512||Spicer||Career & Volunteer||E512, E512B||TW512||M512||A512, A512B (V)||Brush 512, Light & Air 512 (V)|
|513||Hillendale||Career & Volunteer||E513||TW513||A513|
|514||Hedges Run||Career & Volunteer||E514, E514B||M514||Boat 514, Fan Unit 514|
|515||Evergreen||Career||E515, E515B||K515||Brush 515, Light & Air 515|
|516||Buckhall||Career & Volunteer||E516, E516B||K516||A516 (V)||HazMat Support 516, Brush 516|
|517||Montclair||Career||E517, E517B||M517||Boat 517|
|518||Princedale||Career||E518, E518B||M518||Rehab 518, Brush 518|
|519||Training Academy||Career||E591, E592, E593||T519, T591||M519||Gator 519|
|520||Prince William Commons||Career & Volunteer||E520, E520B||T520||M520||A520 (V)|
|522||Groveton (Future Station)||Career|
|523||River Oaks||Career||E523, E523B||T523||M523||BATT503||MCSU523|
|524||Antioch||Career||E524, E524B||T524||M524||Boat 524, MCSU524|
|525||Bristow||Career & Volunteer||E525, E525B||TW525||M525||A525 (V), A525B (V)||SF501||Brush 525, Canteen 525 (V)|
|526||Davis Ford||Career||E526, E526B||M526||BATT502||Brush 526|
|527||Potomac Shores (Future)||Career|