The Stafford County Fire and Rescue Department is a combination volunteer/career system consisting of approximately 200 active volunteers and 138 career staff operating from 13 stations in partnership with 14 volunteer fire/rescue or EMS squads. Covering 277 square miles of both suburban and rural countryside with 50 miles of coastline, the department operates in two battalions with 18 engines, 4 ladder trucks, three heavy rescue squads, 20 ambulances, 3 fire-rescue boats, and various other support equipment to respond to more than 13,000 emergency calls annually. Daily career staffing includes 6 paramedic transport units, 4 fire suppression apparatus, 1 battalion chief and 1 deputy chief. Daily volunteer staffing typically includes two engine companies. Stafford is located 40 miles south of Washington, DC and includes portions of Marine Corps Base Quantico, the Potomac Creek, Aquia Creek, and the Rappahannock River as well as over 15 miles of Interstate 95. [Read More]
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  1. Construction Site Trench Collapse

    Stafford County Fire and Rescue responded to a call for a medical emergency at construction site in the Embrey Mill development on Wednesday, January 31. Read on...
  2. Fire and Rescue Battles Early Morning Blaze

    Stafford County Fire and Rescue units were dispatched to Cornwallis Drive in south Stafford at approximately 1:40 am today for a reported house fire. Read on...
  3. Fire and Rescue Responds to Train versus Truck Accident

    Stafford County Fire and Rescue units were dispatched to Brent Point Road and Arkendale Road at 9:40 am for an accident reported to involve a train. Read on...
  4. Stafford Fire and Rescue Promotions Announced

    Stafford County Fire and Rescue announced the promotion of twelve members of the fire and rescue system effective August 14, 2017. Read on...
  5. Firefighters Battle Barn Fire

    Stafford County Fire and Rescue units were dispatched to a reported structure fire on Green Acre Lane in the Rock Hill area at 3:13 p.m. today. Read on...
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Behavioral Health and Wellness

Behavioral health for fire and rescue personnel is an incredibly important topic. Especially, now that we are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. As we stay separated from friends and family it becomes increasingly harder to maintain our equilibrium. Below are some links to different resources that will provide you with ways to deal with the stress that we encounter every day. If, you are encountering any issues reach out to your friends, family, and coworkers to get any help that you might need.

Behavioral Health Related Links and Numbers

Rappahannock EMS Council CISM Team – 540-752-5883 – 24-hour hotline

National Volunteer Fire Council “Share the Load” – 1-888-731-FIRE (3473)

Safe Call Now – 1-206-459-3020

Crisis Text Line – Text “Start” or “Help” to 741-741

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Code Green Campaign -

Cycles of Change Recovery Services – 1-877-361-1728

Veterans Crisis Line (Veterans only) - 1-800-273-8255 & press 1, or text 838255

Frontline Helpline – 1-866-676-7500

Copline (Law Enforcement Only) – 1-800-267-5463