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How can I find out what programs the Fire Department offers?
You may call 540-658-7200.
How do I get a copy of a fire incident report?
Call the Fire Department at 540-658-8648. You can either pick up the report or we'll mail you a copy. The cost for this service is $5.
Does the fire department offer Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and/or First-Aid classes to the public?
Yes, the Department holds classes for both individuals and groups. These classes follow the American Heart Association guidelines. The department also assists Scout troops in obtaining merit badges related to fire safety and first aid. Classes are scheduled on an "as-needed" basis.
What are the educational and physical requirements to be a firefighter?
The physical demands can be great for short periods of time. We function in hazardous environments and under great stress during emergency operations. Current minimum educational requirements to become a Stafford County Firefighter are a high school education and certification through the Virginia Department of Fire Programs. In addition, all firefighters must be licensed by the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic (EMT-P). Local EMT, EMT-I, and EMT-P classes are taught through Rappahanock EMS Council. Call 540-373-0249 for more information.
Does the fire department service fire extinguishers?
The Fire Department does not service fire extinguishers. There are many fire extinguisher companies in the telephone book that have the proper equipment to service them. Most portable fire extinguishers available at retail facilities are "disposable" after use, and do not require refilling.
Are tours of the firehouses available?
Yes, tours are offered at all stations. School-aged children are the most prevalent visitors to the stations, but everybody is welcomed. Call the individual fire station that you are interested in visiting to set up an appointment.
Does the fire department install smoke alarms?
Yes, the Fire Department will install smoke alarms to those in need. It is our goal that all homes have working alarms and that the community is diligent in the care and maintenance of them. The department also participates in "Get Alarmed, Virginia!," a grant program that is funded by the Virginia Department of Fire Programs to purchase smoke alarms for citizens in need. To learn more and to set up an appointment for firefighters to visit your residence for a courtesy home fire safety check, please contact us via e-mail or call 540-658-7200.
How do I get a permit from the fire department to build my building?
All permits are issued by the County Code Department. The Fire Department will do the plan review simultaneously with the Code Department and forward our comments to them. Once all of the comments have been addressed, the actual permit will be issued by them.