Save lives, preserve property and the environment, and ensure the health and safety of ourselves and the community.
Due to population growth, the Town of Fairfax was in need of its own fire station; in April 1928, the Fairfax Volunteer Fire Department was formed. This was the third fire station in Fairfax County and was given the designation of Station 3. In 1949, the first paid firefighters started working with the volunteers. For fifty years, the Fairfax Volunteer Fire Department operated as part of the Fairfax County Fire Department. On May 1, 1978, the City of Fairfax Fire Department was formed. A second fire station (designated Fire Station 33) began operations in January 1979. Today, the Fairfax Volunteer Fire Department and the City of Fairfax Fire Department work collectively to form one combination fire department and work side by side to accomplish our mission through our core values.
Our Core Values
Professionalism - Performance of duties in the community with a focus on safety, teamwork, competency, loyalty, and leadership in the region.
Respect - Working with residents, visitors, and employees compassionately, helping those in a time of need.
Integrity - Maintain community partnerships built upon honestly, trust, fiscal responsibility and accountability at all levels.
Diversity - Respect and support of all cultures and backgrounds within the organization and the community we serve.
Excellence - Strive to innovate and achieve the highest standards of care while maintaining excellence in education, technical training, and service delivery.