Fire & Rescue Divisions

Fire Rescue and Emegency Management BadgeWelcome and thank you for visiting our website! Situated in the Rappahannock Region of Virginia and located halfway between the state's and nation's capitals, Spotsylvania County consists of 407 square miles of suburban and rural areas. 

Our Personnel

Our department is a combination career/volunteer system consisting of 270 career and approximately 150 active volunteer personnel operating out of 11 fire and rescue stations. Our outstanding men and women provide quality fire and Emergency Medical Service (EMS) service to a population of over 145,000 citizens, and last year, we responded to almost 22,000 incidents that required just over 42,000 responses.

Our career and volunteer personnel are state certified firefighters and/or state certified Emergency Medical Technicians. Over 100 are also certified to provide advanced life support (ALS) care. Each day, our department staffs 11 engines (including 3 Quints), at least 11 advanced life support medic units, 2 EMS supervisors, and 2 Battalion Chiefs. Additionally, we also cross staff 1 ladder truck, 7 tankers, and 2 heavy rescue trucks, as well as other specialized equipment that is available each day. 

Our Services

Utilizing the staff and equipment we provide the following services: 

  • Code enforcement
  • Dive team/water rescue
  • Emergency management
  • Emergency medical basic and advanced life support response
  • Fire investigations
  • Fire suppression
  • Public fire education
  • Response to natural and man-made disasters
  • Technical rescue
  • Training services
  • Transport

Join Our Team

If you have what it takes to be a member of our growing team and have the desire to professionally serve our citizens and our community, we have a place for you as a career or volunteer responder. View the recruitment section for more information.