Located just outside Washington D.C., the Arlington County Fire Department (ACFD) provides comprehensive fire,emergency medical, and allied public safety services to all who live, work and play in our community.
To serve our 26-square-mile urban community, we have 10 fire stations located strategically throughout the county. Find your fire station.
Our 319 employees are committed to eliminating threats to the lives, safety and property of the Arlington community. We provide services through a combination of education, prevention and effective response to fire, medical and environmental emergencies. We are highly regarded within the profession as an innovator and leader in enhancing the fire service.
In 1974, we hired the first professional female fire fighter in the nation. Additionally, our innovative partnership with the US Public Health Service helped to develop the nation’s first Metropolitan Medical Strike Team, which responds to chemical, biological or radiological terrorist attacks.
ACFD holds a Class 2 Rating from the Insurance Services Office (ISO), the highest rating given to a Virginia fire department, and one of only 3 such ratings awarded in the state. This rating helps our community by bringing lower insurance rates to homeowners and businesses.
Mission, Vision and Values Statements
We serve the community with compassion, integrity and commitment through prevention, education and a professional response to all hazards.
We are a responsive and progressive organization. We commit to excellent leadership and professional accountability. We will achieve this through effective training, technology, and adapting to the changing needs of the community.
Tradition – Passing on positive practices and information from member to member that reflect the adaptive heritage of the Department
Professionalism – Demonstrate personal and organizational excellence
Diversity – Be respectful and inclusive of the talents and needs of employees and customers
Leadership – Be a positive role model and have the courage to do what is right
Integrity – Demonstrating personal accountability by taking responsibility for one’s actions
Consistency – Maintaining uniform, reliable practices that support equity and trust