Albemarle County Fire Department

Find Albemarle County Virginia fire departments, city fire stations, firefighters, brigades, chiefs, inspectors, marshals, and local volunteers. Fire departments provide information on fire risk assessment, permits, fire alarms, and safety guidance.


Earlysville Volunteer Fire Company 283 Rae's Ford Rd Earlysville VA 22936 434-973-8862


East Rivanna Volunteer Fire 3501 Steamer Drive Keswick VA 22947 434-293-6722

North Garden Volunteer Fire Company 4922 Plank Road North Garden VA 22959 434-971-1583

Scottsville Volunteer Fire Department 141 Irish Road Scottsville VA 24590 434-286-2841

What is a Fire Department?

A fire department is an emergency services agency entrusted with responsibility for firefighting services in a particular area. The line of hierarchy in a fire department begins with a fire chief who is the top-ranking officer in command. Lower-ranking officers include an assistant chief, battalion chief, captain, and lieutenant, as well as paramedics and firefighters.

Fire departments with member firefighters and volunteers serve their communities by ensuring safety during fires and also natural disasters. They help with prevention by providing fire-risk assessments, building permits, fire alarms, and safety education. As first response teams, firefighters are trained and equipped to handle medical emergencies. Some fire departments also have their own ambulance services.