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Albemarle County Fire Rescue

Albemarle County has a unique emergency services system. Volunteer and career personnel cooperatively provide fire, rescue, and emergency medical services to the community while partnering with other local and regional emergency services organizations. We are an equal opportunity, progressive organization whose goal is to provide the highest quality service within the constraints of our funding and personnel resources.

The department provides emergency fire, rescue, and medical services for nearly 93,000 residents and 726 square miles of land. Our stations serve response areas that are urban and rural with an annual population growth increase of 2.1 percent. Our population growth, while moderate compared to some, challenges us to find creative ways to maintain high standards and meet our ever-increasing demands for service.

Albemarle County maintains a centralized headquarters to coordinate the provision of fire, rescue, and emergency medical services. Commonly referred to as ACFR, these staff members handle administrative tasks, training, volunteer programs, fire prevention and life safety programs, and provide career operations staffing to supplement volunteer staffing.

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