How can I provide feedback or concerns about the Prince George County Fire Department?
Residents are encouraged to share feedback or concerns with the Prince George Fire Department through appropriate channels, such as contacting the county Fire Chief at fire administration, Shift Commander, or attending public meetings.
How do I report a fire or emergency?
In case of a fire or emergency, dial 911 immediately. Provide the dispatcher with your location, the nature of the emergency, and any additional details that may be relevant.
Can I schedule a fire station tour?
Yes, we offer fire station tours to the public. Contact Fire Administration at 804-722-8614 to inquire about tour availability and scheduling.
How can I arrange for a fire safety presentation at my school or community organization?
Contact Prince George County Fire Administration at 804-722-8614 to inquire about fire safety presentations and educational programs. We offer many offer programs tailored for various age groups and community organizations.
Can I get a smoke detector from the fire department?
Yes, the Prince George Fire and Emergency Servicers provides the fire stations with free smoke detectors and installation assistance to residents in our community. Contact Fire Administration at 804-722-8614 to inquire about our smoke detector programs and availability.
How often should I replace the batteries in my smoke and CO detectors?
It's recommended to change the batteries in your smoke and CO detectors twice a year, usually when daylight saving time begins and ends. Some devices may have a 10-year sealed battery that doesn't require replacement.
Are there both career and volunteer firefighters within the Prince George County Fire Department?
Yes, Many fire departments, including Prince George County, have a combination of career and volunteer firefighters working together to provide comprehensive emergency response services to their communities.
How can I become a career or volunteer firefighter in Prince George County?
To join the Prince George County Fire Department as a career or volunteer firefighter, you will need to contact the Prince George County Fire and Emergency Services Administration at 804-722-8614 to set an appointment and complete an application (career applications are found online), undergo a background check, and participate in required training programs.
How is the Prince George County Fire Department funded?
The Prince George County Fire Department is 100% funded by the Board of Supervisors (BOS) through your tax dollars, ensuring all stations have the necessary resources to respond to emergencies effectively and efficiently.
Are there any plans for new fire stations in Prince George County?
New fire stations and facility expansions may be proposed based on the community's growth and needs. The BOS is responsible for approving and funding such projects to maintain adequate emergency response coverage throughout the county.
How does the Prince George County Fire Department maintain its equipment and facilities?
The County Fire Chief works with the County Administrator to ensure that the fire department has the necessary funds to maintain and upgrade its equipment and facilities as needed, helping to keep emergency responders well-equipped and prepared for emergencies.
What type of training do Prince George County firefighters receive?
Prince George County firefighters undergo various training programs, including basic firefighting, emergency medical services, hazardous materials response, and specialized rescue operations, ensuring that they are prepared to handle a wide range of emergencies.
How does the Prince George County Fire Department collaborate with neighboring departments?
The fire department in Prince George County, under the leadership of the Fire Chief, participates in mutual aid agreements and collaborative training exercises with neighboring fire departments to enhance their emergency response capabilities and coordinate their efforts effectively.
What should I do if my carbon monoxide detector goes off?
If your carbon monoxide (CO) detector goes off, evacuate the premises immediately and call 911. Do not re-enter the building until emergency responders have deemed it safe.
How do I create a home fire escape plan?
A home fire escape plan should include identifying all exits, establishing a designated meeting place outside the home, and practicing the plan with all household members. Remember to consider the needs of young children, elderly, and individuals with disabilities when creating your plan.