Fire & Rescue
The Fire and Rescue Department, located at 500 N. Augusta Street, serves the City of Staunton with 27 career firefighters, 5 reserve firefighters, Fire Chief, Deputy Fire Chief, and Deputy Fire Marshal. It handles over 3500 calls per year and carries a fire insurance (ISO) rating of "2".
The Department offers public education for children and adults, free smoke detector program, home fire safety inspections, school and business inspections.
The Department is a certified Emergency Medical Service agency with personnel on duty to provide Advanced Life Support to critically ill patients. We provide care to the injured and ill until a rescue squad arrives to transport the patient to the hospital and sometimes continue care of a patient until arriving at the hospital.
Apparatus includes a 2013 Sutphen pumper, a 2008 Sutphen pumper, a 2000 Sutphen pumper, a 2002 Pierce 100' Platform truck, a 1988 Ford/Hackney Squad, a 2007 Brush unit, a 6x6 Gator for all-terrain usage and several administrative SUV's.
Visitors are welcome to come see "Jumbo", the oldest motorized fire engine in Virginia and one of the only remaining 1911 Robinson Fire Engines. It is housed in a museum located inside the station. As far as we know there are only two left. The other is in a museum in Arizona. The Staunton Fire Department started having paid firefighters in 1890.
A volunteer organization has been formed within the Fire & Rescue Department and is known as the Staunton Fire & Rescue Department - Reserves. For more information call Station 1. Applications can be picked up at the Fire Station 1 and ask for Deputy Chief Ball.
Station 1-500 N. Augusta Street
Station 2- 302 Grubert Avenue
|Shifts work 24 hours on duty and 48 hours off duty, 365 days a year|
Fire Station 1 - (540) 332-3884
|Mail:||P. O. Box 58, Staunton, VA 24402-0058|