Fire & Rescue

Thank you for visiting the website of the City of Suffolk's Department of Fire & Rescue.  Organizationally, we have an allocated strength of 255 full-time personnel. In addition to our full-time staff, we also employ approximately 30 part-time personnel. Four volunteer fire departments and one volunteer rescue squad support us, and together we protect over 430 square miles of urban, suburban, village and waterfront area in the southeast portion of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

We provide public safety services in the areas of Fire Prevention, Fire Safety Education, Fire Rescue and Suppression, Emergency Medical Services and Transport, and Emergency Management. Annually, we respond to over 13,000 calls for service, utilizing 14 Engine Companies, 3 Ladder Companies, 8 ALS Medic Units, 1 Rescue, 1 EMS Supervisor, 2 Battalion Chiefs, and various support units.