The Charlottesville Fire Department provides fire protection, emergency response, and fire safety education to the City of Charlottesville and the University of Virginia.


The mission of the Charlottesville Fire Department is to improve the quality of life in our community by consistently striving to provide superior fire and emergency services focused on prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery.

Core Values

Four core values inspire our work: Family, Integrity, Respect and Excellence. For more than 150 years, these values have strengthened our department and guided our service to this community. It is in the spirit of these values that we continue to serve and protect the people of Charlottesville - every hour, every day, every year.


The administrative headquarters for the Charlottesville Fire Department is located at:
2420 Fontaine Avenue
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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Strategic Plan

Charlottesville Fire Department developed a community and employee-driven Strategic Plan. The department gathered feedback from both employees and the community through a comprehensive process. Furthermore, an eleven-employee workgroup convened to identify themes and opportunities jointly. Based on the total employee feedback and workgroup's input, the department developed six overarching goals.

Neighborhood Risk Assessment

The Charlottesville Fire Department's  Neighborhood Risk Assessment provides the framework for community-matched service and program delivery.  The department uses a model of community risk reduction that drives in-depth risk assessments.  CFD is one of the few departments in the U.S. that dives deeply into small community data to influence decisions, programs, and services.  

The Charlottesville Fire Department follows guidance offered by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International and uses the 10th Edition of the Quality Improvement for the Fire and Emergency Services model.  More information on the fire department accreditation model and the commission is available HERE.