Safety

Our No. 1 priority is your safety.

We urge you to learn how to prevent fires. Teach your kids. Create evacuation plans so that you’re prepared in the event of a fire. Invite the fire department into your homes, your schools and your events. And call 703-228-4644 with any questions about the safety of your family or your community.

Additional fire safety information from the National Fire Protection Association:

Did You Know?

From the National Fire Protection Association

  • Gas and charcoal grills cause 900 structure fires and 3,500 outdoor fires in or on home properties each year.
  • Gas grills have a higher fire risk than charcoal grills; leaks and breaks are the leading cause, accounting for nearly half of gas grill fires.
  • Placing combustibles too close to heat, and leaving cooking unattended, are the two leading causes for charcoal grill home fires.
  • Half of all gas grill and charcoal grill home fires begin on an exterior balcony or unenclosed porch. Grill not only outside your home but away from your home.

Contact Us

Call 911 for Emergencies
703-558-2222 (Non-emergency requests)
703-228-3362 (Fire Chief’s Office) Email
703-228-4644 (Fire Prevention) Email
571-242-0271 (Media Relations) Email 
TTY 703-228-4611 

 

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