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The Charlottesville Fire Department has its primary responsibility to the citizens of Charlottesville. Charlottesville is 10 square miles with a population of approximately 40,000. The University of Virginia student population adds another 20,000 when school is in full session. In addition, the fire department provides contractual fire protection for the County of Albemarle and the University of Virginia. Contractual services to Albemarle County are provided as a supplementary response to an efficient volunteer and career Fire/EMS system.

The Charlottesville Fire Department also dispatches fire/first responder calls for Charlottesville and the University of Virginia.

The Charlottesville Fire Department's daily operations include 4 engine companies, 1 ladder company, 1 Tower company and one Battalion Chief.

Mission Statement
It is the mission of the Charlottesville Fire Department to protect our public by providing superior fire and emergency services focused on customer service, education, prevention, and preparedness.

Vision Statement
The Charlottesville Fire Department will pursue innovation and excellence in the delivery of fire and emergency services guided by principles of trust, integrity, and commitment.


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