City of Richmond Fire Dept

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LT. Christopher Armstrong, City of Richmond Fire Department

Today, between sworn and non-sworn staff the City of Richmond Fire Department is 433 strong. The department is divided into four Battalions with six companies assigned in each. Administration; Safety and Response Operations; Office of Emergency Management; and Support Services (to include Prevention, Investigations, Training; Budget; and Logistics) make up the four internal divisions located at Fire Headquarters.

The City of Richmond Firefighters operate out of 20 Fire Stations located within 62.5 square miles and nine Districts. The Department provides fire and life safety response to approximately 220,000 residents and over 400,000 workers and visitors each day. They are equipped with 19 Engine Companies; 4-5 Truck Companies; 3 Tankers; 2 Brush Trucks; Hazmat Response Vehicle; Technical and Water Rescue vehicles; and numerous staff vehicles. The Department responds to over 30,000 calls for service each year and has an operating budget of $47 million.

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