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Fairfax County Police and Volunteer Fire Department Annual Reports.

Published on 12/29/2022

2021 Fairfax County Volunteer Fire Service Annual Report  



Excerpt from Fire Chief Butler and Volunteer Fire Commissioner Shawn Stokes and F&R Association President Michael Wendt statement:


The challenges in 2021 continued to be significant – operationally, financially, and personally – for our volunteer departments and their members. However, the opportunities to continue to serve, to reconnect in the communities, and to plan for the future have set us on a path for 2022 and beyond. Our commitment to providing service to the citizens of Fairfax County remains the same


Our continued relationship with the Fire Chief and the Fire and Rescue Department has allowed us to continue evolving and integrating the volunteers at all levels. While the operational challenges brought on by COVID-19 surged throughout the year, we used this as an opportunity for the volunteers to increase participation and provide coverage to keep units in-service. A few years ago, this level of integration would have been the exception, but today it is the rule. Our focused efforts to strengthen our partnership are providing dividends during this challenging time and they lay the groundwork for a stronger, more robust volunteer system. In 2022, we continue our efforts to grow the volunteer system through targeted retention and recruitment efforts, we build on the successes of the existing volunteer integration, and we collectively and strategically plot a path to the future of the combination system. We look forward to continuing the partnership between the 12 member companies of the Fairfax County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association and the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department