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Last Updated: 2010-01-12

Welcome to the City of Richmond Department of Fire and Emergency Services website. Located in the heart of downtown Richmond, we have been serving the citizens of this great City since 1858. As the City’s Fire Chief my hope is that, as you browse through our site, you find the information contained within each section both informative and possibly lifesaving as well. As you can see by the attached menu, we handle a myriad of duties and our personnel are constantly training and learning new skills to continue to keep our citizens safe. We strive every day to ensure Fire Safety in both the home and workplace. So, please sit back and relax as you browse this site and feel free to contact us on our website with any questions. At Richmond Fire we are “there when you need us, every day, every call, every time”.

- Fire Chief Melvin D. Carter

For Immediate Release

Fire Safety Programs

Home Safety Survey:
Firefighters will come to your home and perform a safety survey at no cost. Call (804)646-1526 for more information.
Free Smoke Detectors:
The City of Richmond provides and installs smoke detectors to citizens at no charge. Call Fire Prevention at (804)646-1526 to schedule an installation.

Contact Information:

Fire Department
City of Richmond
201 E. Franklin St.
Richmond, VA
23219 USA
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Phone: (804)646-2500

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