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Last Updated: 2009-10-07

Friends In Residential Emergencies

Friends In Residential Emergencies, "F.I.R.E.", is a committee of citizens interested in fire safety; most come from various civic associations throughout the city. They meet quarterly, and you can contact Fire Prevention for details. The mailing address is c/o City Fire Prevention Office, 201 E. Franklin St., Richmond, VA 23219. The phone number is (804)646-0621. Assistant Fire Marshal Andrews is the F.I.R.E. Secretary.

F.I.R.E. is a 501(c)(3) incorporated, non-profit organization which is designed to receive tax deductible donations and channel funds for fire department activities beyond city finance limitations. Its purpose is to assist fire prevention agencies in the Richmond area in promoting fire safety and to do and perform every lawful act necessary or expedient or desirable in connection with and to effectively carry out the purpose of the Corporation.

The mission of F.I.R.E. is to reduce the loss of life and property due to fire through education, demonstration of fire safety methods, and distribution of such materials as available to save lives.

The objectives of F.I.R.E. are:

  • To attend public meetings to promote fire safety
  • To obtain funding for fire safety-related material to be used in a public education program to promote fire safety
  • To eliminate the loss of life due to fire
  • To reduce the loss of property due to fire

F.I.R.E. members are helpful in providing the public's perspective of the Fire Department and they are able to reach some of the public which may not as accessible by departmental staff. F.I.R.E. has an account with the Fire Department Credit Union, through which un-solicited donations for purchase of materials beyond city finances (such as smoke detectors) can be channeled. The phone number for F.I.R.E. is (804)646-0621. The mailing address is F.I.R.E. c/o City Fire Prevention Office, 201 E. Franklin St., Richmond, VA 23219.

Residents of the city are encouraged to join F.I.R.E. so there can be a clear avenue for communication. Each community association should be represented to improve fire and life safety throughout the city.

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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