Fire & Life Safety

Educating our community on how to prevent and respond to emergencies is part of the Falls Church Volunteer Fire Department’s core mission.

Online Resources

The National Fire Prevention Association provides safety tips on their website for a variety of topics including smoke alarms, escape planning, seasonal fire hazards and more.

Community Presentations and Fire Station Visits

Every year, our volunteer firefighters, EMTs and administrative members provide fire and life safety presentations for local schools, places of worship, scout groups, and other community organizations. If your group would like to visit the Falls Church Fire Station or request our personnel to give a presentation at your event, please contact us.

Local Resources

The Arlington County Fire Department offers free home safety checks and smoke detectors to residents of Arlington and the City of Falls Church.  Click here to learn about home safety checks and free smoke alarms.

Fire Prevention Week

During the second week of October, the FCVFD commemorates the National Fire Prevention Association’s Fire Prevention Week by visiting schools in the city of Falls Church and hosting an open house at the Falls Church Fire Station. Check the department’s Facebook page for more information about the annual open house.