Since 1923, the Arlington Volunteer Fire Department has
been a part of the Arlington community. We
are part of the past, present, and future of this community, serving
with commitment and courage. This commitment comes from
all the volunteer firefighters and EMTs of
Station 1, as well as from
the support of the residents of Arlington County.
Station 1 was started with just: "A
chemical engine of the latest design, carrying two forty-gallon tanks,
with auxiliary and tanks and buckets," to which was soon added a "six-cylinder,
350-gallon-per-minute Reo pumper."At the time, it was the only station
in South Arlington, one of the county's largest first call areas. The
area was so open that, when a call came in, the firefighters could locate
the blaze just by going out the door and looking for smoke.
AVFD1 was the first company to respond to the $30 million dollar Pentagon
fire in 1959. In 2001, AVFD1 supported the efforts
of Arlington County Firefighters in responding to the attacks that took
place at the Pentagon on 9-11. In addition, we were, for many
years, the first aid provider at Redskin games at Griffith stadium.
are part of the Arlington community, and the community is part of us.
If you are interested in firefighting, emergency medical
response, or service to the community, I
invite you to volunteer
and participate in the continued tradition
of our Station.
Consider this an open invitation to discuss
how we may make the most of your talents and skills for community
safety in Arlington County. It is a thrilling experience to assist in
emergencies, participate in rescues, protect property, and save lives.
Tragedy is also a reality that we face with courage.
As Station 1 Chief of the Volunteer Firefighters and EMTs,
I personally welcome you to our new website and encourage you to contact
us at any time for more information on our services and membership.
We are here to serve you
and needs of the community
as we have every day