Here at Prince William County Fire and Rescue System (PWCFRS), we are proud of and grateful for all of our volunteers. Each department proudly serves its surrounding areas and makes a positive difference in the lives of our citizens every day. And while all of our teams perform the same jobs, each department features a unique, talented crew of volunteers. How well do you know your local fire departments? Take our quiz to find out!
PWC Fire Department Quiz
Are you up for the challenge? Name that department!
- This department was founded in 1948. I.J. Breedon donated the original land on Centreville Road, but the new building was erected in 2005. The 75 member crew here serves 2,800 homes, 10,000 residents and 150 businesses.
- ANSWER: Yorkshire Volunteer Fire Department. This department is now located on Patton Lane and has two engines, two ambulances, a heavy rescue vehicle, an attack, a disaster trailer and more.
- This department operates out of two stations. Their response area is 72 square miles, and they serve a population of more than 30,000 people. This department served as a drop off location last September when the community gathered supplies for the Florida hurricane victims.
- ANSWER: Nokesville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department, located at 9405 Devlins Grove Place in Bristow.
- This department is located next to a private, man-made lake named the same as the department. The response area for this location is approximately 22 square miles, with about 4,200 homes. They operate two pumpers, one tanker, one mini-pumper attack unit, a brush truck and three ambulances. The department also houses a swift water rescue team.
- ANSWER: Lake Jackson Volunteer Fire Department, located at 11310 Coles Drive in Manassas.
- This department proudly provides fire and emergency medical services to residents of the Occoquan district, was established in 1981 and operates one station. Volunteers primarily staff the apparatus 6:00 pm to 6:00 am daily, weekends, and holidays.
- ANSWER: Buckhall Volunteer Fire Department, located at 7190 Yates Ford Road.
Our volunteer fire departments are woven into the fabric of Prince William County’s emergency services. Countless volunteers at stations across the county give their time, efforts and heart to their fellow citizens. If you are interested in joining this incredible network of dedicated and giving individuals, contact us to find out more. You can also explore available firefighting, EMS and administrative positions to see what interests you the most.
Are you looking for a change? Here in Prince William County, the volunteer departments provide fire and emergency medical services to the County’s citizens and visitors during weekday evenings, weekends and holidays. Prince William County’s volunteer fire and rescue departments are seeking motivated individuals who have the desire to make a difference and provide an important service to their community. Learn more now.
- Posted by ATW
- On October 31, 2017
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