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The Dale City Volunteer Fire Department is a volunteer fire and rescue organization located in Prince William County, Virginia. The dedicated members of the DCVFD respond to fire and medical emergencies throughout Dale City, VA. In addition, the DCVFD provides services to surrounding communities, as needed through mutual aid agreements.
Founded in 1967 by the Dale City Civic Association, the Dale City Volunteer Fire Department (DCVFD) is a fire and rescue organization comprised of approximately 250 dedicated volunteers. The volunteers of the Dale City Volunteer Fire Department (DCVFD) provide more than 2,500 volunteer hours per week to the community, with each of the DCVFD? s four stations responding to 2000 to 3000 calls for service each year. Last year, the Dale City Volunteer Fire Department received more than 11,000 unit dispatches, making the DCVFD one of the busiest and most active volunteer fire organizations in the state. The DCVFD serves the community of Dale City, Virginia in its first due. Located approximately 25-miles south of Washington, DC, Dale City is a growing ? bedroom community? to the Nation? s Capitol, and is home to approximately 56,000 residents and many commercial areas. DCVFD volunteers respond to fire and medical emergencies throughout Dale City, including Potomac Mills Mall and portions of I-95. In addition, the DCVFD provides services to surrounding communities, as needed through mutual aid agreements. The DCVFD owns and operates four of Prince William County? s 17 fire and rescue stations. DCVFD volunteers staff these stations from 6pm to 6am Monday through Friday, throughout the weekend, and on any holidays that career staff does not work. Three of the DCVFD? s four stations? stations 10, 13 and 18? are situated along Dale Boulevard, with 10 on the eastern end, 13 in the center of Dale City and 18 on the west end of Dale Boulevard. The DCVFD? s newest station? station 20? is situated on Prince William Parkway near the Potomac Mills Mall and Gar-Field High School. Each DCVFD station is equipped with and staffs an engine and an ambulance. In addition, DCVFD volunteers staff a heavy rescue squad located at station 10 along the I-95 corridor, a tower and medic unit at station 13, a brush truck at station 18, and an all-terrain rescue vehicle at station 20. A 24-hour career staffed medic unit is also located at station 20.
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