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==Fairfax County Fire Stations==
==Fairfax County Fire Stations==
*401-McLean - 1455 Laughlin Ave, Mclean
   Engine, Tower, Rescue, Medic, Ambulance 401E
   Engine, Tower, Rescue, Medic, Ambulance 401E
*402-Vienna - 400 Center St SW, Vienna
   Engine, Engine 402B, Medic, Brush, Ambulance 402E, Canteen
   Engine, Engine 402B, Medic, Brush, Ambulance 402E, Canteen
*403-City of Fairfax  
*403-City of Fairfax - 4081 University Dr, Fairfax
   Foam Engine, Engine 403B, Tower, Medic, BC443
   Foam Engine, Engine 403B, Tower, Medic, BC443
*404-Herndon - 680 Spring St, Herndon
   Engine, Medic
   Engine, Medic

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Codes/Units/Station Lists/Info

Fairfax County Fire Stations

  • 401-McLean - 1455 Laughlin Ave, Mclean
  Engine, Tower, Rescue, Medic, Ambulance 401E
  • 402-Vienna - 400 Center St SW, Vienna
  Engine, Engine 402B, Medic, Brush, Ambulance 402E, Canteen
  • 403-City of Fairfax - 4081 University Dr, Fairfax
  Foam Engine, Engine 403B, Tower, Medic, BC443
  • 404-Herndon - 680 Spring St, Herndon
  Engine, Medic
  • 405-Franconia
  Engine, Engine 405B, Tower, Brush, Medic, Volunteer Ambulance/Medic
  • 406-Public Safety HQ
  • 407-Training Academy
  Training Engine(2), BUS407
  • 408-Annandale
  Engine, Tower, Medic 408, Medic 408B, BC404, Volunteer Ambulance, Canteen
  • 409-Mount Vernon
  Engine, Medic 409, Medic 409B, BC406
  • 410-Bailey's Crossroads
  Engine, Truck, Medic410, Medic410B, Ambulance 410E, Utility
  • 411-Penn Daw
  Engine, Truck, Rescue, Medic411, Medic411B 
  • 412-Great Falls
  Engine, Tanker, Brush, Medic, Ambulance 412, Swiftwater 412, BTI412, BTI412B, Utility
  • 413-Dunn Loring
  Engine, Engine 413B, Medic413, Ambulance 413, Utility, Rehab413. BC402
  • 414-Burke
  Engine, Engine 414B, Rescue, Brush, Medic, Engine414B, Ambulance 414E, Tech Rescue 414
  • 415-Chantilly
  Engine, Medic, Brush, Safety 402, BTI415, UTV415
  • 416-Clifton
  Engine, Tanker, Brush, Medic, BTI416
  • 417-Centreville
  Engine, Engine 417B Medic, Ambulance 417, Canteen
  • 418-Jefferson
  Engine, Rescue, Medic, EMS404, Tech Rescue 418, Tech Rescue Support 418
  • 419-Lorton
  Engine, Rescue, Medic, Brush
  • 420-Gunston
  Engine, Tanker, Medic, Fireboat 420, BTI420, Brush, UTV
  • 421 Fair Oaks
  Engine, Engine 421B, Rescue, Medic, Ambulance 421,Tech Rescue 421, Ambulance 421E, Utility, BTI421, BC403
  • 422-Springfield
  Engine, Engine 422B, Truck, Brush, Medic, Ambulance 422E, Utility, Canteen
  • 423-West Annandale
  Engine, Medic, Light and Air
  • 424-Woodlawn
  Engine, Tower, Medic, EMS406
  • 425-Reston
  Engine, Truck, Medic, BC401
  • 426-Edsall Road
  Engine, Rescue, Medic, Foam 426, EMS405
  • 427-West Springfield
  Engine, Medic, MAB427
  • 428-Seven Corners
  Engine, Medic
  • 429-Tysons Corner
  Engine, Truck, Medic, EMS402
  • 430-Merrifield
  Engine, Tower, Medic, MCP430, DFCOps
  • 431-Fox Mill
  Engine, Medic, EMS401, SHRU431
  • 432-Fairview
  Engine, Medic, BC407
  • 433-City of Fairfax
  Rescue Engine, Medic, Utility, Swiftwater 433
  • 434 Oakton
  Engine, Medic, LAB401
  • 435-Pohick
  Engine, Medic, MCSU435, Safety 401
  • 436-Frying Pan
  Engine, Tower, Medic
  • 437-Kingstowne
  Engine, Foam Unit, Medic, BC405, Light and Air, Volunteer Ambulance, SHRU437
  • 438-West Centreville
  Engine, Truck, Medic, Ambulance 438
  • 439-North Point
  Engine, Rescue, Tanker, Brush, Medic, BTI439
  • 440-Fairfax Center
  Engine, Tower, Medic, EMS403, HMT440, HMSU440
  • 441-Crosspointe
  Engine, Truck, Medic, Tanker, Brush, EMS407, BTI441, Utility, UTV
  • 442-Wolftrap
  Engine, Medic, Tanker, MCSU442, Utility, UTV442

443-City of Fairfax- Fire/Rescue Training Facility

  Training Engine 443, Foam Tender
  • 444-Future- Scotts Run (Tysons Corner)
  • 463-Fort Belvoir (North Post) 1
  Engine, Truck, Light and Air, Chief 463, Deputy Chief 463
  • 464-Fort Belvoir (Fort Belvoir North (NGA)) 1
  Engine, Tower, Hazmat, Hazmat Suport Trailer, Brush, Asst. Chief 464
  • 465-Fort Belvoir (South Post) 1
  Engine, Battalion Chief 465
  • 466-Fort Belvoir (Davison Air Field) 1
  Engine, Tanker, Foam 466A and 466B

1 - Fort Belvoir Fire Department uses their own frequencies for most incidents on the base, however, anytime a Fairfax County unit is called onto the Base all radio traffic moves to a Fairfax County radio channel (ie: 4 Bravo, 4 Charlie, etc).

Fire/Rescue Unit Designation Abbreviations

  • BC - Battalion Chief
  • BTI - Boat-Inflatable
  • BUS - Rehab/Academy Transport Bus
  • EMS - EMS Captain
  • HMT - Hazmat Unit
  • HMSU - Hazmat Support Unit
  • SHRU - Special Hazzard Response Unit
  • UTV - ATV Utility Vehicle
  • MCSU - Medical Care Support Unit
  • MCP - Mobile Command Post
  • LAB - Mobile Fire Investigations Unit
 Unit Designation Suffixes
  • Bravo - Secondary/Reserve
  • Echo - "EMS only" staffed unit

Fairfax County Fire/Rescue Radio Codes

Sometimes you will hear activity status codes if a unit is voicing its status over the radio rather than the MDT. Status abbreviations:

  • AIQ - Available In Quarters
  • AOR - Available On Radio Activity Codes
  • 11 - Returning to quarters
  • 32 - Administrative
  • 33 - Procuring Food
  • 40 - Transfer for coverage
  • 56 - District Familiarization
  • 10-61- DOA

Fairfax County Police Patrols and Shifts

A listing of patrols, shifts, and special unit designations.

  • Sully Station (sta 1): All designators in the "one-hundred" range
  • Mt. Vernon (sta 2): All designators in the "two-hundred" range
  • McLean (sta 3): "three hundred"
  • Mason (sta 4): "four-hundred"
  • Reston (sta 5): "five-hundred"
  • Franconia (sta 6): "six hundred"
  • W. Spfld (sta 7): "seven hundred"
  • Fair Oaks (sta 8): "eight hundred"
  • Units that begin with a 9, like 970B, are field units and cover as backup to the entire district. You can tell what station they're assigned to by looking at the second digit in their designator. Example: 970B is from West Springfield, Station 7 - 950B would be from Reston, Station 5.

Shift Differentiation:

  • Midnights- "Adam" unit (e.g. "two-forty adam") is midnight unit assigned to area 240
  • Daywork- "Baker" unit (e.g. "eight-hundred baker")is daywork assigned to area 800
  • Evenings- "Charlie" unit(e.g."four-ten charlie")is evening unit assigned to area 410
  • X-ray unit - special assignment or traffic enforcement (e.g. "Xray 2x" - station 2 xray 3x - "station 3" etc etc)
  • Set units - bike team or special assignment (e.g. "Set 45" - mason, "Set 21" - mt vernon)
  • Squad Supervisors (usually 1 sgt and 1 lt per squad) use a "car" designator (e.g. "car-two adam" = station 2 midnight LT, "car-twenty adam" = station 2 midnight sgt, "car-three baker" = station 3 daywork lt, "car-thirty baker" = station 3 daywork sgt).
  • CIS units are station level detectives (e.g. "CIS 21" = station 2 detective )
  • CIB units are department level detectives (major crimes etc. designators differentiate between divisions (auto squad, robbery etc)
  • Wagon unit is designated by ending in an 8 - (e.g. "418 adam" is a midnight unit assigned to area 410 with the wagon) Double units are designeted by ending with a 9 (e.g. 219A "two-nineteen adam" is a double unit in area 210/211)

Fairfax County Police Radio Codes

10-codes, signal codes

Fairfax County uses plain language mostly. 10-Codes:

  • 10-33 - emergency traffic to follow
  • 10-3 - used to "hold" channel during major incident response
  • 10-61 - Dead

Signal Codes: 1- Officer Needs Assistance- Emergency 2- Officer Needs Assistance- Non-Emergency 3- Subject in Custody 4- Relay Sensitive Information- Radio Secure

George Mason University

CHANNEL 1 - 855.4875 PL 107.2 POLICE SERVICES DIVISION- Police Dispatch Channel (47E on Fairfax County TRS- Zone 47- Fairfax City Fire)

CHANNEL 3 - 855.7125 PL 107.2 PUBLIC SAFETY DIVISION - Security Dispatch) Channel (47F on Fairfax County TRS- Zone 47- Fairfax City Fire)

The Police Department is now known as the Department of Police and Public Safety

Channels are in use at all campuses (Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William.


Notes: The Public Safety Division, led by the Director of Public Safety, is comprised of: the Card Access Services Office, Physical Security Services and Lock Shop Services. The Public Safety Division provides technical and operational support for card access and camera technology as well as physical security functions.


The Police Services Division, led by the Assistant Chief of Police, consists of the Operations Bureau, which is responsible for oversight of the law enforcement functions of the Department such as Patrol, Investigations, the Support Bureau, and the Special Services Bureau. The Support Bureau oversees Emergency Communications, and CAIT/Threat assessment. The Special Services Bureau oversees special events, training, and administrative functions.



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