Fire and Rescue

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our office is open 8:00AM-4:30PM M-F
12099 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035
John S. Butler
Fire Chief


Firefighters begin at pay grade F-18 Step1, and paramedics begin at pay grade F-18 Step 3. After graduation, probationary recruit firefighters are assigned to a fire station and receive a shift differential with paid holidays. For more information, refer to the Fairfax County 2024 New Employee Benefit Guide

Benefits include: 

25 Year Retirement   Annual Leave   Fairfax County Merit System   College Tuition Assistance
15 Days Military Leave  Sick Leave   Deferred Compensation Program   Optional Disability, Dental, and Life Insurance  
12 Paid Holidays Shift Differential   Employee Assistance Program   Flexible Spending Accounts  
Free Training   Credit Union   Free Uniforms and Equipment  Group Health Benefits 


24-hour shift schedule three rotating shifts (A, B, and C)

  • 24 hours on (7 a.m. to 7 a.m.)
  • 24 hours off
  • 24 hours on (7 a.m. to 7 a.m.)
  • 24 hours off
  • 24 hours on (7 a.m. to 7 a.m.)
  • Four days off

24 Hour Shift Calendar


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For more information, please visit the Fairfax County Retirement Systems page.

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