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Fire Suppression

The firefighters of the Valley Regional Fire Authority are cross trained in multiple disciplines, and the delivery of fire suppression services is just one of these disciplines. In addition to fighting fires, these services include everything from controlling destructive water leaks to investigating suspicious odors, from helping with windstorm damage to performing complex rescues, and much more. A fire engine serves as the platform for delivering these services and is often referred to as the "Swiss Army Knife" of the fire service. Besides being outfitted with fire hose, water and pumps, a fire engine carries a diverse assortment of other tools that assist us with completing the many jobs we are asked to perform. This includes hydraulic rescue tools, chain saws, specially designed wrenches and hand tools, pry bars, hammers, absorbent material, traffic cones, air monitors and much more. Every day the firefighters inspect and maintain their equipment to ensure that it is ready to perform when you need it.

VRFA fire fighters always work in teams of two or more. Each of our fire engines is staffed 24 hours per day with a minimum of two firefighters and one Captain (also known as the "Company Officer"). We may also respond to 911 calls in an Aid Unit with two firefighters. Finally, a Battalion Chief is on duty around the clock to manage all of our emergency responses and assets.

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