The City of Roanoke's Department of Fire-EMS' mission is to foster a diverse, inclusive and innovative workforce that proudly serves the residents, citizens and visitors of Roanoke by protecting lives and property with professionalism, integrity and respect. With a leadership philosophy that strives to invest in, empower, and hold each other accountable to accomplish our team's mission, Roanoke Fire-EMS values commitment, courtesy and compassion.
Roanoke Fire-EMS is a full-service fire and emergency medical service agency providing:
Fire suppression services
Basic and advanced pre-hospital life support
Fire prevention and community risk reduction education programs
Heavy tactical rescue (HTR)
Swift water rescue (SWR)
Regional Hazardous Materials Team
In addition to housing firefighting and EMS personnel and apparatus, Fire-EMS stations are neighborhood resources. Fire-EMS personnel at these sites help distribute important city documents, teach about fire and life safety, and provide a safe place for lost children and adults.