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CVFD, and most fire stations, keeps educational pamphlets in stock. Stop by the station any time and ask for complimentary copies. We also host an annual Open House event in October.

You can find information regarding the following within the CVFD website:

The Virginia Department of Fire Programs (VDFP) publishes an annual list of facts to help design and implement educational programs with the intent of reducing fires by educating the public. Visit their website at  http://www.vafire.com.

The 2010 VFIRS Quick Facts are posted below.

Somewhere in Virginia, every minute, an incident occurs in which a fire department responds. Click here for a details list of facts: 2010 VFIRS Quick Facts

  • Fire departments in Virginia responded to an average of 1,798 incidents per day in 2010; one incident occurred every 48 seconds.
  • Rescue and EMS calls accounted for 66% or two-thirds of the total incidents in Virginia in 2010; fires only made up 4% of the calls.
  • The total fire dollar loss associated with fires in Virginia in 2010 was $245 million.
  • One civilian was killed or injured by fire in Virginia every 16 hours in 2010.

Note: Data is compiled from information reported to the Virginia Fire Incident Reporting System (VFIRS) for 2010 as of 03/11/2011. Numbers and percentages may not add to totals because of rounding.

The career staff and volunteers at the Centreville Volunteer Fire Department take education of the public seriously. Stop by the station to see us. We will answer any question about fire and/or home safety you have, no matter how big or small.