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City of Bristol
300 Lee Street
Bristol, VA 24201

Ph: (276) 645-7300

Operation Division

Fire Department

Welcome to the web site of the Bristol Virginia Fire Department. We are pleased to be of service to the citizens and visitors of the City. The Bristol Fire Department is an all-hazards agency providing fire-EMS services twenty-four (24) hours a day. The department is has 45 sworn positions, and one non-sworn support staff member for a total of 46 members.

The Bristol Virginia Fire Department is committed to the safety of the citizens and visitors of Bristol, Virginia by providing high quality emergency and non-emergency services. The Fire Department's core services include:


  • Fire Suppression
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Fire Investigation
  • Code Enforcement


The Fire Department also provides hazardous materials response and mitigation, heavy-technical rescue response, and emergency management coordination for the City. Each shift participates in public education activities throughout the year.

In the pages that follow, we hope you will find information that is helpful to you. If not, please contact us by e-mail, U.S. Mail, telephone or personal visit. We look forward to serving you. 


Dr. James M. Armstrong 

Fire Chief