Press Releases

  1. Chief Hezedean Smith

    Chief Smith Earns Chief Fire Officer & Chief EMS Officer Designation

    Charlottesville Fire Chief, Dr. Hezedean A. Smith Earns Worldwide CFO and CEMSO Designation Read on...
  2. Chief Hezedean Smith

    Chief Hezedean Smith Selected to Participate in Executive Development Program

    Chief Smith competed with new fire chiefs and chief officers from across the country and Canada to become a member of the Fire Services Executive Development Institute (FESDI) 2021 cohort program Read on...
  3. HazMat

    CFD Trains for HazMat Emergencies

    CFD conducts nearly three months of training to certify Hazardous Materials Technicians to handle spills and emergencies. Read on...
  4. Charlottesville

    Charlottesville Fire Department Conducts Implicit Bias Training

    This training is part of the Charlottesville Fire Department's orientation for 15 new firefighters, the most diverse class of new hires by the department since 1865. Read on...
  5. Engine10

    CFD Publishes 2021 Strategic Plan

    CFD is proud to share the 2021 Strategic Plan. Both community members and CFD Staff came together to develop the organization's goals and objectives. Read on...
  6. K9 Quaker

    Charlottesville Fire Dept. Mourns the Loss of K9 Quaker

    The Charlottesville Fire Department is saddened to announce the passing of "Quaker," the retired accelerant detection canine. Read on...
  7. Dr. Hezedean Smith

    Charlottesville appoints Dr. Hezedean Smith as Fire Chief

    Dr. Smith starts as Chief on December 1 and has served most recently as an Assistant Chief for the Orlando Fire Department Read on...
View All News