Our Stations & Fleet
We operate out of three fire stations within the City of Charlottesville, staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our fleet includes:
- Four Fire Engines
- Two ALS Ambulances
- One Tiller Ladder Truck
- One Mid-Mount Tower
- Several support vehicles
Updates to the Stations
Charlottesville Fire Department added a state-of-the-art fire station in 2013 - the first new station in the city in 50 years. Its location on Fontaine Avenue improves our emergency response capability to the University of Virginia and provides greater protection to the citizens and property located in the southwest sector of the city. The Ridge Street Station has recently undergone major renovations, completed in early 2018. The renovations included changes to the vehicle bays, a new gear room, an updated kitchen, and a remodel of the sleeping areas.
Dr. Hezedean Smith, CFOFire ChiefPhone: 434-970-3323Fire Chief Dr. Hezedean Smith, originally from Montego Bay, Jamaica, is a US Air Force veteran, where he served as an Emergency Medical Service Specialist from 1988 to 1992. His fire service career started in 1992 in Central Florida. He served from 1996 to 2020 in the Orlando Fire Department and retired as a Chief Officer. Chief Smith joined the Charlottesville Fire Department family in 2020 after retiring from Orlando (FL). Dr. Smith holds a Doctor of Management degree from the University of Phoenix, a Master's Degree in Organizational Management, and degrees in Fire Science and Emergency Medical Services. His credentials include Chief Fire Officer, Chief EMS Officer, Certified Public Manager, Executive Fire & EMS Officer, a Fellow in the American College of Paramedic Executives, Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator, Certified Occupational Safety Specialist, and a Nationally Registered Paramedic.
Emily Pelliccia, MADeputy Chief of Emergency PreparednessPhone: 434-970-3550
Joe Powers, MPA, CFODeputy Chief - Community Risk ReductionPhone: 434-970-3528
Mike Rogers, BADeputy Chief - Business Services & OperationsPhone: 434-970-3244