Emergency Management

EMS Fee for Service

Fire Prevention & Life Safety

Caroline County Department of Fire – Rescue and Emergency Management
233 West Broaddus Ave
Bowling Green, VA 22427
(804) 633-9831
(804) 633-9832 (Fax)

Department Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday

Jason R. Loftus, Fire and EMS Chief

Caroline County Fire – Rescue and Emergency Management is a combination volunteer and career fire and rescue department that is responsible for providing fire protection, emergency medical services, and special rescue services to our citizens as well as those who pass through our county. A workforce of approximately 200 volunteers and 50 full and part time career responders serve a resident population of 29,300 in an area of 531 square miles.  CCFR is responsible for the protection of 97 miles of primary roadways in Caroline County including Interstate 95, US 1, and US 301.  Caroline also helps protect a major petroleum pipeline and primary Virginia railway lines for Amtrak and CSX Corporations.  These transportation systems carry millions of gallons of petroleum and hazardous chemicals each year.  

Caroline’s Emergency Management program supports operations within the North Anna Nuclear Power Plant’s emergency protective zone.  This commitment requires extensive training for radiological emergencies including field monitoring and sheltering.   The Department proudly offers mutual aid support to the Fort AP Hill military base.  This base covers some 77,000 acres within Caroline County. 

The Department’s six fire stations and two rescue stations respond to approximately 6,100 emergency calls per year.  CCFR operates a fleet of 55 emergency vehicles and maintains an ISO rating of 4/8B.  The Department provides EMS transports to approximately 2,300 patients a year to hospitals in both the Fredericksburg and Richmond regions. 

The Fire and Rescue Administrative Offices are located at 233 West Broaddus Ave, Bowling Green, VA 22427. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The non-emergency phone number is (804) 633-9831. Please do not hesitate to call or stop in if you have a question or issue related to emergency services.

As always, dial 9-1-1 in the event of an emergency.

Visit www.carolinefirerescue.org for specific information about the Department as well as training, employment and volunteer opportunities. 

Volunteer Opportunities

Caroline County Fire and Rescue is a combination department relying on the dedicated service of a small number of career firefighters and emergency medical personnel and a vast force of volunteers.  The spirit of volunteerism runs deep in Caroline with the first volunteer fire department being founded in 1947.  It can be simplest said that without a strong volunteer presence in the county these vital emergency services that the citizens rely on would not be consistently available.

We at Caroline County Fire and Rescue, are dedicated to continuing to grow our volunteer ranks by offering high quality training opportunities for citizens who want to become involved in the emergency medical or fire service.  In addition to quality training, we offer various incentives to county volunteers such as tuition reimbursement and a waiver of county sticker fees for a single vehicle. 

You will see our recruitment team out and about at most county events such as Ladysmith Day, Caroline County Agricultural Fair, and the Harvest Festival.  If you would like to learn how to serve the community please seek us out or email joinccfr@co.caroline.va.us.

Watch our new Recruitment Video Here!

CLICK HERE FOR AN APPLICATION - when complete, please save and email to joinccfr@co.caroline.va.us.

CLICK HERE FOR AN APPLICATION - for applicants under 18 years of age, this document must be printed and notarized.


Special Event Standbys

The Department frequently receives requests to provide onsite fire and EMS coverage at special events. Click here for more information on obtaining standby coverage at your special event.