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Henrico County (VA) Division of Fire proudly protects 305,000 people living in an area of 245 square miles. We operate out of 20 stations that protect urban business, suburban residential and rural farming areas. Our department is a public department whose members are on a combination of paid and volunteer status. This combination department employs 540 career firefighters, Fire Marshals, Instructors and other administrative staff. Ten volunteer firefighters are also available to assist the career staff. Our department also runs EMS calls in association with three all-volunteer rescue squads. We operate fourteen ALS ambulances, five ladder companies with extrication capabilities, three heavy rescue companies, a regional Haz-Mat Team, a technical rescue team, two water rescue companies, a fire investigation Task Force, a Confined Space Rescue Team and a Ground Search & Rescue Team.