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What We Do
Browse the Fire-EMS Department's annual reports.
Fire Marshal's Office
The members of the Fire Marshal's Office dedicate their efforts to providing a secure and superior quality of life for the citizens, visitors and the investors through code enforcement, education and fire investigations.
Community Risk Reduction
Roanoke Fire-EMS Stations
Roanoke Fire-EMS has 11 stations that are staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Stop by and visit our firefighters!
HTR & Swift Water Rescue Teams
Roanoke Fire-EMS serves as the Division 6 Heavy Tactical Rescue Team as well as the Division 6 Swift Water Rescue Team. This team performs rescues involving collapse, high angle rope rescue, confined space as well as water rescues.
The Hazardous Materials (HazMat) Team, established in 1981 is 1 of 13 regional teams in Virginia, comprised of 36 Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) trained responders with equipment and training to handle chemical/biological hazards. As a regional team, the response area includes the City of Roanoke, as well as from Lexington to Henry County (north/south) and Bedford County, Virginia to Wythe County (east/west), and all areas in-between. The HazMat Team is proud of its heritage and response history and is continually striving to provide the highest professional response to the Roanoke Valley.