Headquarters & Station

The Fire Department Headquarters is situated near the historic district of downtown Williamsburg. It is merely blocks from the colonial capital of Virginia and the campus of William and Mary.

The station itself was built in 1978 and housed equipment that responded "first due" to calls in the city, as well as into James City County and York County.


All of the essential functions of the fire department were confined to the building to include:

  • Administrative offices
  • A dispatch center
  • Fire suppression personnel

Locations of Divisions

Today, fire suppression and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel are the only occupants. The administrative staff is housed in the Emergency Operations Center next door and dispatch has been moved to a central dispatch location in York County. The station is situated in an ideal location where crews can easily respond to the citizens and visitors of Williamsburg in a timely manner.

Fire Department Headquarters Building