About 10 square miles. Don’t let the size of our responding area fool you, the City lends itself to a variety of emergencies:
- Commercial fires
- High-speed motor-vehicle accidents on an interstate highway I-64
- Medical emergencies
- Residential fires
- Water rescue
Included within the city boundaries are Colonial Williamsburg - a 1.5 square mile outdoor museum of 18th-century structures - and the College of William and Mary. Each of these areas presents unique hazard potential within the city limits. The Williamsburg Fire Department protects the City of Williamsburg and aids James City County and York County on a daily basis. We protect approximately 16,000 residents, and at times, the population of the city will more than double due to the influx of out of town guests and college students.