Mission

Provide competent and professional fire, emergency medical services and emergency management to our community. 


Department Overview


The Louisa County Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services consists of a combination of career and volunteer providers serving the citizens and visitors of Louisa County. The volunteer fire and rescue departments have a long history of valuable service to Louisa County and continue to provide equipment, facilities and personnel who are dedicated to the protection of life and property.

Strategic Plan

Read the 2016

 

Louisa Fire and Emergency Services Strategic Plan (PDF).


Strategic Objectives


The Louisa County Department of Fire and EMS (LCDFEMS, “the department”) remains ever committed to providing the highest level of service to our community. As our community continues to grow and change, so does the demand for services. Meeting the changing needs of our community and maintaining a framework for continuous improvement is of paramount importance. We do this through our strategic objectives:
  1. Ensure the health and safety of the career and volunteer providers of emergency services.
  2. Protect the life, property and environment of our community.
  3. Partner with all county volunteer Fire and EMS agencies to increase the organizational effectiveness while maintaining a cost-effective service to our community.
  4. Maintain a leadership role in community risk reduction by providing a variety of educational programs designed to reduce the threat of fire, medical emergencies, as well as household and vehicle accidents.
  5. Recruit and retain a diverse workforce to reflect the community we serve.
  6. Develop our workforce by ensuring all initial training, continuing education and leadership development programs meet or exceed applicable industry standards.

Services Provided


We provide basic life support (BLS), advanced life support (ALS), and fire response to all types of emergencies that impact our County. The County provides career staffing operating out of several of the volunteer stations along with available volunteer fire and EMS providers. This combination service is a cost-effective means to provide 24-hour a day coverage.