The Shenandoah County Department of Fire and Rescue was established in 1998 at the foresight of the Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors.

The Board of Supervisors could see a need in the future for paid personnel to supplement the volunteer organizations in order to provide the best service to our county residents and those that pass through the county in their greatest time of need and emergency.

At the time, the County Board of Supervisors thought to place someone in a Coordinator position to provide volunteer training and assist in keeping fire and rescue apparatus up to date.

Currently SCFR has a Fire Chief, Fire Marshal, Operations Section Chief, Training Officer, and Service Assistant seeing to the needs of the volunteer agencies and 30 career staff manning stations.

SCFR promotes good communication and a positive working environment for all involved. New standard operating guidelines have been implemented so that the best quality of service can be provided to all.

SCFR’s Mission Statement

The Shenandoah County Department of Fire and Rescue is committed to providing a safe community, protecting the life and welfare for all people residing or visiting Shenandoah County. We accomplish this by delivering quality emergency services to our community. In meeting this objective, we demand of ourselves the highest professional standards and dedication to our Core Values.

SCFR’s Vision Statement

It is the vision of the Shenandoah County Department of Fire and Rescue to provide the public with highly trained, professional staff to provide quality service to the community. The Shenandoah County Department of Fire and Rescue will strive to enhance a positive and effective working relationship with all volunteer agencies, co-workers, and others involved in creating a safe environment for citizens and visitors within our area. The Shenandoah County Department of Fire and Rescue will provide the best quality customer service both in emergency and non-emergency situations to increase the quality of life of all citizens and vistors. The Fire and Rescue Department shall continue to grow. May our ideals become our reality.