Built By the Community
In 1966 the Dale City Civic Association recognized the need for fire service in Dale City. On October 4th, 1967 the Dale City Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. was incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The first general membership meeting was held in January 1968 at which time applications from the community were accepted for Firefighter positions. At that time only the Ashdale, Birchdale, Darbydale, and Forestdale neighborhoods had been completed.
These early residents generously donated approximately $30,000 to fund the establishment of the department. The department began answering calls for service in 1969. The vehicles were parked in front of member’s homes until Station 10 on Birchdale Avenue was opened in June 1969.