Safety & Wellness

GOAL: To meet the safety and wellness needs of the firefighting community that are not covered by annual operating budget.

The majority of Virginia Beach Fire Department's operating budget is dedicated to support personnel costs, leaving a small fraction to pay for items such as uniforms, personal protective equipment, firefighting equipment, medical supplies, training, office supplies and our information technology needs. It is one of the reasons the Virginia Beach Fire Foundation was formed. To properly train and protect its employees, volunteers, and the members of neighboring communities, the Virginia Beach Fire Department requires the support and financial assistance from non-profit organizations and community assistance grants.