City of Manassas Park


Fire Chief David O. Dixon leads the City’s 27-member fire department. 

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Fire & Rescue Who's Who

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Department of Fire and Rescue






Fire Chief

David O. Dixon

9080 Manassas Drive
Manassas Park, VA 20111
Phone: 703-335-8845
 Fax: 703-335-8865

Proudly serving the City of Manassas Park 24 hours a day

Assistant Chief/Operations

James Soaper

Phone: 703-335-0050

Assistant Chief/Fire Marshal

Mark Joyner

Phone: 703-335-0010

Fire & Rescue News & Announcements

The Manassas Park Fire Department is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with professional firefighters and medics. There are 24 personnel on shift, with an additional administration staff of three. All personnel are cross-trained in Firefighting and basic and advanced Emergency Medical Services.

Our department is also heavily involved in the community.  In addition to the operation and safety information on this website, you’ll find an extensive list of outreach programs, activities and events.

CERT: Community Emergency Response Team

CERT Note: The 2014 Atlantic hurricane season  began on June 1 and will end on November 30.  Be prepared.  To get more information, please click here.

Manassas Park CERT Program

To improve the emergency response preparedness of the City of Manassas Park, the Fire and Rescue Department implemented a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program in January 2004. Currently the CERT program has 22 volunteers, and each member has received at least 18 hours of training.

Read more: CERT: Community Emergency Response Team

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Fire & Rescue Department Employment

Fire & Rescue Department Employment


To be considered for the current hiring process you must have your application submitted to the Human Resources Department by February 29, 2016.








The City of Manassas Park Fire Rescue Department serves the community with a single engine company, ALS ambulance, and battalion chief.  The staff is comprised of:

(1) Fire Chief

(1) Administrative Services Manager

(1) Assistant Fire Chief of Operations

(1) Fire Marshal

(3) Battalion Chief of Operations

(3) Captain

(18) Firefighter/Medic or Firefighter/EMT


Equal Employment Opportunity


The City of Manassas Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, marital status, or religion.  Candidates are required to be able to perform all essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.  The City of Manassas Park Fire and Rescue Department only hires personnel with the required minimal training. There is no recruit school.


The probationary period for newly appointed personnel is 12 months, subject to extension in accordance with City personnel policy.


The following are the minimum qualifications to apply:

1.       At least 18 years of age.

2.      United States citizen.

3.      Must be a high school graduate or possess a GED certificate.

4.      Valid Virginia Driver’s License and acceptable driving record.  Out of State candidates will be required to obtain a valid Virginia license prior to employment.

5.      Able to pass a background investigation and polygraph.

6.      Able to pass a medical examination and drug screening conducted by City-appointed medical providers.

7.      Able to pass a physical ability test.


Fire-Medic Minimum Requirements

  • Must have Firefighter II (ProBoard or IFSAC), Hazardous Materials Operations, EVOC 3, and Virginia Department of Health (VDH) Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS), EMT-I or EMT-P certifications; or, the ability to obtain EMS certifications through state reciprocity.
  • ·Successful applicants will be employed as a Fire-Medic with a starting salary of $51,338. The Fire-Medic salary will increase to $55,338 after successful completion of department medic training and authorization from the department Operational Medical Director (OMD) to function as an Advanced Life Support (ALS) provider. (This process is typically completed within the first six months of employment).


Firefighter-EMT Minimum Requirements

  • Must have Firefighter II (ProBoard or IFSAC), Hazardous Materials Operations, EVOC 3, and Virginia Department of Health (VDH), Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS), EMT-B certification; or, the ability to obtain EMS certification through state reciprocity.
  • Successful applicants will be employed as a Firefighter-EMT with a starting salary of $46,566.


To access the employment application and instructions for submittal, click on this link:



To view the City of Manassas Park’s employment page, click on this link:

City of Manassas Park's Employment Page


City Benefits

In addition to competitive salaries, the City of Manassas Park offers a great benefits package that includes:
• Health and life insurance
• Retirement program through the Virginia Retirement System
• Paid vacation and sick Leave
• Paid holidays (12)
• Uniforms and equipment at no cost
• Optional long-term care insurance


For questions, you may e-mail or call 703-335-8845.




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One Park Center Court
Manassas Park, VA 20111-2395

PH: 703-335-8800
Fax: 703-335-0053