Fauquier County Department of Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Services (DFREM), Fauquier County’s Operational Medical Director (i.e. Dr. Michael Jenks), and the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, has been preparing for a potential increase in EMS calls associated with the current COVID-19 pandemic. During periods of uncertainty, getting accurate and timely information is of utmost importance. With that in mind, we have provided the links to the Virginia Department of Health as well as the CDC.

Here you can find information on how you can minimize your risk of exposure, descriptions of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and associated COVID-19 illness, and actions you should take if you believe you have been exposed to the virus or are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. Please remember, if you are having trouble breathing or are otherwise in physical distress and in need of emergency services, dial 911 and convey your symptoms to the call center dispatcher. EMTs should arrive shortly.

Please refer to the attached: What to do if you are sick with coronavirus disease pamphlet.


The Orlean Volunteer Fire Department was founded in 1972 by a group of concerned citizens. Since that time members have continued to serve the community with pride and professionalism. Now, the Orlean Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department provides fire and rescue services to a large geographic area. In the spirit of community service, members volunteer their time and talents to respond to calls as well as conduct numerous fund raising and community out-reach events. Upon completion of the new building on April 1, 2019 career personnel staffing was provided. Working as a team we stand together Volunteer & Career United to Serve the community as never before.

We hope this website will be a source of useful information. It will be updated frequently. We welcome your comments and inquiries. Announcements and reminders can be sent to you by registering for them under the Contact Us page.