About Us

The Metro Richmond Flying Squad was placed in service on May 1, 2017 with 30 volunteers consisting of current and retired firefighters, Rescue Squad members and citizens. All members share a desire to help Richmond’s First Responders.

Our mission is to provide on-scene rehabilitative services that consist of hydration, nourishment, core temperature stabilization, medical monitoring, and firefighter decontamination. To accomplish our rehabilitative mission, we follow the practices that are outlined in NFPA 1584.

We are available for response 24/7 and are automatically dispatched to all Two-alarm incidents in the City of Richmond along with “special call” activations. During periods of both extreme cold and heat, we staff the Flying Squad and are dispatched to all working fires in the City of Richmond.

Our largest sponsor is the RFD Foundation, a local 501 3 (c) and the Richmond Professional Firefighter Association, IAFF local 995.  Our entire budget is funded through donations and 100% of the funding goes directly to the operation of the Flying Squad.

If you would like to support the Metro Richmond Flying Squad and our local First Responders please visit our online store.

Thank you for all of your support.


Read our 2017 Annual Report.

Service Area

Our current service area is the entire City of Richmond.  We have plans to expand this coverage into outlining jurisdictions when personnel, funding and equipment allow for expansion.

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