Welcome to Friendship Fire Company
The Friendship Veterans Fire Engine Association assists in the preservation of the historic fire engine house on Alfred Street in Alexandria, Virginia; supports the Alexandria Fire Department; and provides scholarships, and other benevolent and philanthropic services to the Alexandria Community. The Association promotes civic involvement, honors the legacy of its 18th-century founders--dedicated citizen firefighters--and values the contributions of our present-day first responders.
The Association holds four major events each year, the annual breakfast and program meeting in February, Fathers Day open house in June, the Friendship Festival in August, and the Firefighters Memorial Service and Wreath Laying Ceremony during Fire Prevention Week in October. We also sponsor docent-lead educational tours and very special events (such as picnics or boat trips to baseball games or memorable receptions around the City). read more
The exhibits at Friendship Firehouse Museum help the public to appreciate the history of the fire service in Alexandria. Two of these vehicles are in need of extensive conservation. Years of hard use have taken their toll. When fully restored, the Rodgers Suction Engine (built in 1851) and the Prettyman Hose Carriage (built in 1858) will appear as they did when the members of Friendship proudly used them to save lives and property all around the city. Your support of this project helps to preserve this history for generations to come. read more
Basic Membership in the Association includes free admission on visits to the museum, ten percent discount on purchases of museum merchandise, and invitation to all Friendship events, programs, and activities. We encourage those who are able to support the Association at a higher membership level or donate for general or specific purposes in the categories of conservation, scholarship, or Alexandria Fire Department support. read more