Fire Department

Our Purpose
Contribute to the quality of life by promoting a safe community through fire prevention and emergency response.

What We Do

The service provided by the Fire Department includes: fire suppression, emergency medical services, rescue responses, hazardous materials mitigation, and overall management of emergencies. The Department delivers emergency services from five strategically located fire stations. Fire suppression services are rendered from seven staffed pieces of fire apparatus and one command and control vehicle. The seven staffed pieces includes three Engines, two Rescue Pumpers and two 100ft ladder trucks. All frontline fire apparatuses are equipped with thermal imaging cameras, automated external defibrillators (AEDs), and carbon monoxide detectors.The Fire Department also maintains a reserve fleet of two front line engines, one rescue pumper, and one 75ft ladder truck. The reserve fleet is utilized to fill in for preventive maintenance and backfill when off duty personnel are utilized for call back providing continuous coverage for the City.

The Fire Department also conducts annual fire safety inspections of all local businesses inside the City. In 2014, the Fire Department along with the City’s ITS Department developed online mapping and inspection software to assist the Department in tracking fire inspections while verifying addresses of businesses for the GIS Mapping, ITS, and Finance Departments. Firefighters provide a variety of fire safety educational programs from fire extinguisher training in the work place, to fire simulated trailer; educating the children on the importance of fire safety and exit plans. The Department maintains technician level child passenger safety seat program at all five fire stations. Six fire personnel serve as special inspectors overseeing plan review, high hazard inspection, and new business inspections.

All sworn personnel are state-licensed emergency medical technicians or paramedics providing emergency medical service. The Fire Department equips all fire apparatus with emergency medical supplies, complaint class II safety vests, and extinguishing capability. Specialized rescue services include high angle, water rescue, trench cave-in, automobile extrication, and confined space.

Contact Information
Fire Administration
Open Monday through Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Phone: (573) 634-6401
Fax: (573) 634-6402