Phoenix Fire Department

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Phoenix Fire Department
Phoenix Fire Department Seal.jpg
Operational Area
Country United States
State  Arizona
City Phoenix
Agency Overview
Established 1886
Employees 1,936
Staffing Career
Fire chief Kara Kalkbrenner
Facilities & Equipment
Battalions 9
Stations 59
Engines 66
Trucks 14
Squads 3
Helicopters 1
Ambulances 35
HAZMAT 3
EMS Level BLS, ALS
Website
phoenix.gov/fire/

The Phoenix Fire Department (PFD) is the agency that provides fire protection and emergency medical services for the city of Phoenix. The Phoenix Fire Department responded to 148,673 incidents during 2010, with 88% being for emergency medical services.[1] The Phoenix Fire Department currently protects 1,602,704 people in an area of 519.6 square miles.[1]

History[edit]

The Phoenix Fire Department was established on August 17, 1886 with the formation of Engine 1, which was all volunteer.[2] Frank Czarnowski became the first chief of the department on April 13, 1888.[2] In 1922 the department switched from being all volunteer to a career one. From 1924 to 1947 the department created the A, B, and C shifts, which start and end every third day at 8:00 AM.[2] In 1936 the Phoenix Fire Department joined the International Association of Firefighters and formed the union Local 493. The surrounding fire departments, Tempe, Glendale, and Peoria, are also part of Local 493. In 1984 the Phoenix Fire Department started using a computer-aided dispatch system.[2] The Phoenix Fire Department became part of the FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Task Force in 1991.[2] In 1997 The Phoenix Fire Department started participating in an International Association of Fire Fighters and International Association of Fire Chiefs Task Force that has developed a consistent physical ability test for prospective firefighter candidates, which is now known as the Candidate Physical Ability Test.[3] In 2010, the Phoenix Fire Department had the highest national average for arson clearance rates at 18.4%.[4]

Emergency Medical Services[edit]

The Phoenix Fire Department has provided emergency medical services for the city since the 1970s.[5] The city staffs its rescue companies with one EMT and one paramedic per unit. Each engine company is staffed with two paramedics and two EMT's.

Fire Station Locations and Apparatus[edit]

Below is a complete listing of all Fire Station Locations in the city of Phoenix according to Battalion.[6]

Battalion 1[edit]

Engine Company Ladder Company Rescue Unit Rare Call Unit Special Unit Command Unit Address
Engine 1, Engine 2 Ladder 1 Greenberg 1 Ladder Tender 1, High-Rise 1, Command Response Vehicle South Deputy Chief 323 N. 4th Ave.
Engine 3 Rescue 3 Vent 3 1257 W. Pierce St.
Engine 4 Ladder 4 Haz-Mat. 4, Ladder Tender 4 1601 N. 3rd Ave.
Engine 6 368 W. Apache St.
Engine 8 Rescue 8 Squad 8, Support 8 Car 957 South (Special Ops Captain) 1025 E. Polk St.
Engine 9 Ladder 9 Rescue 9 Ladder Tender 9 Battalion 1 330 E. Fairmont Ave.
Engine 61 Rescue 61 Public Information Officer(PI3) 1925 E. Indian School Rd.

Battalion 2[edit]

Engine Company Ladder Company Rescue Unit Brush Unit Special Unit Command Unit Address
Engine 5, Engine 905 1840 E. Cambridge Ave.
Engine 11 Ladder 11 Rescue 11 Ladder Tender 11 2727 E. Roosevelt St.
Engine 12 Ladder 12 Ladder Tender 12, Support 12 Battalion 2 4247 N. 32nd St.
Engine 13 Rescue 13 2828 N. 47th Pl.
Engine 17 Rescue 17 1531 E. Missouri Ave.
Engine 91 Brush 91 8444 N. Tatum Blvd.
Engine 92 Brush 92 Tanker 92 6519 E. Lincoln Dr.

Battalion 3[edit]

Engine Company Ladder Company Rescue Unit Brush Unit Special Unit Command Unit Address
Engine 14 1330 N. 32nd Ave.
Engine 15 Rescue 15 4730 N. 43rd Ave.
Engine 24 Ladder 24 Ladder Tender 24 2602 N. 43rd Ave.
Engine 25, Engine 925 Rescue 25 Battalion 3 4010 N. 63rd Ave.
Engine 34 Rescue 34 Foam 34, Hose 34 1111 S. 65th Ave.
Engine 40 Rescue 40 3838 N. 83rd Ave.
Engine 44 Squad 44, Foam 44 7117 W. McDowell Rd.
Engine 54 Tanker 54, Foam 54 9820 W. Campbell Ave.

Battalion 4[edit]

Engine Company Ladder Company Rescue Unit Brush Unit Special Unit Command Unit Address
Engine 33 Ladder 33 Rescue 33 Brush 33 Ladder Tender 33 2409 W. Cactus Rd.
Engine 35, Engine 935 Rescue 35 Brush 35 646 E. Paradise Ln.
Engine 36 Rescue 36 Brush 36 Tanker 36 21602 N. 9th Ave.
Engine 41 Ladder 41 Haz-Mat. 41, Ladder Tender 41, Ranger 41 Battalion 4 2501 W. Morningside Dr.
Engine 42 Rescue 42 3246 W. Greenway Rd.
Engine 48 Brush 48 5230 W. Happy Valley Rd.
Engine 50 Ladder 50 Rescue 50 Ladder Tender 50, Utility 50 20225 N. 35th Ave.
Engine 56 Brush 56 Tanker 56 3210 W. Canotia Pl.

Battalion 5[edit]

Engine Company Ladder Company Rescue Unit Brush Unit Special Unit Command Unit Address
Engine 21 Rescue 21 1212 S. 27th Ave.
Engine 22 Ladder 22 Rescue 22 Ladder Tender 22 230 E. Roeser Rd.
Engine 23 Brush 23 Tanker 23 4416 S. 32nd St.
Engine 28 Rescue 28 Brush 28 Support 28 7409 S. 16th St.
Engine 32 Rescue 32 7620 S. 42nd Pl.
Engine 39 2276 W. Southern Ave.
Engine 57 Brush 57 Battalion 5 1708 W. Dobbins Rd.
Engine 58 Brush 58 Tanker 58 4718 West Dobbins Rd.

Battalion 6[edit]

Engine Company Ladder Company Rescue Unit Brush Unit Special Unit Command Unit Address
Engine 27 Rescue 27 12449 N. 32nd St.
Engine 31 Rescue 31 5730 E. Thunderbird Rd.
Engine 37 Ladder 37 Ladder Tender 37 16602 N. 40th St.
Engine 45 Rescue 45 Brush 45 Support 45 2545 E. Beardsley Rd.
Engine 49 Brush 49 3750 E. Dynamite Blvd.
Engine 52 Brush 52 Tanker 52 Battalion 6, Car 957 North (Special Ops Captain) 21650 N. Tatum Blvd.
Engine 929 Squad 29 33027 N. Cave Creek Rd.

(Fire station #72)

Battalion 7[edit]

Engine Company Ladder Company Rescue Unit Brush Unit Special Unit Command Unit Address
Engine 38 Rescue 38 Hazmat 38 5002 E. Warner-Elliot Loop.
Engine 43 Ladder 43 Rescue 43 Ladder Tender 43 4110 E. Chandler Blvd.
Engine 46 Brush 46 15402 S. Marketplace Way.

Battalion 8[edit]

Engine Company Ladder Company Rescue Unit Brush Unit Special Unit Command Unit Address
Engine 7 Rescue 7 403 E. Hatcher Rd.
Engine 10 Utility 10 2731 N. 24th Dr.
Engine 18, Engine 918 Rescue 18, Rescue 918 Battalion 8 5019 N. 23rd Ave.
Engine 20 Ladder 20 Ladder Tender 20 726 W. Glendale Ave.
Engine 26 Ladder 26 Rescue 26 Ladder Tender 26 3301 W. Rose Ln.
Engine 30, Engine 930 Rescue 30 Command Van 30, Rehab 30 North Deputy Chief 2701 W. Belmont Ave.
Engine 910, Engine 960 Rescue 60 2405 W. Townley Ave.

Battalion 19[edit]

Engine Company Ladder Company Rescue Unit Brush Unit Special Unit Command Unit Address
Engine 16 Rescue 16 Crisis Response 16 1414 East Mohave
Engine 19 Foam 1, Foam 3, Attack 19, Squad 19, Medical Support 19 Battalion 19 3547 E. Sky Harbor Blvd.
Engine 29 Rescue 29 Foam 2, Utility 29 3949 E. Air Lane Wy.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b City of Phoenix Fire Facts
  2. ^ a b c d e Phoenix Fire Department History
  3. ^ IAFF: Wellness-Fitness Initiative
  4. ^ Phoenix Improves on Arson Cases
  5. ^ Phoenix Fire Department Modifications to ALS Deployment Model
  6. ^ http://phoenix.gov/fire/aboutus/locations/index.html

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