San Antonio Fire Department

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San Antonio Fire Department
San Antonio Fire Department Logo.png
Operational area
Country  United States
State  Texas
City San Antonio
Agency overview[1]
Established June 6, 1854 (1854-06-06)
Annual calls 167,000 (2013)
Employees ~1,800 (2013)
Annual budget $251,200,000 (2013)
Staffing Career
Fire chief Charles N. Hood
EMS level ALS
IAFF 624
Facilities and equipment[1]
Battalions 8
Stations 51
Engines 51
Trucks 14
Platforms 6
Rescues 2
Ambulances 35
Tenders 2
HAZMAT 2
Wildland 11
Light and air 4
Website
Official website
IAFF website

The San Antonio Fire Department provides fire protection and emergency medical services for the city of San Antonio, Texas. The department is the third largest fire department (by number of personnel) in the state of Texas.[2] With over 1,500 members, the SAFD is responsible for a population of over 1.4 million people apread across 408 square miles (1,060 km2).[3]

History[edit]

The department got its start on June 6, 1854 when a group of 20 San Antonians met to organize an all volunteer fire department.[4] The company, initially called the Ben Milam Company, consisted only of a bucket brigade.[4] In 1858 first hand operated fire engine was purchased. In March of 1891 the department transitioned to a paid department.[4]

Stations and apparatus[edit]

Address Engine Ladder Medic Squad Special Chief
1 515 N. Cherry Engine 1 Platform 1 Medic 1 Squad 1 HazMat , Fire Shift Commander
Medic Shift Commander
2 601 Gillette Blvd. Engine 2
3 1425 E. Commerce St. Engine 3
4 1430 N. St. Mary's St. Engine 4
5 1011 Mason Street Engine 5 Medic 5
6 503 W. Russell Place Engine 6 Ladder 6 Medic 6
7 1414 S. St. Mary's Street Engine 7 Medic 7 Safety Officer
8 619 S. Hamilton Ave. Engine 8 Ladder 8 Medic 8 Squad 8 Battalion 1
9 649 Delmar Street Engine 9 Ladder 9 Medic 9 Squad 9 Battalion 6
10 1107 Culebra Road Engine 10 Medic 10
11 610 S. Frio St. Engine 11 Platform 11 Squad 11 Heavy Rescue 11
12 103 Arts & Crafts Way Engine 12
13 3203 S. Presa St. Engine 13 Medic 13
14 2515 Thousand Oaks Dr. Engine 14 Ladder 14 Medic 14 Hose Tender
15 3150 Ruiz St. Engine 15 Medic 15 Medic Officer
16 2110 Nogalitos St. Engine 16 Medic 16
17 8545 Jones Maltsberger Rd. Engine 17 Platform 17 Medic 17 Squad 17
18 1463 S. W.W. White Rd. Engine 18 Medic 18
19 2307 Vance Jackson Rd. Engine 19 Medic 19 Battalion 8
20 3347 S. W.W. White Rd. Engine 20 Brush 20
21 5537 S. Flores St. Engine 21
22 Stinson Municipal Airport Engine 22 Ladder 22 Medic 22 Squad 22 Brush 22, ARFF Team
23 San Antonio International Airport Engine 23 Squad 23 ARFF Team
24 1940 Austin Highway Engine 24 Medic 24
25 1038 New Laredo Highway Engine 25 Medic 25 Water Tanker 25 Battalion 2
26 4140 Culebra Rd. Engine 26 Medic 26 Mobile Air Unit
27 1518 Hillcrest Dr. Engine 27 Medic 27
28 15 Burwood Ln. Engine 28 Medic 28
29 827 Hot Wells Blvd. Engine 29 Ladder 29 Medic 29 Squad 29 Medic Officer, Mobile Air Unit
30 919 Gembler Rd. Engine 30 Brush 30
31 11802 West Avenue Engine 31 Medic 31
32 2235 Babcock Road Engine 32 Platform 32 Squad 32
33 2002 S. W. 36th St. Engine 33 Ladder 33 Medic 33 Squad 33
34 15300 Babcock Rd. Engine 34 Ladder 34 Medic 34 Squad 34 HazMat
35 7038 Culebra Rd. Engine 35 Ladder 35 Medic 35 Squad 35 Brush 35
36 5826 Ray Ellison Blvd. Engine 36 Ladder 36 Medic 36 Squad 36 Brush 36
37 11011 Vance Jackson Rd. Engine 37 Ladder 37 Medic 37 Squad 37
38 6000 Distribution Engine 38 Platform 38 Medic 38 Squad 38 Battalion 7
39 10750 Nacogdoches Rd. Engine 39 Medic 39 Medic Officer, Mobile Air Unit
40 14331 O'Connor Rd. Engine 40 Ladder 40 Squad 40 Brush 40
41 9146 Dover Ridge Engine 41 Ladder 41 Medic 41 Mobile Air Unit
42 10400 Horn Blvd. Engine 42 Medic 42 Medic Officer, Brush 42 Battalion 3
43 2055 W. Bitters Rd Engine 43 Medic 43 Water Tanker 43, Brush 43 Battalion 5
44 1351 Horal Dr. Engine 44 Medic 44 Brush 44
45 3415 Rogers Rd. Engine 45 Medic 45 MSOU Truck Battalion 4
46 1165 Evans Rd. Engine 46 Ladder 46 Medic 46 Squad 46
47 7240 Stonewall Bend Engine 47 Hose Tender
48 18100 Bulverde Rd. Engine 48 MSOU Trailer, Brush 48
49 8710 Mystic Park Engine 49
50 15000 Applewhite Rd. Engine 50 Brush 50
51 5040 Beckwith Engine 51 Platform 51 Heavy Rescue 51

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Annual Report 2013" (PDF). San Antonio Fire Department. Retrieved 13 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Regulated departments by size". Texas Commission on Fire Protection. Texas Commission on Fire Protection. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "About Us". San Antonio Firefighters. Retrieved 13 April 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c "History". San Antonio Fire Department. Retrieved 13 April 2015.