Youngstown Fire Department

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Youngstown Fire Department
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Agency Overview
Established 1891
Employees 140
Staffing Career
Fire chief John J. O'Neill, Jr.
Facilities & Equipment
Stations 9
Engines 7
Ladders 2
Squads 1
EMS Level BLS

The Youngstown Fire Department (YFD) currently provides fire protection and first responder emergency medical services to the city of Youngstown, Ohio.[1][2]

Mission[edit]

The men and women of the Youngstown Fire Department are committed to eliminating threats to the lives, safety and property of the Youngstown community. They provide services through a combination of education, prevention and effective response to fire, medical and environmental emergencies.

History[edit]

The Youngstown Fire Department fighting one of the many arson fires that broke out in late 2005 and early 2006 on the city's North Side.

Established in 1868 as the all-volunteer Governor Tod Engine Company, the department has grown over the years. In 1891, the volunteer department was disbanded as the city grew and the need for a full-time force of career firefighters became evident. By 1955, the department had grown to operate from 15 Fire Stations, but this would last only 15 years. By the early 1970s, with the steel industry on its way out of Youngstown, the department began to close companies. First were Fire Station's #4 and #11. Others would follow including several on the city's North and South Sides.

The Youngstown Fire Department led all cities in its size in Arson Fires in 2012. Youngstown has had problems with vacant structure fires for a couple of decades. Youngstown has remained a strong, growing fire department over the past many years.

Operations[edit]

The Youngstown Fire Department currently operates out of 9 Fire Stations, located throughout the city. Each turn is commanded by 2 Battalion Chiefs. The department operates a fleet of 7 Engines, 2 Ladders, 1 Rescue/Squad (Squad), 1 High-Angle/Rope Rescue Unit, 1 Arson Investigation Unit, 1 Fireboat, 1 Maintenance Truck, and 3 Reserve Engines. There are 138 paid members that work in three turns. Each turn works 24 hours on, and 48 hours off.

The department's Arson Investigation Team in made up of an Arson Investigator and 3 Inspectors.

Apparatus Profile[edit]

Frontline Fire Apparatus[edit]

  • 7 Engines(E2, E3, E6, E7, E9, E12, E15)
  • 2 Ladders(L22, L24)
  • 1 Squad(SQ33)
  • 2 Battalion Chief's Units(B1, B2)

Reserve/Spare Units[edit]

  • 3 Spare Engines(Spare 4, Spare 5, Spare 8)

Fire Station Locations and Apparatus[edit]

Below is a complete listing of all fire station and apparatus locations in the city of Youngstown.[3]

Engine Company Ladder Company Special Unit Command Unit Address Neighborhood Build Date
Squad 33 Ladder 22 High-Angle/Rope Rescue Unit, Boat 1, Shop 1, Spare 5, Spare 8 Battalion 1 420 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Downtown 1956
Engine 2 Ladder 24 Parade Truck Battalion 2 125 W. Indianola Ave. South Side 1992
Engine 3 Spare 4 579 N. Belle Vista Ave. Steelton 1992
Engine 6 1817 Shehy St. East Side 1960
Engine 7 141 Madison Ave. Wick Park/ YSU 1904
Engine 9 1900 E. Midlothian Blvd. Brownlee Woods/South Side 1923
Engine 12 2251 McGuffey Rd. Scienceville 1931
Unit 14(Arson Investigation Unit) 3025 South Ave. Cottage Grove 1952
Engine 15 2739 McCollum Rd. Schenley 1955

Apparatus Specifications[edit]

Below is a complete list of all YFD apparatus, their manufacturer and specifications, and date.

Engine Companies[edit]

  • Engine 2 - 2006 Pierce Saber 1250gpm./750gal. Pumper Truck
  • Engine 3 - 2008 Pierce Velocity 1500gpm./500gal. 75' Rear-Mount Aerial Ladder Quint
  • Engine 4(Spare) - 1987 Pierce Dash 1250gpm./500gal. Pumper Truck (Ex-Squad 33)
  • Engine 5(Spare) - 1989 Pierce Arrow 1250gpm./500gal. 50' Telesqurt Pumper Truck (Ex-Engine 7)
  • Engine 6 - 1998 Pierce Saber 1250gpm./750gal. Pumper Truck
  • Engine 7 - 2006 Pierce Saber 1250gpm./750gal. Pumper Truck
  • Engine 8(Spare) - 1987 Pierce Dash 1250gpm./750gal. Pumper Truck (Ex-Engine 15)
  • Engine 9 - 2002 Pierce Contender 1250gpm./750gal. Pumper Truck
  • Engine 12 - 1998 Pierce Saber 1250gpm./750gal. Pumper Truck
  • Engine 15 - 2002 Pierce Contender 1250gpm./750gal. Pumper Truck (Ex-Engine 3)

Ladder Companies[edit]

  • Ladder 22 - 2000 Sutphen SP' 1500gpm./300gal. 100' Mid-Mount Platform Tower Ladder Truck
  • Ladder 24 - 1992 Grumman/Duplex 1500gpm./200gal. 102' Rear-Mount Platform Tower Ladder Truck

Command Units[edit]

  • Battalion 1 - 2005 Ford Expedition
  • Battalion 2 - 2006 Chevrolet Suburban LS

Special Units[edit]

  • Squad 33 - 2002 Pierce Enforcer 1250gpm./750gal. Rescue Pumper Truck

Closed/ Disbanded Companies[edit]

  • Engine 1
  • Engine 4
  • Engine 5
  • Engine 8
  • Engine 10
  • Engine 11
  • Engine 13
  • Engine 14
  • Ladder 21

Closed/ Disbanded Stations[edit]

  • Station 4- Falls near Oak Hill
  • Station 5- Oakland and Superior
  • Station 8- Market and East Glenhaven
  • Station 10- Mahoning and Eleanore
  • Station 11- Poland near Jones
  • Station 13- Glenwood and Sherrood

Busiest Fire Companies[edit]

Company 1. Engine 2 2. Squad 33 3. Engine 7 4. Engine 9 5. Engine 6

References[edit]