Youngstown Fire Department
|Youngstown Fire Department
|Fire chief||John J. O'Neill, Jr.|
The Youngstown Fire Department provides essential fire and allied public safety services for the City of Youngstown, Ohio.
The Youngstown Fire Department operates nine fire stations. The 134 firefighters that are employed by the department operate on one of three turns (A, B, & C) and work 24 hours on, 48 hours off. The department also has 1 Arson Investigator, 3 Inspectors, a Chief's Secretary and a Mechanic.
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 stations #4 and #11. Others would follow including several on the city's North and South Sides.
Mission statement 
The men and women of the 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.
YFD units 
|1||Martin Luther King Blvd.||Squad 33||Ladder 22||Battalion 1|
|2||Indianola Ave. - South Side||Engine 2||Ladder 24||Battalion 2|
|3||Belle Vista Ave. - North West Side||Engine 3||-||-|
|6||Oak Street and Shehy - East Side||Engine 6||-||-|
|7||Madison Ave and Elm Street - North Side||Engine 7||-||-|
|9||Midlothian Blvd. - South East Side||Engine 9||-||-|
|12||McGuffey Ave. - North East Side||Engine 12||-||-|
|14||South Ave. -||-||-||Arson 14|
|15||McCollum Rd. - South West Side||Engine 15||-||-|
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