Austin Fire Department

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Austin Fire Department
Austin Fire Department Logo 2012.jpg
Operational area
Country United States
State Texas
CityAustin
Agency overview[1]
Established1841 (1841)
Annual calls86,641 (2013)
Employees1,129 (2014)
Annual budget$171,913,918 (2014)
StaffingCareer
Fire chiefJoel Baker
IAFF975
Facilities and equipment[2]
Battalions8
Stations48
Engines45
Trucks3
Platforms3
Quints10
Rescues4
Ambulances0
USAR1
Airport crash4
Rescue boats1
Website
Official website
IAFF official
Headquarters

The Austin Fire Department provides fire protection and emergency medical services to the city of Austin, Texas. The Austin Fire Department is the fourth largest fire department (by number of personnel) in the state of Texas.[3] In total, the department is responsible for an area of 272 square miles (700 km2) and services a population of 885,400 (2013 estimate), the 11th largest city by population in the United States.[4]

History[edit]

The Austin Fire Department was started in 1841 when the first fire protection organization was sanctioned by the City Council consisting of a seven-man fire protection group.[5] It was not until 1858 that the city would have a properly organized, skilled and equipped department.

Stations and apparatus[edit]

Fire Station Number Address Year Built [5] Engine Company Quint,Tower Ladder Or Ladder Company Command Unit Special Unit
1 401 East 5th St 1938 Engine 1
Engine 13
Quint 1 Shift Commander USAR 1 [6]
2 506 W. MLK Boulevard 1932 Engine 2 Battalion 1 [7]
3 201 West 30th Street 1957 Engine 3 Quint 3 [8]
4 1000 Blanco Street 1905 Engine 4 [9]
5 1201 Webberville Road 1969 Engine 5 Brush Truck 5 [10]
6 1705 South Congress Avenue 1932 Engine 6 [11]
7 201 Chicon Street 1940 Engine 7 [12]
8 8989 Research Boulevard 1972 Engine 8 Tower Ladder 8 Battalion 3 [13]
9 4301 Speedway 1929 Engine 9 [14]
10 3009 Windsor Road 1938 Engine 10 [15]
11 1611 Kinney Avenue 1949 Engine 11 [16]
12 2109 Hancock Drive 1949 Engine 12 [17]
14 4305 Airport Boulevard 1952 Engine 14 Battalion 6 Rescue 14 [18]
15 829 Airport Boulevard 1953 Engine 15 Brush Truck 15 [19]
16 7000 Reese Lane 1957 Engine 16 [20]
17 4128 South 1st Street 1990 Engine 17 Quint 17 Battalion 4 [21]
18 6311 Berkman Drive 1965 Engine 18 Quint 18 [22]
19 5211 Balcones Drive 1967 Quint 19 [23]
20 6601 Manchaca Road 1974 Engine 20 Rescue 20 [24]
21 4201 Spicewood Springs Road 1974 Engine 21 Brush Truck 21 [25]
22 5309 East Riverside Drive 1975 Engine 22 Ladder 22 [26]
23 1330 East Rundberg Lane 1978 Engine 23 [27]
24 5811 Nuckles Crossing 1980 Engine 24 Brush Truck 24 [28]
25 5228 Duval Road 1980 Engine 25 [29]
26 6702 Wentworth Drive 1982 Engine 26 Brush Truck 26 [30]
27 5401 McCarty Lane 1985 Quint 27 Battalion 8 [31]
28 2410 Parmer Lane 1987 Engine 28 Rescue 28 [32]
29 3704 Deer Lane 1987 Engine 29 [33]
30 1021 W. Braker Lane 1987 Engine 30 [34]
31 5507 Ranch Rd 2222 1988 Engine 31 Rescue 31
Boat 31
[35]
32 2804 Montebello Road 1988 Engine 32 [36]
33 9409 Bluegrass Drive 1988 Engine 33 [37]
34 10041 Lake Creek Parkway 1998 Quint 34 Battalion 2 [38]
35 5500 Burleson Road 1995 Engine 35 Battalion 5 ? Smoke Buster 35 [39]
36 400 Ralph Ablanedo 1997 Engine 36 Tower Ladder 36 [40]
37 8660 Highway 71 West 1999 Engine 37 Brush Truck 37 [41]
38 10111 Anderson Mill Road 1999 Engine 38 [42]
39 7701 River Place Boulevard 1999 Engine 39 Brush Truck 39 [43]
40 12711 Harrisglenn Blvd 2001 Engine 40 Quint 40 Battalion 7 [44]
41 11205 Harris Branch Pkwy 1998 Engine 41 Brush Truck 41 [45]
42 2434 Cardinal Loop Engine 42 Quint 42 Battalion 5 ? Brush Truck 42 [46]
43 11401 Escarpment Blvd 2005 Engine 43 [47]
44 11612 Four Iron Dr 2005 Quint 44 [48]
45 9421 Spectrum Blvd Engine 45 Brush Truck 45 [49]
46 12010 Brodie Lane Engine 46 Brush Truck 46 [50]
47 4200 City Park Rd Engine 47 [51]
48 14312 Hunters Bend Rd Engine 48 Brush Truck 48 [52]
49 11112 Old San Antonio Rd 2019 Engine 49 [53]
Austin–Bergstrom Airport Crash 3, Crash 4, AFR 5, Crash 6, Crash 8 [54]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014/15 Approved Budget" (PDF). City of Austin Texas. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Stations". Austin Fire Department. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Regulated departments by size". Texas Commission on Fire Protection. Texas Commission on Fire Protection. Archived from the original on 19 April 2015. Retrieved 6 April 2015.
  4. ^ "•Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places over 50,000, Ranked by July 1, 2013 Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013" (CSV). 2013 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. May 2013. Retrieved May 22, 2014.
  5. ^ a b "Austin Fire Department Historical Highlights" (PDF). Austin Fire Department. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  6. ^ "Central Fire Station". Austin Fire Museum. Archived from the original on 6 April 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  7. ^ "Station 2". Austin Fire Museum. Archived from the original on 10 April 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  8. ^ "Station 3". Austin Fire Museum. Archived from the original on 21 June 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  9. ^ "Station 4". Austin Fire Museum. Archived from the original on 20 June 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  10. ^ "Station 5". Austin Fire Museum. Archived from the original on 20 June 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  11. ^ "Station 6". Austin Fire Museum. Archived from the original on 2 March 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  12. ^ "Station 7". Austin Fire Museum. Archived from the original on 4 July 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  13. ^ "Station 8". Austin Fire Museum. Archived from the original on 2 September 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  14. ^ "Station 9". Austin Fire Museum. Archived from the original on 2 September 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  15. ^ "Station 10". Austin Fire Museum. Archived from the original on 2 September 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  16. ^ "Station 11". Austin Fire Museum. Archived from the original on 2 September 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  17. ^ "Station 12". Austin Fire Museum. Archived from the original on 2 September 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  18. ^ "Station 14". Austin Fire Museum. Archived from the original on 29 June 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  19. ^ "Station 15". Austin Fire Museum. Archived from the original on 27 June 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  20. ^ "Station 16". Austin Fire Museum. Archived from the original on 29 June 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  21. ^ "Station 17". Austin Fire Museum. Archived from the original on 2 September 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  22. ^ "Station 18". Austin Fire Museum. Archived from the original on 2 September 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  23. ^ "Station 19". Austin Fire Museum. Archived from the original on 2 September 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  24. ^ "Station 20". Austin Fire Museum. Archived from the original on 2 September 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  25. ^ "Station 21". Austin Fire Museum. Archived from the original on 2 September 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  26. ^ "Station 22". Austin Fire Museum. Archived from the original on 2 September 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  27. ^ "Station 23". Austin Fire Museum. Archived from the original on 2 September 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  28. ^ "Station 24". Austin Fire Museum. Archived from the original on 2 September 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  29. ^ "Station 25". Austin Fire Museum. Archived from the original on 29 June 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  30. ^ "Station 26". Austin Fire Museum. Archived from the original on 27 June 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  31. ^ "Station 27". Austin Fire Museum. Archived from the original on 30 June 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  32. ^ "Station 28". Austin Fire Museum. Archived from the original on 2 September 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  33. ^ "Station 29". Austin Fire Museum. Archived from the original on 2 September 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  34. ^ "Station 30". Austin Fire Museum. Archived from the original on 2 September 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  35. ^ "Station 31". Austin Fire Museum. Archived from the original on 2 September 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  36. ^ "Station 32". Austin Fire Museum. Archived from the original on 2 September 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  37. ^ "Station 33". Austin Fire Museum. Archived from the original on 2 September 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  38. ^ "Station 34". Austin Fire Museum. Archived from the original on 2 September 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  39. ^ "Station 35". Austin Fire Museum. Archived from the original on 2 September 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  40. ^ "Station 36". Austin Fire Museum. Archived from the original on 29 June 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  41. ^ "Station 37". Austin Fire Museum. Archived from the original on 27 June 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  42. ^ "Station 38". Austin Fire Museum. Archived from the original on 29 June 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  43. ^ "Station 39". Austin Fire Museum. Archived from the original on 27 June 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  44. ^ "Station 40". Austin Fire Museum. Archived from the original on 30 June 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  45. ^ "Station 41". Austin Fire Museum. Archived from the original on 27 June 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  46. ^ "Station 42". Austin Fire Museum. Archived from the original on 29 June 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  47. ^ "Station 43". Austin Fire Museum. Archived from the original on 27 June 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  48. ^ "Station 44". Austin Fire Museum. Archived from the original on 26 June 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  49. ^ "Station 45". Austin Fire Museum. Archived from the original on 26 June 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  50. ^ "Station 46". Austin Fire Museum. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  51. ^ "Station 45". Austin Fire Museum. Archived from the original on 26 June 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  52. ^ "Station 45". Austin Fire Museum. Archived from the original on 26 June 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  53. ^ "Index of AFD Stations' Addresses". austintexas.gov. Retrieved 6 April 2019.
  54. ^ "Station 44". Austin Fire Museum. Archived from the original on 14 April 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2015.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 30°15′0″N 97°45′0″W / 30.25000°N 97.75000°W / 30.25000; -97.75000