Huntington Beach Fire Department

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Huntington Beach Fire Department
HuntingtonBeachFireDepartmentLogo.jpg
Operational area
Country  United States
State  California
City Huntington Beach
Agency overview[2][3]
Established 1909
Annual calls 17,205 (2014)
Employees 198 (2014)
Annual budget $45.6 million[1]
Staffing Career
Fire chief David A. Segura
EMS level ALS
IAFF 3354
Facilities and equipment[4]
Battalions 1
Stations 8
Engines 8
Trucks 2
Ambulances 5
HAZMAT 1
USAR 1
Website
Official website
IAFF website

The Huntington Beach Fire Department provides fire protection and emergency medical services for the city of Huntington Beach, California.[5] In addition to fire services, the HBFD also provides medical transport via a fleet of five ambulances.[4] Each ambulance is staffed by two three-year limited term EMTs and the department transports over 10,000 patients annually.[6]

History[edit]

The Huntington Beach Fire Department was formed as an organization in 1909 with 20 volunteers. John Tinsley, became the first fire chief. The first fire engine was a 1923 Seagrave purchased in 1922.[7]

Marine operations[edit]

The Marine Safety Division of the HBFD is responsible for patrolling the 3.5 miles (5.6 km) of shoreline along Huntington Beach.[8] The staffing levels vary from just five lifeguards during the offseason to as many as 65 during the summer. The division staffs 30 lifeguard towers along the beach as well as Tower Zero on the Huntington Beach Pier.[9] Members of the Marine Safety division have a wide array of equipment available for their use including beach patrol trucks, underwater search and rescue SCUBA gear, twin-engine rescue vessels, rigid-hulled inflatable boats and all-terrain vehicles.[9]

Stations and apparatus[edit]

HBFD Engine 45 on Main Street in Huntington Beach.
Address Engine Truck EMS Other
1 18311 Gothard St Engine 41 Medic 41 Battalion 41 [10]
2 16221 Gothard Ave Engine 42 Truck 42 Medic 42 USAR 42 [11]
3 19711 Bushard St Engine 43 [12]
4 21441 Magnolia St Engine 44 Medic 44 [13]
5 530 Lake St Engine 45 Truck 45 Medic 45 [14]
6 18591 Edwards St Engine 46 Medic 46 HazMat 46 [15]
7 3831 Warner Ave Engine 47 [16]
8 5891 Heil Ave Engine 48 [17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mellen, Greg (March 2, 2016). "Huntington Beach names new fire chief". The Orange County Register. Retrieved 3 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "Annual Fire and Marine Safety Response Statistics 2014" (PDF). Huntington Beach Fire. Retrieved 16 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "Fiscal Year 2014 Adopted Budget" (PDF). Huntington Heach. Retrieved 16 February 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Huntington Beach Fire Stations". IAFF 3354. Retrieved 16 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "Fire Chief's Message". Huntington Beach Fire. Retrieved 16 February 2015. 
  6. ^ "Ambulance Program". Huntington Fire Department. Retrieved 19 February 2015. 
  7. ^ Bharath, Deepa (June 5, 2014). "A look back at city's first fire engine". Huntington Beach Wave. 
  8. ^ "Marine Division". Huntington Beach Fire Department. Retrieved 19 February 2015. 
  9. ^ a b "Marine Facilities". Huntington Beach Fire Department. Retrieved 19 February 2015. 
  10. ^ "Station 1". Huntington Beach Fire. Retrieved 16 February 2015. 
  11. ^ "Station 2". Huntington Beach Fire. Retrieved 16 February 2015. 
  12. ^ "Station 3". Huntington Beach Fire. Retrieved 16 February 2015. 
  13. ^ "Station 4". Huntington Beach Fire. Retrieved 16 February 2015. 
  14. ^ "Station 5". Huntington Beach Fire. Retrieved 16 February 2015. 
  15. ^ "Station 6". Huntington Beach Fire. Retrieved 16 February 2015. 
  16. ^ "Station 7". Huntington Beach Fire. Retrieved 16 February 2015. 
  17. ^ "Station 8". Huntington Beach Fire. Retrieved 16 February 2015. 

Coordinates: 33°41′34″N 118°0′1″W / 33.69278°N 118.00028°W / 33.69278; -118.00028