Pasadena Volunteer Fire Department

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Pasadena Fire Department
Operational area
Country United States
State Texas
Agency overview[1]
Established1930 (1930)
Employees250 (2015)
Fire chiefLanny Armstrong
Facilities and equipment[1][2]
Rescue boats0
Light and air3 (Cascades)
Official website

The Pasadena Volunteer Fire Department is a 100% volunteer department that provides fire protection for the city of Pasadena, Texas. The City of Pasadena itself was incorporated in 1928, and the Pasadena Fire Department was established shortly thereafter in 1930 with a base membership of 25 volunteer firefighters.[1]

Along with the City of Pasadena, the department has multiple mutual aid agreements with neighboring cities as well as many other nearby municipal and industrial fire departments. Emergency medical services are provided by a private ambulance service under contract to the city.[1] The PFD further provides mutual aid fire protection to Ellington Field, Johnson Space Center, and the University of Houston–Clear Lake. It is also an active member of the Channel Industrial Mutual Aid (CIMA) organization, which is a conglomeration of municipal and industrial fire departments that respond to the numerous petrochemical plants in the region.[1]

Stations and apparatus[edit]

2020 Pierce Impel, Engine 10

The PFD has 9 stations spread across the city.[1][2] Stations 2,3,4 and 8 have 2 Engine Companies. PFD has 9 Ford Explorer District Chief vehicles, 3 Cascades(Air/Rehab), 5 Safety Officer vehicles, and numerous other support staff vehicles.

Fire Station Number Address Engine Companies Ladder Company Or Tower Company Booster Units Other Units
2 529 Pasadena Blvd Engine 21, Engine 22 Cascade 2,
3 3004 Red Bluff Engine 31, Engine 32 Ladder 3 Booster 3
4 101 Queens Engine 41, Engine 42 Ladder 4 Booster 4
5 4725 Spencer Hwy Engine 51 Booster 5 Heavy Rescue 5
6 1200 Kirby Engine 61 Tower 6 Booster 6
7 1600 Crenshaw Engine 71 Ladder 7 Booster 7 Utility 7
8 4100 Space Center Engine 81, Engine 82 Ladder 8 Cascade 8
9 4907 Donald Engine 91
10 17200 Middlebrook Engine 10 Ladder 10 Booster 10 Cascade 10,


  1. ^ a b c d e f "About". Pasadena Volunteer Fire Department. Retrieved 8 April 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Apparatus". Pasadena Fire Department. Retrieved 9 April 2015.

Coordinates: 29°40′34″N 95°10′26″W / 29.67611°N 95.17389°W / 29.67611; -95.17389