Tampa Fire Rescue Department
|Annual calls||84,714 (2015)|
|Fire chief||Tom Forward|
|Facilities and equipment|
The Tampa Fire Rescue Department is the agency that provides fire protection and emergency medical services within the city of Tampa, Florida. The department is also responsible for the handling of hazardous materials, aircraft rescue at the city's Tampa International Airport, and marine firefighting. A division of the department headed by the Fire Marshal is responsible for fire investigations, as well as review and enforcement of fire and building safety codes.
Tampa's first organized volunteer fire department began in 1884 with Seven "bucket brigades" organized to serve the city. A year later in 1895 the city council passed an ordinance authorizing Tampa's first professional & paid fire department. In July 1914 the horse-drawn carriages were replaced with the first engines.
The city in which firefighters respond has changed. Included in its responsibility is Port Tampa Bay shipping 52 million tons of cargo per year and handling more hazardous materials than anywhere else in Florida. Tampa International Airport serves over 10 million travelers each year while the 75,000 seat Raymond James Stadium sees many travelers as well.
The TFRD is responsible for fire suppression, search and rescue and medical emergencies in and around Port Tampa Bay, the 7th largest port in the United States. Additionally they are responsible for all waters of Tampa Bay as far out as Egmont Key. The Port Authority and marine division maintains two 69 foot (21 m) MetalCraft Marine vessel, a 30 foot (9.1 m) Sea Ark and 27 foot (8.2 m) Boston Whaler. In addition, Tampa Fire Rescue operates several RHIBs for use in shallow waters.
Stations and Apparatus
|1||808 East Zack St||Engine 1||Rescue 1||Truck 1||Heavy Rescue 1,Vent 1 & Chief 1|
|2||Tampa International Airport||ARFF 6||Crash 1, 2, 3, 4 & Chief 5|
|3||103 South Newport Av||Engine 3||Rescue 3|
|4||2100 East 11th Ave||Engine 4||Rescue 4||Foam 4, Foam 4X|
|5||3900 North Central Ave||Engine 5||Rescue 5|
|6||311 South 22nd St||Engine 6||HazMat|
|7||6129 North Nebraska Ave||Engine 7||Rescue 7|
|8||2015 North Manhattan Ave||Engine 8||Rescue 8|
|9||2525 West Chestnut St||Engine 9||Rescue 9||Truck 9|
|10||3108 North 34th St||Engine 10|
|11||1500 West Waters Ave||Engine 11||Rescue 11||Chief 4|
|12||3073 West Hillsborough Ave||Engine 12|
|13||2713 East Annie St||Engine 13||Rescue 13||Truck 13||Chief 3|
|14||1325 South Church Ave||Engine 14||Rescue 14||Truck 14||Boat 14, Chief 2, Tactical Medics|
|15||4919 South Himes Aven||Engine 15||Rescue 15|
|16||5126 East 10th Ave||Engine 16|
|17||601 East Davis Blvd||Engine 17||Brush 17 & Fireboat 17|
|18||5706 North 30th St||Engine 18||Rescue 18|
|19||7910 Interbay Blvd||Engine 19||Fireboat 19|
|20||16200 Bruce Downs Blvd||Engine 20||Rescue 20||Brush 20 & Fireboat 20|
|21||18902 Green Pine Ln||Engine 21||Rescue 21||Truck 21||Brush 21|
|22||10871 Cross Creek Blvd||Engine 22||Brush 22|