Youngstown Fire Department

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Youngstown Fire Department
Operational area
Country  United States
State  Ohio
City Youngstown
Agency overview
Established 1868 (1868)
Fire chief John O'Neill, Jr.
IAFF 312
Facilities and equipment[1][2]
Battalions 2
Stations 9
Engines 6
Platforms 2
Quints 1
Squads 1
Rescue boats 1
Website
Official website
IAFF website

The Youngstown Fire Department provides fire protection and emergency medical services to the city of Youngstown, Ohio.[3] The department is responsible for 34 square miles (88 km2) with an estimated population of over 65,000 people as of the 2010 United States Census.

History[edit]

The Youngstown Fire Department fighting an arson fire on the city's North Side.

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 Station's #4 and #11. Others would follow including several on the city's North and South Sides.

The Youngstown Fire Department led all cities in its size in Arson Fires in 2012. Youngstown has had problems with vacant structure fires for a couple of decades. Youngstown has remained a strong, growing fire department over the past many years.

Stations and apparatus[edit]

As of June 2015 below is a list of all stations and apparatus used by the Youngstown Fire Department.[1][2]

Neighborhood Engine Truck Special Chief
1 Downtown Platform Ladder 22 Squad 33, Boat 1 Battalion 1
2 South Side Engine 2 Platform Ladder 24 Rope Rescue Truck Battalion 2
3 West Side Engine 3 (Quint)
6 East Side Engine 6
7 Wick Park Engine 7
9 Brownlee Woods Engine 9
12 Scienceville Engine 12
14 Flint Hill Arson Unit
15 West Side Engine 15

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Youngstown Fire". Ohio Firefighters. Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Apparatus". Youngstown Fire Department. Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "Fire Department". City of Youngstown. Retrieved 31 May 2015.