Youngstown Fire Department
|Fire chief||John O'Neill, Jr.|
|Facilities and equipment|
The Youngstown Fire Department provides fire protection and emergency medical services to the city of Youngstown, Ohio. 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[update].
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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
|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|
|14||Flint Hill||Arson Unit|
|15||West Side||Engine 15|