Fire Department


The Douglas Fire Department was established in 1902. The original fire station was located downtown near the city hall. Currently Douglas Fire Department runs about 3,000 calls per year. All members of Douglas Fire Department are Firefighter I and II certified and the department has an Insurance Services Organization rating of 4X.
Station 1, 1400 10th St.

Department Statistics

  • ISO rating: 4X
  • Number of Chiefs: 1
  • Number of full time line personnel: 24
  • Number of paramedics: 16
  • Number of part time line personnel: 9
  • Size of Service area for Fire: 8 square miles (City limits of Douglas)
  • Size of Service area for Hazardous Materials and Technical Rescue: 6, 218 square miles
  • Total number of personnel: 34, plus 1 administrative assistant


  • 2 Structural Fire Engines
  • 1 Ladder Truck
  • 2 Wild land Engines
  • 8 ambulances
  • 1 Medium Resque
  • 1 Air and Power Support Unit
  • 1 Hazardous Materials Response Trailer
  • 5 Command Vehicles

A Word About Our Chief

Chief Mario Novoa has worked his way up the ranks of the department and has been the Chief of the Department for 13 years. Chief Novoa was born and raised in Douglas.


  • Business Inspections
  • CPR/First Aid Classes
  • Emergency Medical Services (16 paramedics and 18 EMTs)
  • Hazardous Materials Response (Technician level)
  • Home Inspections
  • Public Education for the Schools
  • Smoke Detectors for the Elderly (and others in need)
  • Structure Fire (100% FF I and II certified)
  • Technical Rescue (Technician Level)
  • Wild-land Firefighting