Fire Department

Background


The Douglas Fire Department was established in 1902. The original fire station was located downtown near city hall. Currently Douglas Fire Department responds to over 3,000 incidents 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 2020

Department Statistics


  • ISO rating: 4X
  • Number of Chiefs: 2 
  • Fire Chief 
  • Assistant Fire Chief
  • Number of full time line personnel: 27
  • Number of paramedics: 12
  • Number of part time line personnel: 4
  • 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: 31, 1 administrative assistant, 1 office clerk

Vehicles


  • 3 Structural Fire Engines
  • 1 Ladder Truck
  • 6 Ambulances
  • 1 Medium Rescue
  • 1 Air and Power Support Unit
  • 1 Hazardous Materials Response Trailer
  • 2 Command Vehicles
  • 3 Support Vehicles

Services


  • Business Inspections
  • CPR/First Aid Classes
  • Emergency Medical Services (12 paramedics and 19 EMTs)
  • Hazardous Materials Response (Technician level)
  • Home Inspections
  • Public Education for the Schools
  • Structure Fire (100% FF I and II certified)
  • Technical Rescue (Technician Level)
  • Wildland Firefighting