Our staffing levels and response times comply with and/or exceed NFPA 1710, which is the national standard for the organization and deployment of fire suppression, EMS and special operations for career fire departments. Each fire station is staffed with one certified Fire Officer, one certified Engineer and a minimum of two certified firefighters, all of whom maintain paramedic certification. We have one Operations Battalion Chief on duty at all times.
We maintain a fleet of six fire engines, one aerial ladder truck, two wildland apparatus, one heavy extrication, one special response apparatus and two command staff vehicles.
Our Operations Division is staffed by dual-role Firefighter/Paramedics. These dual-role personnel staff both fire apparatus and ambulances. Our personnel fill the required role based on the nature of the incident, fire or EMS.
Our department is licensed for 911 scene response and transport, as well as inter-facility transfers, all at the ALS paramedic level. The Department maintains the latest technologies and equipment to ensure exceptional patient care and outcomes for those we provide treatment and transportation to. We maintain a fleet of seven ALS ambulances to provide uninterrupted coverage to all citizens. We respond to over 5800 calls for service annually. Many of these incidents require a multi-station response, which results in over 11,000 apparatus responses annually.
We maintain a special response team that consists of personnel who hold additional certifications as Hazardous Materials Technician, Rope Rescue, Trench Rescue, Structural Collapse and Confined Space Rescue technicians. This team of highly trained personnel also responds throughout Utah County.