West Palm Beach Fire Rescue 500 N Dixie Hwy West Palm Bch., FL 33401  :  Phone (561) 804-4700  :  

Operations

Facilities, equipment, and staffing

  • 8 Fire Rescue stations
  • 1 Logistics Facility
  • 6 Advanced Life Support (ALS) Rescue companies
  • 3 ALS Engine companies
  • 2 Combination ALS Engine / Heavy Rescue Squad
  • 3 ALS Ladder (Quint) Companies
  • 2 ALS Adaptive Response Companies
  • 1 Hazardous Materials/Special Operations/Technical Rescue Unit
  • 1 Trench Rescue/Collapse Equipment Trailer

There are three operational shifts (platoons), each working 48 hours per week (one 24-hour day on duty, two 24-hour days off duty, one shift differential day, or Kelly Day, every third week). The three platoons have an operating staff of 1 Battalion Chief, 6 Operations Captains, 9 Operations Lieutenants, 1 EMS Captain, 9 Driver/Engineers, and a combination of 23 Firefighter/Paramedic or Firefighter/EMT certified personnel.

Activities
  • fire suppression
  • emergency medical services (advanced life support transport)
  • fire command and control
  • salvage and overhaul
  • contingency/operational planning
  • pre-incident plans and inspections
  • technical rescue and support
  • regional (county-wide) hazardous materials incident response
  • shallow/deep water dive rescue
  • confined space rescue
  • high angle rescue
  • state-wide disaster response
  • mutual aid to three fire rescue agencies
  • automatic aid with two fire rescue agencies
  • contractual service (all services) to one community

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