The mission of the Erie Fire Department is to protect the lives and property
of the citizens and visitors of the City of Erie by providing the highest
possible levels of service through fire prevention, public education, fire
suppression, emergency medical services, and mitigation of the effects of
natural and man-made disasters. The Erie Fire Department is responsible for
life and property of Pennsylvania's third largest city covering approximately 20
square miles. The City is situated in the northwest corner of the state bounded
on the north by a seven mile shoreline of Lake Erie. 100 miles to the West is the City of Cleveland Ohio. 90
miles to the East is Buffalo, New York. 120 miles to the South is Pittsburgh, Pa.
Fire Department responsibilities include:
- Fire Suppression
- Emergency Medical Services
- Carbon Monoxide Investigation
- Emergency Management
- The judicious planning, assignment, and coordination of all available resources in an integrated program of prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery for emergencies of any kind, whether from attack, man made, or natural sources.
- Fire Investigation
- Fire Prevention and Inspection
- Code Enforcement
- High Angle
- Confined Space
- Water Rescue
- Hazardous Materials
- WMD / Terrorism
These responsibilities are handled with 6 firehouses. There
are 5 full time engine companies: E-6, E-8, E-11, E-12, E-13. One full time Tower-2.
Also available, Water rescue #1 and confined space. There are 32
firefighters per shift.
Disaster preparedness from the American Red
Fire Prevention from the National Fire Protection Association