Demographics & Station Information

Demographics & Statistics

  • 514 square miles of coverage:
    • City: 30 square miles
    • County: 484 square miles
  • 7,000 annual alarms (averaged)
  • City and County water distribution system, supplying over 3,200 fire hydrants
  • Data entry to National Fire Incident Reporting System
  • Department type: full-time career status
  • Emergency 911 communications system provided by Floyd County Government
  • ISO classifications:
    • City: Class 02
    • County: Class 2X
  • Mutual aid provided to neighboring communities
  • Population 95,322 (based on 2006 Census Bureau report)
  • Registered with Dun and Bradstreet (Duns) numbering system

Equipment, Apparatus & Stations

  • All first-line fire apparatus are equipped with 1,500 gallons per minute pumps and a 500/750-gallon onboard water supply
  • Housing ten engine companies, including two (70 feet) quints, one (110 feet) aerial platform ladder company, one (100 feet reserve) aerial ladder, two rescue units, three rescue boats, three reserve engines, six Battalion Chief squad cars, one Haz-Mat unit, and one Haz-Mat decontamination unit and various support vehicles
  • Newly designed fire stations (separating living quarters from apparatus exhaust)
  • Ten fire stations strategically placed within the City and County