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Fire Department

Fire Engine #12 (2012)The Fire Department is responsible for:

  • Fire suppression
  • Fire prevention
  • Fire investigation
  • Emergency medical services
  • Fire hydrant flow testing and winter checks
  • Building maintenance and inspections
  • Fire apparatus maintenance
  • Emergency management.

The Fire Prevention Bureau inspects all business, commercial, industrial and apartment buildings.  All new commercial buildings are inspected for compliance with the Fire Prevention Code. 

The mission of the Birmingham Fire Department is to protect the lives and property of residents and visitors through:

  • Public education in fire safety and hazard recognition
  • Aggressive fire suppression
  • Effective training to insure safety and survival
  • A safe and healthy work environment
  • Professional emergency treatment and care of the sick and injured
  • Efficient pre-incident planning and emergency management
  • Hazardous materials control and mitigation