- Fire Department
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Fire Department Overview
The Roanoke Fire Department is a full service combination paid and volunteer agency. A few very dedicated volunteers continue to supplement the full-time staff, in staffing the station. We share a strong belief in our department that the best way to fight a fire is to prevent it from ever happening. Through commitment to excellence, the Roanoke Fire Department emphasizes a strong fire prevention program that better ensures the safety of the public.
Staffing & Services
Our shift personnel work 48 hours on-duty and 96 hours off-duty. Each shift is staffed with one captain, one driver/engineer, and five firefighters. Our department also provides emergency medical services (EMS) to the city and additional areas we serve.
Besides providing fire and EMS protection to the citizens of Roanoke, the Roanoke Fire Department also provides these services to portions of neighboring communities. Fire, EMS, and fire inspection services are provided under contract to the southern portion of the Town of Northlake. Fire and EMS is also provided under contract to portions of southern Denton County and Northern Tarrant County. Roanoke is also part of the Northeast Fire Department Association (NEFDA) and provides mutual aid, Hazardous Materials Response, and bariatric ambulance services for the association.
Fire Inspections & Fire Marshals
As part of our fire prevention efforts, certified fire inspectors conduct annual fire inspections of all businesses in Roanoke and the southern portion of the Town of Northlake. We believe one of the best ways to prevent fires, or to at least minimize the damage from a fire, is to build fire protection into the building when first constructed. To this end, our fire marshal performs a thorough review of all building plans prior to construction to ensure the elements of the fire code are met. Coupling this review with on-site inspections during the building process and then following up with annual inspections on increases the safety of those living or visiting Roanoke.
Tours of the fire station can be scheduled by calling our offices at 817-491-2301.