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At a Glance
 
  • Internationally Accredited Agency Since 2000

  • 1,164 full-time positions, 1,044 are fire suppression personnel

  • 41 Engine Companies, 15 Ladder Companies

  • Responded to over 93,000 calls for service in 2010

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  • Special Operations: 2 Heavy Rescues Companies, 4 Haz-Mat Companies, 6 Aircraft Fire & Rescue Vehicles, Dive Rescue Team, 3 Urban Search And Rescue Teams, 1 Fire Boat, 1 Dive Rescue Boat 

  • Fire Communications Division answered more than 250,000 calls in 2010 

  • Training Division accounted for more than 60,000 hours of training for operations personnel in 2010 

  • Fire Prevention Bureau completed approximately 35,000 inspections in 2010 

  • Fire Investigation Task Force responded to more than 600 incidents to determine origin and cause in 2010 

  • The Charlotte Fire Department operates out of 41 Fire Stations and provides fire protection for approximately 300 square miles. (Station 42 under construction)