The Shawnee Fire Department (SFD) is a fully career fire service providing fire, rescue, and emergency medical care for our community. All firefighters on the Shawnee Fire Department have certified Emergency Medical Technicians, able to provide life-saving interventions during medical emergencies. In addition, many members of the Department serve on our water rescue or technical rescue team. These specialty groups have received extensive training and education in their disciplines and their services are available to support local, regional, or national emergencies.
The operations group of the Fire Department is made up of three shifts managed by a Battalion Chief officer. Operations personnel are assigned to one of the three shifts and work a rotating twenty-four hour schedule. Personnel respond to emergency and non-emergency calls for service from one of three stations on one of our four front line apparatus. The Fire Department staffs two aerial (ladder) trucks and two fire engines strategically positioned throughout the City. In addition, the Fire Department maintains reserve apparatus and support equipment to meet our emergency service mission. Our Department responds to over 5,000 calls for service annually.
Throughout the day, firefighters are engaged in a variety of activities in addition to calls for service. Operations personnel support life safety and fire prevention initiatives by conducting commercial fire inspections throughout the year. In addition, personnel are actively engaged in training and professional development activities on a frequent basis. Our personnel also strive to meet and serve our community by providing station and apparatus tours, as well as appearances at community safety events and neighborhood gatherings.