College Station Fire Department

Zoals vele Amerikaanse steden heeft ook College Station een fully Paid brandweerorganisatie. een bezoekje aan één van de stations behoort tot de mogelijkheden daar Bart Humphreys,Public information Officer and Research and Planning Coordinator for the College Station Fire Department heeft laten weten dat: "It would be my pleasure to coordinate any fire station visits and meetings during your time at TEEX"

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The College Station Fire Department is a fully paid, career department staffing three engines, one quint, three Mobile Intensive Care Unit (MICU) capable ambulances, and one command vehicle from four stations.  There are twenty-eight (28) personnel assigned to each of three shifts, with minimum staffing daily at twenty-one (21) personnel.  Shift personnel work a twenty-four hour shift with forty-eight hours off between shifts, for an average of fifty-six (56) hours worked each week.  Shift change occurs at 0700 hours each day.

In calendar 2004, the department responded to over 4,850 calls for service.  This represents a 5.3% increase over calendar 2004.  EMS related calls accounted for approximately 65% of these calls.

The department provides fire suppression, emergency medical response and transport, and special operations response to the 80,219citizens in 47.5 square miles within the College Station city limits.  Texas A&M University, with a student population in excess of 44,000, also lies within the city.

Special Operations
Special Operations includes services outside the traditional fire department services of fire suppression and emergency medical services.  The College Station Fire Department is the lead agency for a Hazardous Materials Response Group made up of personnel from the College Station and Bryan Fire Departments and personnel from the Environmental Health and Safety Office of Texas A&M University.  By definition, a hazardous material is any substance that, when released, can have a harmful impact on the environment or people.  Therefore, this definition also includes weapons of mass destruction, whether biological, nuclear, incendiary, chemical, or explosive. Through mutual aid agreements, the Hazardous Material Response Group will assist any government entity within the Brazos Valley Council of Governments.

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