Decatur Fire & Rescue offers a number of services that include:
- Fire Suppression
- Fire Prevention/Investigation
- Safety Training
- Public Relations/Education
- Emergency Medical Services
- Technical Rescue
- Hazardous Materials Mitigation
Fire Administration is responsible for budgeting, bill payment, purchasing, research and development, records management, annual reporting, personnel training records, Insurance Service Office (ISO) rating, physical fitness compliance and communications.
The Administration Office provides a vital role in insuring the Fire-Rescue Department is up to date with the technical advances of the modern fire services and homeland security issues. This office monitors trends and statistics to insure that all dollars allocated are used efficiently and effectively.
Deputy Fire Chief Nathan Springer
Fire Prevention Bureau & Public Education
The Bureau of Fire Prevention at Decatur Fire and Rescue provides a wide range of services that includes the inspection of all commercial, business and public facilities. This office also addresses plan reviews and assistance in planning special events and burn permits. Fire investigation and fire cause determination are included in this division’s functions.
Decatur Fire and Rescue conducts fire and life safety programs developed specifically for the audience making the request.
Fire Marshal, Battalion Chief Jason Jones
Emergency Medical Services
Decatur Fire and Rescue provides both basic and advanced life support in trauma and life threatening situations; providing expert care in the critical minutes before a patient arrives at a hospital. The department currently has crossed trained Firefighters, licensed as Emergency Medical Technicians, and Paramedics. Each fire engine in the city is equipped with a defibrillator.
Our in-station services include free blood pressure checks and diabetes screening at all eight fire stations. Results are kept confidential so that trends can be monitored and the need to see a physician can better be determined.
For more information, contact Battalion Chief Christopher Phillips at (256) 341-4872.
Technical Rescue/Hazardous Materials Mitigation
Decatur Fire and Rescue has a full service Technical Rescue and Hazardous Materials Mitigation Team trained to respond to special rescue situations and control chemical spills and releases. With the industrial background and growth of the City of Decatur, Hazardous Materials Mitigation Team has proven to be a valuable part of our department. For more information, contact Lieutenant Randy Butler at (256) 341-4865.
Fire and EMS Training
Decatur Fire and Rescue is keeping abreast of all current training as it relates to the fire and EMS services. In order to effectively provide and control the programming, training activities are planned and scheduled by our training and education committee. This committee has devised a plan and schedule that utilizes our modern Fire Training Center located in the Flint area of Decatur. For information on classes or to schedule a visit to the center contact Battalion Chief Christopher Phillips at (256) 341-4872.
Purchasing & Logistics:
Lieutenant Michael Bowling