Fire Suppression Division
There are 7 Fire Stations strategically located across the city and the McAllen Fire Department responded to over 6,600 calls in fiscal year 2015-16. The emergency vehicle fleet includes 7 Engine companies, 2 Aerial Truck companies, 1 Heavy Rescue / Hazmat truck, 2 Command vehicles and 1 Incident Safety Officer vehicle.
The Fire Prevention Division conducted
plan reviews, approved and inspected all
fire protection systems for new buildings,
inspected existing buildings for fire code
violations; attended plan and subdivision
review meetings, and investigated code
The Training Division is tasked with meeting the training mandates of the Federal, State and local levels. These include requirements from the Federal Aviation Administration for firefighters assigned to the Airport, Texas Department of State Health Services for all firefighters that are certified as Emergency Medical Technicians, the Texas Commission on Fire Protection for all certified firefighters and our own in-house training requirements for career development.
The Administrative Support Division manages fire
department non-personnel resources that include
procurement, fleet services, facilities, and
McAllen operates one of the most modern fire
protection fleets in South Texas, comprised of fortyeight
vehicles, twenty-seven of which are emergency
response units. The division sees that maintenance
and replacement schedules provide the allocated fire
protection coverage for the City.