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Fire Department Mission and Organizational Structure

The City of Auburn Fire Department is dedicated to preventing or minimizing the loss of life and property from fire, and natural and man-made emergencies. The Fire Department strives to improve the quality of life through public education and prevention of fire, and with the resources available, provide a fire suppression force capable of handling emergencies, which may include structural firefighting, pre-hospital medical assistance, and response to hazardous materials incidents. The members of this Department, working together, will provide a professional and caring environment that is fair, honest, and ethical, and that treats all individuals with respect and dignity. The Department is a progressive, service-oriented organization that strives to provide innovative and effective leadership. Department members will support and respond to the needs of city government in a loyal, ethical and professional manner.


The Fire Department provides fire suppression, fire inspection, fire prevention education, and emergency medical, technical rescue, and hazardous materials response services for the citizens of Auburn and other areas of our region when requested. Fire Department divisions include:

Fire Department Line Personnel (Emergency Response Personnel) – The Fire Department Line Personnel are responsible for responding to fires and other emergencies, including medical rescue, hazardous materials or conditions, and false alarms.  In 2017 Fire Department personnel responded to 7,343 calls.  Emergency medical service calls make up roughly 61 percent of all emergency calls. Line personnel cover four shifts, providing 24-hour service to the residents of the City of Auburn. The line personnel are divided into four companies, with companies located in different parts of the City (Fire Department Headquarters and West) to ensure a quick response to emergencies.  The department operates three engine companies and one truck company.  Responders control, contain, salvage, mitigate, and coordinate relief efforts through effective use of a wide variety of equipment, personal skills, and experience.

Fire Department Staff (Administrative) – The Fire Department Staff coordinates and oversees the wide variety of functions and services provided by the other department components.


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