Emergency Calls
  • The Mobile Fire-Rescue Department Communications Division receives over 30 thousand emergency calls annually. Over 2 thousand fire related calls, 18 thousand Emergency Medical Service calls, and 10 thousand other calls.
  • It takes less than 60 seconds between the time you call 911 and the time the fire alarm rings in the fire station.
  • It takes only 4-6 minutes to respond to a call in the City of Mobile, and only 6-8 minutes to reach most sites in the legal jurisdiction.
  • The Enhanced 911 system helps the Fire-Rescue and Police Departments trace, and rapidly apprehend, anyone calling in false alarms.

Fire Fighting

  • Mobile has approximately 509 firefighters and firemedics serving 244,376 people in it's jurisdiction covering over 210 square miles.
  • Mobile operates 20 fire stations, including the two airports, staffed around-the-clock, every day of the year.
  • The department has 18 engine companies, 5 ladder trucks, 9 rescue/ambulances, 1 hazardous material response unit and 1 technical rescue response unit.

Specialized Services

All uniformed personnel are trained in fire suppression and basic emergency medical care. Specialized services include: paramedics, high angled and confined space rescue, extrication from motor vehicle accidents, hazardous material responses, fire prevention, public education, and fire investigation.

Emergency Medical: The department has 9 Advanced Life Support ambulances that respond to over 18,000 calls to provide advanced life support measures to a wide range of medical emergencies such as: childbirth, heart attack, stroke, breathing difficulties, and all forms of trauma related injuries.

Technical Rescue: Some firefighters are trained to rescue people from heights, confined spaces and other difficult areas, such as trenches or cave-ins.

Hazardous Material Response: Approximately 24 firefighters have volunteered to be on the Haz-Mat Response Team. They are trained to respond to all chemical or hazardous substance incidents throughout the entire county. They have an average response of 50-55 incidents per year.