Our Department

Committed to Serve & Protect Our Community

The Hialeah Fire Department (HFD) had its beginnings when the City of Hialeah was incorporated in 1925. 

It has since grown along with the "City of Progress" to its present size and stature as an ISO rated Class 1 Fire Department, serving a residential population of over 230,000 and a daytime population well exceeding that.

Personnel & Services

Service to our city is provided by professional Firefighters, trained to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001 standards, which provide seamless integration between:

  • Community outreach
  • Emergency medical services (EMS)
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Fire and hazard risk reduction inspection and prevention services
  • Fire protection
  • Hazardous materials response (HAZ-MAT)
  • Public education
  • Water rescue

The City Of Hialeah Fire Department personnel is divided among three shifts working 24 hours a day and seven days a week.

Their service to the community is also supported by civilian personnel who ensure emergency communications, fire prevention, fleet maintenance, and administrative responsibilities. All of the City of Hialeah Fire Stations are strategically located throughout the city to provide the best services to its residents and visitors.

Department Organization

The Hialeah Fire Department is divided into six divisions:

Mutual Aid Agreements

As a municipal fire department, HFD understands the importance and value of a collaborative multi-jurisdictional partnership with the region that enhances and compliments the area's ability to mitigate emergencies. HFD serves as a partner through mutual aid agreements with all five neighboring municipality departments:

  • Key Biscayne Fire Rescue
  • City of Miami Fire Rescue
  • Coral Gables Fire Rescue
  • Miami Beach Fire Rescue
  • Miami-Dade County Fire Rescue

The department also offers services beyond traditional fire and EMS response by providing auxiliary assets such as:

  • An air truck
  • A command apparatus
  • Communications interoperability
  • An mass casualty incident trailer
  • A special event vehicle

With this in mind, the Hialeah Fire Department has a state recognized hazardous materials team, and is a statewide signatory to the Florida Fire Chiefs Statewide Mutual Aid Agreement, the State Emergency Response Plan (SERP), the Metropolitan Medical Response System (MMRS), and the Southeast Regional Domestic Security Task Force. 

Other Designations & Service

We have also been designated as the Miami-Dade County Divisional Emergency Operations Center (EOC). 

Additionally, the men and women of HFD have served nationally and across the state to assist the victims of disasters and are a part of the Miami USAR Task Force II, which deploys for all type of disasters as well.