"Committed To Serve, and 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 250,000 and a daytime population well exceeding that.
Service to our city is provided by 263 professional men and women, trained to NFPA 1001 standards, who provide seamless integration between fire protection, emergency medical services (EMS), water rescue, hazardous materials response (HAZ-MAT), fire and hazard risk reduction inspection and prevention services, public education, emergency preparedness, and community outreach. Their service to the community is also supported by 73 civilian personnel who ensure emergency communications, fire prevention, fleet maintenance and administrative responsibilities are carried out professionally.
Fire Rescue operations members are assigned to 24-hour shifts, working a 48 hour work week. Currently, 221 of our 263 sworn members are Paramedics, with the remaining 42 trained as Emergency Medical Technicians, or EMTs.
The Hialeah Fire Department serves as a partner through mutual aid agreements with all five neighboring municipality departments (City of Miami Fire Rescue, Miami-Dade County Fire Rescue, Coral Gables Fire Rescue, Miami Beach Fire Rescue, and Key Biscayne Fire Rescue) and offers services beyond traditional fire and EMS response by providing auxiliary assets such as: an MCI trailer, a command apparatus, an air truck, a special event vehicle, and communications interoperability. 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. 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. 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 disasters as well.
The Hialeah Fire Department manages all 9-1-1 communications for the city’s emergency and law enforcement services. The communications center received over 200,000 calls, and the fire department responded to over 41,000 incidents in 2011 from eight (8) fire stations strategically located within 23 square miles of densely developed residential, commercial, heavy-industrial, and manufacturing areas. Ninety percent (90%) of our calls are medical in nature, and are shared between five Advanced Life Support (ALS) engine companies, one Basic Life Support (BLS) engine company, eight ALS transport companies (ambulance), two BLS transport companies (ambulance), one ALS aerial company, two BLS aerial companies, and one full-time specialized Hazardous Materials specialty company. Operations are supervised by a north and south District Chief, and each shift is managed by an Operations Chief. The department provides a variety of other emergency services including dive rescue, heavy extrication, WMD preparedness, Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT), Public Access Defibrillation (PAD) Program, and inter-agency responses such as SWAT-Medics and arson investigations.
The Hialeah Fire Department is divided into six divisions:
- Rescue Division - Emergency Medical Services
- Fire Prevention
- Logistics - Emergency Management
- Support Services
- Communications - 911/Dispatch for Fire/Police/Medical
The Men and Women of The Hialeah Fire Department welcome you to our website, and invite your comments and questions.
For assistance, please call (305) 883-6900