Midland Firefighters Partner with MARC for Autism Awareness
Midland Fire Department and City of Midland Public Safety Communications Center are teaming up with MARC to implement several programs to improve the care and identification of patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). ASD is the fastest growing disability in America, affecting one in every 88 children. The Midland Fire Department, City of Midland Public Safety Communications Center and MARC are creating an ASD registry. To register an individual complete the Autism Data base form and fax or email the completed form.
Autsim Fact Sheet Autism Awareness News Release
The Midland Fire Marshal's office has recieved a new inovative fire training tool. This new interactive trailer is designed to bring real life hands on training for people of all ages when dealing with fires or life safety issues around the home. Learn how to extinguish a stove top fire, or what to do if your microwave catches on fire. Do you know how to react to severe weather in the Permian Basin? Learn all this and more with the new computerized Life Safety Trailer. Call 685-7333 to find out more or schedule your class or business for some exciting training!
Winter Weather brings on the Chill
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Midland Fire Department is actively searching for new recruits. Click on the link below to learn about new opportunities.
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Wildfires will return and continue to threaten West Texas! Now is the time to act to make your home fire safe. Create a defensible space around your home before the fire strikes. To find out how visit NFPA or Texas Forest Service web sites for more information, or contact our office for a homesite inspection.
THE MIDLAND FIRE DEPARTMENT
The Midland Fire Department was first organized on a volunteer basis in 1909 in response to two disastrous fires, which almost destroyed the downtown business district. In 1916, the city purchased its first modern fire engine from American LaFrance, a type 40 combination with a 40-gallon tank and a junior pump. Later, as Midland’s needs and its population increased, Truck #2 was acquired in 1928 and Truck #3 in 1930.
After World War II, it became obvious that a volunteer fire department could no longer service the needs of Midland. As most cities do, Midland’s fire department gradually became fully paid. Chief James D. Walker became the first paid fire fighter. During his tenure, the fire department moved more in the direction of a fully paid department. In 1952, J.M. Little took the helm and shortly thereafter the fire department became fully staffed by paid personnel. In 1972, emergency medical services were added to the many duties assumed by the Midland Fire Department. Today, the MFD employs over 187 personnel and provides fire protection and emergency medical services, as well as other services to the citizens and visitors to the city and county of Midland.
The Midland Fire Department operates nine stations covering over 900 square miles. MFD answers a growing number of requests for assistance every year with calls for emergency medical services making up the largest volume of those requests. The fire department is planning continually to keep up with the growth of Midland including the construction of a new fire station in the near future.
Citizens can contact the Midland Fire Department Monday through Friday 8a.m. to 5p.m. by calling 432-685-7332 or by emailing us at email@example.com
FIRE STATION LOCATIONS
Central Fire Station, located at 1500 W. Wall Street, was built in 1981 and houses the administrative offices for MFD as well as several pieces of emergency apparatus.
Fire Station #2, was completed in early 1997 and is located at 701 E. Florida.
Fire Station #3, located at 1707 N. Lamesa, was completed in November 2000.
Harris Field (Fire Training Facility) 3215 FM 307.
Fire Station #4 5100 N. Big Spring
Fire Station #5 2200 W. Golf Course Rd.
Fire Station #6 4315 Thomason Drive (Thomason and Midland Drive).
Fire Station #7 Midland International Airport, 2507 Pliska Drive.
Fire Station #8 3301Haynes Avenue (Haynes and Midkiff Rd).
Fire Station #9 6005 N. Midland Drive.
Tours of any fire station are welcomed. Large groups should make an appointment by calling (432) 685-7332.
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