Fire Suppression and Equipment

Fire Suppression

The Irving Fire Department responds to fire emergencies within the city limits. Mutual aid agreements with other Dallas County Fire Departments allows Irving to assist other cities when large or multiple emergencies exceed their capacity. These agreements also provide for assistance to the Irving Fire Department, when needed. The Irving Fire Department has 349 uniformed personnel assigned to Suppression Operations. Station personnel operate on a 24 hours on-duty, 48 hours off-duty shift.


  
 IFD Apparatus

  

The Irving Fire Department will soon be receiving its first tiller trucks for Station 3 and new Station 12.


  • 11 front-line engines, the oldest of which are 2008 Spartan 1500GPM pumpers
  • Four front-line trucks, the oldest of which is a 2006 Pierce 105 ft Aerial
  • Nine front-line Frazier Ambulances all of which are 2013 or newer
  • One 2015 Light/Air Utility vehicle
  • One 2009 Heavy Rescue vehicle
  • One 2009  All-terrain ambulance
  • One 2009 Zodiac Rescue Boat
  • One 2008 HarbourGuard Fire Boat
  • One 2004 Brush / Parking Garage Unit
  • One 2004 Haz-Mat truck
  • One Decon Trailer, one Mass Casualty Trailer
  • One Fire Investigation Unit
  • One Fire Safety House
  • One Rehab Vehicle - IFD Canteen 1925
  • Various support vehicles and reserve apparatus

Thermal Imaging Camera

The Irving Fire Department has Thermal Imaging Cameras on all front line fire apparatus. These instruments allow the firefighters to do the following:
 
  • Conduct search and rescue in wooden areas or water
  • Find hidden fires in walls
  • Find hot appliances
  • Make faster searches for victims in structures
The cameras are readily available on each unit and are taken in on all structure fires to search for victims.