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 320 uniformed personnel assigned to Suppression Operations. Station personnel operate on a 24 hours on-duty, 48 hours off-duty shift.
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.