The El Centro Fire Department is a public safety organization with a mission to protect life, property and the environment through its mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery actions. The Fire Department staffs 3 fire stations, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with a minimum of 10 personnel. Each station runs 1 Paramedic Assessment Unit and cross staffs additional rescue apparatus.
ECFD is currently budgeted for 3 non-sworn staff members and 40 sworn positions. The department is currently comprised of the following :
- Fire and Emergency Medical Services
- Fire Administration
- Fire Prevention
Fire Stations - 3
Station 1 - 775 State St.
Station 2 - 900 S. Dogwood Ave.
Fire Engines - 5
Aerial Apparatus (75' Quint) - 1
Rescue Squad - 2
Mobile Air Machine
OES Urban Search and Rescue Type 2 Trailer
Hazardous Material Response Unit (Countywide Unit)