24-hour emergency response services from 12 strategically located fire stations.
Committed to Community
Beaumont Fire Rescue Service (BFRS) is an all-hazards career fire department providing 24-hour emergency response services from 12 strategically located fire stations. The fire department’s 244 civil service and 10 civilian employees serve within four sections: Administration and Finance, Logistics, Operations, and Planning. The front-line fleet consists of 12 engines/quints, three aerial trucks, one air cascade/ventilation unit, three district chief units, and one Deputy Chief unit. Minimum staffing on engines is three people. Minimum on-duty staffing in the Operations Section is 45 persons.
24/7 Emergency Response
9-1-1 calls for service are initially answered at the Beaumont Police Department Communications Center and immediately directed to the Fire-EMS Communications Center. Located at Beaumont Fire-Rescue Headquarters, all emergency calls for fire, medical, hazardous materials, and technical response services for Beaumont Fire-Rescue and Beaumont EMS are dispatched and monitored from this office. All service requests are dispatched and tracked using a system that incorporates mobile computer terminals and automatic vehicle locator technology to ensure the closest available unit responds, regardless of location.
BFRS provides fire, technical rescue, hazardous materials, disaster, and emergency response services over a service area of approximately 90 square miles. BFRS also provides Special Operations Response Teams in hazardous materials, water response and recovery and wildland/urban interface firefighting. BFRS members also serve on the Regional Incident Management Team, Southeast Texas Regional Rescue Team, RAC-R Emergency Medical Task Force 6 and Texas Task Force 1.
By the Numbers
In 2021, BFRS units responded to 19,852 emergency incidents. The average response time for the first unit on scene for all emergency calls for service was five minutes and 24 seconds. The average response time for the first unit on scene for fire responses was three minutes and 49 seconds.
How We Can Help
BFRS provides a number of risk reduction services: fire and safety education, fire code compliance inspections, building plans review, fire protection systems testing, permitting, public information and records requests, and fire, arson and professional standards investigations. The Fire Museum of Texas, which is operated by BFRS, serves an average of 15,000 visitors per year. In addition to multiple public events, public education outreach activities reached more than 2,197 citizens through 42 safety education programs. The department also conducted 5,468 fire code consultations, 2,490 fire code compliance inspections, 531 investigations, 414 plans reviews, and 246 systems acceptance tests. The department issued 167 permits and responded to 860 requests for public information.
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Mission & Values
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We have a long and proud tradition of protecting Beaumont.
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“A hero has faced it all: he need not be undefeated, but he must be undaunted.”
– Andrew Bernstein