Fire Suppression Division

There are 7 Fire Stations strategically located across the city and the McAllen Fire Department responded to over 6,600 calls in fiscal year 2015-16. The emergency vehicle fleet includes 7 Engine companies, 2 Aerial Truck companies, 1 Heavy Rescue / Hazmat truck, 2 Command vehicles and 1 Incident Safety Officer vehicle.

Prevention Division

The Fire Prevention Division conducted plan reviews, approved and inspected all fire protection systems for new buildings, inspected existing buildings for fire code violations; attended plan and subdivision review meetings, and investigated code violation complaints.

Training Division

The Training Division is tasked with meeting the training mandates of the Federal, State and local levels. These include requirements from the Federal Aviation Administration for firefighters assigned to the Airport, Texas Department of State Health Services for all firefighters that are certified as Emergency Medical Technicians, the Texas Commission on Fire Protection for all certified firefighters and our own in-house training requirements for career development.

Administrative Support

The Administrative Support Division manages fire department non-personnel resources that include procurement, fleet services, facilities, and equipment maintenance.

McAllen operates one of the most modern fire protection fleets in South Texas, comprised of fortyeight vehicles, twenty-seven of which are emergency response units. The division sees that maintenance and replacement schedules provide the allocated fire protection coverage for the City.