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Operations Division

The Charlotte Fire Department's 1,044 firefighters operate from 41 Fire Stations, in 8 Battalions, covering nearly 300 square miles. 

Their primary duties include:

  • Fire Suppression
  • Emergency Medical Services

Front-line Emergency Vehicles:

  • 41 Engines
  • 15 Ladders
  • 6 Water Tankers
  • 5 Brush Trucks
  • 1 Foam Tanker
Special Operations
In addition, special operation duties include:
  • Airport Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF)
  • Dive Team
  • Hazardous Materials Response
  • Heavy Rescue
  • Marine Operations
  • Structural Collapse
  • Urban Search and Rescue (USAR)
Special Operations Vehicles
  • 6 ARFF Vehicles
  • 4 HazMat Trucks
  • 3 USAR Tractor Trailers
  • 2 Heavy Rescues
  • 2 Dive Boats
  • 2 Structural Collapse Tractor Trailers
  • 1 Fire Boat
  • 1 Mobile Operations Center
  • 1 Mobile Command Post
  • Multiple Special Purpose Vehicles