Based on station locations and high hazard occupancies, the city is divided into 3 run districts.
All BFD units are combo-companies. A combo-company means the same crew of firefighter/paramedics are assigned to a fire unit and an ambulance. If a request for EMS is made, that district's crew will respond in the ambulance. If it is for fire response, the crew would respond in a fire unit.
District 1's crew responds with a 75' ladder truck or an ambulance depending on the nature of the call.
District 2's crew responds with a 100' ladder truck, a pumper truck or an ambulance depending on the nature of the call.
District 3's crew responds with a pumper truck or an ambulance depending on the nature of the call.
In addition, the BFD maintains a front-line regional Bariatric unit, an additional ALS ambulances for emergency call back personnel, a Heavy Rescue Truck, a boat, and a Special Operations trailer.
With the BFD's limited staffing, this type of deployment matrix provides the greatest versatility and effectiveness for protecting the lives and property within our community.