Fire Operations

Serving since 1924, the exceptional quality of Fire and Emergency Medical Services provided by the University Park Fire Department is no exception to the general theme of our community.  

The dedicated members of our department provide comprehensive services that include fire prevention/education, fire suppression, and state-of-the-art paramedic-based Emergency Medical Services.  All department members receive substantial training prior to employment and are provided extensive continuing education in all services provided.  Along with these core services, our department responds to a broad spectrum of public service calls including:

  • emergency vehicle and home lock-outs
  • lift assistance for residents who are incapacitated
  • natural gas leaks, power line hazards, electrical emergencies
  • motor vehicle accidents
  • elevator and other rescue scenarios.   

Along with general duties such as alarm, sprinkler, and life safety building plans reviews, business fire code safety inspections and coordinating the department’s public education programs, the department’s Prevention Division offers child safety seat installation and home safety inspections and coordinates our Citizens Emergency Response Team (CERT).  Thanks to the efforts, the department maintains a pro-active approach to accident loss prevention and community preparedness.