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AFD's Responsibilities

  • Conduct fire-cause investigations
  • Provide tours at all AFD fire stations
  • Respond to life-threatening medical emergencies
  • Send our Special Response Team to mitigate Hazardous Materials Incidents
  • Respond to Confined-Space rescues
  • Review building plans concerning fire-safety issues
  • Offer a public smoke alarm program
  • Conduct public safety talks at schools and meetings
  • Respond to vehicle accidents
  • Provide extrication at industrial accidents
  • Perform pre-planning on target-fire and life-hazards within our community
  • Conduct fire-prevention activities at schools and public functions

YES - we still fight fires!!!

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Would You Like to Become an Amarillo Firefighter?

Your hard work, determination, and strong desire to serve your community starts HERE! Please read this document and follow the links within it to learn…HOW TO BECOME AN AFD FIREFIGHTER.

Surge Protector Recall

Please follow this link to see if you may have this brand of surge protector, which is subject to a recall due to a fire hazard.

Awareness of Carbon Monoxide Dangers

It is now the time of year that we begin for turn on the heaters and fireplaces. Please be aware that any home heating appliance or equipment that produces a flame, produces Carbon Monoxide. Carbon Monoxide, or “CO”, is a colorless, odorless gas that can result in medical emergencies and death. The best prevention to CO emergencies, is to have a working CO alarm installed outside each sleeping area and on each level of the home.

Know the Symptoms of CO Poisoning

The initial symptoms of low to moderate CO poisoning are similar to the flu (but without the fever). They include:

  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness

High level CO poisoning results in progressively more severe symptoms, including:

  • Mental confusion
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of muscular coordination
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Ultimately death

Want to become a Volunteer Firefighter?

If you are interested in helping your community and would like to become a volunteer firefighter, please contact the following departments:

If you live in Potter County:

Potter County Volunteer Fire Dept.
Fire Chief Richard Lake
2301 E. Willow Creek
(806) 383-3373 (Non-Emergency)

If you live in Randall County:

Randall County Volunteer Fire Dept.
Fire Chief James Amerson
(Station 1)1111 E. Loop 335
(806 )477-1760 (Non-Emergency)

Change Your Smoke Alarm Batteries!

Remember! With any time change you should change the batteries of every smoke alarm in your home.

Practice and update your home fire-evacuation plan and remember, GET OUT, and STAY OUT!!!

Wildfire Safety

For more information click on the images below!

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