The AFD is now an accredited agency
Accreditation defined: An all-hazard, quality improvement model based on risk analysis and self-assessment that promotes the establishment of community-adopted performance targets for fire and emergency service agencies.
- Respond to structure, wild land and other fires
- Respond to life-threatening medical emergencies
- Respond to Hazardous Materials Incidents
- Respond to Confined-Space rescues
- Respond to vehicle accidents
- Conduct public safety talks at schools and meetings
- Provide extrication at industrial accidents
- Perform pre-planning on target-fire and life-hazards within our community
- Provide tours at fire stations
- Offer a public smoke alarm program
Community Risk Assessment/Standard of Cover
The Community Risk Assessment/Standard of Cover (CRA/SOC) details the services Amarillo Fire Department provides to protect the community as well as how well those services are carried out. The document defines and measures the level of services that are provided, based on community risk factors, operational strategies, historical performance, federal and state mandates, and national standards. The comprehensive self-assessment confirms much of the Department’s resource and deployment strategies are credible, reliable, and effective in meeting the specific risks and hazards that confront the citizens of Amarillo.
You may click on the link in the above paragraph and read the entire document.
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:
- Shortness of breath
High level CO poisoning results in progressively more severe symptoms, including:
- Mental confusion
- 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!!!
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