Tuscaloosa Fire & Rescue Service
Since its beginning in 1878, the Tuscaloosa Fire & Rescue Service has grown from one horse-drawn fire engine to 11 stations and more than 250 firefighters serving a metropolitan area of over 105,000 residents.
Today, department personnel protect life, property and the environment through direct involvement in fire prevention, firefighting, emergency medical care, water rescue, technical rescue, hazardous materials mitigation, code enforcement, disaster response, public education and community service.
All City of Tuscaloosa firefighters are trained to First Responder level in emergency medical response. Almost one-half are basic emergency medical technicians and many of those are paramedics.
Annually the Tuscaloosa Fire and Rescue Department responds to an average of 13,000 calls for assistance; more than 90% are EMS calls.
The Insurance Services Office (ISO) has given the Tuscaloosa Fire & Rescue Services Department a Class 3 Rating.
The Fire Marshal’s office conducts inspections of all public buildings to ensure compliance with safety codes requiring lighted exit signs, open and sufficient exits, proper storage of combustible materials, proper fire extinguishers and alarm systems and compliance with maximum capacity requirements in addition to other concerns.
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- 1501 Greensboro Avenue
- 322 Paul “Bear” Bryant Drive
- 202 Rice Valley Rd. N.E.
- 717 21st Avenue East
- 3029 Loop Road
- 105 Skyland Blvd.
- 2200 Eutaw Highway
- 3942 Woodland Forest Drive
- 8101 New Watermelon Road
- 10293 Covered Bridge Road
- 7515 Robert Cardinal Airport Road
Rescue Truck/Advanced Life Support (ALS) Locations:
- Rescue 21, Station 1
- Rescue 26, Station 9
- Rescue 27, Station 7
- ALS Engine, Station 4
- ALS Engine, Station 10
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Fire Run Reports
A fire run report is available between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday from Tuscaloosa Fire and Rescue Service’s administrative offices on the first floor of the City Hall Annex at 2201 University Blvd. 205-248-5420
Educational programs on a variety of fire and life safety topics are available at no charge. Contact the Fire and Life Safety Educator at 205-248-5445 for information. A two-week notice is needed. For fire and life safety education materials for your home or classroom, click here.
Free smoke alarm installations are available for those who need them. Contact the Fire and Life Safety Educator at 205-248-5445 for information.
“Making Tuscaloosa a safer community through the highest quality of emergency response, risk reduction and fiscal responsibility.”
ContactsAdministrative Offices 2201 University Blvd. Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401
- Alan J. Martin, Fire Chief firstname.lastname@example.org
- John Brook, Deputy Chief of Administration email@example.com
- Chris Williamson, Deputy Chief of Operations firstname.lastname@example.org
- Gene Holcomb, Fire Marshal email@example.com
Training and Logistics Center 3311 Kauloosa Avenue Tuscaloosa Alabama 35401
- Kevin Burgess, Training Chief firstname.lastname@example.org
- Travis Parker, EMS Chief email@example.com
- Ron Cameron, Logistics Supr. firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tilda Mims, Fire & Life Safety Education email@example.com