SERVICE - HONOR - PRIDE
FIRE CHIEF: Stephen Portis
The Taylor Fire Department is dedicated to the protection of life, property and the environment for those who live, work, visit or invest in our community. Through well educated and dedicated personnel and proper equipment we pledge to deliver the highest quality fire suppression, public fire education, advanced emergency medical services, code enforcement and emergency response to all natural or man-made disasters. This professional commitment to service is also put forth by promoting personal development within the department, while utilizing effective principles and practices of modern fire and life safety technology in an accountable manner.
The primary responsibility of the Taylor fire department is to respond to and mitigate emergencies by limiting the effects of fire, natural disaster, medical and hazardous material incidents. This is accomplished through the use of emergency preparedness plans, fire prevention and code enforcement, public education, hazardous materials response teams, and other specialized programs.
The department's primary effort is to provide effective fire suppression, ALS level emergency medical service, and hazard mitigation efforts within four minutes to any emergency scene in our City. The unifying goal is to help people through education and cooperation.
The department maintains three fire stations with two fire engines, one ladder truck and one shift commander vehicle. The Fire Department consists of 36 fire suppression positions and three administrative positions.