The Cedar Park Fire Department History
The Cedar Park Fire Department was established in 1972 as a volunteer department when the population was approximately 687. In 1994, the first five career firefighters were hired and worked a 40-hour week in conjunction with the volunteers. The City continued to hire full-time firefighters and a full-time paid Chief as the population increased. In 2001, the Fire Department essentially became a full-time paid department under the City organization. The fire department responds to calls in both the City and the ETJ serving a population of just over 75,000 people.
- The Fire Administration Staff consists of one Chief, two Assistant Chiefs, one Administrative Assistant, four Battalion Chiefs (three in Suppression and one in Training), and one Management Analyst.
- The Cedar Park Fire Department currently has four fire stations. The Department has two Quints, two Engines and One Battalion Chief on duty each day. The Fire Department currently has 60 people assigned to the emergency operations division. Each Engine and Quint is assigned one Lieutenant, one Driver, and two Firefighters. There are three extra Firefighters per shift, who rotate to cover for Firefighters off and/or on leave.
Fire Marshal's Office
- One of Fire Administration's Assistant Chiefs serves as Fire Marshal. The Fire Marshal's Office also has a Battalion Chief who serves as the Assistant Fire Marshal, two full-time Fire Inspectors, and one Administrative Assistant.
- The Training Division is run by the Training Battalion Chief, with assistance from some emergency operations staff.
- The Fire Department has three staff assigned to Dispatch.