Mansfield Fire Rescue serves a population of approximately 75,000 citizens in a service coverage area of more than 36 square miles. Mansfield is located mostly within Tarrant County, and also shares a portion of Johnson and Ellis counties. As a result, the department provides mutual aid to various fire departments in the area.
Mansfield Fire Rescue handles more than 5,000 emergency incidents a year. Operations Division has three shifts, A, B, and C, with 25 firefighter/paramedics assigned to each shift. This allows the department to have a minimum of 21 firefighter/paramedics on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Each fire company has a captain that oversees their activities and each shift has a battalion chief that oversees the shift. The city is divided into four fire districts with one fire station per district.
Mansfield Fire Rescue responds to a variety of calls, including:
Additionally, fire station personnel are responsible for:
All of the ambulances and paramedic fire apparatus are equipped with MICU equipment so that immediate patient care can be initiated by the first arriving unit. This is why in some cases a fire engine or quint will arrive before or along with an ambulance, as either may begin patient care. The team assigned to a particular apparatus (engine, quint, or ambulance) and the apparatus itself is known as "company."