Department Name: High Point Fire
County: Guilford — Forsyth, Davidson, Randolph
Type Department: Career/ Paid
Number of Stations: 14
Number of Apparatus: Pumpers: 14 Aerials: 4 Specialty: 9
Do you provide EMS? Non-transport EMT — What type: FR
Specialty Operations: Hazmat, Dive/Water, Technical Rescue
Annual Budget: 25.5 million
Area Covered Square miles: 74
Total Runs: 15,800
Fire: 113 actual fires
Chief: Thomas Reid
Chief Officers: Deputy Chief of Operations, Deputy Chief of Administration, Assistant Chief of Support Services
Other Officers: Training Chief, 7 Battalion Chiefs, Chief Mechanic, Fire Marshal, Emergency Manager
Number of Members: All Paid: 235
Address: 434 S. Elm Street
Our fire prevention and education training offers several education programs on a wide variety of fire safety topics. Some of these programs include general fire safety education and fire extinguishers
Top Two concerns in the community:
Bi-annual international furniture trade show, transportation of various chemical products through the city including railroad, interstate and pipeline.
What upgrades will you make in your department this year?
Continue with station renovations and equipment upgrades
What special hazards or unique businesses in your community?
Chemical manufacturing, High Point University, and large population from International furniture trade show.
Accomplishments: Station alerting in all stations and institution of 15-year front-line fleet replacement program. Recent recertification of ISO Class 1 Department and renewal of annual compliance with CPSE Accreditation.