750 - Fire Department

City of East Providence FY2024 Budget Summary

Who We Are:

The East Providence Fire Department has established itself as a leading public safety agency within the state. When fully staffed, the department consists of 120 employees who operate under the supervision of the Chief of the Department. The Fire Department is strategically placed within the city to rapidly deploy resources in times of emergency. The department currently protects the city with five engine companies, two ladder companies, three Advanced Life Support (ALS) rescues and several support vehicles. The department operates as part of the Port of Providence Marine Strike Team, which protects surrounding coastal waters. The department is also designated as one of the state's regional hazardous materials teams, providing mitigation operations to the East Bay and surrounding areas.

What We Do:

The East Providence Fire Department's primary mission is to protect the lives and property of its citizens through the delivery of emergency medical services, fire suppression operations and fire prevention activities. Additionally, the department provides hazardous materials control, technical rescue and maritime safety operations. The Fire Department responds to more than 12,846 calls for service. The EPFD operates within the National Incident Management System, which includes working collaboratively with other emergency service personnel at the local, state and federal levels.