AFD recently acquired an Aircraft Rescue and Firefighter (ARFF) truck. AFD crews have been trained to operate the new vehicle. ARFF 12 will be housed at Fire Station #12.

Fire Station 17
Fire Station 17 is officially open for business!

Fire Station 17, located at 875 Bird’s Fort Trail, provides service to the northern parts of Arlington, including the Viridian master-planned community and the City’s River Legacy Parks. The station’s service area is north of Northeast Green Oaks Boulevard to both the west and east city limits. Read more..

Tower 8
The Department received its first 100-foot aerial platform ladder truck – the newest and most technologically advanced aerial apparatus in the fleet. In years previous, AFD only purchased regular ladder trucks without any end-of-ladder work platforms. This new truck is the first aerial apparatus that can operate and rescue people from -12 degrees below grade to 72 degrees overhead and has the largest water flow capability of 2000 gallons per minute – twice what a regular ladder truck can flow. These new features, along with several others, will enhance firefighter safety and improve capabilities for rescue operations and fire suppression for the newer high-rise and mixed-use structures under construction throughout the city. This truck, named Tower 8, will be housed in North Arlington at Fire Station 8 (2020 Madison Drive).