Fire Department

Fire Department

 

Mission Statement of the Rock Springs Fire Department

   

The Rock Springs Fire Department is a public service organization established to provide emergency and non-emergency assistance to the community for the protection of lives, health, environment, and property through education, prevention, mitigation, and control.


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The Rock Springs Fire Department was created and authorized on August 4, 1904 by Rock Springs City Ordinance. Over the past 100 years the operations and makeup of the Rock Springs Fire Department has changed immensely. The levels and types of services the department delivers are based on local needs as well as state and national trends. Over the years, several changes and paradigm shifts have been made to increase the level of service provided to the citizens of Rock Springs. Today 35 personnel, working three 24-hour shifts, responding from three stations.

Emergency response is only a small part of the duties that the Rock Springs Fire Department performs. However, being prepared for that emergency response is a large part of why the department exists. Emergency response includes: fire suppression; wildland - urban interface fire suppression; emergency medical first response; hazardous materials response; vehicle extrication; non-permit and permit required confined space rescue; high and low angle rope rescue; and animal rescue.

Prevention and readiness activities make up the balance of the Rock Springs Fire Department's services. The members of the Rock Springs Fire Department respond to any inquiry or request for help to the citizens of Rock Springs with a "can do" approach.

 

Contact Us

Jim Wamsley,
Fire Chief

600 College Dr
Rock Springs, WY 82901
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