Mission of the Altoona Fire Department:
The purpose of the Altoona Fire Department shall be to preserve life and property in the City of Altoona and surrounding communities with the approval of the City Council, in case of fire and/or other emergency: to promote through safety education the prevention of fires and other emergencies.
As a combination department comprised of full- and part-time individuals striving to provide the necessary emergency response and services which they are summoned.
Individual training ranges from the minimum of Firefighter I and Emergency Medical Technician – Basic certification level up to advanced firefighter certifications and advanced paramedic level individuals.
Working closely with the Building Department, the Fire Department takes a pro-active approach to plan review along with fire and life safety inspections and enforcement.