Mission of the Altoona Fire Department:

The AFD is dedicated to preserve life and property in our community through efficient service, public education and hazard mitigation.

Vision of the Altoona Fire Department:

AFD will be a community leader in fire/ems service to make our city a great place to live, work and recreate. AFD promotes the desire to serve, the courage to act and the ability to perform.

Values of the Altoona Fire Department:

  1. Community
  2. Pride
  3. Honor
  4. Integrity
  5. Teamwork

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.


Fire Alarm & Sprinkler Permits: