The Irving Fire Department responds to fire emergencies within the city limits. Mutual aid agreements with other Dallas County Fire Departments allows Irving to assist other cities when large or multiple emergencies exceed their capacity. These agreements also provide for assistance to the Irving Fire Department, when needed. The Irving Fire Department has 320 uniformed personnel assigned to Suppression Operations. Station personnel operate on a 24 hours on-duty, 48 hours off-duty shift.
Thermal Imaging Camera
The Irving Fire Department has Thermal Imaging Cameras on all front line fire apparatus. These instruments allow the firefighters to do the following:
The cameras are readily available on each unit and are taken in on all structure fires to search for victims.