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FIRED UP FOR EMERGENCIES

Clipboard researched by Dallas M. Jackson and Janice L. Jones / Los Angeles Times, Graphics by Doris Shields / Los Angeles Times

Where there’s smoke, there are firefighters, and in Orange County they are a well-trained group of men and women equipped to handle all fire-related emergencies, from house fires to high-rise blazes, hazardous materials spills to toxic chemical fires. Teams of paramedics (all of whom are certified firefighters as well) and paid-per-call volunteer firefighters round out the county’s fire protection crews.

The numbers listed include the stations in each municipality, sworn firefighters (officers, engineers and firefighters), paramedics, fire engines and specialized ladder trucks with the 100-foot extensions used to combat high-rise fires.

Personnel/ Municipality Stations Volunteers Paramedics Engines Anaheim 10 156 54 12 Brea 4 13 1 4 Buena Park 3 59 15 4 Costa Mesa 5 101 18 6 Cypress* 2 21/27 6 2 Dana Point* 2 9 6 2 Fountain Valley 2 25 9 2 Fullerton 6 96 26 6 Garden Grove 7 100 6 7 Huntington Beach 7 130 18 2 Irvine* 5 66/25 12 6 Laguna Beach 4 38 12 4 Laguna Niguel* 4 20 6 2 La Habra 2 20 12 3 La Palma* 1 9/25 0 2 Los Alamitos* 1 9/25 0 2 Midway City* 1 0/30 0 2 Mission Viejo* 3 39 6 3 Newport Beach 6 95 15 6 Orange 7 97 21 7 Placentia* 2 24 6 2 San Clemente 3 15/31 12 4 San Juan Capistrano* 1 9 6 1 Santa Ana 10 219 33 10 Seal Beach* 2 18/25 6 4 Stanton* 1 9 2 1 Sunset Beach* 3 0/30 0 1 Tustin* 2 44/25 6 3 Villa Park* 1 0/25 9 2 Westminster 3 42 9 3 Yorba Linda* 2 9/60 6 4 Unincorporated* 17 471/610 115 ** 30

Ladder Municipality Trucks Anaheim 5 Brea 0 Buena Park 1 Costa Mesa 3 Cypress* 1 Dana Point* 0 Fountain Valley 1 Fullerton 1 Garden Grove 1 Huntington Beach 2 Irvine* 2 Laguna Beach 0 Laguna Niguel* 1 La Habra 1 La Palma* 0 Los Alamitos* 0 Midway City* 0 Mission Viejo* 1 Newport Beach 2 Orange 2 Placentia* 1 San Clemente 1 San Juan Capistrano* 0 Santa Ana 4 Seal Beach* 1 Stanton* 1 Sunset Beach* 0 Tustin* 1 Villa Park* 0 Westminster 1 Yorba Linda* 0 Unincorporated* 1

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* Contract with the Orange County Fire Department. The county also provides three crash/fire/rescue units (staffed by eight personnel per shift) to John Wayne Airport and paramedic service for the Navy in Seal Beach, the National Guard in Los Alamitos and the Marine Corps in Tustin and El Toro.

** Includes six engines utilized for brush fires, and three crash/rescue units.

Source: Individual fire departments


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