The Cedar Park Fire Department History
The Cedar Park Fire Department was established in 1972 as a volunteer department when the population was approximately 687. In 1994, the first five career firefighters were hired and worked a 40-hour week in conjunction with the volunteers. The City continued to hire full-time firefighters and a full-time paid Chief as the population increased. In 2001, the Fire Department essentially became a full-time paid department under the City organization. The Fire Department responds to calls in both the City and the ETJ serving a population of approximately 100,000 people. The Center for Public Safety Excellence conferred accredited status to Cedar Park Fire Department in 2014, and again in August of 2019.
Fire Administration - The Fire Administration Staff consists of the Fire Chief, two assistant chiefs, one administrative assistant, four battalion chiefs (three in suppression and one in training), one management analyst, and one logistics coordinator.
Emergency Operations - The Cedar Park Fire Department currently has five fire stations. The Department has three quints, two engines and one battalion chief on duty each day. The Fire Department currently has 75 people assigned to the emergency operations division. Each engine and quint is assigned one lieutenant, one driver, and two firefighters. There are four extra firefighters per shift, who rotate to cover for firefighters in training or off duty. the Cedar Park Fire Department has a schedule of fees that it charges for certain emergency operations. Click here for more information.
Fire Prevention Division- One of Fire Administration's assistant chiefs serves as Fire Marshal. The Fire Prevention Division also has a battalion chief who serves as the Assistant Fire Marshal, four full-time fire inspectors, and one administrative assistant.
Training - The Training Division is run by the training battalion chief, with assistance of a lieutenant. Other emergency operations staff provide additional support.
Dispatchers - The Fire Department contributes three staff to the Public Safety Communications Division.