Midlothian Fire Department

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The Midlothian Fire Department was originally organized in 1906 and proudly protects over 32,000 people living in a response area of 115 square miles. We currently operate out of three stations that protect a primarily residential area. Our department is a public department whose members are career firefighters. The Midlothian Fire Department has progressed from all-volunteer to combination to all-paid and currently consists of 49 members. 48 members are career firefighters. Personnel are assigned to three 24 hour shifts consisting of a Captain, two Lieutenants, three Driver/Engineers and nine Firefighter/Paramedics. Fire Administration consists of a Fire Chief, Deputy Fire Chief/Fire Marshal, Deputy Fire Chief/Training Officer and an Administrative Assistant. We respond to over 2,600 calls annually in the City of Midlothian and Ellis County Emergency Services District #2. We respond to residential, rural, commercial and heavy industrial areas. We also provide MICU ambulance service, by contract, to the 3,600 residents of the City of Ovilla. Our EMS personnel operate under the Medical Direction of Dr. Roy Yamada. We are located approximately 25 miles southwest of Dallas. We have an ISO Protection Class of “3.”