The Kingman Fire Department responds to medical emergencies, fire emergencies, and hazardous materials incident emergencies. 45 sworn firefighters on three rotating shifts of 15 personnel each, working 48 hour shifts, providing all hazards emergency response from four (4) fire stations on an around the clock basis. The fire stations are located by geographic regions throughout the city. Each shift is managed by a Battalion Chief.
Emergency Medical Response
The Kingman Fire Department provides paramedic-level pre-hospital care. All four of our stations are staffed by a paramedic and basic emergency medical technician personnel. Our personnel are subject to rigorous continuing education and quality control measures to ensure high levels of skill and competency. Skills and capabilities of our personnel include advanced cardiac life support, which encompasses 12- lead monitoring, cardio version, defibrillation, and IV therapy. Advanced Life Support is also provided for trauma, respiratory problems, overdoses, pregnancies and other medical disorders. Basic emergency medical technician skills include oxygen, patient assisted medications, CPR, airway support and bleeding control. The minimum level of certification for all personnel including volunteer personnel is basic emergency technician. All personnel are CPR certified. We respond a two person engine to most medical incidents supplementing staffing with additional career and volunteer personnel on more complex medical incidents.
Fire Related Response
All fire apparatus are fully equipped with firefighting equipment and foam capabilities. The staffing for fire related incidents include personnel who are on duty and additional career and part-time personnel as necessary. Incidents we commonly respond to include structure fires, vehicle fires, brush fires, trash fires, down power lines, natural gas leaks, fuel spills and alarm activation calls.
Hazardous Materials Response
The Kingman Fire Department operates with 18 Hazardous Materials Technicians. All remaining personnel are trained at the First Responder Awareness and Operations level. Our HAZMAT trailer carries protective suits, breathing apparatus, special communications equipment, hazardous category field identification kit, detection equipment for air monitoring, and chemical resource library which is supported by an in-house computer program. The HAZMAT trailer also carries a wide variety of spill and leak control equipment.
Technical Rescue Response
Technical rescue is an evolving area of response that has been implemented to service the Kingman community. Currently we have the equipment and training to perform high and low angle rope rescue, basic swift water rescue and confined space rescue.