The Abilene Fire Department is under the direction of the Fire Chief, appointed by the City Manager, and consists of 2 branches: Emergency Services & Support Services.
The Abilene Fire Department Paramedic program has been issued a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). This letter is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status, it is a status signifying that a program is seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation Standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation. Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the NREMT’s Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation.
To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
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For 60 years, the Abilene Fire Department has worked in conjunction with Texas Engineering Extension Service* to provide training and continuing education hours to hundreds of area volunteer firefighter. These firefighters are trained in a variety of topics when they attend the Annual Abilene Fire Conference. The courses include classroom-style lectures and hands-on training.
Thanks to appropriations from the Great State of Texas, TEEX is able to conduct these courses at no charge to fire departments or individual students. A small fee to cover the cost of operational expenses is all it takes. Unless otherwise stated, anyone interested in a particular course may attend.