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.
AFD Fire Summer Program
Monday-Thursday: 8:30am - 11:30am & Friday: All Day
The Abilene Fire Department is excited to announce our annual AFD Fire Summer Program. This program is geared toward young men and women ages 15 - 21 who have an interest in a career in the fire service. We will be hosting an inside look at the internal workings of the Abilene Fire Department with classroom sessions and hands-on training.
Classroom & Field Training in:
- Engine & Ladder Truck Operations
- High Angle Rope Rescue
- Haz Mat
- Fire Prevention/Investgation
- Public Education
Paramedic Training Program
The Abilene Fire Department Paramedic Training Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions
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.