Vestavia Hills Fire Department

Find Vestavia Hills Alabama fire departments, city fire stations, firefighters, brigades, chiefs, inspectors, marshals, and local volunteers. Fire departments provide information on fire risk assessment, permits, fire alarms, and safety guidance.

Vestavia Hills Fire Department 513 Montgomery Highway Vestavia Hills AL 35216 205-978-0225

About Vestavia Hills Fire Departments

Vestavia Hills Fire Departments provide fire protection and emergency response services to the Vestavia Hills, AL community with a mission to prevent the loss of life and property. In addition to responding to calls for fire suppression, Vestavia Hills Fire Departments respond to medical emergencies, incidents involving hazardous materials, rescue calls, and motor vehicle or other accidents.

You may contact the Fire Department for questions about:
  • Vestavia Hills fire stations
  • 9-1-1 emergencies and first response
  • Fire and emergency preparedness
  • Vestavia Hills Fire Marshals and Inspectors
  • Vestavia Hills Fire Department jobs and employment
Fire Departments in Vestavia Hills

Vestavia Hills Fire Departments may be staffed with paid professional firefighters, volunteers, or a combination of the two. Professional Fire Services in Alabama are organized around a central command with response units, known as fire companies, geographically dispersed throughout . Vestavia Hills Volunteer Fire Departments are organized with a similar structure or as independent Fire departments and districts with their own fire company.

First Response and Fire Emergencies in Vestavia Hills, AL

In an emergency situation, 911 calls are received at a designated public safety answering point (PSAP). The Vestavia Hills PSAP routes the call to the appropriate dispatch agency, which coordinates the Vestavia Hills Fire Dept response. The responding Fire House may be determined based on geographic location or the resource needed for the call, such as an aerial ladder, fire hose, fire truck, water pumper, tanker truck, brush fire vehicle, rescue vehicle, or paramedic emergency services. In many cases, multiple Fire Stations and fire engines are dispatched to the emergency.

Vestavia Hills Fire Code Inspections

Fire prevention education is part of Fire Department operations under the authority of the Vestavia Hills Fire Marshal. Fire prevention involves the enforcement of the and Alabama Fire Code and is closely associated with the building code and building permitting process. The Fire Marshal is involved in the plan review process for new construction or renovation projects and is responsible for ensuring that Fire Code requirements are met before signing off on design plans. Other common fire prevention efforts include educational programs in Vestavia Hills schools, public information campaigns, smoke detector distribution programs, and outreach at public events. The Vestavia Hills Fire Marshal also investigates structure fires to determine their causes.