Birmingham Fire & Rescue Service
BFRS has been dedicated to providing rapid, reliable and professional emergency services to the citizens of Birmingham since 1872.
- Population: 212,000
- Coverage: 151 sq mi
- Firefighters: 650
- Stations: 32
- Area: Urban, Industrial, Interstate
These 5 pumpers match the 5 pumpers that the department purchased in 2009. Birmingham now has a total of 10 pumpers, 1 quint and 2 heavy rescue Pierce units.
From The Chief
Battalion Chief Buddy Wilks
“Service life is paramount for our department. We need apparatus that can tackle near 5,000 calls we get each month. So it’s only natural we work with Pierce. When visiting the plant, they take the time to answer all of our questions directly to ensure our custom builds are perfect. So when it comes time to answer the call, we know our rigs will perform.”
Doug Akin is the sales representative at EEP that worked with Birmingham Fire & Rescue to replicate the department’s previous pumper purchase. EEP has sales and service locations in Horn Lake, MS and in Pelham, AL. Primary sales areas are Alabama and Mississippi which include sales for Pierce fire apparatus and Medix Ambulances.