Fire

The Bridgeport Volunteer Fire Department is comprised of 3 divisions:
  • Fire Suppression
  • Fire Prevention
  • Emergency Management
Fire Suppression
Fire Suppression is the Fire Department's first priority. In that capacity, our volunteers respond to life and property threatening incidents such as:
  • Car wrecks
  • Fires
  • Medical emergencies
  • Other emergent conditions
The department also conducts post-incident investigations to determine the cause and origin of the incident.

Fire Prevention
The department is responsible for fire prevention activities. Throughout each school year, the firefighters offer educational programs to the children of the Bridgeport Independent School District and other organizations that request it.

Emergency Management
Currently, the department's goals are to develop, draft, and implement emergency response, disaster preparation, and other large scale emergency plans for the City of Bridgeport. Additionally, the city has implemented an emergency notification system, called Blackboard Connect, which helps us contact our citizens in case of an emergency, such as a water leak or inclement weather. Visit Blackboard Connect to enter your telephone contact information to our database.