The Downey Fire Department consists of 83 employees providing a variety of comprehensive fire and life-safety services to the community of 113,607 residents located in Southeast Los Angeles County. The 12.7 square mile City is protected by an Insurance Services Office (ISO) Class 2 rated fire department operating out of 4 strategically located fire stations. These stations house 4 Engine Companies, 1 Truck Company, 2 Paramedic Squads, 1 Basic Life Support (BLS) Ambulance, 1 Urban Search & Rescue (USAR) Unit, and 1 Command Vehicle.
The Department consists of 5 Divisions: Administration, Operations, Emergency Medical Services, Prevention, and Communications. In 2011, the Downey Fire Department responded to a total of 8,900 emergency incidents.