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The Davenport Fire Department's goals are to provide the highest quality of emergency services and to promote community participation in fire prevention and disaster preparedness.  Protection is provided to citizens residing in and visiting the 62.95 square miles of Davenport and extended to an additional 2.13 square miles of Mississippi River traffic made up of recreational and commercial crafts. 

Resources consist of all department apparatus and the shift personnel who work around the clock. Each shift consists of two District Chiefs, eleven company officers, eleven engineers (fire apparatus operators), and twenty-one fire fighters. These numbers represent when shifts are at full strength.  These personnel staff 8 Engine companies, 3 Truck companies, 1 Heavy Rescue unit, 3 Fire/rescue boats, Hazardous Materials tractor trailer, and multiple special purpose units.  Fire Suppression companies are organized into two Divisions (identified as District 1 and 2).

The roles and responsibilities of the members of District 1 and 2 include:

  • Command and control
  • Fire suppression
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Disaster operations
  • Mitigation of hazardous materials, weapons of mass destruction, and mass casualty incidents. 
  • Fire prevention responsibilities consist of fire safety inspections for the purpose of code enforcement and pre-incident planning.

District 1:
District 1 is comprised of the downtown district of Davenport and runs up to the mid-section of the city with Locust St. being the dividing line.  Within its boundaries are the majority of the high-rise buildings in Davenport, the only heavy concentration of industrial occupancies, schools, churches, stores, historical landmarks, river front properties, railway systems, bridges, the southern half of interstate 280, hotels, and wood-frame residential structures in densely populated neighborhoods. ​

District 2: 

District 2 is comprised of the northern half of the city of Davenport and runs from the eastern border to the western border of the city.  Division 2 is the home to interstate 80, interstate 74, the northern half of interstate 280, along with all types of residential and commercial buildings, including high-rise buildings, schools, a university, many big box stores, North Park Mall, and all types of old and new wood-frame residential structures in densely populated neighborhoods. 

When fire fighters are not responding to emergency calls they are assigned daily activities involving training, commercial inspections, maintenance of fire apparatus and fire stations and any other services, both internal and external, that may be requested of them.

All members of the Davenport Fire Department are highly committed to providing our customers with the highest level of service, protection and care.