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Emergency Services
Fire Truck, Station number 2Fire Suppression
Fire continues to be one of the most costly public safety problems in the United States today. It is the basic mission of the Fire Department to protect the lives and property of Manhattan citizens from the destructiveness of fire and explosions.

Rescue
Rescue services include extrication of victims of automobile accidents; high angle rescue of victims from above ground locations; and other rescue situations, which could include trench rescues or removal from collapsed structures.

Aircraft Fire Rescue
The Department also provides services dealing with aircraft emergencies at the Manhattan Regional Airport and elsewhere throughout the area. The Department responds to notification of any emergency at the airport, and also provides stand-by service for charter flights and medical helicopters transporting patients to and from local hospitals.

Hazardous Materials
The Department provides education and training to Fire Department personnel and citizens throughout the community and surrounding areas.

Training
Along with a standard 240 hours of annual training, the Department hosts state and regional fire schools. These schools and other training events are open to all fire departments in the region. Instructors from a number of different state and national organizations present classes at these training sessions.

Reporting Emergencies
Learn how to report emergencies.

Becoming a Firefighter
See the information sheet for firefighter applicants.