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Abilene Fire Department
250 Grape Street
Abilene, Texas 79601
The Abilene Fire Department is under the direction of the Fire Chief, who is appointed by the City Manager, and consists of 2 branches: Emergency Services and Support Services. Our Department is also fortunate to have a Fire Chaplain who spends time not only with our personnel but also those in need at emergency incidents.
To learn more about the Abilene Fire Department, visit our division links below:
The Abilene Fire Code is basically the 2009 International Fire Code with local amendments. Copies of local amendments are available from Fire Prevention at (325) 676-6676.
Visit Abilene Code of Ordinances at https://z2.franklinlegal.net/franklin/Z2Browser2.html?showset=abileneset&collection=abilene&doccode=z2Code_z20000181 to review local codes and amendments.
The City of Abilene's PPC (Public Protection Classification) rating is 1 (1 being best and 10 being worst). In 1998, the Texas Department of Insurance began using a Fire Suppression Rating Schedule, the system used in all other states, which grades fire protection on the basis of a city's actual fire exposure and water flow necessary to control fires wherever they occur. The detailed reports of inspections are now carried out by ISO, a private organization, overseen by the Texas State Fire Marshal.
For more information on the rating system use this link: http://www.tdi.texas.gov/fire/fmppcfaq.html