When residents think of the Irving Fire Department (IFD), most imagine firefighters extinguishing flames, but the department does much more. In fact, more than 70% of emergency calls made to the IFD require an ambulance or Mobile Intensive Care Unit (MICU).
As of July 2023, the department had responded to 20,835 emergencies this year, and of those, 14,756 were for emergency medical services. Currently, the department has 10 ambulances and next fiscal year, Medic 8 will be introduced to the fleet.
IFD plans to staff Medic 8 during peak emergency hours and for special events. The new MICU will allow the department to respond to emergencies during the busiest times to better serve residents and visitors.
Visit CityofIrving.org/Fire to learn more about the Irving Fire Department.