· Fire Services
Muscle Shoals Fire Department Personnel are trained to meet the requirements of NFPA 1001 firefighter I & II as well as a variety of several other certifications such as all fire apparatus operations, instructor, inspector, officer, rescue technicians (such as rope, confine space, trench and extrication), haz-mat A&O, haz-mat technicians and health and safety. The Muscle Shoals Fire Department also provides several members to serve on the county haz-mat and dive teams.
· EMS Services
All members of the Muscle Shoals Fire Department are emergency medical technicians and respond with the ambulance service on every emergency medical call within the city limits.
· Aircraft Rescue
All members of the Muscle Shoals Fire Department are trained in aircraft rescue firefighting and staff the airport fire station during all commercial flights. The department also meets all requirements set forth by the Federal Aviation Administration.
Muscle Shoals Fire Department is one of eight regional training centers in the state and conducts several classes each year through the Alabama Fire College. A list of these classes can be found on the Alabama Fire College website at www.alabamafirecollege.org.
· Bureau of Fire Prevention
The Bureau of Fire Prevention inspects all businesses, churches, schools and industrial facilities in the city and jurisdiction annually. This inspection procedure informs owners and managers of problems which may contribute to the occurrence of fire in their workplace. This procedure also serves as an excellent public relations tool for the department. The bureau is also responsible for making determinations of fire cause and origin, fire prevention week programs, the issuance of various permits, and building plan reviews. The bureau also provides speakers for school and civic meetings as well as information for other groups seeking information on fire related topics. The department has a new mobile classroom where students experience live training in preventing fires as well as surviving a smoke filled atmosphere. The classroom also contains a tornado simulator allowing students to experience a tornado in their home town. The mobile classroom can also be quickly converted to a command and rehab facility as needed.