The AFD is dedicated to preserving life and property in our community through efficient service, public education and hazard mitigation.

AFD will be a community leader in Fire/EMS service to make our city a great place to live, work and recreate. AFD promotes the desire to serve, the courage to act and the ability to perform.


  1. Community
  2. Pride
  3. Honor
  4. Integrity
  5. Teamwork

The Department
AFD is a department comprised of full-time employees striving to provide the highest-quality emergency response and service to the citizens and visitors of our city.

Our personnel are trained to the Firefighter I and Emergency Medical Technician – Basic certification level, and several of our members carry advanced firefighter and paramedic certifications.

Our department takes a pro-active approach to plan review along with fire and life safety inspections and enforcement.

Altoona Fire Department Annual Report