Fire & Emergency Services Department

Trenton Fire DepartmentTrenton Fire and Emergency Services is one of the nation's oldest. Established as a volunteer company in 1747, it became a paid department in 1892. 

Vision Statement

Trenton Fire & Emergency Services will be viewed as a world class department in the all hazards industry.

Mission Statement

Trenton Fire & Emergency Services is committed to excellence by providing comprehensive emergency services, fire prevention, hazard mitigation and water rescue through engaging our diverse community and visitors in a compassionate and professional capacity.

Core Values

  • Excellence
  • Courage
  • Community
  • Diversity
  • Service


The Department of Fire and Emergency Services shall be primarily responsible for the following within the City:

  • 1st responders of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) incidents
  • Control of hazardous materials emergencies
  • Fire prevention
  • Fire suppression
  • Rescue of trapped or injured persons
  • Response to natural disasters

Our department shall continually assess the needs of the community and provide whatever additional services that is required with the resources available as we progressively evolve into an all hazards department.


The Department of Fire and Emergency Services provides firefighting and other services necessary to safeguard lives and property. Services include water recovery, rescue services and hazardous materials response. In addition, a Technical Rescue Team was developed and trained in various areas such as Building Collapse Rescue, Confined Space Rescue and Rope Rescue.