Download departments

Here you can download a comma-separated text file of United States fire departments registered with the Census.

Important information about Fire Department Identification Numbers (FDIDs)
Please note that each state assigns FDIDs — not the U.S. Fire Administration — so it is possible for the same FDID number to exist in two or more states.

Download a state list

This file contains the following information for each state:

  • Department id
  • Department name
  • Headquarters address
  • Mailing address
  • Telephone number
  • Fax number
  • County
  • Website address
  • Department type
  • Organization type
  • Number of stations
  • Number of active firefighters
  • Number of nonfirefighting personnel
  • Flag indicating the department’s status as primary emergency management department

1. Choose a state

2. Download

Download the national list

This file contains the same information as the state lists and includes all 50 states and U.S. territories.

Download

Download the station list

This file includes the addresses of stations or independently incorporated fire companies for those registered departments that provided this information.

Download

How to import these files into Excel

  1. Open a blank workbook.
  2. From the menu bar, select the Data tab and choose From Text. An Import Text File window will open.
  3. Select the census file you downloaded and then Import.
  4. In the Text Import Wizard under Step 1 of 3, choose Delimited and then Next.
  5. In Step 2 of 3, uncheck Tab and check Comma. Select Next.
  6. In Step 3 of 3, change the FDID and ZIP code fields to Text format to keep the leading zeroes. Here’s how to do it:
    • Under Data Preview, select the FDID column and then choose Text in the Column Data Format section.
    • Repeat for the ZIP code column.
  7. Select Finish. The Import Data window will open. Choose OK. All of the data records now appear in the workbook with one field per column.

Important

  1. The address fields that start with “HQ” are the physical location address fields for the fire departments.
  2. The address fields that begin with “Mail” are the mailing address fields. Use these when mailing correspondence to fire departments.