Boston Fire Department
Fire Alarm Response Patterns in effect as of March 7, 2007

MEDICAL RESPONSE
1 Engine/Ladder Co/Rescue on (Alternating Months: Odd Engine, Even Ladder/Rescue)
BOX ALARM
CENTRAL STATION
AUTO FIRE/ACCIDENT
1 Engine 1 Ladder Company
REPORT OF
OUTSIDE FIRE
(Brush or Grass)
2 Engine Companies, Brush Fire Unit, and District Chief
REPORT OF
BUILDING FIRE
FIRST ALARM
(Struck Box)
3 Engine Companies 2 Ladder Companies, Rescue Company**, District Chief
1 additional Engine Company as the Rit Engine
(If Downtown) Deputy Chief, and Tower Ladder 3 responds
(If on the Water Front) Marine Unit responds
(If a High Rise) Deputy Chief Div 1 or 2, if not already assigned on box , Evac District Chief, District Net Chief, Tac Com responds
(If a T Station/Airport/On Board Ship, Limited Access Highway (Tunnel Only)) Deputy Chief, Div 1 or 2 if not already assigned on box, Field Com/Tac Com and Safety District Chief (H-1), Responds

**In Div 1 Rescue 1, In Div 2 Rescue 2

(If A Confirmed Fire} Additional Ladder as Rit Ladder, District Chief as Rit Chief, Rehab Unit W-25

Total 4 Engine Companies, 3 Ladder Companies, 1 Rescue**, 3 District Chiefs, (Includes 1st Alarm Units)

2ND ALARM 3 Engine and 1 Ladder Company, and Additional Ladder As the RIT Companies, Safety District Chief (H-1), 2nd alarm District Chief, Rit District Chief, Net District Chief, Deputy Chief, Special Unit, Air Supply Unit (W-12), Field Com/Tac Com, Rehab Unit (W-25), and Public Information Officer

Total 7 Engine Companies 4 Ladder Companies, 1 Rescue**, Safety District Chief (H-1), 2nd Alarm District Chief, Network District Chief, Rit District Chief, Deputy Chief, Special Unit , Field Com/Tac Com, Air Supply Unit (W-12), Rehab Unit (W-25), and Public Information Officer

**In Div 1 Rescue 1, In Div 2 Rescue 2

3RD ALARM 2 Engine and 1 Ladder Company

Total 9 Engine Companies 5 Ladder Companies, 1 Rescue,** (and Marine Unit In Div 1), Special Unit, Air Supply Unit (W-12), Field Com/Tac Com, Rehab Unit (W-25) , Safety District Chief (H-1), 2nd Alarm District Chief, Network District Chief, Rit District Chief, Deputy Chief, and Public Information Officer (Includes any Units Responding On 2nd Alarm)

**In Div 1 Rescue 1, In Div 2 Rescue 2

4TH ALARM 2 Engine Companies

Total 11 Engine Companies 5 Ladder Companies, 1 Rescue (and Marine Unit In Div 1), Special Unit , Air Supply Unit (W-12), Field Com/Tac Com, Rehab Unit (W-25), Safety District Chief (H-1), 2nd Alarm District Chief, Network District Chief, Rit District Chief, Deputy Chief, and Public Information Officer Includes any Units Responding On 3rd Alarm)

**In Div 1 Rescue 1, In Div 2 Rescue 2

    

  5TH ALARM 2 Engine and 1 Ladder Companies

Total 13 Engine Companies 6 Ladder Companies, 1 Rescue**, (and Marine Units In Div 1), Special Unit, Air Supply Unit (W-12), Mobile Command Post, Rehab Unit (W-25), Safety District Chief (H-1), 2nd Alarm District Chief, Network District Chief, Rit District Chief, Deputy Chief, Chief of Department, Public Information Officer (Includes any Units Responding On 4th Alarm)

**In Div 1 Rescue 1, In Div 2 Rescue 2

6TH ALARM 2 Engine Companies

Total 15 Engine Companies 6 Ladder Companies, 1 Rescue (and Marine Unit In Div 1), Special Unit , Air Supply Unit (W-12), Mobile Command Post, Rehab Unit (W-25), Safety District Chief (H-1), 2nd Alarm District Chief, Network District Chief, Rit District Chief, Deputy Chief, Chief of Department, Public Information Officer (Includes any Units Responding On 5th Alarm)

**In Div 1 Rescue 1, In Div 2 Rescue 2,

7TH ALARM 2 Engine and 1 Ladder Companies

Total 17 Engine Companies 7 Ladder Companies, 1 Rescue **, (and Marine Unit In Div 1), Special Unit , Air Supply Unit (W-12), Field Com/Tac Com, Rehab Unit (W-25), Safety District Chief (H-1), 2nd Alarm District Chief, Network District Chief, Rit District Chief, Deputy Chief, Chief of Department, Public Information Officer (Includes any Units Responding On 6th Alarm)

**In Div 1 Rescue 1, In Div 2 Rescue 2,

8TH ALARM 2 Engine Companies

Total 19 Engine Companies 7 Ladder Companies, 1 Rescue**, (and Marine Unit In Div 1),Special Unit, Air Supply Unit (W-12), Field Com/Tac Com, Rehab Unit (W-25), Safety District Chief (H-1), 2nd Alarm District Chief, Network District Chief, Rit District Chief, Deputy Chief, Chief of Department, Public Information Officer (Includes any Units Responding On 7th Alarm)

**In Div 1 Rescue 1, In Div 2 Rescue 2,

9TH ALARM 2 Engine Companies

Total 21 Engine Companies 7 Ladder Companies, Rescue**, (and Marine Unit In Div 1), Special Unit, Air Supply Unit (W-12),Field Com/Tac Com ,Rehab Unit (W-25), Safety District Chief (H-1), 2nd Alarm District Chief, Network District Chief, Rit District Chief, Deputy Chief, Public Information Officer (Includes any Units Responding On 8th Alarm)

**In Div 1 Rescue 1, In Div 2 Rescue 2

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