The Reedy Creek Fire Department provides fire and emergency medical services to all of Walt Disney World. Disney World is about the same size as San Francisco or twice the size of Manhattan Island in land area.

Normal shift complement consists of 3 engine companies with either 4 or 5 firefighters, 7 A.L.S. ambulances with a crew of two, two tower (aerial) trucks (one designed specifically for monorail evacuations), an A.L.S. squad for extrication and HAZMAT mitigation, 1 tanker for water supply, 3 woods trucks to fight brush and wildland fires, 2 EMS supervisors with the rank of battalion chief, and an assistant fire chief. During park hours a team of two paramedics/EMTs is stationed in each of the four theme parks and at Pleasure Island to respond quickly to EMS incidents within their assigned area. All apparatus is staffed by Florida certified firefighters, EMTs, and paramedics. All firefighters are also certified as fire inspectors and play an active role in the fire prevention program.

There are three fire stations on property: one adjacent to Epcot, one near Animal Kingdom, and one behind the MagicKingdom. A fourth station will soon be built near Downtown Disney.

The department has about 150 firefighters/EMT/Paramedics, about a dozen and a half fire inspectors, and 9 dispatchers, 2 assistant communications supervisors, and 1 communications supervisor who reports to an assistant chief for communications and information. The dispatchers are officially called Communicators.
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