Best Local Heroes

Firefighters, Austin Fire Department

Fires are flat out terrifying and experiencing just one can make you a compulsive air sniffer for the rest of your life. It would be much more traumatic if it weren't for the humane heroics of our city's firefighters. Courageous and compassionate, they quell fear as quickly as they quash conflagrations. Whether it's comforting terrified victims, giving a toy Dalmatian (with fire helmet) to a frightened child or providing sensible advice about what to do next, these heroes do much more than fight fires.

Austin Fire Department
92 Red River
Austin Fire Department Headquarters, 4201 Ed Bluestein, 512/974-0130
Austin Fire Department Station #7, 201 Chicon
Fire Station #11, 1605 Kinney
South Austin Fire Station, 1705 S. Congress, 512/442-6822
Fire Station #1, Fifth & Trinity, 512/974-4100

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