The Crowley Fire Department was founded in August of 1898 by a group of men who banded together for the safety of the community in which they lived. By adopting a constitution and by-laws, firefighters began protecting the city of Crowley. Today the fire department protects over 15,000 citizens and their property. The city is approximately 10 square miles and is protected by 3 stations. Firefighters from these stations respond to fires, extrications, medical incidents, hazardous material indidents, vehicle crashs and other service calls throughout the city and parish. Crowley Fire consists of over 33 members on the fire line and 3 administrative positions. The Crowley Firemen's Association consists of 5 active volunteer firefighters that support the career firefighters when needed.
The mission of the Crowley Fire Department is to provide an umbrella of protection to our community through aggressive delivery of safety education, fire prevention, disaster management, firefighting, rescue and emergency medical services by providing a highly trained and well equipped team of professional firefighters, EMTs, and first responders.
The Crowley Fire Department will continue to enhance and expand our services to the community while maintaining a high level of professionalism and tradition.
Requirements For Professional Firefighter
18 Years of Age
High school diploma or GED
Application for Civil Service Exam
All applications will be processed and turned over to the civil service board. An exam is given approximately once a year.
Firefighter First Class
Once hired, firefighters are sent to LSU Fire Emergency Training Institute for 14 weeks and will have Firefighter I certification upon completion*.
$100,000 life insurance policy issued to all employees
Health insurance provided at reduced rates, includes prescription, vision, dental plans
13 paid holidays per year
18 days paid vacation per year
365 sick days per year
*Firefighters can complete up to FF II certifications
Crowley Fire operates 3 shifts, each shift working 24 hours, on a 21 day tour. A tour consists of:
1 24 hour shift on/1 24 hour shift off for 13 days then
8 days off
Shifts begin at 6 pm and are replaced at 6 pm the following night.
Shifts are made up of:
1 District Chief
1 Firefighter First Class
33 fire line personnel (11 per shift)
1 Emergency Management Coordinator/Training Officer
1 Secretary to the Fire Chief
1 Fire Chief