History and Information

The City of Midlothian is a suburban city with a rapidly growing population of over 29,000 citizens in an area of 72 square miles.  It is located approximately 25 miles south of Dallas, Texas in Ellis County. The Midlothian Fire Department was originally organized in 1906 and proudly protects over 38,000 people living in a total response area of 115 square miles. We are a public fire department and currently operate out of three fire stations and a Fire Administration Building.  The Midlothian Fire Department has progressed from all-volunteer to combination to all-career and currently consists of 62 members: 57 career firefighters are assigned to three 24-hour shifts consisting of a Battalion Chief, three Captains, three Driver/Engineers and 12 Firefighter/Paramedics. All operations personnel are paramedics.  Fire Administration consists of a Fire Chief, Assistant Fire Chief, Battalion Chief/Fire Marshal, Battalion Chief/EMS and an Administrative Assistant. Our apparatus consists of three MICU ambulances, three paramedic engine companies, one 100’ aerial platform truck, three brush trucks, a light/air utility squad and four command vehicles.  Our fully restored 1918 Model T Ford/Howe antique fire truck is housed at our Fire Administration Building.  We respond to over 3,500 calls annually in a 115 square mile total response area that includes the City of Midlothian and Ellis County Emergency Services District #2 (ESD#2).  ESD#2 includes the 43 square mile unincorporated area surrounding Midlothian and has a population of approximately 9,000 citizens. We protect a primarily residential area, but our response area also includes: 16 apartment complexes, three cement manufacturing plants, a steel manufacturing mill, a liquefied natural gas (LNG) manufacturing facility, an electrical generation plant, four large high-rack distribution warehouses, several large box stores, two shopping centers, a two-story conference/convention center, a two story motel, a four story hotel, a college campus, two public water treatment plants, two major state highways (hurricane evacuation routes), two railroads, two natural gas transmission pipelines, two petroleum pipelines, two hazardous material tank farms, a foreign trade zone, many acres of wildland, and the only airport in Ellis County accommodating commercial aircraft. We give and receive Mutual-Aid to and from the surrounding cities as a member of the regional response group Ellis Dallas Unified Cooperative Team (E.D.U.C.T.). We also provide MICU ambulance service, by contract, to the 3,600 residents of the City of Ovilla. Our EMS personnel operate under the Medical Direction of Dr. Ketan Trivedi at Medical Center Methodist Mansfield. We are located approximately 25 miles southwest of Dallas.  We have an ISO Protection Class of “2.”