The town is protected by a fire department consisting of 78 active professional firefighters who operate out of four stations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There is also a squad of volunteers. In 2009, the department received international accreditation. The Fire Prevention Bureau is operated by the department and consists of two inspectors and two civilians. The department apparatus consist of four engines, one Truck/Ladder, a rescue and three reserve apparatus.