History and Information
The City of Midlothian is a suburban city in Ellis County with a rapidly growing population of over 40,000 citizens in an area of 64 square miles. We are located approximately 25 miles south of Dallas, Texas. The Midlothian Fire Department was originally organized in 1906 and currently operates out of three fire stations, a fire administration office and a fire training center. The Midlothian Fire Department has progressed from volunteer, to combination, to all career, and currently consists of 73 members. Sixty-six career firefighters are assigned to three 24-hour shifts consisting of a Battalion Chief, four Captains, four Driver/Engineers and 13 Firefighter/Paramedics. All operations personnel are Paramedics, and the Midlothian Fire Department is the only fire department in Ellis County that provides 24/7 MICU-level ambulance service. Fire Administration consists of a Fire Chief, Assistant Fire Chief, Battalion Chief/Fire Marshal, Battalion Chief/EMS, Battalion Chief/Training, Fire Inspector and an Administrative Assistant. Our apparatus fleet consists of three paramedic engine companies, one 100’ aerial platform truck, three brush trucks, three MICU ambulances, a light/air utility squad, a UTV, a Battalion Chief vehicle and six staff vehicles. Our fully restored 1918 Model T Ford/Howe antique fire truck is housed at Fire Station 1.
We respond to over 5,000 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 51 square mile unincorporated area surrounding Midlothian and has a population of approximately 13,000 citizens. We proudly protect a total population of over 53,000 citizens. Our response area is primarily residential homes, but also includes: 26 apartment complexes, four nursing/assisted living facilities, three cement manufacturing plants, a steel manufacturing mill, an LNG manufacturing facility, an electrical generation plant, a large data center complex, four large high-rack distribution warehouses, several large box stores, two shopping centers, a two-story conference/convention center, 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 provide 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 4,500 citizens in the City of Ovilla. Our EMS personnel operate under the Medical Direction of Dr. Ketan Trivedi at Methodist Mansfield Medical Center. We have an ISO Protection Class of “1.”