The Norristown Fire Department offers fire protection, prevention and suppression services. The department s safety apparatus includes fire engines, ladder trucks, water tenders, rescue vehicles, ambulances and hazardous material trailers. Its staff is comprised of chief officers, career personnel, administrative support individuals and volunteers. The Norristown Fire Department organizes fire awareness community education programs. In addition, the department provides advanced life and technical support services. It offers specialty fire protection services for containment fuel systems and commercial facilities. The Norristown Fire Department also hosts safety presentations in schools and offices. The department provides fire inspection services for various businesses, apartment buildings, schools, hospitals and nursing homes.