Local 1590
About Us

The Wilmington Firefighter's Association - Local 1590

We are the local affiliate of the International Association of Firefighters, representing approximately 265 active and retired members of the Wilmington Fire Department.  We fight for the rights of firefighters in the City of Wilmington and are dedicated to the betterment of our community. Not only does that involve defending labor rights, engaging in concrete legislative action, and providing a voice for the firefighters, it also includes helping our community. Some of our community events include: Aid to the families of fallen firefighters and first responders, Wilmington Classic hockey game benefiting the Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation, Christmas Toy Drive for Nemours AI DuPont Hospital for Children, coat drive, canned food drives, blood drives, and assisting with our local organizations.

The City of Wilmington is the State of Delaware's largest city, and the only one with a fully paid professional firefighting force. The members of the Wilmington Firefighter's Association protect a community of about 71,000 citizens within a 17 square mile area. During the workweek, the population swells to in excess of 150,000 people.

Wilmington is comprised of everything from mansions to row homes, schools and daycare centers, industrial and manufacturing properties, restaurants, hospitals, a prison, various waterways, the Port of Wilmington, a wastewater treatment facility, a landfill, I-95 and I-495, and high-rise office and residential buildings.

Our members work in six (6) fire stations within the City and provide firefighting and emergency medical services, specialized search & rescue services; along with a Fire Marshal's Office for Arson/Fire investigation, and fire education & prevention programs. They respond to over 20,000+ calls for service each year.

The department staffs six (6) engines, two (2) ladder trucks, and two (2) Battalion Chief's on duty at all times. Firefighters in the Suppression Division are currently working a three (3) platoon rotational shift of twenty-four (24) hours on duty and forty-eight (48) hours off, which equates to a 48-hour workweek.

Station and Department Locations:

Location: 804 Maryland Avenue

Location: 400 West 2nd Street
Apparatus: Battalion Chief 2, Engine Company No. 1, Ladder Company No. 2


Location: 400 New Castle Avenue
Apparatus: Engine Company No. 2


Location: 333 East 30th Street
Apparatus: Engine Company No. 3


Location: 2200 North Tatnall Street
Apparatus: Squad Company No. 4, Ladder Company No. 1


Location: 1806 North DuPont Street
Apparatus: Battalion Chief 1, Engine Company No. 5, Air Unit, Foam Unit.


Location: 224 North Union Street
Apparatus: Engine Company No. 6


Location: 400 Swedes Landing Road
Apparatus: Fireboat 7, Marine 7


Location: 22 South Heald Street

Location:  800 North French Street

Location: 1927 Lakeview Road

Page Last Updated: Feb 21, 2023 (10:26:50)
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