Established in 1906, the University City Fire Department provides fire prevention, protection and emergency services. The fire department also offers vehicle extrication, emergency medical, hazardous materials response, and water and confined space rescue services. The University City Fire Department employs a team of full- and part-time firefighters. It operates the Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.) program that educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards, such as fire and natural calamities. Its equipment includes trucks, pumpers, tankers, ambulances, and utility and support vehicles. The University City Fire Department is located in University City, Mo.