The Pearland Fire Department is responsible for fire suppression, emergency medical response, rescue, fire investigation, and inspections within its jurisdiction. The goal of the department is to provide for the safety and health of citizens within the City of Pearland and its Extra Territorial Jurisdiction (ETJ). The department provides 24-hour service to the citizens of Pearland and responds to more than 10,000 calls for service per year. The Department currently serves an area of over 75 square miles with a population of more than 130,000. Pearland is ranked as the 2nd fastest growing city in Texas and the Department is well suited to adapt to the ever-changing challenges this speed presents. Since 2007, PFD has evolved from a volunteer department to a career department, supplemented by part-time employees, staffing five stations 24/7/365.