* Fire Department Operations * Emergency Medical Services *
* Fire Department Personnel Training and Professional Development *
The Deputy Chief oversees the day-to-day operations of all emergency response personnel and reports directly to the Fire Chief. There are 67 members in our Operations Branch. They are divided into 3 shifts (A, B, and C) each working 24-hours. This schedule is very common throughout the fire service and ensures that our City has adequate emergency protection around the clock.
Each shift has a Battalion Chief responsible for the personnel on his shift. The Battalion Chief’s main function is to serve as an Incident Commander during emergency incidents requiring the response two or more units.
Part of emergency scene management is to:
The Battalion Chief is responsible for creating schedules, planing vacation time use, maintaining personnel records, compiling monthly data reports, implementing and enforcing the policies and procedures set forth by the Fire Chief.
In addition to fire and emergency medical calls, they ensure firefighters complete many other daily tasks.
Each shift is assigned four Driver Engineers, who have received specialized training in Fire Pump Operations. These individuals are assigned to drive the fire engines and operate the apparatus pump at fire scenes.
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