The Fire Operations Division is responsible for responding to the needs of our community in any conditions, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. These needs include, but are not limited to:
- Emergency medical service (EMS)
- Fire suppression
- Hazardous material incidents
- Weather-related events
In addition to all Operations Division personnel being certified as hazardous materials technicians, operations personnel are capable of performing specialized rescue operations consisting of confined space, structural collapse, trench, vertical / high angle rope, and water-related rescues and emergencies.
Shift personnel assigned to the Fire Operations Division work a 24-hour shift, then are off duty for 48 hours before repeating the work cycle. Shift change occurs at 7 am daily. In addition to responding to both emergency and non-emergency incidents, operations personnel conduct prefire planning, participate in continuing education and skills training, perform maintenance on apparatus and equipment, and handle station upkeep.
The Fire Operations Division plays an enormous role in life and fire safety education and other fire prevention activities, including fire safety inspections and code enforcement. They also conduct station tours and location visits for kids and adults alike.