Operations

The Operations Division, headed by Deputy Chief Ray Brown, is responsible for the department's line personnel, who work a 24/48 schedule (24 hours on-duty, 48 hours off-duty). Each shift includes three Battalion Chiefs and approximately 80 personnel composed of Captains, Engineers, and Firefighters. All line personnel are cross-trained as Emergency Medical Technicians and respond from the two cities' 16 fire stations. In addition to providing fire suppression, rescue, and emergency medical services, Operations performs high-rise operations, wildland firefighting and wildland/urban interface coverage. Key ongoing projects include refinements to automatic and mutual aid relationships and short- and long-term deployment planning.