The Fire Suppression/Operations Division consists of all firefighter personnel who staff the District’s eight stations and respond to all 9-1-1 calls. There are three platoons or “shifts” consisting of three people per unit, per station, and one Battalion Chief on duty, totaling 25-staffed positions per 24-hour day.
All three platoons rotate duty coverage throughout the year resulting in 24-hour shifts calculated into a 56-hour work week. Each fire unit consists of a Firefighter Paramedic, Apparatus Engineer, and Fire Captain.
Crews are responsible for responding to and mitigating a wide variety of hazardous situations not limited to Emergency Medical, Structural and Wildland Fires, Automobile Collisions, Natural Disasters, Rescues, Hazardous Materials, Terrorist Events, and Swiftwater Emergencies.