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The Office of the Fire Chief is the Administrative Head of the Fire Department. It is the responsibility of the department's Administrative group to guide the Department in both daily and long term operations.
The administrative staff consists of the Fire Chief, the Assistant Fire Chief, the Administrative Assistant, the Fire Marshal and the Fire Training/Safety Officer. Planning and coordination of fire defenses is the primary goal of the Administrative Staff.
The Office of the Assistant Fire Chief is primarily responsible for the daily operations of the Department. Answering directly to the Fire Chief, the Assistant Fire Chief supervises a wide variety of operations.
Among the many responsibilities is the management of shift operations, the department's data management system, and supervision of the training, hazardous materials, medical and marine operations.
The Firefighting Division has three shifts (A, B and C), with nine firefighters assigned to each shift. This allows the Department to have firefighters on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There is one Battalion Chief assigned to each shift and oversees the firefighting operations of that shift.
The Office Manager performs a variety of clerical, secretarial and administrative work in keeping official records, providing administrative support to the Fire Command staff, and assisting in the administration of the standard operating policies and procedures of the Department. The Office Manager answers directly to the Fire Chief.
The Fire Marshal is responsible for the inspections and fire safety prevention and focuses on protecting citizens from injury through fire inspections, code enforecement and public education activities. The Fire Marshal answers directly to the Assistant Fire Chief.
The Training/Safety Officer, under the command of the Assistant Fire Chief, is responsible for Recruit Training, In-Service Training, and fire ground and equipment safety.
The Lieutenant is a commanding officer that answers directly to the Battalion Chief. The Firefighting Division has three shifts (A, B and C), and each shift is staffed with 2 Lieutenants per shift.
A Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician is assigned to each shift working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. These Firefighter/EMTs respond to medical emergencies, heart attacks, major accidents and all other types of emergency medical calls. They also respond to structure fires and can be responsible for fire suppression, search and rescue, and provide medical help for victims and/or firefighters.
The primary role of a firefighter is to protect life and property, in that order. Each member of the Department (with the exception of the Administrative Assistant) is a certified firefighter. Fire Department personnel respond to any emergency situation, including, but not limited to: fires, medical emergencies, water emergencies, motor vehicle collisions, weather related emergencies, etc.