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Fire Communications Division


The Baton Rouge Fire Department Communications Division is located in the communications center at the Mayor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.

Twenty-two (22) fire department personnel work in fire communications. Twenty of the personnel comprise four rotating shifts keeping the center operating on a 24-hour basis. The Chief and Assistant Chief Fire Communication Officers supervise the division and work straight days.

The Communications Division is responsible for dispatching, tracking and notification of emergency calls to city fire units. This division also assists in dispatch for eight parish departments. The 2013 total incidents dispatched were 29,434. Listed below are the 2013 incident totals for each parish department:

Fire Department Total Incidents
Alsen Fire Department 148
Baker Fire Department 1812
Brownsfield Fire Department 1013
Central Fire Department 2496
Chaneyville Fire Departmen 361
District 6 Fire Department 1568
Eastside Fire Department 1692
Pride Fire Department  325
St. George Fire Department 7511
Zachary Fire Department 2074