Mechanic Shop | Fire Equipment
Building Maintenance Shop |
The Special Services Division is responsible for
coordinating the activities and recordkeeping of the Mechanic Shop, the
Supply Room, the Building Maintenance Shop, and the Fire Equipment Technician. This division keeps the Fire Department “running” physically. This division also acts as a liaison between the Baton Rouge Fire
Department and all East Baton Rouge Parish Volunteer Fire Departments.
Responsibilities for each section of the Special Services
Division are listed as follows:
Responsible for maintaining all
firefighting apparatus, vehicles and equipment; performs maintenance and
upkeep of Fire Department vehicles and firefighting apparatus; maintains
adequate parts supply and records necessary for the proper utilization of
this shop. Approximately 1658 repairs were made to various fire department
vehicles and equipment which totaled 4644 man-hours in 2013.
Fire Equipment Technician
Responsible for the regular visual inspection of all ground ladders used for rescue, firefighting operations, and training; performs repairs of fire department nozzles, including turbo-jet nozzle assemblies and straight stream nozzle assemblies; disassembles equipment, repairs or replaces damaged parts and tests equipment to make certain it functions properly; responsible for issuing or repairing firefighting hose and conducting flow tests on, or, if necessary, repairing of all self-contained breathing apparatus; responsible for the upkeep of all tools and equipment necessary to perform assigned maintenance and repair; maintains storage of replacement parts.
Building Maintenance Shop
Responsible for maintenance and
upkeep of painting, floor installation, cabinet and locker repair and
construction, furniture repair, door and window glass replacement, overhead
door adjustments, roof repairs, and plumbing, heating and air conditioning
repair. Approximately 989 repairs to various fire department buildings and
fire stations totaling 3892 man-hours were completed in 2013.
Responsible for storekeeping, proper receipt, storage,
distribution, and issuance of the materials and supplies for the Baton Rouge