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Fire Suppression Division

Calls Handled By Engines / Aerials

The Fire Suppression Division is the actual “firefighting” aspect of the Fire Department. This division consists of three (3) shifts – “A” (Red Shift), “B” (Black Shift), and “C” (Green Shift). An Assistant Fire Chief who maintains the operations of his shift through his seven (7) District Fire Chiefs supervises each shift. The District Fire Chiefs supervise the operations of the fire stations – nineteen (19) throughout the city – that are divided into five (5) fire districts and manned by assigned Fire Captains, Fire Equipment Operators, and Firefighters.

  • District No. 1 – Fire Stations 1, 2, 11 and 12,
  • District No. 2 – Fire Stations 5, 6, 7 and 8,
  • District No. 3 – Fire Stations 9, 10, and 15,
  • District No. 4 – Fire Stations 13, 17, 18 and 19,
  • District No. 5 – Fire Stations 3, 4, 14 and 16.

The Deputy Fire Chiefs work straight days, Monday through Friday, with one Deputy Fire Chief responsible for each of the following aspects of fire suppression:

  • Assigns work schedules and approves leave,
  • Manages suppression of working fires,
  • Inspects appearance of assigned equipment, buildings and personne.

This division is the most “visible” part of the fire department as the members of this division are in the public’s eye as they respond to fires, automobile accidents, first aid calls, etc.