Operations are what most people think of when they consider the fire district. Our Operations Section consists of the first responders assigned to respond to your emergency and makes up the largest part of our agency. Each year, our members respond to thousands of incidents.
Our Operations Section consists of four battalion chiefs (one for each of our three shifts and our Training Bureau) and the on-duty crews at our three fire stations. Included in our operations are the paramedics and EMTs provided by UCH.
Operations personnel are well trained in fire suppression, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), and a variety of special operations, including hazardous materials mitigation. EMS makes up about 70% of our annual call load.