Fire suppression personnel provide emergency response to a range of fire suppression-related incidents involving structures, wildland areas, vehicles and dumpsters/trash. The Department staffs three engine companies, one ladder truck, two paramedic rescue units and a battalion chief command vehicle to protect the City. A three-platoon/shift configuration with 18 personnel assigned to each shift is utilized in order to provide the community with around-the-clock service.
Emergency Medical Services
The Department provides first responder medical care and transportation services at the basic life support (BLS) and advanced life support (ALS) service levels. All uniformed staff of the Department are certified emergency medical technicians (EMTs), and approximately 75 percent are certified Paramedics. Currently, the Department staffs two paramedic rescues with a total of four firefighter/paramedics and one Ambulance with two EMTs.
The Department provides vehicle accident response, natural disaster response, swift water rescue, confined space rescue, low and high angle rope rescue, and structural collapse rescue. All firefighters are trained in technical rescue response skills.
The Department responds to a variety of hazardous materials issues. Some common issues are reports of hazardous materials dumping, carbon monoxide incidents and gas leaks.
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