Emergency Services Section
The Operations Section is responsible for the provision of emergency response, fire protection/prevention, and emergency medical services (EMS) to the community. It is the largest section in the organization with 224 members, 211 of which are uniformed personnel assigned to shifts that staff emergency units 24/7. The Deputy Chief oversees all major program functions as well as the support functions of life safety and prevention, as well as equipment and supplies.
The Operations Section is organized into three (3) branches; Field Operations, Technical Services and Training, and Emergency Medical Services. The Field Operations Branch is responsible for all personnel assigned to 24 hour shifts and lead by six District Chiefs. The EMS Branch is responsible for EMS program oversight, health and safety and logistics. The Technical Services Branch includes training, life safety and internal affairs. All of these section leaders report to the Operations Deputy Chief.