The Fire Rescue Division handles all calls for emergency medical services and events involving fire suppression activities; all of these calls together constitute the bulk of the emergency responses.
Additional emergencies may include:
- specialized rescues (confined space, trench, high-angle)
- motor vehicle accidents
- hazardous materials incidents
- disaster scenarios
When not on emergency responses, personnel assigned to this division conduct a multitude of “preparation” activities including:
- equipment testing
- station details
- annual hydrant inspections
- commercial pre-fire planning
- and many hours of training
With response areas separated into nine geographical districts, personnel are divided between three 24-hour shifts.