The administrative staff includes the Chief of Department, and all non-firefighting personnel. Non-firefighting personnel include the Administrative Secretary, the Emergency Management Director, the department Medical Director, and the department's Fire Chaplains. The Chief of Department oversees all aspects of the department and it's personnel. The Chief directly oversees all day to day operations of the department. The Administrative Secretary handles the issuing of all department permits. The Chief, and Administrative Secretary are all available during normal business hours. The Chief is also available on-call for any emergencies the department may respond to. All other members are available on-call for emergencies or at the department's request. The Emergency Management Director oversees the
community's emergency management program. The Medical Director oversees the clinical aspects of the department's emergency medical services. Finally, the department has Fire Chaplains who provide spiritual and/or emotional support to both victims and personnel, as well as their friends and families.
Fire suppression is one of the department's major functions. The fire suppression division encompasses any activities related to the suppression and extinguishment of any type of fire. The department operates four engines and a tower from two stations. Two of the engines are specialty apparatus, serving as an engine/heavy rescue and an engine/tanker. Headquarters and Station 2 are staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. All department members, both career and call, can be recalled by order of the Officer in Charge for any fire suppression emergencies.
The fire prevention division encompasses all educational and code enforcement activities, and also includes suspicious fire investigations. One career officer is permanently assigned as the Fire Prevention Officer, with an office located at Station 2. The Fire Prevention Officer oversees all code enforcement activities, is directly responsible for all commercial inspections, and also serves as the department's Arson Investigator. One career firefighter also assists with suspicious fires as an Assistant Arson Investigator. An additional career officer serves as the S.A.F.E. (Student Awareness of Fire Education) Coordinator and handles all public educational activities. The on-duty Officer in Charge is responsible for all residential inspections. The Administrative Secretary or Officer in Charge, both
located at Headquarters, are responsible for the issuing of all permits.