Jim Smith, Assistant Fire Chief of Operations
The Assistant Chief of Operations reports directly to the Fire Chief and directs all fire department operations, encompassing the Fire Suppression, Training Division, Hazardous Materials Response Teams, Water Operations, and Technical Rescues. Three deputy fire chiefs report directly to the Assistant Chief of Operations. Each deputy fire chief heads one of the three fire suppression platoons. The deputy fire chiefs are responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Fire Suppression Division.
Our City exhibits a wide diversity of potential emergencies and cataclysm which are shaped by geography, climate, and to varying degrees by people. Our unified response to life and property menacing occurrences seeks to mitigate, to the greatest magnitude possible, individual and economic loss due to these emergencies.