The Operations Division is overseen by an Assistant Chief who is supported by three Battalion Chief/Shift Commanders, an EMS Battalion Chief and a Training Captain.
The Richardson Fire Department operates out of six fire stations equipped with three Quints, three Pumpers, one 100’ Quint/Heavy Rescue, five MICU’s, one EMS Supervisor vehicle and one Command vehicle strategically located throughout the city. All fire apparatus are staffed with four personnel.
All shift personnel are assigned to one of three shifts (A, B or C shift) and operate on a 24 hours on, 48 hours off shift rotation. Each shift is staffed with:
- 1 Battalion Chief/Shift Commander
- 1 Field Incident Technician (Chief’s Aide/Driver, rank of Firefighter)
- 7 Fire Captains
- 7 Driver/Engineers
- 32 Firefighter/Paramedics
This team is responsible for delivering direct emergency services as well as support functions required for the effective delivery of services. These responsibilities include:
- Fire Suppression
- Emergency Medical Response and Transport
- HazMat Operations
- Special Operations: Confined Space, High Angle, Swift Water, Trench and Vehicle Rescue
- Apparatus and Equipment Maintenance
- Mutual Aid and Automatic Assist
- Tactical Paramedics