Under the direction of Chief Joey Kosiorowski, Operations Division employees are divided into 3 platoons of firefighters working a 3-on/4-off shift schedule. The Operations Division provides emergency and non-emergency services, 24-hours a day, 365 days a year.
Firefighters respond to calls for assistance from our four fire stations, which are strategically located throughout the area. In 2019, we responded to more than 12,300 calls for service. These calls consisted of:
- emergency medical calls
- motor vehicle accidents
- patient assists
- desert animal relocation
- hiker and swift water rescues.
While not answering calls, firefighters are busy training, presenting public education programs, performing equipment and station maintenance, and participating in physical fitness exercises.
Firefighters work, eat, and sleep at the fire station during their 24-hour shift. During a typical shift, firefighters start their day by checking their emergency equipment to ensure that everything is in proper working order, from their personal protective clothing to every piece of equipment on their emergency apparatus, as well as the apparatus itself.
Housekeeping duties are addressed early in the day, and though not as exciting as other duties, your firefighters are proud of their fire stations and keep them in top shape.