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Operations & Services

Emergency Operations is CSFD’s largest division, comprised of personnel who respond to emergency incidents from fire stations strategically located throughout the city.

An assistant chief oversees this division along with the help of three battalion chiefs. Each battalion chief is responsible for a specific 24-hour shift ("A", "B" or "C"). Battalion chiefs on each shift supervise all of the personnel, stations, and incidents within their battalion (geographic division). Firefighters work 24 hours on-duty, 48 hours off-duty, and shift change occurs at 7:00am. The team assigned to a particular apparatus (engine, truck, or ambulance unit), and the apparatus itself, is known as "company."

In addition to responding to fires, medical calls, hazardous materials incidents, rescues, and other emergencies, fire station personnel are responsible for conducting pre-fire evaluations of businesses and apartment complexes, participating in continuing education and training, maintaining their equipment and station, presenting public education messages at schools, community events, station tours, and installing smoke detectors in low-income homes.

Other emergency services provided by College Station Fire Department include:

  • Fire suppression
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Airport Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF)
  • Wildland Firefighting
  • Technical Rescue
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