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  1. #1
    pyroknight
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    Cool Chief Response / Supervisor Ratio

    This question is geared more for the guys in the smaller departments, say ten stations or less, and is just to satisfy my curiosity.

    How many of you have both a battalion chief and a division chief on call 24/7? If you do, does the battalion chief respond on EVERY call? Does the division chief respond on almost every call?

    For those of you who provide EMS or mutual aid, does a chief go on out-of-district calls? Even if the requesting agency only asks for one engine or a transport unit?

    Does anyone have a one-to-one supervisor ratio? I know of a department whose daily staffing is:

    Division Chief
    Battalion Chief
    Lieutenants - 3
    Firefighters - 5
    (Plus they have two other division chiefs and the chief of the department who respond often during the day)

    Your input would be greatly appreciated.

    [This message has been edited by pyroknight (edited 04-22-2001).]


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    dfriday
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    Midland, TX:
    1 Fire chief
    3 Assistant chiefs
    Operations
    Fire Prevention (Fire Marshall)
    Support Services (CISM and EMS)
    1 Assistant Fire Marshall
    1 Arson Investigator
    3 Fire Investigators
    1 Training Chief
    2 District Chiefs
    Training
    ARFF
    ______________________________ _________
    12 total administration

    3 Battalion Chiefs
    21 Station Captains (7 per shift)
    5 Floating Captains (position being done away with thru attrition)
    ______________________________ __________
    29 line officers

    129 drivers and firefighters (43 per shift minimum manning after vacations & sick leave

    Battalion Chiefs respond anywhere in city or county on structure fires, large grass fires, ems incidents w/ 2 or more ambulances, haz-mat, specialized rescue, etc... at his discretion. Sometimes they're spread pretty thin.
    Capt. Dan

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    dfriday
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    Midland, TX:
    1 Fire chief
    3 Assistant chiefs
    Operations
    Fire Prevention (Fire Marshall)
    Support Services (CISM and EMS)
    1 Assistant Fire Marshall
    1 Arson Investigator
    3 Fire Investigators
    1 Training Chief
    2 District Chiefs
    Training
    ARFF
    ______________________________ _________
    12 total administration

    3 Battalion Chiefs
    21 Station Captains (7 per shift)
    5 Floating Captains (position being done away with thru attrition)
    ______________________________ __________
    29 line officers

    129 drivers and firefighters (43 per shift minimum manning after vacations & sick leave

    Battalion Chiefs respond anywhere in city or county on structure fires, large grass fires, ems incidents w/ 2 or more ambulances, haz-mat, specialized rescue, etc... at his discretion. Sometimes they're spread pretty thin.
    Capt. Dan

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    dfriday
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    Midland, TX:
    1 Fire chief
    3 Assistant chiefs
    Operations
    Fire Prevention (Fire Marshall)
    Support Services (CISM and EMS)
    1 Assistant Fire Marshall
    1 Arson Investigator
    3 Fire Investigators
    1 Training Chief
    2 District Chiefs
    Training
    ARFF
    ______________________________ _________
    12 total administration

    3 Battalion Chiefs
    21 Station Captains (7 per shift)
    5 Floating Captains (position being done away with thru attrition)
    ______________________________ __________
    29 line officers

    129 drivers and firefighters (43 per shift minimum manning after vacations & sick leave

    Battalion Chiefs respond anywhere in city or county on structure fires, large grass fires, ems incidents w/ 2 or more ambulances, haz-mat, specialized rescue, etc... at his discretion. Sometimes they're spread pretty thin.
    Capt. Dan

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    Nate Marshall
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    The previous agency I worked for responded to most incidents with the on duty battalion chief. A BC from another agency would respond on a second alarm as well as the on-call "command chief" whether it was Chief of Dept, Dep Chief Training Chief or TEch Chief or Fire Marshal.

    An agency near that one responds with both of their 2 District Chiefs and a SAM (safety and medical) who is a captain and can go on mutual aid out of district.

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