The Operations Division is our department's largest division, responsible for emergency response including both fire suppression and emergency medical services. The Operations Division staffs Firefighters, EMT's, and Paramedics 24 hours a day from strategically located fire stations within our response area.
The Operations Division is commanded each shift by a Battalion Chief, who oversees and is responsible for emergency response. The Battalion Chief also ensures that adequate staffing is maintained and serves as the incident commander during large incidents. Additionally, an EMS Supervisor provides clinical supervision to our Medic units each shift.
Emergency Medical Services
The evolution of medicine and medical treatments as well as the rising need for emergency medical services, places high demands on the fire department. Our EMS staff continually review the needs of our community, and take a proactive approach to the care and treatment of the sick and injured. This proactive approach propels the Community Volunteer Fire Department to serve the community and their medical needs today and tomorrow.
Our fundamental goal of EMS is to deliver the highest quality medical care with compassion to all in need to pre-hospital emergency care. The department accomplishes this goal with ongoing training and highly motivated personnel who are certified, and licensed as Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics. We are continually working to improve our level of service to the community through the use of the most progressive, innovative, and cutting edge equipment, training, and treatment protocols available in today's medical environment. Examples of this equipment include on-board ultrasounds, ventilators, and whole blood.