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B4. Duties of Line Officers

Purpose

To establish a procedure for establishing and duties and responsibilities of the the line officers.

Procedure

Chief:

  • The Chief shall be responsible for all fire and rescue operations, shall be incident command or sector officer at fire and/or rescue scenes as needed.

Assistant Chief, Fire

  • Shall be responsible for the operations of their respective station. Shall assist the Chief in the performance of his duties.
  • Shall work closely with the Rescue Captains and Fire Captains at their stations.
  • Shall serve as incident command or sector officer at fire and/or rescue scenes as needed.

Assistant Chief, EMS

  • Shall be responsible for all Rescue Squad operations, under the Chief’s command.
  • Shall serve as incident command or sector officer at fire and/or rescue scenes as needed.

Fire Captains

  • Shall assist the Fire Chief and Assistant Chiefs in the operations of their duties.
  • Will assist the training officer with the training program.
  • Shall be responsible for the “hands-on” operations at fire and/or rescue scenes as needed.
  • Shall serve as incident command and/or sector officer as needed.

EMS Captains

  • Shall be responsible for rescue operations at their respective stations, as directed by theAssistant Chief, EMS.
  • Shall assist the Assistant Chief, EMS in the performance of his duties.
  • Shall work closely with the Assistant Fire Chief to assure that station operations are carried out in a smooth and efficient manner.
  • Shall serve as incident command or sector officer at fire and/or rescue scenes as needed

Chief Engineer

  • Shall hold the rank of Captain.
  • Shall be responsible for the proper maintenance and operation of all mechanical fire and rescue equipment.
  • Shall assist the training officer in all pump and equipment operation training.
  • Shall serve as incident command or sector officer at fire and/or rescue scenes as needed.

Fire Training officer

  • Shall hold the rank of Captain.
  • Shall be responsible for training all personnel within the company, in accordance with the standards established by the Chief, Assistant Chiefs and the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • Shall plan and conduct regular monthly training sessions and coordinate appropriate State training.
  • Shall serve as incident command or sector officer.

EMS Training officer

  • Shall hold the rank of Captain.
  • Shall be responsible for training all personnel within the company, in accordance with the standards established by the Chief, Assistant Chiefs and the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • Shall plan and conduct regular monthly training sessions and coordinate appropriate State training.
  • Shall serve as incident command or sector officer.

Fire Lieutenants

  • Shall assist the Captain of Fire in the operations of their duties.
  • Shall be responsible for the “hands-on” operations at fire and/or rescue scenes as needed.
  • Shall serve as incident command or sector officer as needed.

EMS Lieutenants

  • Shall assist the Captain of Rescue in the performance of his/her duties.
  • Shall serve as incident command or sector officer at fire and/or rescue scenes as needed.


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June 1, 2024 – Published to website