Fire Operations

The Department is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week by one of three full-time shift employees. Part-time intermittent employees as well as volunteer Driver-Operators and Volunteer Captains assist in performing shift coverage for the full-time employees during times of illness or vacation.

During the week, the Fire Chief is the Officer in Charge 24 hours a day. On weekends, officers performs the role of “Duty Officer” on a rotational basis.

The Department relies on its volunteer firefighters for increased response to calls. CFD volunteer firefighters carry their protective equipment in their personal vehicles allowing for a full engine company staffing upon arrival of the engine at incidents. Department personnel are dispatched to emergencies via pagers.

Personnel responding directly to the incident upon dispatch can begin mitigation activities immediately upon arrival.

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