Fire Suppression is the largest division within the Fire Bureau and staffs five fire stations located throughout the city. The Division provides fire suppression, rescue and hazardous material services.
There are four groups in the division, each managed by a Deputy Chief. Suppression is charged with responding to alarms of fire, performing suppression functions, and assuring complete extinguishment.
The priorities of Fire Suppression are life safety, incident stabilization and property preservation. Fire Suppression members participate in daily inspections, fire safety educational programs and numerous other fire-related duties. Engine and Ladder Companies are normally staffed with a minimum of three personnel.
The Fire Suppression Division has four groups that work to provide emergency response 24 hours a day – 7 days a week. The Division staffs five (5) Engine companies, three (3) Truck companies and one (1) Rescue company.