The Operations Division comprises the largest departmental division of NOFD.
- Responding to fires, performing suppression functions and assuring complete extinguishment.
- Managing Hazardous Materials emergency responses
- Implement the medical first responder program, which assures rapid response to any citizen with medical need within the city
Suppression companies are the first on scenes of fires. Once on-site, they secure the scene, attempt to identify the hazard, and inform Haz Mat Unit of what the incident entails while they are still in route.
Fire Suppression Priorities
The priorities of Fire Suppression are life safety, incident stabilization and property preservation. Fire Suppression members regularly participate in daily inspections, fire safety educational programs and numerous other fire-related duties.
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