Operations

Operations Division

The Operations Division is the largest of the four divisions within the City of Poway Fire Department. It provides the community with all-risk hazard mitigation and response 24/7. Fire suppression, rescue, emergency medical services, hazardous materials mitigation, special assistance, and public services are provided by a highly trained and dedicated workforce of fifty-one first responders. Three shift Battalion Chiefs, twelve Fire Captain/Paramedics, twelve Fire Engineer/Paramedics, and twenty-four Firefighter/Paramedics are assigned to the Operations Division. All operational personnel are divided into three shifts working a rotational schedule. Utilizing the constant staffing model, each shift (A, B, and C Shift) consists of 17 personnel ready to respond and provide emergency and non-emergency services any time of day. The Operations Division is managed by the Battalion Chief-Operations.

Battalion Chief - Operations

The Battalion Chief-Operations prepares and manages assigned budget areas, performs specialized administrative projects, represents the department's operational interests with regional fire agencies, and performs incident management. The Battalion Chief-Operations coordinates fire apparatus maintenance and repair activities, vehicle procurement, manages communication equipment, and coordinates facility maintenance. In addition to managing overall department wide operations, the Battalion Chief-Operations manages the day-to-day functions of B Shift.

Fire Stations and Apparatus

Fire Station 1 (located at 13050 Community Road):

One Type I Fire Engine staffed by

  • Fire Captain/Paramedic
  • Fire Engineer/Paramedic
  • Firefighter/Paramedic

One Type III Brush Engine

  • Cross staffed by the Type I Engine crew

Paramedic Ambulance (Medic Unit) 

  • Staffed by two Firefighter/Paramedics

Battalion SUV

  • Staffed by one Fire Battalion Chief

Reserve apparatus stored at Fire Station 1

  • Type I Fire Engine
  • Medic Ambulance
  • Reserve Battalion Chief SUV
  • Water Tender 

Fire Station 2 (located at 16912 Westling Court)

One Type I Fire Engine staffed by:

  • Fire Captain/Paramedic
  • Fire Engineer/Paramedic
  • Firefighter/Paramedic

One Type III Brush Engine

  • Cross staffed by the Type I Engine crew

OES Type I Fire Engine (California Office of Emergency Services)

  • Cross staffed by the Type I Engine crew

Fire Station 3 (located at 14322 Pomerado Road)

One Type I Fire Engine staffed by:

  • Fire Captain/Paramedic
  • Fire Engineer/Paramedic
  • Firefighter/Paramedic

One Type III Brush Engine

  • Cross staffed by the Type I Engine crew

One Ladder Truck Company staffed by:

  • Fire Captain/Paramedic
  • Fire Engineer/Paramedic
  • Firefighter/Paramedic

Paramedic Ambulance (Medic Unit) 

  • Staffed by two Firefighter/Paramedics

Reserve apparatus stored at Fire Station 3

  • Type I Fire Engine
  • Medic Ambulance
  • Flat Bed Utility Vehicle
Operations Org Chart