Operations Section

Field Operations Branch

This Branch is lead by six District Chiefs who oversee the delivery of fire suppression, rescue and emergency medical services to the citizens and visitors of Alachua County. We staff fifteen (15) fire/rescue stations 24/7. All of the Department’s units are staffed to the advance life support (ALS) level.

The Operations Section is responsible for the provision of emergency Response, fire protection/prevention, and emergency medical services (EMS) to the community. It is the largest section in the organization with 224 members, 211 of which are uniformed personnel assigned to shifts that staff emergency units 24/7. The deputy Chief oversees all major program functions as well as the support functions of life safety and prevention, as well as equipment and supplies.

The Operations Section is organized into three (3) branches' Field Operations, Technical Services and Training, and Emergency Medical Services. The Field Operations Branch is responsible for all personnel assigned to 24 hour shift and led by six District Chiefs. The EMS Branch is responsible for EMS program oversight, health and safety and logistics. The Technical Services Branch oversees training, life safety and internal affairs. All of these section leaders report to the Operation Deputy Chief.