Fire – EMS Operations
The Operations section is responsible for the delivery of emergency fire, EMS, rescue and HAZMAT services to over 300,000 citizens of the County of Henrico. The commander of the section is an Assistant Fire Chief who directly supervises three District Chiefs, the EMS Chief and the Training Academy Chief. Six Battalion Chiefs are also assigned to Operations to assist the District Chiefs with the day-to-day management of fire suppression forces.
The Department provides protection utilizing 20 engine companies, five truck companies, three heavy rescue squads and fourteen ALS (advanced life support) ambulances operating from twenty fire stations. We also have station personnel cross-trained to operate a technical rescue team, a regional HAZMAT response team, a Marine Patrol / water rescue team, a ground search and rescue team and a multi-casualty management team.
Daily staffing is three personnel per engine, truck Company and heavy squad. All ambulances are staffed with two firefighters at least one of which is an ALS provider. One District Chief and two Battalion Chiefs and two EMS captains round out the supervision on each of the three shifts.
Assistant Chief Mike Cox manages the Operations section. More information about Assistant Chief Mike Cox.