This division is responsible for combating fire; saving life and property through fire overhaul and salvage operations.
EMERGENCY OPERATIONS PERSONNEL:
The Emergency Operations division is responsible for saving life and property through fire overhauls and salvage operations, which cover an area of 47.49 square miles in the City of Lafayette. Emergency operations also respond to outlying areas of the City rendering mutual aid assistance to volunteers in the Parish of Lafayette, which cover approximately 30 square miles. Our Hazardous Materials unit, which was organized in April 1985 under an agreement between the City of Lafayette and the Lafayette Parish Sheriff Department, responds to all hazardous materials calls in the entire Parish of Lafayette and sometimes assist agencies outside of the Parish. This division is comprised of three crews working shift work (24 hrs. on, 24 hrs. off, 24 on 24 off, 24 on 4 days off). This division is comprised of 1 Deputy Fire Chief, 4 Assistant Chiefs, 12 District Chiefs, 1 Hazardous Materials Coordinator, 69 Captains, 67 Engineers, and 68 Firefighters. A Stores Clerk and one (1) Departmental Records Clerk is also assigned to this division for a total of 224 employees within this division.
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