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Division Chiefs

 

The Division Chiefs supervise major portions of the Fire Department organization. The Department is currently organized into three Divisions: Administration and Support Services, Community Risk Reduction, and Training and Safety. The Division Chiefs report directly to the Fire Chief.

 

Division of Administration and Support Services

 

The Administration and Support Services Division is led by Interim Division Chief Chris Zinko. Interim Chief Zinko manages the four fire stations and crews. He is responsible for daily activities and staffing, personnel management, apparatus and equipment, facilities maintenance and management, equipment inventory, information and communication systems, and dispatch.

 

 

 

 

 

Division of Community Risk Reduction

The Division of Community Risk Reduction is led by Division Chief John Kelso. Chief Kelso is in charge of fire/arson investigation and cost recovery, emergency medical services, wellness, infection control and health and safety. Chief Kelso leads the Community Risk Reduction and Company One volunteers, and manages special teams including the Fire InvestigationTeam, Hazmat Team, Rescue Team and SWAT medics. Chief Kelso also serves as head of the Department Safety Committee.

 

 

 

 

 

Division of Training

The Division of Training and Safety is led by Division Chief Jesse Alexander. Chief Alexander is responsible for department training, mandated training, pobationary and promotional exams, firefighter recruitment and academies, department records management, pre planning, and the department calendar. Chief Alexander also oversees all aspects of Aircraft Rescue Firefighting, and the Fire Training Center.