Organization Sections

Administrative Section

The Administrative Section of Florence Fire/EMS is under the command of Asst. Chief Chris Miller.  This section consists of the administrative assistants/secretaries, Fire Marshal, and EMS Captain.  The Administrative Section carries out the business and regulatory duties of the department and is responsible for performing and conducting:

  • Supervision of the Fire Prevention and Public Education Division
  • Supervision of the EMS Division
  • Equipment and supply procurement
  • Recruitment and retention
  • Management of promotional processes
  • Department Safety Officer

For additional information, please contact Asst. Chief Chris Miller

Fire Prevention and Public Education

The Fire Prevention Division is under the command of Battalion Chief/Fire Marshal Randy Childress. Those areas of responsibilities falling under this division include:

  •  Annual inspection for fire and life safety code compliance of over 2,800 commercial and multi-family buildings
  • Enforcement of the city ordinances related to fire and life safety
  • Representing the Fire/EMS Department on the City Code Enforcement Board
  • Managing fire prevention/public education activities
  • Providing departmental staff with training on fire and life safety codes
  • Works with local and state officials in plan review and inspection of new and renovated commercial construction
  • In charge of fire investigations

For additional information, please contact Battalion Chief Randy Childress

Emergency Medical Services Division

The Emergency Medical Services Division is under the command of Captain Dave Curits.  The EMS Division is responsible for preforming and conducting:

  • EMS Oversight
  • EMS Training and recertification
  • EMS record compliance
  • Procurement of EMS supplies and medications
  • EMS Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement
  • EMS Billing

For additional information, please contact Captain Dave Curits.

Operations Section

The Operations Section of Florence Fire/EMS is under the command of Asst. Chief john Black.  This section consists of 61 sworn firefighters and officers that protect the city and surrounding fire district. Each of our 3 shifts consist of 19 personnel from three stations throughout our response district.  Those 19 personnel staff 1-engine, 1-rescue/engine, 1-(77′) quint, 1-(95′) aerial platform, 3 ALS ambulances and 1 battalion chief’s vehicle each day.  The operations division carries out the daily duties of the fire/EMS department and is responsible for performing and conducting:

  • Direct supervision of the three Battalions of Florence Fire/EMS
  • Direct supervision of the Battalion Chief of Training
  • Fire, EMS, and Rescue Operations
  • Hazardous Materials response and mitigation
  • Technical Rescue/Special Operations Response
  • Fleet procurement and maintenance

For additional information, please contact Asst. Chief John Black

Training Division

The Training Division of the Florence Fire /EMS Department is under the supervision of Battalion Chief Adam Begley.  As a department, 10,000 plus training hours are completed per year on average.  The  Training Division is responsible for the following :

  • Weekly delivery of  fire/EMS training for each of the (3) shifts of the department
  • Coordinates with EMS Captain to provide EMS continuing education for EMTs and Paramedics
  • Providing recruit orientation for new members of the department
  • Ensuring that members receive the proper training to maintain various certifications required to perform their duties
  • Maintaining training records for each member of the department
  • Health and Wellness of the members

For additional information, please contact Battalion Chief Adam Begley