Operations Division

Responsibilities & Services

Fire Operations is the largest division in the Missouri City Fire Department. It is comprised of highly-trained and educated fire service professionals. Operations personnel work a 48-hours on / 96-hours off work schedule. Fire Operations responds to emergency and non-emergency calls from five fire stations strategically located throughout Missouri City. Operations personnel are on duty and ready to answer the call 24 hours a day. The current makeup of the division is as follows: 
  • One Assistant Chief
  • One Division Chief
  • Three Battalion Chiefs (Operations)
  • Battalion Chief (Training)
  • 15 lieutenants
  • 18 drivers / operators
  • 30 firefighters

Specialized

Services


The Operations Division is an all-hazards response organization that is prepared and trained to mitigate emergency incidents such as:
  • Advance life support First Response
  • Fire suppression
  • Hazardous materials
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Technical rescue

Firefighter Training


The Training and Education Division is staffed by one full-time division chief and one part-time administrative clerk. The Training and Education Division is responsible for:
  • Administering promotional exams
  • Career/continued professional development and research
  • Program development, scheduling, and implementation of new programs
  • Record keeping
  • Serving the department’s continuing education
  • Writing policies and procedures

Training Disciplines


Additionally, the Training and Education Division - with the assistance of on-shift certified instructors - provides the most current continuing education in an effort to innovate and stay ahead of common fire service practices. Below are examples of fire and Emergency Medical Service (EMS) disciplines in which Missouri City firefighters train:
  • Arson
  • Emergency medical services (EMS)
  • Fire suppression
  • Firefighter safety
  • Hazardous materials
  • Self-contained breathing apparatus
  • Technical rescue
Through the division, Missouri City Fire and Rescue Services personnel attend specialty schools, conferences, and seminars throughout the state and country. For this reason, our citizens can count on the best-trained and educated firefighters to respond to their needs 24 hours a day, seven days a week.