Assistant Fire Chief Bill Baylis is the Officer in charge of the Baytown Fire Department Training and Special Operations Division.
The Baytown Fire Department Training Division is responsible for providing the support, oversight and coordination of training plans, exercises, curriculum and delivery methods that are in accordance with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and the Texas Commission on Fire Protection.
A special operations team represents a group of Fire Department personnel that in addition to their normal firefighting and medical training, elects to diversify and train to meet the challenges and dangers of specific rescue environments. Current special operations teams include the Water Rescue Team, Search and Rescue Team and Hazardous Materials Response Team. The purposes of Special Operations is to plan, coordinate, and manage most activities that are not fire or medical related activities within the Department and to act as a liaison for the Department with all agencies it may work with on special projects and events.