Operations Division

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The mission of the Baytown Fire Department Operations Division is to provide high quality, high value emergency and non-emergency services in a prompt, professional, compassionate manner and provide public education on fire and life safety issues.


Operations Division personnel provide the following services: fire and life safety education, fire suppression, emergency medical services, homeland security preparation and response, hazardous materials responses, technical rescue services, water rescue services and a variety of other emergency and non-emergency services.






  • Assistant Fire Chief Victor Medrano
  • Battalion Chief Robert McKay, A Shift Commander
  • Battalion Chief Patrick Mahoney, B Shift Commander
  • Battalion Chief Derrick Gaskin, C Shift Commander


The Operations Division is headed by Assistant Fire Chief Victor Medrano. The responsibility of the Operations Division is to utilize the Department's human resources to deliver a wide variety of emergency and non-emergency services.

The Operations Division is comprised of 147 uniformed firefighters operating out of seven (7) fire stations with seven (7) engines, five (5) M.I.C.U. ambulances, and one (1) Tower. The division provides fire protection, Advanced Life Support, and medical first responder service to over seventy thousand citizens with a service coverage area of over 36 square miles within the City of Baytown. The division also provides fire protection and EMS response to the Emergency Services District #75 and Industrial Districts in West Chambers County. Additionally, the division operates two Special Operations Units; a Hazardous Materials Response Team, and a Technical Rescue Team, with both operations having their own specialized response apparatus and equipment.

Firefighting/EMS operations are carried out in three (3) shifts (24-hours on/48 hours off). The Operations Division is organized into seven (7) fire districts, four (4) medical districts, with a Battalion Chief in charge of all the fire/ems districts. The City of Baytown maintains a minimum of 32 firefighters and 8 paramedics on duty each shift.

In 2017, the operations division has responded to 9,981 emergency calls for service as of October 31st.