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.
OPERATIONS DIVISION COMMAND STAFF
- Assistant Fire Chief Victor Medrano
- Battalion Chief Robert McKay, A Shift Commander
- Battalion Chief Patrick Mahoney, B Shift Commander
- Battalion Chief Ryan Tucker, C Shift Commander
Assistant Fire Chief Victor Medrano leads the Operations Division. 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 153 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 eighty 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 Improvement Districts in West Chambers County. Additionally, the division operates four Special Operations Units; a Regional Hazardous Materials Response Team, a Regional Technical Rescue Team, a Marine land-based firefighting team, and a Wild land Task Force with each operation 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, five (5) medical districts, with a Battalion Chief in charge of all the fire/ems districts. The City of Baytown maintains a minimum of 42 firefighters on duty each shift.
For 2019, the operations division responded to 13,340 emergency calls for service. The division has responded to 1,935 calls for service as of the end of February, 2020.