COVID 19, or the Coronavirus

In accordance with the Stay Home, Work Safe order issued by Harris County, the City of Baytown has closed all City facilities to the public until April 30th . Following CDC guidelines, we have canceled all City events, programming, and City venue rentals until further notice.  Some  City services will continue to run, but in a modified format through digital or other distance means. We would like you to know that the City is in daily contact with State and County Health and Emergency Management Officials. We continue to address the situation in cooperation with all of our partners in government and industry. While you’re likely to see various reactions to the situation, we ask that you remain calm.  We will continue to keep you updated here and via our social media channels

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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 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.