Battalion Chiefs



   

Eric Rackard

A - Shift

Todd Derrick 

B - Shift

David Harrington

C - Shift 

Under limited supervision of the Deputy Chief / Fire Operations, Battalion Chiefs manage a shift and platoon of firefighters, supervise and serve as chief field officer in directing the response, readiness and activities of multiple fire companies, and perform a variety of administrative and managerial duties in support of the department.
 
Essential Job Functions:

  • Serves a shift commander, manages, directs and organizes the activities of assigned shift and company.
  • Supervises and coordinates fire suppression companies on assigned shift; assigns work activities, projects and programs, monitors work flow, and reviews and evaluates work products, methods and procedures; trains recruits assigned to shift.
  • Interprets and applies departmental policies and procedures; ensures compliance with department orders, rules, regulations, practices and procedures.
  • Responds to major fire and medical emergencies; takes command of personnel and equipment.
  • Coordinates and monitors emergency medical service activities.
  • Participates in and assists with the delivery of required and elective training conducted to maintain a constant state of readiness and competency for medical, fire, hazardous materials, technical rescues and other special services; plans and coordinates regional classes as needed.
  • Oversees and participates in semi-annual fire safety surveys for assigned commercial business to ensure fire code compliance; monitors correction of violations and conducts follow up visits.
  • Conducts fire education training to citizens in the effort to educate the public in fire safety; schedules and coordinates shift assignment of public fire education requests at schools and day care centers, as well as station tours.
  • Represents the Fire department and the City in public appearances regarding fire suppression, fire prevention and related.
  • Performs research, analyzes findings and prepares recommendations and reports for the department.
  • Performs and participates in special projects as assigned.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.