Welcome to the Paradise Fire Department Operations Division, managed by Battalion Chief Curtis Lawrie.
The Paradise Fire Department has Three Fire Stations:
Station 1 at 767 Birch Street
Station 2 at the Wagstaff and Harvey Roads intersection
Station 3 at the intersection of South Libby and Pearson Roads
Stations 1 and 2 are open year round, and Station 3 is open for high fire danger days or during severe weather events. The current minimum staffing for the Department is 1 Battalion Chief and 2 Engines with 3 personnel assigned to each engine. Typical Engine staffing includes 1 Captain, 1 Engineer, and 1 Firefighter.
The Paradise Fire Department’s current vehicle fleet includes 2 Front Line Engines, 1 Reserve Engine, 1 Type 3 Engine, 1 Type 3 Rescue, 1 Breathing Support trailer, and 3 staff vehicles.
Station 1 houses the administrative offices of the Fire Chief, Battalion Chiefs, and our Administrative Assistant. Station 1 is the primary training facility for most department drills and has a hose tower that is also used for training.
The Operations Division is responsible for maintenance; operations; budget and purchasing of all fire apparatus; equipment; communications and safety; and station maintenance. Organizational committees meet to delegate the workload. The apparatus committee, for example, meets with the Town Mechanic to keep all apparatus in working order and write specifications for new apparatus.
Last Updated on Monday, 01 October 2012 09:42