Assistant Chief of Operations Joe Warren
has responsibility for supervising Emergency Response Operations. The College Station Fire Department is a fully paid, career department staffing six engines, one ladder tower, one Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicle, four Mobile Intensive Care Unit (MICU) capable ambulances, and one command vehicle from six stations.
There are 133 personnel assigned to the three shifts, with minimum staffing daily at 33 personnel. Shift personnel work a 24-hour shift with 48 hours off between shifts, for an average of 56 hours worked each week. Shift change occurs at 0700 hours each day.
The department provides fire suppression, emergency medical response
and transport, and special operations response to College Station city limits and Texas A&M University. Special Operations
Special Operations includes services outside the traditional fire department services of fire suppression and emergency medical services. The College Station Fire Department is the lead agency for Hazardous Materials Incident Response with a group made up of personnel from the College Station and Bryan Fire Departments and personnel from the Environmental Health and Safety Office of Texas A&M University. By definition, a hazardous material is any substance that, when released, can have a harmful impact on the environment or people. Therefore, this definition also includes weapons of mass destruction, whether biological, nuclear, incendiary, chemical, or explosive. Through mutual aid agreements, the Hazardous Material Response Team will assist any government entity within the Brazos Valley Council of Governments.
The Bryan Fire Department is the lead agency for Urban Search and Rescue in our area and personnel from the College Station Fire Department are members of the local USAR Team. Personnel from our department are also members of Texas Task Force 1 FEMA USAR Team.