The Operations Division is the largest division within Casper Fire-EMS. The Operations Division is responsible for emergency medical services, fire suppression, and mitigation of the consequences from disasters and rescue activities.
In addition to emergency work, Operations Division members provide a wide range of services to the community including stand-by medical support at large public events, tours of the fire stations and apparatus, “walk-in” blood pressure screening, chimney brush and life preserver sign out, “ride-along” program offering students a chance to explore a career in firefighting and fire and life safety presentations. Firefighters inspect commercial, multi-residential facilities on an annual basis along with numerous community parades, fairs and cultural events. Casper Firefighters have also sponsored needy families by providing food, hotel stays and gifts during the year.
Specialized units within the Operations Division include the Hazardous Materials Response Team, Dive Team, Wildland Firefighting and Heavy Rescue Response.
The Operations Division is comprised of three platoons who work an alternating schedule of 48-hour shifts. Each platoon is supervised by a Shift Commander who is responsible for the emergency and administrative activities of all members assigned to the platoon. Division Chief King supervises the Shift Commanders and oversees the all activities with the Operations Division.