The largest division of the Chino Valley Fire District is emergency services, which is responsible for emergency medical services, fire suppression, mitigation of disasters, and rescue activities.
ABOUT THE EMERGENCY SERVICES DIVISION
The emergency services division is overseen by the emergency services deputy chief and is comprised of three shifts (A, B, C). Suppression staff work 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Each day there is a shift battalion chief and 32 suppression personnel on duty responding to over 10,000 emergency and non-emergency calls per year from seven medic engines, four paramedic squads, one ladder truck, and a shift battalion chief unit. Technical teams within the emergency services division include:
- Hazardous Materials Response Team
- Urban Search and Rescue
- Confined Space Rescue
- Swift Water Rescue
Suppression personnel also provide a wide range of services to the community including weed abatement inspections, commercial inspections, tours of fire stations and apparatus, and fire and life safety presentations to all segments of the population that we serve.
FIREFIGHTER DUTIES & SERVICES
It is important to note that the firefighters that make up the Chino Valley Fire District Emergency Services Division do much more than just put out fires. They are trained professionals that provide a variety of services. Below is a brief overview of how we are serving you.
- Physically inspect commercial and multi-residential buildings for fire safety violations.
- Provide emergency medical services.
- Provide advanced medical care, including pre-hospital 12-lead ECG’s, standing orders for patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome, and transcutaneous cardiac pacing.
- Respond to traffic collisions where we can stabilize vehicles, extricate trapped patients, provide advanced medical care, request and coordinate the arrival of an air ambulance, and mitigate hazardous material spills, such as fuel.
- Respond to hazardous materials incidents, swift water rescues, drowning incidents, down power lines, and many more calls for service.
- Perform non-emergency service calls such as assisting with flooded buildings and homes.
- Provide stand-by medical support at large events within the Chino Valley.
- Perform investigations of suspicious fires.
- Actively participate and/or sponsor a variety of community events, organizations, and fundraisers.
- Work within the community to educate and raise general awareness on issues of fire safety.
- Give free fire station tours upon request.
- Ensure fire permit requirements are complied with and current.