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FIRE OPERATIONS DIVISION

The Fire Operations Division is the largest of four divisions within the Newport Beach Fire Department.  The primary responsibilities of its 119 personnel are life safety, incident stabilization and the preservation of property and the environment.

The Newport Beach Fire Department prides itself on operating as an "all risk" emergency responsible organization.  We are tasked with not only responding to fires, but also responding to pre-hospital medical emergencies, technical rescues, traffic accidents, vehicle extrications, hazardous materials incidents, beach rescues, high rise incidents, wildland fires, major flooding, and disaster operations.

The Fire Department staffs eight fire stations 24/7.  The stations are strategically located throughout the City to provide the quickest and most effective response to the area served, with an average response time of five minutes.

Fire Department daily staffing, per shift, includes:

10 Fire Captains
10 Fire Apparatus Engineers
  9 Paramedic-Firefighters
  9 Firefighters 
  1 Battalion Chief

The front line apparatus currently serving the City includes:

8 Fire Engines (one at each fire station)
2 Aerial Ladder Trucks (one on each side of the City)
3 Paramedic Rescue Ambulances

During times of peak activity, two Surge Ambulances are staffed by truck company personnel.  This adds additional ambulance transport capability.

In 2012 and 2013, the Fire Department responded to the following incidents which are broken down by categories as follows: 

Responded to Incidents in Newport Beach

2012

2013

   Fires                                                   

    233     

225     

   Medical Aid

 7,207     

7,159     

   Hazardous Material

       92     

 97     

   Other Emergencies

  1,098     

1,123     

   Non-Emergency Service

  840     

860     

    Total

9,470     

9,464     

 

 

 

 

 

 

Responded to Incidents Outside of Newport Beach

2012         

 2013         

    Fires

108       

113        

    Medical Aid

426        

447        

    Hazardous Material

      12        

5        

    Other Emergencies

126        

103        

    Non-emergency Service

45        

57        

    Strike Team Response

3        

6        

     Total

 720      

731       

Strike team refers to requests for mutual aid throughout the state to fight wildland fires or other types of emergencies.

Fire Operations is proud to serve the residents and visitors of Newport Beach.  We strive to follow our operating principles of Safety, Service, Professionalism.  These principles guide us in our mission to deliver excellent customer service and ensure the community remains safe.

Chip Duncan, Assistant Chief
Fire Operations Division

Last updated: 7/16/2014 3:14:19 PM