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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
10 Paramedic-Firefighters
  6 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 2013 and 2014, the Fire Department responded to the following incidents which are broken down by categories as follows: 

Responded to Incidents in Newport Beach

       2013

      2014

   Fires                                                   

         225      

        245      

   Medical Aid

      7,159      

     7,604      

   Hazardous Material

          97      

         84      

   Other Emergencies

     1,123      

     1,395      

   Non-Emergency Service

        860      

        957      

    Total

    9,464      

  10,284     

 

 

 

 

 

 

Responded to Incidents Outside of Newport Beach          

             2013        

       2014         

    Fires

              113         

          114           

    Medical Aid

               447        

          468         

    Hazardous Material

                  5      

             5        

    Other Emergencies

               103        

          109         

    Non-emergency Service

                 57        

            76         

    Strike Team Response

                   6        

              8         

     Total

                731       

           780        

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: 1/20/2015 11:58:44 AM