The fundamental reason this position exists is to manage and direct emergency and non-emergency operations of multiple stations within an assigned district or division of personnel. This is skilled supervisory work directing and overseeing the activities of suppression companies in a designated district during an assigned shift. The major responsibilities of the District Fire Chief include assuming and exercising command of emergency operations and coordinating the day-to-day shift operations of fire companies. Work is performed under the direct supervision of the Assistant Chief and requires independent judgment, and an ability to make quick and sound decisions while considering the welfare and safety of the public and of department personnel.
Must have two (2) years’ experience and be currently employed at a PS4 Level to be eligible to take the promotional test and to be eligible for promotion. Must have obtained Instructor I state certification, Safety Officer Certification; current EMT III Paramedic State License; and must have completed NFA ICS 100, ICS 200, ICS 300, ICS 400, and ICS 700 classes by the first day of the Assessment Center.
NATIONAL FIRE ACADEMY CERTIFICATIONS: Must complete R0763 New Fire Chief within 12 months after promotion; R297 Command and Control Decision Making at Multiple Alarm Incidents, R308 Natural and Man-made Disasters within 24 months, and R314 Command and Control of Fire Operations at Target Hazards within 36 months after promotion for all District Chief positions.
DISTRICT CHIEF DIVISION REQUIREMENTS:
INVESTIGATIONS BUREAU: Must have worked one (1) year in the Investigations Division to be eligible. Must have all certifications required of an Investigator Captain. Must complete R274 Executive Analysis of Community Risk Reduction within 12 months and R213 Analysis of Arson Management within 24 months after promotion or transfer.
INSPECTIONS BUREAU: Must have worked one (1) year in the Inspections Division to be eligible. Must have all certifications required of an Inspector Captain Must complete R274 Executive Analysis of Community Risk Reduction within 12 months after promotion or transfer.
SPECIAL OPERATIONS BUREAU:
Must have obtained Hazardous Materials Technician by the first day of the Assessment Center. Must complete R233 Chemistry of Hazardous Materials and R243 Hazardous Materials Incident Management within 24 months after promotion or transfer.
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION: Must complete R333 Fire Service Financial Management within 24 months after promotion or transfer.