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Under limited supervision of the Deputy Chief / Fire Operations, Battalion Chiefs manage a shift and platoon of firefighters, supervise and serve as chief field officer in directing the response, readiness and activities of multiple fire companies, and perform a variety of administrative and managerial duties in support of the department.
Essential Job Functions:
Serves a shift commander, manages, directs and organizes the activities of assigned shift and company.
Supervises and coordinates fire suppression companies on assigned shift; assigns work activities, projects and programs, monitors work flow, and reviews and evaluates work products, methods and procedures; trains recruits assigned to shift.
Interprets and applies departmental policies and procedures; ensures compliance with department orders, rules, regulations, practices and procedures.
Responds to major fire and medical emergencies; takes command of personnel and equipment.
Coordinates and monitors emergency medical service activities.
Participates in and assists with the delivery of required and elective training conducted to maintain a constant state of readiness and competency for medical, fire, hazardous materials, technical rescues and other special services; plans and coordinates regional classes as needed.
Oversees and participates in semi-annual fire safety surveys for assigned commercial business to ensure fire code compliance; monitors correction of violations and conducts follow up visits.
Conducts fire education training to citizens in the effort to educate the public in fire safety; schedules and coordinates shift assignment of public fire education requests at schools and day care centers, as well as station tours.
Represents the Fire department and the City in public appearances regarding fire suppression, fire prevention and related.
Performs research, analyzes findings and prepares recommendations and reports for the department.
Performs and participates in special projects as assigned.
Performs other related duties as assigned.