CHIEF FIRE OFFICERS
The Fire Chief is considered as the General Manager of the department, and is responsible for overseeing development and overall operation. The main duties of the Fire Chief include: serving as the figurehead of the department at media and general events; managing the department's personnel up to Deputy Chief in accordance with department policy and public service regulations; and the development and oversight of department policy, procedures, and expectations.
Fire Deputy Chief
The Fire Deputy Chief is considered as the Assistant General Manager of the department, mostly responsible for assisting the Fire Chief with administration of the department. The main duties of the Fire Deputy Chief include: assisting the Fire Chief with the administration of the department; overseeing the department's personnel up to Fire Assistant Chief; ensuring departmental policies, procedures, expectations, and public service regulations are upheld; and assuming command of the Fire Department with full authority in the absence of the Fire Chief.
Fire Assistant Chief
The Fire Assistant Chief plays an important part in the administration of the department, overseeing all Stations, Fire Battalion Chiefs and running one of the Operations. The main duties of the Fire Assistant Chief include: overseeing the department's personnel up to Fire Battalion Chief; ensuring department policy, procedure, expectations, and public service regulations are upheld; handling all requests within their assigned Operation; finalizing promotions when necessary; and liaising with other departments and teams in situations that warrant such liaison.
Fire Battalion Chief
Fire Battalion Chiefs have a more direct line of communication with department employees, overseeing Stations within his or her Battalion. Fire Battalion Chiefs are responsible for personnel management and other administrative affairs. Fire Battalion Chiefs have a more direct contact with members of the department, as they are located at their own station within their Battalion. They are mostly responsible for personnel-related administrative affairs.
Fire Captain II
The Fire Captain II is mostly responsible for interacting with his or her relative station personnel in the field, informing them on his or her progress, and monitoring how well he or she performs. Fire Captain IIs are also tasked with handling personnel-related administrative affairs within his or her Station, alongside of the Station Battalion.
Fire Captain I
Fire Captain Is are mostly responsible for interacting with his or her relative station personnel in the field, responding to calls with them, informing them on his or her progress, and monitoring how well he or she performs. Fire Captain Is are also tasked with handling personnel-related administrative affairs within their station, alongside of the Station Battalion and the Station Captain.
Fire Engineer, which is the department's Field Training Officer II role, is the most senior non-commissioned position a member can achieve within the department, with its main focus being towards training and testing new members. FTO IIs actively assist, train and observe newer department employees, including answering any questions they may have. They demonstrate a proactive stance on both firefighting and medical calls equally. They also help their Station Captains in overseeing the Field Training Program.
Firefighter III, which is the department's Field Training Officer I role. Its main focus being towards training and testing new members. FTOs actively assist, train and observe newer department employees, including answering any questions they may have. They demonstrate a proactive stance on both firefighting and medical calls equally.
Firefighter II is the most common and essential position of the department, with its high level of focus on field work, held by all fire-sworn personnel who have passed the Field Training Program, with the exception of a Field Training Officer and above. Their main duties include: responding to medical and firefighting calls as needed; acting as role-models to less experienced members of the department, and participating in household chores around their assigned station.
Firefighter I is the lowest-grade fire-sworn position of the department, with the main purpose of gaining knowledge and experience through practical duties alongside seasoned Firefighters. Their main duties include: working towards the completion of the Field Training Program, gaining and demonstrating knowledge and improvement through actions in practice, and responding to medical and fire scenes with other Firefighter-EMTs.
The Los Santos Fire Department is divided into three parts, each termed 'Bureaus'. Within each Bureau are various divisions that correlate with their Bureau's purpose. This organization is used to aid management and administration of our department and its functions.
The Administration Bureau
is responsible for investigating any undesirable behavior or conduct displayed by department personnel; maintaining total transparency between the department and the public; and many other administrative tasks and responsibilities. The Training and Support Bureau
is responsible for the recruitment and training of civilians who are thriving to become a part of the department, as well as training current department employees. The Operations Bureau
is responsible for overseeing the department's Fire Stations, and maintaining up-to-date protocols and procedures for its Metropolitan Fire Communications Division.
(( It should be noted this list only represents divisions where players actively roleplay. Realistically, the entire LAFD structure is in existence within the LSFD, but obviously we cannot portray the entirety of that structure with the number of players involved. ))
Training and Support Bureau
- Professional Standards Division
- Human Resources Division
- Employee Relations Division
- Firefighter Recruitment Section
- Recruit Services Section
- In Service Training Section
- Fire Stations
- Air Operations Unit
- Urban Search and Rescue Unit
- Metropolitan Fire Communications / Dispatch