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The Framingham fire department has one Chief, and two
assistant chiefs. One is the Assistant Chief of Operations
who has the bulk of the fire fighting staff (140 personnel) under him.
The other is the Assistant Chief of Administration, who seems to have
less than 10 individuals under him.
Under the Assistant Chief of Operations, there are four
Deputy Chiefs, each of which heads up an operations group.
Each operations group has
On any given day, only one operations group is working (protecting the
entire town) and the other three are at home. Each group works
two 24 hour shifts each week.
The town is divided into five service areas as shown by the list
On any given day, only one operations group is working (protecting the entire town) and the other three are at home. Each group works two 24 hour shifts each week.
The town is divided into five service areas as shown by the list below.
|The 2003 Annual Report takes note that there were 8,513 calls
for services. This includes 433 calls for fires, including
49 structure fires, 229 cooking fires, and 45 automobile fires.
The remaining 110 fires are grass and rubbish fires
In comparison, there were 5,123 Rescue and EMS calls. Clearly, the bulk of the work is in Rescue and EMS.
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