This Section provides quality procurement of goods and services for the Fire and Rescue Department, through its various branches and shops:
Receives and distributes a variety of property and equipment used by the Department in the delivery of routine and emergency fire and EMS services. Pick-up and delivery of supplies to all Sections within the Department is accomplished on a regularly scheduled basis. The branch provides numerous services that both enhance the operation, and support the overall mission, of the Fire and Rescue Department.
Ensures the operational readiness of all Department work locations by coordinating the maintenance of facilities with the appropriate support agency, and by tracking the repairs and replacements of appliances and furnishings . In conjunction with other county agencies, the branch compiles the long-range renovation request report (3099) and oversees each project as it receives funding.
Ensures the highest level of fiscal responsibility and inventory accountability for Department resources. This is accomplished through the establishment and adherence to strict asset management controls.
Provides goods and services that enable all sections to deliver quality service to those we serve. The goal of the branch is to address the Department requirements, maintain excellent customer service, and to operate within the established purchasing and financial guidelines of the county.
Repairs, calibrates and maintains all air monitoring and testing devices; and oversees the maintenance of required records for all monitoring devices, in accordance with industry standards and requirements. The shop also provides training to all Department uniform personnel to ensure the proper use and maintenance of air monitoring and testing devices.
Provides certified technicians for the maintenance, repair and testing of all breathing air equipment, in accordance with established standards and requirements; and maintains necessary records and tracking of preventative maintenance, repairs and testing on all breathing air equipment. The shop also provides training to all Department uniform personnel to ensure the proper cleaning, disinfecting, maintenance, and record keeping of respiratory protection equipment assigned to operational functions.
Protective Equipment Shop
Purchases and issues all personal protective equipment, and insures the proper fit for all department members. Provides the care, maintenance, cleaning and testing of 1500 sets of personal protective turnout gear. Conducts field evaluations of new equipment and gives input to NFPA guidelines on fire fighter turnout gear. Stays abreast of all Federal, State, OSHA and NFPA standards as they apply to personnel protective equipment and clothing. Maintains required databases on protective equipment to ensure above standards are met. Plans and projects future needs for the Fire & Rescue Department.