Operations Branch is assigned to a Deputy Chief and is designated by the Fire Chief to plan, direct, manage and oversee the emergency service activities of the Pontiac Fire Department. This includes fire suppression, emergency medical services, hazardous materials response, technical rescue, and related programs, services, and operations. The Emergency Services Division, Training Division, and EMS Division report directly to Operations Branch within the organizational structure of the fire department except for financial decisions which are reported directly to the Administrative Branch. The Deputy Chief of Operations reports directly to Fire Chief for final approval of department-wide implementations and amendments and/ or revisions to existing procedures and approval of overtime.
Operational Procedures: Responsible for developing, recommending, implementing, managing, and reviewing policies and procedures for all emergency operations carried out by the fire department.
Staffing Levels: Responsible for scheduling the daily fire staffing levels in accordance with contractual agreements and departmental policies.
Pre-Plan Program: Develop, Implement, and Manage the Pre-Plan Program for the fire district.
Reporting Systems Quality Control: Manages and reviews all generated reporting systems.
Facility Management: Oversees the strategic plan for the current firehouse, as well as, if the need arises any additional firehouses within the fire district.
Personnel Standards: Oversees the development of personnel through training and evaluation.