James Hayden 10232017Division Chief James Hayden

The Operations Divisions primary focus is to protect the lives and property of the citizens and visitors of the City of Fort Myers. This focus is led by a Division Chief and is maintained through a commitment to the health, wellness, safety, and operational readiness of the division’s personnel.

Services provided by the Operations Division include fire suppression, advanced life support (ALS) non-transport emergency medical services, hazardous material response, and marine fire and rescue response. The department performs its mission from six stations operating six engine companies, two aerial apparatus, two rescue trucks, and one command vehicle each day.

Operations personnel are assigned to one of three shifts, working a 24-hour on/48-hour off schedule. Each shift is headed by a Battalion Chief that manages the fire stations, personnel and apparatus that serve the City.