- Fire Department
- Organizational Structure
The Princeton Fire Department provides both Fire and EMS services around the clock 24/7. Our Department is supported by full-time and part-time employees who hold various positions and ranks. Emergency response is typically staffed with a minimum of 6 full-time 24-hour personnel, supported by 3 full-time 50 hour per week daytime firefighters and 6 part-time employees for each 24-hour period.
The job of a firefighter can be physically, emotionally, and psychologically demanding. It takes special people who can perform this task while managing their own personal lives. To help in this regard department members work at maintaining a close-knit family, utilizing a peer support group, and creating strong bonds with each other and their supporting families. We make every effort to provide for our own safety while providing for the safety of others. Members have from one year, to as many as 40 years of experience in the fire service, but they function as an effective team none the less. Our team makes every effort to insure the service and experience you have with our organization is both a positive and professional, and we hope that in the end we will have made an irrefutable difference.
- Fire Chief (Full-Time)
- Assistant Chief of Operations (Full-Time)
- Fire Marshal (Full-Time)
- Administrative Assistant (Full-Time)
- Emergency Management Specialist (Full-Time)
- Operations Captains (3 Full-Time)
- Special Operations Captain (Part-Time)
- Operations Lieutenants (6 Full-Time)
- Training/Support Lieutenant (Part-Time)
- Operations Engineers (9 Full-Time)
- Inspector/Investigator (Part-Time)
- Fire Inspector (Full-Time)
- Operations Firefighters (6 Full-Time 24-hour shift)
- Operations Firefighters (3 Full-Time 50-hour week)
- Operations Firefighters (6 Part-Time 24-hours a week)
In addition to the Fire Chief, the Administrative Assistant, the Chaplain, and the Medical Director at the executive level, the department is divided into 3 main branches: The Administration/Support Branch, the Prevention Branch, and the Operations Branch. Viewing our organizational chart below you will see other positions within our department held by part-time employees or they are held as collateral and ancillary duties to the full and part-time positions.
Administration & Support Branch
This Branch, led by the Fire Chief, is responsible for management and supervision of the Training, Emergency Management, and Support Divisions. Other responsibilities under these Training Support Division includes health & safety, peer support, and recruitment. Other responsibilities under the emergency Management Division include EOC operations, community risk planning, and special events. Other responsibilities under the Support Division include department resources (apparatus, facilities, equipment, and PPE), and communications/mapping. Emergency Vehicle Technician and Facilities Maintenance are handled through the City and not included in the Fire Department's Organizational Chart.
This Branch, led by the Fire Marshal, is responsible for management and supervision of the Inspections, Investigations, and Public Education Divisions. Other responsibilities under the Inspections Division includes plans review, code enforcement and permitting. Other responsibilities under the Investigations Division include fire/arson investigations, internal investigations, and TCOLE management. Other responsibilities under the Public Education Division include community programs and school resource coordinator.
This Branch, led by the Deputy Chief of Operations, is responsible for management and supervision of the Fire/Rescue Divisions, the Medical Operations Division, and the Special Operations Division. The Fire/rescue Divisions are responsible for the daily emergency response call volume, general maintenance of the fire station and its apparatus/equipment, competency training, general personnel administration/supervision, and report documentation. Other responsibilities under the Medical Operations Division include EMS system coordinator, infectious disease program, and community EMS programs. Other responsibilities under the Special Operations Division include technical rescue, hazmat, wildland, and lake/SWR operations.