About the Division
The Operations Division is headed by the Deputy Chief of Operations, and daily managed by the Assistant Chief on duty.
From the city's 10 fire stations, operational personnel respond to over24,000 emergency calls during 2019, utilizing 10 Advanced Life Support (ALS) engines, a truck (ladder) company, heavy rescue squad, an airport crash unit, 3 Focused response vehicles, and Incident Command Chief 3
The Pueblo Fire Department provides services to mitigate the effects of a variety of emergency situations, including fires, medical emergencies, entrapment, and releases of hazardous materials. Providing these services is the responsibility of our operations personnel.
Squad 1 Heavy Rescue
Airport Crash Truck
Resources within the Emergency Services Division include 129 uniformed personnel who deliver services from the 10 fire stations, staffed 24 hours a day. Fire companies are normally staffed with a captain, engineer, emergency medical officer, or firefighter.
In addition to fire suppression and emergency work, these members provide a wide range of services to the community, including fire inspections, blood-pressure screening, tours of fire stations and apparatus, and fire and life safety presentations within the community.
The Pueblo Fire Department has kept pace with the ever-increasing challenges that face a modern-day fire service through its own special operations team. This team of highly trained firefighters responds to calls that are beyond the scope of training for the average firefighter.
These members are specially trained in the disciplines of hazardous materials, rope / high-angle rescue, swift water rescue, confined space rescue, and trench rescue. They also respond regionally under county-wide mutual aid agreements to successfully handle emergencies requiring their special skills. Personnel assigned to this team are trained to the level of Hazardous Material Technician.
The department supports Colorado Task Force 1, a FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Team based in Lakewood, Colorado, by providing personnel to their teams.