The City of St. Lego
Fire & Rescue Service
The City of St. Lego Fire & Rescue Service was established in 1874 to
protect the lives and property of the citizens of The City of St. Lego.
The Department operates 30 Engine Companies, 21 Ladder
Companies, 3 Rescue Companies, 3 Tactical Rescue Companies, 1
Industrial Tanker, 2 Marine Units, 2 Air Units, 2 Lighting Plants,
4 Forestry Engines, 2 Brush Trucks, and many support vehicles out of
29 full time stations and 2 forestry stations that are staffed during the
busy summer months.
The Department also oversees the EMS Division, as well as the
Beach Patrol, that oversees the world famous beaches of the city.
The Department is under the overall command of
The Chief of Department.
Under The Chief are The Chief of Operations, who is responsible for
the day to day operations of the Department, and The Chief of
Administration who is responsible for the administration of the
The Department is divided into Three Divisions, each under the
command of a Division Chief.
Each Division has Two Districts, each commanded by a District Chief.
Each Company is under the overall command of the Company
If the Captain is not on duty, the Company is in Command of a
Each Engine Company is staffed by a minimum of 1 officer and 3
firefighters. Ladder Companies have 1 officer and 4 firefighters, and
Rescue Companies 1 officer and 4 firefighters. There are many
specialized units throughout the city, some staffed at all times, others
cross staffed when needed.
The following guidelines are used by Fire Alarm when sending
apparatus to emergencies.
These responses may be altered by the officer in command as
Still Alarm: One Engine, One Ladder
Box Alarm: Two Engines, One Ladder, One Rescue, and District Chief
Working Fire: (Full Assignment) Three Engines, Two Ladders, One
Rescue, District Chief
Second Alarm: Two Engines, One Ladder
Third Alarm: Two Engines, One Ladder, Division Chief
Fourth Alarm: Two Engines, One Ladder, Department Chief notified
Fifth Alarm: Two Engines, One Ladder, off duty personnel
may be called in
Sixth-Tenth Alarm: Two Engines, One Ladder per Alarm
Department Chief may notify of any additional units needed
High Rise Response: Three Engines, Two Ladders, One Rescue, One
Vehicle Fire: One Engine, One Ladder (Additional Engine if on
Brush Fire: Two Engines, Brush Unit, District Chief
Motor Vehicle Crash: One Engine, One Ladder, One Rescue, District
Outside odor of gas: One Engine
Inside odor of gas: Box Assignment
Medical: One Engine
Building Lockout: One Ladder
Water Rescue: Two Engines, One Rescue, Tactical Rescue Two,
Hazardous Material Response: One Engine, One Ladder, One Rescue,
Incident Commander will assess the scene, and may activate the
Hazardous Materials Response Team,
bringing an additional Rescue, Tactical Rescue One and The Air
The first company on scene
informs Fire Alarm that they
are off and in command. If the
Engine and Ladder arrive at the
same time, the Officer of the
Engine Company assumes
First arriving Engine Company
takes the front of the building
and attacks the fire with a
pre-connected attack line. The
first arriving Ladder Company
raises the stick to the roof, and
begins the interior search. The
Rescue performs the
secondary search of the
interior, as the Ladder Crew
begins ventilation operations.
Second due Engine runs a
feeder from the first arriving
Engine to the closest hydrant,
and assists in the interior
Upon arrival, the District Chief
will asses the scene, and direct
arriving companies via radio.
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