910 Wisdom Street
Chattanooga, TN 37406 [map]
Fire Chief - Lamar Flint
The Fire Chief directs the overall operation and direction of the department through the implementation of the department's strategic plan. The Fire Chief directs the development of plans and objectives to make the department more proactive and progressive are met. Oversight of the department operations, annual budget, and capital improvement plans fall under this office. The offices of Administrative Chief, Fire Marshal, and Operations Chief answer directly to the Fire Chief.
Executive Deputy Chief -
The Executive Deputy Chief oversees the areas of Training, Resource, and Tactical Services along with assisting with fiscal management of the department, grants management, and information systems technology. The position is also responsible for human resource management, including personnel records management, serving as the department's liaison with the city personnel department, recruitment, pre-hire background investigations, standard operating procedures and city code adherence.
The Operations Chief is responsible for all Fire Suppression and Emergency Operations duties including: fire operations, hazardous materials, urban search and rescue, technical rescue, and marine fire and rescue operations.
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The primary responsibility of the Training Chief and Training Division is to make sure every firefighter is trained to meet or exceed National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards.
Fire Marshal - Assistant Chief William Matlock
The Fire Marshal's Office or Fire Prevention Bureau is responsible for the following: Fire code inspection/enforcement, public education, plans review, records and fire investigation. The division's primary functions are fire prevention and public education.
The Resource Chief is responsible for the department's Resource and Logistics Division. This entails procuring and maintaining all equipment, materials, and facilities for the department and more.
The Tactical Services Chief is responsible the Tactical Services Division, which oversees special operations such as emergency medical services, technical rescue operations, hazardous materials emergency response, and emergency preparedness.
In addition to these Chief level positions, Fire Administration also includes the offices of Safety, Public Information, and Research and Planning. Each of these positions provide necessary support roles for the overall function of the fire department.