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Fire Department Overview

Mission
The Charleston Fire Department protects and serves our community through professional delivery of prevention, outreach, and emergency response service.


Vision
As the Charleston Fire Department strives to maintain a reputation of exceptional service delivery, it is our vision that, by 2021, we shall be widely known for Service, Commitment, Community, Integrity and Professionalism in the provision of world-class service during a time of transition and transformation.

Values

Service - Provide safe, timely, and efficient response to our community.

Commitment - Duty and responsibility to our community and members of the organization.

Community - Dedicate d to involving and including our citizens.

Integrity - Being honest, respectful and loyal to our community and peers.

Professionalism - Achieve excellence through progressive and courteous service.


Structure
The Fire Chief oversees the department and provides direction and guidance to the division managers which include:  

  • Fire Operations Division 
    • Managed by a Deputy Chief
    • Oversees shift operations
    • Emergency response
    • Special Teams
    • Safety

  • Training and Technical Services Division
    • Managed by a Deputy Chief
    • Fleet Maintenance
    • Logistics
    • Training

  • Fire Marshal Division
    • Managed by the Chief Fire Marshal
    • Fire Plan Review, Permitting, & New Construction Inspections
    • Fire Code Enforcement
    • Fire & Arson Investigations
    • Community Risk Reduction & Public Information
    • Pre-Plans and Hydrant Maintenance
    • RMS (records management system)

  • Administrative Services Division
    • Managed by the Administrative Services Manager
    • Budget
    • Finance
    • Headquarters Administrative support