Logistics / Support

The Logistics/Support Division is a functional division of the Fire Department charged with managing programs related to fire apparatus and vehicles, facilities, communications equipment and technologies. The Logistics/Support Division is responsible for management of the Department's staffing and work scheduling software systems. The Division coordinates fire apparatus maintenance and repair activities, vehicle procurement, facility maintenance and repair with other City departments and vendors. The Division is tasked with managing the Fire Department's radio communications systems, mobile data computer systems, incident and EMS reporting technologies and pre-fire response planning. The Logistics/Support Division is managed by one of three Fire Battalion Chiefs. In addition to program management, the Fire Battalion Chief - Logistics/Support provides direct supervision of an assigned shift. The Division receives clerical support from the department's Senior Administrative Assistant.

The Logistics/Support Division in a collaborative effort with Public Works-Fleet, coordinates the maintenance and repair of the department's 5 fire engines, 3 brush engines, 1 aerial ladder tiller truck, 1 water tender, 4 paramedic ambulances, 2 incident command vehicles, 4 staff vehicles, 2 utilities trucks, 1 incident support trailer, and 1 public education safety trailer. Additionally, the Division manages the Cal OES program which includes maintenance and repair of a state-owned fire engine.

Fire pump performance testing is completed each year on the department's 10 fire pump-equipped apparatus. This test is a requirement under National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1911, Standard for the Inspection, Maintenance, Testing, and Retirement of In-Service Automotive Fire Apparatus. The Division coordinates the maintenance and repair of the department's three fire stations, administrative office, and fire training facility with Public Works-Facilities and outside vendors. The system notifies personnel of an emergency response utilizing a combination of audio tones, voice messaging, and color-coded indicators and walkway lighting throughout the station.

The Logistics/Support Division manages the fire department's technology hardware equipment, program software and communication systems. The variety of specialize information technology systems used by Poway firefighters and paramedics requires active coordination with the City's IT Department, CalOES, CalFIRE, county fire agencies and outside vendors.