Yonkers Fire Department Personnel

 

Administration

Fire Department Administration consists of the Commissioner, three Deputy Chiefs and a small core of administrative staff. The Commissioner is responsible for the overall management of the Department and sets Policies, Standards and Procedures.

The Commissioner administers the three primary missions of the Department: Fire Prevention, Fire Suppression and Fire Investigation with each under the command of a Deputy Chief. The Commissioner and Deputy Chiefs also respond to 2nd or greater Alarms of Fire.

The Department's Business Office is responsible for payroll and employee benefits, purchasing, and accounts payable.

Administration

Fire Commissioner

1

Deputy Chief

3

Uniform

Captain

1

Lieutenant

2

Non-Uniform

Assistant to the Fire Commissioner

1

Secretary to the Commissioner

1

Medical Control Officer

1

Staff

4

Administration Total

14

 

Fire Fighting

The Fire Fighting Division of the Department is the most visible to the public. It is responsible for the control and extinguishment of fires, provides emergency medical service, handles hazardous material incidents, building collapse, and rescue service. It also provides service to the public for non-emergency incidents such as flooded basements, water leaks and lockouts.

The Fire Fighting Division's 18 Companies also perform code enforcement and building and hydrant inspections within their assigned districts. Companies are in service while performing these inspections and are dispatched to alarms via radio.

The Fire Fighting Division is separated administratively into two geographical divisions, East and West.


Fire Fighting

West Division

East Division

Assistant Chief

5

Assistant Chief

5

Captains

14

Captains

14

Lieutenants

37

Lieutenants

38

Firefighters

157

Firefighters

157

Total

213

Total

214

Division Split - Assistant Chief

1

Safety Division - Assistant Chiefs
                          Captains

2
3

Communications - Lieutenant
                             Firefighter

1
1

Fire Fighting Total

435

 

Training Division

The training division, under the direction of a Captain, is responsible for the training and certification of all new Probationary Firefighters as well as conducting the 100 hours of annual in-service training of all on duty personnel. Additional specialized training is organized and conducted as needed by the Training Unit.

 

Fire Prevention

Fire Prevention is responsible for the inspection of existing buildings and those under construction or renovation. This division receives and process all complaints or inquiries, and enforces the New York State Fire Prevention and Building Codes. In addition it coordinates all inspections of buildings made by the Fire Companies, attends court sessions to expedite summons's issued for violations of the codes, and issues combustible and other code required permits.


Fire Prevention

Lieutenants

2

Fire Fighter

3

Fire Prevention Total

5

 

Fire Investigation

The Fire Investigation Unit is responsible for determining the cause and origin of all fires occurring within the City of Yonkers. All personnel assigned to the unit are trained and certified for this task. Additionally, individuals assigned to the Arson unit bring with them a first hand knowledge of fire behavior that can only be gained from extensive experience in fire suppression.


Fire Investigation

Captain

1

Fire Fighter

4

Fire Investigation Total

5

 

Other

The Departments Mask Service Technician maintains the Department's Air Compressor and Central Air Reserve. He tests, services and repairs the Department's SCBA equipment. When Fire Operations require, he delivers additional SCBA equipment to the site.

Mask Service Technician

1

Total Personnel 454


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