The largest division within the Lexington Fire Department is the Operations Division, which is responsible for fire suppression, first responder medical services, rescue activities and mitigation of disasters and hazardous materials.
In addition to emergency work, Operations Division firefighters inspect industrial, commercial and multi-residential occupancies on a regular basis. Division members provide a wide range of services to the community including blood-pressure screening, tours of fire stations and apparatus and fire and life safety presentations within the community.
Life Safety Division
The Life Safety Division is tasked with coordination of field inspections, conducting certificate of occupancy inspections, change of occupancy inspections, compliance inspections and performing blueprint plan review for new construction and significant structural renovations within the city. Additionally, the division coordinates numerous community events and projects to heighten awareness of life safety and promote the department. The Life Safety Division works closely with the Operations Division, the department of Business and Community Development and numerous organizations and community groups toward providing a safe environment for our community and guests.
The Training Division provides firefighters with continuous operational training on a regular basis. Firefighters receive a variety of general training courses throughout the year including fire ground operations, apparatus driver training, hazardous materials, rescue and collapse and operational readiness to name a few. The Lexington Fire Department offers extensive opportunities to enhance careers through advanced coursework, certifications and degrees. Many of the courses offered are available on site at the fire station or online via the internet. Additionally, the City offers a tuition reimbursement program to help staff defray costs associated with professional development.
Bachelor Degree Fire Safety Engineering Technology
Associate Degree Fire Protection Technology
Code Enforcement Certification
Arson Investigator Certification
The Logistics Division is responsible for facilities upkeep coordination, fleet upkeep coordination and equipment and supply allocation. The division's goal is to provide quality goods and services to members of the Lexington Fire Department in a controlled, expedient manner.
Human Services Division
The Human Services Division is responsible for recruitment and assessment of prospective employees, coordinating initial orientation for new employees, and career ladder assessments for staff seeking promotion. The division closely works with the Fire Chief and the Human Resources department to attract and retain the best possible people.
The division also coordinates annual performance evaluations, medical monitoring and physical fitness evaluations of firefighters.