Fire Suppression

There are three watches within the Pensacola Fire Department. The highest ranking member of each watch is the Battalion Chief. A Battalion Chief in the Pensacola Fire Department directs emergency scene operations within the city limits and supervises and/or performs specialized functions in support of Fire Department operations. Commands all firefighting, lifesaving and aircraft fire rescue operations; sets up command post at fire or accident scenes; instructs company officers in all aspects of their work and enforces departmental regulations; makes regular inspections of company personnel, quarters, equipment and records.