Fire Suppression

Battalion Chief Derek Pratt, Battalion Chief Cedric King and Battalion Chief Chuck Walters

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.