The Department of Fire & Emergency Medical Services is
comprised of 394 total positions (383 sworn positions, 2 civilians, 9 clerical
positions). The Department maintains 14 stations located throughout Columbus/Muscogee County. With a
coverage area of 220 square miles, the Department responds to over 25,000
requests for emergency services annually.
The Department is organized into five (5) divisions: Administrative
Services, Emergency Management, Fire Prevention, Homeland Security,
Operations, and Training.
The Administrative Services
Division is responsible for all human
resource functions in the department to include coordinating the hiring
process, recruitment, payroll, workers compensation claims, and
maintenance of all personnel records. The Deputy Chief of Administration serves as the
Department Accreditation Manager and is responsible for ensuring
compliance with all applicable accreditation standards and reporting
The Logistics/Support division is responsible for ensuring the efficient
repair/replacement of all emergency equipment assigned to the department.
The division works closely with other City departments to ensure the
efficient repair of the department's facilities and vehicles. In addition
to supplying fourteen (14) stations with emergency and non-emergency
equipment this division is responsible for all records pertaining to the
repair/replacement of all personal protective equipment to include the
required testing, repair, and replacement of over 300 self-contained
breathing apparatus cylinders. This division is also responsible for issuing uniforms and personal
protective equipment to all sworn personnel.