The Command Staff of the Alpha Fire Company is comprised of both elected and appointed positions. The elected officers serve a yearly term and the appointed staff serves as long as they are appointed to the position.
The elected positions are as follows:
Chief 5 – Chief
Chief 5-1 – First Assistant Chief
Chief 5-2 – Second Assistant Chief
The appointed positions are as follows:
Safety 5-1 – Health & Safety Officer
Captain 5-1 – Engine Captain
Captain 5-2 – Truck Captain
Captain 5-3 – Rescue Captain
Lieutenant 5-1 – Engine Lieutenant
Lieutenant 5-2 – Engine Lieutenant
Lieutenant 5-3 – Engine Lieutenant
Lieutenant 5-4 – Truck Lieutenant
Lieutenant 5-5 – Rescue Lieutenant
In addition to the elected and appointed officers the fire company also has a fire director and 2 assistant chiefs who are paid by the Centre Region Council of Governments and serve as part of the command staff. These positions are as follows:
Chief 55 – Fire Director
Chief 55-1 – Assistant Chief, Field Services
Chief 55-2 – Assistant Chief, Training
The Command Staff is responsible for all fireground operations and any other responsibilities as assigned by the Chief. To assist the Command Staff the Alpha Fire Company operates a command unit (534). This unit is equipped with radio communication systems, computers, and other aids for the Command Officer. In addition the Chief has use of the Chief’s Car (538).
The command unit is a 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe. The vehicle is rotated between the line officers as a rapid response unit, available on a 24 hour basis. When assigned to a particular line officer, that officer responds to all alarms, and assumes incident command, and all chief’s calls during their duty shift – typically a 24 hour period or throughout the weekend.
This vehicle is assigned to the Fire Chief and serves as a supplement to the Command Unit (534) at large incidents as well as for the Chief to travel to various company functions and government meetings. It is a 2005 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor model.