The Operations Division is the largest division in the Anaheim Fire & Rescue. Under the direction of the Operation's Deputy Chief, the Division employs seven Battalion Chiefs, approximately 200 Suppression Personnel,  Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Coordinator, a registered nurse EMS Educator, and a senior secretary. Field Operations handles approximately 40,000 emergency incidents a year to include fire, rescue, medical aid, and other calls for service. Operation Division manages all major emergency responses and staffs 11 engine and 6 truck companies at 12 Fire Stations.

Operations Division is responsible for insuring that all personnel are Hazardous Material's First Responder trained, and for maintaining one of Orange County's Type 1 Hazmat Units and a Type I Urban Search & Rescue Team. The training and safety section is also managed by the Operations Division as well as the Type 3 Wildland Interface engines. 

Chad Thompson

Interim Operations Deputy Chief

Emergency Medical Services Section (EMS)

This section reports directly to the Operations' Division Chief. The EMS coordinator is responsible for continuous program quality improvement and skills and license maintenance of the department’s EMT and paramedic personnel. The EMS Coordinator represents the department as liaison to local hospital emergency departments, health care providers and the Orange County EMS Agency. Please see the attached Notice of Privacy Practices (NPP)  

Fire Investigation Section 

The Fire Investigation Section is responsible for investigating fires of suspicious origin, fires involving fatalities, and those result in large dollar loss. Six individuals including three Fire Investigators are assigned to this section.

Metro Net

Metro Cities Fire Authority, also known as Metro Net Fire Dispatch, is an emergency communications center located in Orange County, California. Metro Net Fire Dispatch provides 9-1-1 Fire and EMS dispatch services to more than 1.2 million people in an area approximately 200 square miles.

North Net Fire Training Center

North Net is a training facility through a joint powers agreement between Anaheim Fire & Rescue, Orange City Fire Department, and Garden Grove Fire Department. Planning, research and development of new firefighting/rescue techniques and equipment are managed by the training center staff.