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Division Of Operations

Stephen R. Jones, Jr.  Acting Division Chief of Operations

Stephen R. Jones, Jr.

Division Chief of Operations

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The Division of Operations is responsible for:

Division Chief Jones is responsible for the personnel management and immediate direction of the career and volunteer personnel who are assigned to the 37 fire and rescue stations within the County. This division is the largest work unit within the department with the majority of the Operations Division personnel working a 24/48-hour shift and the other personnel 40 hour day-work.

mcfrs fire engine on scene of apartment fire

Objectives of the Division of Operations

  • To ensure compliance with the departments policy and procedures
  • To improve safety and efficiency on the incident scene
  • To improve communications within the division of operations and with other Fire/Rescue & EMS personnel
  • To build a stronger team within the division

Duty Operations Chiefs’ (DOC) Office

(240) 773-0660
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  • “A” Shift – Assistant Chief John Van Gieson
  • “B” Shift – Assistant Chief Charles Bailey
  • “C” Shift – Assistant Chief Mike Nelson
  • Relief – Assistant Chief Gary Cooper

The Duty Operations Chief is the highest ranking rostered operational authority for the fire department and is responsible for managing the five battalions and 37 fire and rescue stations.

Objectives of the on duty DOC:

  • Act as an agent of the Operations Division Chief to ensure compliance with the department’s policy and procedures
  • To improve safety and efficiency on the incident scene
  • To build a stronger team within the division

 

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