Fire Chief Mike Garcia
Aurora Fire Rescue
15151 E. Alameda Parkway
Aurora, CO 80012
“Exceptional Service to the Community
Provided by Well-Trained Professionals”
Respect - We live respect by: Valuing the worth of others, honoring diversity and difference, and practicing the Golden Rule
Integrity - Our integrity will be paramount. We will deal honestly with everyone, be consistent in our decisions and actions, and hold ourselves accountable to one another and the community.
Professionalism - We will work together with pride, enthusiasm, and dedication to each other, the department and the community.
Customer Service - Our City will not be great for anyone until it is great for everyone. Therefore, we will live customer service through:
· Being courteous and fair to our internal and external communities.
· Placing a priority on disaster prevention and quality community education
· Communicating promptly and effectively with the community
· Fairly and diligently investigating arson and other fire-related crimes in the pursuit of justice for our community members.
Vision: To be a diverse full service organization that embraces our community through compassionate response and risk reduction.
Deputy Chief Scott Mills
Fire Department Sections
The Operations Section encompasses all activities related to fire suppression, emergency medical services and personnel staffing for emergency response. Deputy Chief Scott Mills supervises, plans, and coordinates all activities of the Operations Section under the direction of the Fire Chief.
Specialty teams such as the HazMat Response Team, Technical Rescue Team, Air Team and the Emergency Response Review Board also report to Deputy Chief Mills.
Response areas for the city are divided into 3 geographically based battalions. Each battalion has a battalion chief or shift commander on every shift responsible for all station operations within that battalion.
Deputy Chief Nancy Reublin
Business Systems Analysis (Radios and MDCs) – Logistics Section is responsible for selecting and maintaining all equipment, software and hardware the department uses for communication and response to emergency incidents. Calls are currently dispatched through a CAD (Computer Aided Dispatch) system networked to Mobile Display Computers (MDCs) which provide dispatch information and mapping abilities. An 800 MHz radio system operated on an 800 MHz M/A‐COM radio system is currently in use. The system consists of four towers completed in 2003 and broadcasts and receives a digital signal.
All records are kept through network software that is updated with information from our CAD. After recently switching to new records management software, the department is now in the process of implementing mobile reporting software which will enable us to complete reports on scene using smaller hand-held laptops. The new software will enhance data collection and retrieval for report building, aiding us in retaining our accreditation status.
From the fire department’s storage facility located at 3250 Oakland Street, Engineer Teresa Ackerman serves as the quartermaster for the department. She manages all equipment for personnel, apparatus and fire houses throughout the city. The quartermaster helps research the availability of new equipment and supplies, checks for competitive pricing and possible sources, and completes the purchases through appropriate channels. She routes all mail between the stations and other facilities and readies it for delivery by the department courier, Ben Rangel.
The administrative office staff provides administrative support and performs clerical duties for various divisions of the fire department.
The Station Captain Program is a plan whereby each station has an assigned captain who is responsible for all operations of that station. The station captain manages the maintenance and upkeep of the station as well as assigning pre-plans to officers and identifying target hazards in the area and relaying this information to the Deputy Chief of Logistics.
Deputy Chief Caine Hills
The Life Safety Section, under the direction of Deputy Chief Caine Hills, Fire Marshal, is responsible for development review, facilities task force planning, procurement of Aurora Fire Rescue sites, placement of future resources and ensuring subordinate refresher training and direction of the Fire Code Inspection Bureau, Fire Investigations Bureau, Community Relations and Internal Affairs.
Fire Code Inspection Bureau: The city of Aurora's adoption of the 2009 International Fire Code authorizes and requires the fire department to inspect all commercial properties. A fire inspection program has been developed to meet this requirement.
The goal of the Life Safety Section is for all businesses, operations, occupancies and events in the city of Aurora to be safe, successful and in accordance with the International Fire Code. Fire inspections play a key part in meeting this goal. Fire inspections are scheduled biennially for most businesses.
All Life Safety Section Fire Prevention Specialists (Inspectors) have an inspection assignment of commercial occupancies in a specific area of the City. Fire Inspectors maintain an International Fire Code certification.
Fire Investigations Bureau: The Fire Investigations Bureau protects life and property from the threat of natural and man-made disasters through cause and origin determination of all fires, explosions and hazardous materials incidents within our City.
Arson Tip Line 303-326-8912Public Information Officer: Captain Diane Schroeder the Public Information Officer (PIO). For all media inquiries please call 720-477-0315 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Relations: Community Relations provides the community accurate, consistent, and timely information.
Internal Affairs Bureau: The Bureau conducts all investigations related to Fire Department employees.
Deputy Chief Scott Sare
The Training Bureau is responsible for entry level training as well as continuing education for employees in skills associated with firefighting, emergency medical services and hazardous materials as well as driver operator/engineer and officer training. Many of these classes are available to employees of other agencies and individuals on a fee basis.
Firemedic Rhonda Kelly is assigned by the Fire Chief as the Aurora Fire Department Health and Safety Officer with responsibility for managing the department’s safety and health program.