Structure of the Methuen Fire Department

Personnel:

Since 1984 The Methuen Fire Department has operated with the following staffing levels:

Administrative/Office Personnel:

1 Fire ChiefC.E.O. of the Fire Department
1 Assistant Fire ChiefProvides Staff Support to the Chief with Essential Duties and Assignments
2 CaptainsBoth Day Staff Officers; Code Enforcement, Training, Fire Prevention, Fire Investigation, EMS, Inspections, Personnel Development, Safety, Communications, Technology, Infectious Control, Emergency Management, Grant Writing
1 Administrative AssistantPerforms Administrative Secretarial Functions Directly to the Fire Chief
1 Principal ClerkPerforms Clerical Work, Accounting, and General Office Duties

Line Personnel:

4 Deputy Fire Chiefs (1 per shift)Shift Commanders / Oversees 4 stations and all on-duty; Personnel / Incident Commander
16 Lieutenants (4 per shift)Line Officers / Direct Supervisors of Engine Company, Ladder Company, Rescue (1 Lieutenant at each station per shift)
72 Firefighters (18 per shift)Firefighting, Rescue, EMS, Dispatch

98 Total Personnel (23 per shift & 6 Day Staff)

On-Duty Personnel Per Fire Station:

Central Fire Station (Headquarters):

Administrative/Office Personnel (day shift only): 6

Uniformed Fire Personnel:

  • Deputy Fire Chief (Shift Commander, Incident Commander): 1
  • 1 Engine Company (1 Officer, 2 Firefighters): 3
  • 1 Rescue Truck (1 Firefighter): 1
  • 2 Ambulances (ea. w/2 Firefighter/E.M.T.’s): 4
  • Dispatch Operations (2 Emergency Medical Dispatch Certified Firefighter/E.M.T.’s): 2

Total at Central Station: 11

East End Fire Station:

  • 1 Engine Company (1 Officer, 2 Firefighters): 3

West End Fire Station:

  • 1 Engine Company (1 Officer, 2 Firefighters): 3

North End Fire Station:

  • 1 Engine Company (1 Officer, 2 Firefighters): 3
  • 1 Ladder Company (2 Firefighters): 2

Total at North Station: 5

Total Uniformed On-Duty Fire Personnel 24/7: 22