The Operations Division is led by the Deputy Chief Of Operation and supported by the Division of Training and Special Operations and the Division of Emergency Medical Services and Health & Safety. Services provided include fire suppression, Advanced Life Support (ALS) non-transport emergency medical services, hazardous material response, and marine fire and rescue response.
The department operations primary focus is to protect the lives and property of the citizens and visitors of the City of Fort Myers. The is maintained through a commitment to the health, wellness, safety, and operational readiness of the division's personnel. The department performs its purpose from six fire stations. Currently two more stations, Station 17 and 19 are planned to open in 2021.
The department operates with five Fire Engines, two Aerial (ladder) Trucks, four Rescue SUV's, two Battalion SUV's, one Marine Boat, and the Region 6 Hazmat Team
Operations personnel are assigned to one of three shifts, working a 24-hour on and 48-hour off schedule. Each shift is headed by two Battalion Chiefs that manages their assigned fire stations, personnel, and apparatus to serve the City.