The Fire Department has the primary tasks of:
- Providing adequate fire protection and extinguishment capability
- Initiating life rescue
- Rendering emergency medical assistance
- Controlling hazardous material situations including weapons of mass destruction incidents and providing related emergency services
The Fire Department has the responsibility for the administration and enforcement of the Fire Prevention Code and the Housing Code, the City's contracted ambulance service, and for promoting fire prevention activities designed to reduce the incidence and probability of fire.