The Operations Division is the Milton Fire-Rescue Department’s largest unit. It includes three shifts of firefighters who cover the city’s 44-square-mile territory.
Each of the shifts is commanded by a Battalion Chief, who not only oversees the operational activities of his respective shift, but also coordinates many of the logistical operations that keep the department running smoothly.
While the primary function of the dedicated men and women in the Operations Division is to provide fire, rescue and emergency medical services, they also have areas of specialization that they use in the service of the Milton community. These include the highly specialized Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue Unit (or TLAER, for short), as well more functional matters, such as fire hydrant maintenance and equipment management.