The department is divided into three shifts rotating 24 hours on duty and 48 hours off duty. All firefighters are professionally trained and certified in structural firefighting by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection and are certified as Emergency Medical Technicians to provide basic lifesaving care through the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Firefighter duties include fire suppression, medical emergency assistance, specialized/technical rescue, hazardous materials response, performing building inspections/pre-plan surveys, hydrant inspection, and testing, conducting community fire and injury prevention programs, and many other types of public assistance. 

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