The Operations Division is the largest division within the Midway Fire District. The Division has a total of 24 career line personnel assigned to duties that include: Fire Suppression, Advanced Life Support (ALS), Hazardous Materials
Response, and Special Operations.
Services are provided out of two modern fire stations. The District staffs one
ALS Ladder truck, one ALS Engine, and one ALS Squad.
Personnel are required to be State of Florida certified Firefighter 2 and Emergency Medical Technician. Many are certified as Hazardous Materials Technicians and about 1/2 are certified as Paramedics. Personnel are also required to complete 80 hours in apparatus operations and fire service hydraulics training.
Personnel assigned to the Operations Division work a shift schedule consisting of 24 hours on duty and 48 hours off duty.
Firefighters are trained to make aggressive interior fire attacks. The District utilizes modern incident management practices. The Incident Commander is responsible for ensuring that truck company operations (ventilation, search, salvage) are carried out in conjunction with engine company fire attack operations. This back-to-the-basics approach to fire ground operations has resulted in the saving of countless properties within the District.
Safety is a major consideration in any emergency scene operations conducted by the District.