Columbus Fire Bureaus

Office of the Chief

The Fire Chief is responsible for the overall management of the Division of Fire, ensuring the Division’s resources are utilized efficiently and effectively, thus providing the best possible fire safety and related services to the citizens of Columbus.

Administration Bureau

Our mission is to act as liaison between the Fire Chief and the Department of Finance, and to develop and monitor accounting practices, financial measures, and administrative procedures which promote the achievement of the Division’s mission through the efficient use of funds.

Emergency Services Bureau

Our mission is to minimize injuries, death, and property loss related to fires, medical emergencies, and other disasters through the efficient delivery of effective fire suppression, pre-hospital treatment, and patient transportation.

Fire Prevention Bureau

Our mission is to minimize injuries, death, and property loss through public education, enforcement of fire codes, environmental report requests and the investigation of fire causes.

Fire Training / Emergency Medical Services Bureau

Our mission is to assure that all Division members have the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and efficiently fulfill the mission of the Division.

Support Services Bureau

Our mission is to provide and maintain the facilities, apparatus, and supplies, to receive emergency and non-emergency calls and dispatch necessary alarms as well as to provide infectious disease prevention/intervention for firefighters.

Community Risk Reduction

CRR involves identifying and prioritizing risks and strategically investing resources to reduce the occurrence and impact of fires.