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Last Updated: 2010-01-12

EMS/Safety Unit (ESU)

The goal of ESU is to enhance the health and safety of the firefighters within the department through a program of comprehensive analysis, collaborative incident briefings and the implementation of NFPA 1500 (Occupational Safety and Health Programs), NFPA 1583 (Health Related Fitness Programs) and NFPA 1584 (Standards on Rehabilitation).

The Role of the Chief of EMS/Safety Unit (ESU)

The Staff Battalion Chief of EMS is responsible for directing the implementation of goals, objectives and policies for the EMS division on a daily basis supervises the duties of Firefighter/Paramedics. Responds to incidents as required for quality assurance review or to provide aid to the incident commander. Evaluates and completes human resource documentation for Fire/EMS personnel as necessary. The Battalion Chief coordinates cleanliness and state of readiness of station and apparatus and all related equipment. In addition, responds to alarms of fires, hazardous material incidents, and medical emergencies.

Contact Information:

Fire Department
City of Richmond
201 E. Franklin St.
Richmond, VA
23219 USA
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Phone: (804)646-2500

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