The Lake Forest Fire Department - Operates on the traditional 24/48 fire department schedule. Shift personnel work for 24 hours (7:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. the following day) and then have 48 hours off. This requires the department to have three shifts of firefighters that respond on emergency calls, maintain equipment, and complete required trainings. Each shift is made up of a Battalion Chief, two Lieutenants, and eight Firefighters. All members of the shift are also Paramedics.
A-Shift/Gold (Operations) – Develops fire service/medical training on a weekly basis, keeps fire training and medical training records, making sure all members are current with State and Federal training requirements, ensuring all paramedics are current with hospital policies and procedures, maintains ambulance records, licensing and supplies, maintans fire service vehicles and their equipment, and maintains and tests fire hose and nozzles.
B-Shift/Black (Medical and Safety) – Evaluates health and safety concerns for the department, maintains power equipment, updates box cards, maintains fitness equipment, manages Image Trend reporting software, oversees Paid-On-Premise program, maintains self-contained breathing apparatuses (SCBA), maintains and services SCBA air compressor, maintains ground ladders, and operates the quartermaster program.
C-Shift/Red (Support Services) – Maintains and coordinates needed repairs for the building and grounds, develops and re-evaluates Standard Operating Guidelines, maintains computer system files/printers/fax machines, coordinates the Accreditation process, provides accreditation statistics and exhibits, and coordinates record keeping and repairs to fleet.