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SCFR Suppression Division is currently staffed with 105 uniformed personnel as outlined below. All firefighters are state certified Emergency Medical Technicians, and are trained to either the Basic, Advanced, or Paramedic levels as defined by the State of Iowa.

Personnel working in the Suppression Division are assigned to one of three shifts, and will normally work a 56-hour work week consisting of 24-hour work shifts. Personnel assigned to this schedule will typically work nine, 24-hour shifts each 28 day period. Personnel begin their work shift at 8:00 a.m. and are relieved the following morning at 8:00 a.m., pending those crews are not at the scene of an emergency.

The department maintains a minimum staffing requirement of 28 total fire suppression personnel on duty each shift.

The following is a chart which depicts SCFR's historical call volume over the past 17 years.

 

 Call Volume