The Command Staff of the Mount Vernon Fire Department is made up of our Uniformed Deputy Chiefs, our Uniformed Fire Captains and Uniformed Fire Lieutenants.
Our FDMV Deputy Chiefs each command a Platoon (Group) and are responsible for the day-today Fire Suppression functions of the Department. They act as Incident Commander at all reports of fire and other emergencies and are tasked with personnel and administrative responsibilities, as well as human resource and policy-making authority.
Our FDMV Fire Captains are next in rank in our organization and serve as House Commander for each of our four fire stations. Our Captains may serve as Incident Commanders at reports of fire and other emergencies, and are tasked with personnel and administrative functions that include the day-to day operations of the fire station under their authority, as well as the officers and fire fighters that are stationed there.
Our FDMV Fire Lieutenants are third-in-rank in our organization and serve as First Line Supervisors. Our Fire Lieutenants are responsible for the day-to day management and tasks of our firefighters. Their responsibilities include attendance, maintenance of equipment, inventory and training. They may serve as Incident Commander at the scene of a fire or other emergency and are tasked with personnel and administrative functions.