What do our firefighters do each day?

Woodland Fire Department (WFD) firefighters start their shift at 7 a.m. Every morning firefighters clean the stations and make sure their apparatus and equipment are operating properly. They typically start their daily training at 8 a.m. and that may last from 2 hours, to all morning, to all day. Other duties include: 

  • Business fire safety inspections
  • Equipment maintenance
  • Physical conditioning
  • Public education
  • Special projects
  • Station and landscape maintenance

All of which is completed in between responding to emergency calls. Most firefighters also have collateral duties, or additional assignment they manage and oversee, such as: 

  • Creating and updating city maps
  • Managing apparatus issues
  • Managing equipment issues
  • Managing hazardous materials response equipment and training
  • Managing our radios and communication system
  • Managing our records management system
  • Managing rescue equipment and training

These tasks keep the firefighters busy everyday including weekends and holidays.

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1. How do I request a fire incident report?
2. How do I schedule an inspection with Fire Prevention?
3. How do I schedule a tour of the Fire Station or get the Fire Department to come to my event?
4. Is today a burn day?
5. Can I burn yard waste in the City or County limits?
6. Who can I call regarding information on my smoke detector?
7. My neighbor has dry weeds that are a fire hazard. What can be done to make them take care of the weeds?
8. What services does the Woodland Fire Department (WFD) provide?
9. If a large incident occurs and the Woodland Fire Department needs more firefighters, where do you go to get them?
10. Why do Firefighters go everywhere together and always take the fire engine?
11. What is the Response Area for the Woodland Fire Department (WFD)?
12. Why does the Woodland Fire Department (WFD) respond to medical emergencies?
13. What level of medical care does the Woodland Fire Department (WFD) provide?
14. How is the Fire Department Staffed?
15. What do our firefighters do each day?
16. When do firefighters sleep?
17. How long does it take for the Woodland Fire Department (WFD) to respond to an emergency?