Deputy Fire Chief (Operations)


Rocklin Fire Structure and Personnel

The Fire Department provides emergency response services within our community from three strategically located fire stations. Housed within each station are fire apparatus precisely placed to provide the optimum, most efficient response model for all incident types throughout the City.

Daily, our response force is made up of two Fire Engines, one Ladder Truck, and a variety of Command/Support vehicles. During the dry season, Wildland Engines are placed into service providing fire protection to our Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) response zones. Common daily responses include fire suppression (structural, wildland, and vehicle), emergency medical services, vehicle extrication, and technical rescue in addition to various other assistance calls.

Emergency response is provided by highly motivated, well-trained, professional men and women who are prepared to answer all calls for service every minute of the day. Personnel are assigned to one of three shifts (A, B, or C shift) led by a Battalion Chief. Staffing for each Fire Engine is (3) personnel and (4) personnel for the Ladder Truck. At a minimum, staffing on each apparatus is a Fire Captain, Fire Engineer, and a Firefighter(s), with one being Paramedic trained in providing Advanced Life Support pre-hospital care. All play an integral role in every response no matter the size or complexity.

All personnel comprising the Operations Division of your Fire Department, stand at the ready to provide the most efficient, expeditious, and professional response to all of our community’s needs.

Deputy Fire Chief of Operations Shawn Watkins