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                 Shannon Skiles 

      Deputy Chief of Operations
shannon skiles - Copy (2)The Operations Division has a primary responsibility for emergency response and preparedness within the City of Porterville. The division staffs three fire stations and responds to a wide variety of emergencies including fires, rescues, emergency medical incidents and hazardous conditions.  

The Operations Division is comprised of 49 career fire personnel. The Division is overseen by the Deputy Fire Chief and organized into three shifts, A, B, and C. Each shift is staffed with 1 Battalion Chief, 3 Captains, 3 Engineers and 8 Firefighters.

This division is responsible for all the daily operations of engine companies including response to emergencies. 2022 was the busiest year ever for the Porterville Fire Department! During the year, we responded to 5,453 call for service and 519 of those calls were fires. This is a 19% increase in call volume over the last 10 years.

PFD Organizational Chart - Copy


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