The primary goal of the Operations Division is to protect life, property and the environment. The division is staffed with well-trained personnel and teams with diverse and highly specialized skill sets to meet the wide ranging demands of the District. Because our firefighters are often the first responders to people in need, District firefighters provide many other valuable services to the community in addition to fire suppression, including emergency medical treatment and transport, technical rescue services and response to hazardous material releases.
Structural Fire Suppression - Two-In/Two-Out
The California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Section 5144 specifies requirements for working in Immediately Dangerous to Life and Health (IDLH) environments; these requirements are known as the "Two-In/Two-Out" rule. This Code requires that a minimum of 4 personnel be on scene before making entry into a structure fire.