The Emergency Response Division is overseen by an Assistant Chief. The Emergency Response Division is responsible for the Operations Division, Professional Standards Division (training, education, etc.), and Special Teams (Technical Rescue, HAZMAT, Wildland, etc.)
The Operations Division is the single largest division in the Leander Fire Department and is comprised of 70 personnel on three shifts working out of 5 fire stations. Each shift is supervised by a Battalion Chief who manages the day-to-day activities and responds to major incidents.
The Operations Division provides emergency response to fires, rescues, EMS calls and a myriad of public assistance calls 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Suppression personnel are trained in Structural and Wildland Firefighting, Emergency Medical Care, Hazardous Materials Response and Technical Rescue Operations. Technical Rescue Operations include Vehicle Extrication, High Angle Rescue, Trench Rescue, Confined Space Rescue and Swift Water Rescue.
The department's primary responsibility is to provide services to the areas inside the City limits of Leander. However, the department also responds to areas immediately outside the City limits in unincorporated areas of Williamson and Travis Counties.