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1

AFD Mission

The Austin Fire Department is committed to creating safe and resilient communities through prevention, preparedness and effective emergency response.

2

AFD Vision

The Austin Fire Department sets the standard among public service agencies, serving the community through innovation and collaboration, while honoring tradition and embracing inclusion, equity and diversity for all.

3

Six Key Organizational Priorities of 2019

1) Human Resources
2) Emergency Response Readiness and Service Delivery
3) Professional Development
4) Facilities and Equipment/Technology and Supplies
5) Customer Service Programs
6)Public Information/Education/Relations

4

AFD Fire Chief Joe Baker's philosophy for an effective, efficient Fire Department begins with:

Sound organizational principles

5

AFD Fire Chief Joe Baker's sound organizational principles include all of the following EXCEPT:

A) a vision
B) a mission
C) core values
D) professional development

D) professional development

Ref: pg 7, para 1

6

AFD Budget

$198,478,600

7

Staff Numbers

1197 firefighters
118 civilian staff

8

Service Area

280 square miles

9

Austin population

972,499

10

Number of arson investigators in AFD?

A) two
B) five
C) seven
D) nine

D) nine

Ref: pg 19, para 1

11

Number of investigations performed by arson?

A) 121
B) 212
C) 221
D) 122

B) 212

Ref: pg 19, para 1

12

Percentage of arson cases cleared by arrest or citation?

42% or 58 cases

13

Percentage of fire deaths that occur in homes without a single working smoke detector?

A) 25%
B) 50%
C) 75%
D) none of the above

B) 50%

14

How many smoke detectors did AFD install in 2019?

3400

15

_______ is the cheapest life insurance money can buy and gives precious time to escape a house fire.

A) AARP
B) Public education
C) A working smoke alarm
D) Keeping your bedroom door closed

C) A working smoke alarm

16

What program was created by AFD's Community Outreach to increase community knowledge of available resources offered through entities/organizations that would help residents become more self-sufficient and sustain a healthy lifestyle?

A) Red Angel Program
B) Blue Angel Program
C) Fire Angel Program
D) Healthy Angel Program

A) Red Angel Program

Ref: pg 23, para 4 & 5.

17

2019 AFD Call Volume

92,000 calls for assistance

18

Which division is the largest and most recognizable of the Austin Fire Department?

A) Education Services
B) Homeland Security
C) Prevention
D) Operations

D) Operations

19

What percentage of AFD calls are medical in nature?

A) 70%
B) 75%
C) 80%
D) 82%

A) 70%

Ref: pg 29, para 3

20

What are the 6 sections of Support Services Divisions?

1) Recruiting
2) Education Services
3) Medical Operations
4) Workers Compensation
5) Wellness
6) Safety

21

Which department division introduces career firefighting to qualified candidates across all demographic groups while endeavoring to attract a more diverse, inclusive workforce?

A) Recruiting
B) Education Services
C) Human Resources
D) Operations

A) Recruiting

22

Which department division Prepares cadets to be entry-level firefighters through a 28 week academy, and develops and coordinated professional development as well as in-service and continuing education training for all sworn personnel?

A) Recruiting
B) Education Services
C) Human Resources
D) Safety

B) Education Services

23

Which department division provides initial medical training and CE for all sworn personnel?

A) Recruiting
B) Education Services
C) Medical Operations
D) Safety

C) Medical Operations

24

Which department division assists firefighters when they have been injured on the job?

A) Workers' Compensation
B) Wellness
C) Medical Operations
D) Safety

A) Workers' Compensation

25

Which department division is dedicated to the health and well-being of AFD firefighters and ATCEMS medics?

A) Workers' Compensation
B) Wellness
C) Medical Operations
D) Safety

B) Wellness

26

Which department division works to reduce firefighter injuries through on-scene monitoring/interventions at incidents?

A) Operations
B) Wellness
C) Medical Operations
D) Safety

D) Safety

27

Which department division provides a greater collaboration among local, state and national agencies in identifying threat trends in our area?

Homeland Security

28

Which department division provides regional service in fours areas: hazmat, water rescue, technical rescue and structural collapse?

Special Operations (Spec Ops)

29

Which department division provides rescue, fire protection and emergency medical services for all facilities, employees, passengers and visitors at ABIA?

ARFF

30

Which department division is responsible for coordinating and overseeing design, construction and renovation of all new construction projects. Handles routine and urgent building maintenance and equipment repairs.

Facilities

31

Which department division serves as the warehouse and a distribution group for critical materials to all fire stations, firefighters and business units?

Warehouse

32

Which department division develops, tests and purchases all operations' firefighting and rescue equipment, and maintains and repairs $4M in hand tools and power tools?

Operations Support

33

Which department division maintains and repairs breathing apparatus assemblies, and a refills and distributes air bottles and oxygen cylinders to fire stations and at emergency incidents?

Air Shops

34

Which department division focuses on preventing wildfires through cooperation and participation in the city planning process and programs; public education and fuel management; and provides assistance and oversight during prescribed burns?

Wildfire Mitigation/Management

35

Which department division is comprised of Public Education, engaging the community in the pursuit of life safety and fire prevention, and Community Relations, delivering innovative outreach efforts driven by evolving community needs?

Community Outreach

36

Which department division investigates the origin, cause and circumstances of a fire in order to determine whether it was accidental or criminal in nature?

Investigations

37

Which department division reviews plans for compliance with the international building code/fire code?

Engineering

38

Which department division reviews site plans, building plans and fire protection system plans for new and renovated structures. Also inspects properties that store hazardous materials?

Prevention

39

Which department division coordinates emergency preparations for large-scale events?

Special Events

40

Which department division provides reliable information to drive informed decisions regarding department finances?

Finance

41

Which department division shapes a professional culture through workforce hiring, performance feedback, and benefits management?

Human Resources and Payroll

42

Which department division provides support to the Office of the Fire Chief, executive staff and all department sections. Liaisons with other city departments, City Hall and the public on various issues?

Administrative Support and Quality Initiatives

43

Which department division Provides accurate data analytics and mapping in order to provide executive leadership the ability to make meaningful, data-driven decisions for the organization?

Research and Data Analytics