The primary objective of the Suppression Division is to provide fire, emergency medical, and life safety services to the community of El Segundo and protect the environment. The main components in meeting this objective are extinguishing fires, providing emergency medical treatment and transportation, responding to disasters (natural and human-caused), specialized technical rescue response, control of hazardous materials incidents, and the provision of general public assistance. This division includes Battalion Chiefs, Captains, Engineers and Firefighters, delivering service with a high level of competency, safety, and customer service.
Additionally, the Suppression Division works to prevent emergency incidents from occurring by providing public education and awareness information to the community, as well as assisting the fire prevention bureau by conducting annual inspections on numerous business occupancies in the City.
The Suppression Division is responsible for the supply and maintenance of all fire suppression and emergency-related equipment and administers and coordinates all suppression training needs to meet state and federal mandates. By working with other City departments and staff, the Suppression Division is able to economically and efficiently supply, staff, and perform the duties and functions necessary for the Fire Department to complete its mission.