The Chief of Fire and Emergency Medical Services (DC FEMS) directs overall policy, planning and management of the department with the aid of two Assistant Fire Chiefs.
The Assistant Fire Chief, Operations, is responsible for overall supervision and coordination of field activities, including the Operations Division and Special Operations Division. and Internal Affairs.
The Assistant Fire Chief, Services, supervises the Fire Prevention Division, Fleet Maintenance Division, Management Information Systems, Internal Affairs, Training Academy and the Facilities Maintenance Division.
The Assistant Fire Chief, Medical Director, is a licensed physician responsible for clinical oversight and medical quality management.