Department Structure


Since 1984 The Methuen Fire Department has operated with the following staffing levels:

Administrative / Office Personnel

1 Fire ChiefC.E.O. of the Fire Department
1 Assistant Fire ChiefProvides Staff Support to the Chief with Essential Duties and Assignments
2 CaptainsBoth Day Staff Officers; Code Enforcement, Training, Fire Prevention, Fire Investigation, EMS, Inspections, Personnel Development, Safety, Communications, Technology, Infectious Control, Emergency Management, Grant Writing
1 Administrative Assistant/Central Grant CoordinatorPerforms Payroll Functions, Assists in Budget Preparation, Account Reconciliation, Oversees Grants
1 Administrative Assistant to the ChiefPerforms Ambulance Billing, Fire Reports, and Customer Service

Line Personnel

4 Deputy Fire Chiefs (1 per shift)Shift Commanders / Oversees 4 stations and all on-duty; Personnel / Incident Commander
16 Lieutenants (4 per shift)Line Officers / Direct Supervisors of Engine Company, Ladder Company, and Rescue (1 Lieutenant at each station per shift)
72 Firefighters (18 per shift)Firefighting, Rescue, EMS, Dispatch

98 Total Personnel (23 per shift and 6 Day Staff)