|Chief Scott Osborne
The Logistics Division provides supplies, equipment, and services to support daily operations of the Carmel Fire Department. These responsibilities include preventative maintenance and repairs of the department’s fire, EMS, and staff vehicles, and obtaining and distributing items such as supplies, uniforms, equipment and tools.
Providing in-house apparatus and equipment testing, repairs, preventive maintenance and records management is a significant cost savings to the city. This also puts the Logistics Division in a better position to provide technical assistance relating to equipment purchases, and outfitting of new emergency response vehicles. The Logistics Division is also responsible for obtaining and distributing items such as supplies, uniforms, equipment and tools for the six fire stations and 164 fire department employees.
The maintenance division is staffed by an additional mechanic that provides fleet services to the department during normal working hours and on a stand-by basis for after hour’s maintenance emergencies.
The department’s Quartermaster outfits all fire department personnel with uniforms and structural firefighter turnout gear. The Quartermaster maintains the maintenance records of the firefighting gear and provides technical assistance relating to the purchase of new structural firefighter turn out gear.
Logistics Division personnel respond to all working fires, as well as major and preplanned incidents to provide additional equipment and support.