Fire suppression is one of the department's major functions. The fire suppression division encompasses any activities related to the suppression and extinguishment of any type of fire. Under the supervision of a Deputy Chief of Operations and a Captain who serves as the shift commander and a Lieutenant assigned to station 2 the department operates four engines, a tower, forestry unit and a heavy rescue from two stations. Two of the engines are specialty apparatus, serving as an engine/heavy rescue (Rescue 2) and an engine/tanker (Engine 2). Headquarters and Station 2 are staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. All department members, both career and call, can be recalled by order of the shift commander for any fire suppression emergencies. Each Captain and Lieutenant are assigned a division of the department and is responsible for it's oversight. The divisions that the Captain's and Lieutenant's are responsible for are Facilities Maintenance, Fleet & Equipment Maintenance, Personal Protective Equipment and residential fire inspections including 26f, 26f 1/2 and 527 CMR 1.00. The Deputy Chief is responsible for administrative duties such as scheduling, records management and serves as the Emergency Medical Services Coordinator. The Deputy Chief has direct oversight over day to day operations of the department.