The Fire and Emergency Services Division is located in the Shields Building (S-237). The division has three sections: Operations, Training and Fire Prevention.
The Operations Section provides initial and secondary unit deployment to fire, medical and hazardous material emergency responses depending on the type of incident or emergency. The F&ES also provides mutual aid support for aircraft incidents at nearby Millington Municipal Airport.
Since the alert for terrorism escalated, there has been a pro-active role in strategic deployment education, implementation of new emergency response programs and upgrade of procedures to meet concerns of biological/chemical issues and weapons of mass destruction into regular training and disaster preparedness drills.
The Fire Prevention Section conducts inspection of all base facilities, holds fire drills, reviews plans, issues permits and fire wardens training. Custom-tailored training is also provided to command personnel, tenant commands and local area schools upon request.