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The Division of Operations is the primary division of the department with 180 members spread out over 10 fire stations, divided into two battalions and three shifts ,who respond to emergency incidents such as structure fires, motor vehicle accidents, medical emergencies and water rescues.

Mike Russell, Fire Division Chief of Operations
Mike Russell, Fire Division Chief of Operations

Mike Russell is originally from Wheeling, West Virginia, but was enticed by Florida’s weather and moved to Cape Coral in 2004. He began working for the Cape Coral Fire Department in August, 2005 and promoted to Fire Division Chief of Operations in November, 2015. Division Chief Russell has an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science Technology from Edison College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Safety Administration from Edison State College, and he is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree from Barry University. The Division Chief of Operations supervises six Battalion Chiefs who operate over three shifts and 10 fire stations, and is responsible for safety, efficiency, and overall response of operations personnel to emergencies.

Ken Ossowicz, Fire South Battalion Chief
Ken Ossowicz
Fire South Battalion Chief, A-Shift 

John Hauff Fire South Battalion Chief Jim Parker Fire North Battalion chief
John Hauff
Fire South Battalion Chief, B-Shift
James Parker
Fire North Battalion Chief, B-Shift

Chris Moore Fire South Battalion Chief
Christopher Moore
Fire South Battalion Chief, C-Shift

Jenna White Administrative Secretary

Jenna White, Administrative Secretary
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