The Fire Department operates 2 fully manned stations, which are staffed 24 hours a day. The full-time Firefighters work 24 hour shifts and are divided up into 3 Shifts (A, B, and C). They work every 3rd day, with 2 days off. The Fire Department also, has several Reserve Firefighters, who are not full-time Firefighters, but respond to calls and assist the full-time staff with various other activities.
The Firefighters are trained in various specialties to handle the varied tasks and emergency calls they receive. Some of these specialized skills are listed below, and this is just a small sampling of the wide range of training and certifications held by the Firefighters in Republic:
- Firefighter I and II State Certifications
- Emergency Medical Technician
- HazMat Technician
- Fire Inspector State Certification
- Fire Instructor State Certification
- Vehicle Rescue Technician
- Fire Investigator State Certification
The Fire Department currently holds an ISO Rating of 2. ISO classification refers to the Public Protection Classification (PPC) service administered by the Insurance Service Organization (ISO). This classification system gauges the capacity of a local fire department to respond to fires.
The ISO uses their Fire Suppression Rating Schedule (FSRS) in reviewing the fire-fighting capabilities of individual communities. The schedule measures the major elements of a community's fire-suppression system and develops a numerical grading on a scale from 1 to 10. Class 1 represents the best public protection and Class 10 indicates no recognized protection.