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Casper Fire-EMS promotes 23-year vet Jack Moore to battalion chief

Battalion Chief Jack Moore (City of Casper Fire-EMS Department, Facebook)

CASPER, Wyo. — The Casper Fire-EMS Department announced on Wednesday that Jack Moore, a 23-year veteran with the department, has been promoted to the position of battalion chief.

Moore was previously a captain in the Community Risk Reduction Division and was promoted to the position of battalion chief in the wake of Devin Garvin’s promotion to the role of deputy chief of Community Risk Reduction, which was announced on Tuesday.

Casper Fire-EMS Engineer and Public Information Officer Andrew Sundell congratulated Moore on his promotion during a Wednesday morning briefing. Sundell also explained the role of the various “chief” positions in the department in response to a question submitted by a citizen.

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Sundell explained the different ranks of chief, starting at the top:

  • Fire Chief:
    • In charge of the entire department
    • Work involves a lot of coordination with other City of Casper departments as well as the Wyoming Medical Center
    • Provides vision for what the Casper FD will be going forward
  • Three deputy chiefs
    • Deputy Chief of Administration
      • Works on a lot of budgetary issues
      • Works alongside the fire chief to ensure the department runs smoothly from an administrative perspective
    • Deputy chief of training and operation
      • In charge of day-to-day operations
      • In charge of the department’s training needs
    • Deputy Chief of Community Risk Reduction
      • Oversight of community activities aimed at preventing emergencies before they happen:
        • Prevention
        • Education
        • Inspections
        • Investigations
        • Public Information Officers
        • Plans Review
        • Community Outreach Activities
  • Four Battalion Chiefs
    • Battalion Chief of Community Risk Reduction
    • Three Line Battalion Chiefs
      • One each for A, B, and C Platoon
      • Responsible for individual platoon day-to-day operations
      • Works same schedule as firefighters on the 48-hour shift rotations