The Fire Department Suppression Division is made up of 12 firefighters/operators. They are divided between three shifts: A, B and C. The firefighters work 24 hours and are off 48 hours, essentially working every third day. Many have part-time jobs on their two days off.
The firefighters stay busy running emergencies, fire pre-planning, training, maintaining equipment, hydrant testing, assisting the public and keeping the trucks clean. The firefighters run an average of four to eight calls per day, more than 1700 calls each year. The city's committed group of firefighters are always willing to go the extra mile for the citizens of Covington.