The Billings Fire Department employs 110 line personnel including firefighters and EMTs of all levels who respond to a wide variety of fire, rescue, and medical emergencies. They are divided into three platoons: A, B, and C. Firefighters work 24 hour shifts.
Captains are the officers in charge of a fire apparatus and oversee the day-to-day operations of their station.
Engineers drive and operate the equipment on the fire apparatus.
Firefighters operate the specific tools needed to accomplish the task at hand.