Chief of Staff
The Chief of Staff (COS) to the Fire Chief is a critically important role, enabling the Fire Chief to work most effectively with internal and external stakeholders and fulfill his commitments to Dallas Fire-Rescue, Citizens, City Management and City Council. The Chief of Staff is directly under the Fire Chief and assists in running the day-to-day operations of the department. The COS fills in for the Fire Chief as needed and facilitates the collaboration of Dallas Fire-Rescue Department bureaus. This is especially important when projects involve two or more bureaus. In those cases, the COS ensures all affected bureaus are working together to accomplish the project on time and on budget. When projects involve other City departments or outside agencies, the COS is expected to take a lead role in facilitating a successful resolution. All Bureaus, the Safety Division, Internal Affairs, and the Chaplains are under the Chief of Staff.