The Logistics Section, headed by Deputy Chief Matt Higginbotham, supports all areas of the fire department in providing the physical resources and needed maintenance and testing of equipment, vehicles, and facilities. There are four major areas of responsibility:
- Facilities and Purchasing
- EMS Equipment and Supplies
- Fleet and Equipment
- Uniforms and Protective Clothing
Facilities & Purchasing
This section represents Fire-Rescue on all new construction and remodel building projects. All facility and appliance repairs are scheduled and coordinated. They also purchase all supplies needed to maintain the stations. Purchasing makes sure all fire station bills (utilities, repair bills, etc.) are paid, registers employees for requested training classes and conferences, and books travel for the department employees.
EMS Equipment & Supplies
EMS Supply personnel purchase all EMS related equipment and supplies. They stock each station with the medical supplies and medications needed from the Logistics Warehouse. Equipment is repaired and maintained on site or is managed through maintenance agreements. They also coordinate medical waste pickups throughout the department.
Fleet & Equipment
Fleet and Equipment is responsible for the acquisition and maintenance of apparatus, as well as the equipment that goes on the apparatus. They conduct research and evaluate products, develop specifications, and coordinate with City of Plano Fleet Services department on purchasing and acceptance of new apparatus. Fire-Rescue Fleet personnel work closely with the City of Plano Fleet Services department to coordinate the maintenance and repair of all department apparatus to ensure a fully response-ready department.
Uniforms & Protective Clothing
This area is responsible for the purchasing of all firefighting protective clothing. Back-up protective clothing is maintained in many sizes -- clean and available -- in case front-line gear is contaminated or damaged during use. This area also works closely with the uniform vendor to ensure department personnel are outfitted in the official uniform.