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David Sebben  
Title: B Shift Operations Battalion Chief
Phone: (305) 289-6004

  • Operations commander for B Shift. Responsible for the direction of all emergency personnel and other personnel assigned.

  • Supervises daily operations of assigned personnel, quarters, apparatus and equipment. Assures all activities are in compliance with State of Florida guidelines and departmental directives.

  • Responds to emergency calls and fire alarms. May perform all key responsibilities of a firefighter and direct career employees and volunteer members during emergencies to relieve or remove the emergency state.

  • Administers emergency medical techniques (Basic or Advanced Life Support) as defined and authorized by the EMS Medical Director and/or on-line physician control and in accordance with Florida Law.

  • Contains, suppresses and extinguishes fires; rescues potential victims and protects property. May act as the Incident Commander or subordinate ICS branch, group, division or similar commander.

  • Assists in reviewing applications, performing written and skill testing, interviewing and assisting in the final recommendation of Firefighter candidates for employment.

  • Recommends adjustment of grievances and evaluates employee performance. Assures that employees meet required standards pursuant to Administrative Instruction 5403, Standing Orders and Medical Treatment Protocols, Standard Operating Procedures, General Orders and other official documents that effect operations. Keeps abreast of, complies with, and ensures subordinate compliance with County policies, department rules and regulations.

  • Coordinates and conducts training activities. Attends training, company drills and administrative sessions as required.

  • Maintains accurate and complete records as well as provides ongoing status reports of all functions and projects as assigned, including, but not limited to, narcotic control records, monthly station and unit reports, quality assurance, documented review of protocols, procedures, run reports and new equipment. Serves on assigned committees. Reviews and recommends data criteria to ensure accurate quality measurements of the service Monroe County Fire Rescue provides.

  • Inspects and maintains personal protection gear, assigned apparatus and equipment, medications and office supplies to ensure operational readiness. Supervises this function of subordinates assigned to B Shift.

  • Participates in educational and public information programs of the Fire Rescue Department.

  • Assists in the development and management of the Fire Rescue Department and section budget.

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