The largest division within the Riverside Fire Authority is the Operations Division, which is responsible for fire suppression, emergency medical services, rescue activities, mitigation of disasters and hazardous materials. In addition to emergency work, Operations Division Firefighters inspect industrial, commercial, and multi-residential occupancies on a regular basis. Division members provide a wide range of services to the community including blood-pressure screening, tours of fire stations and apparatus, and fire and life safety presentations within the community. The Operations Division is comprised of four platoons of career fire fighters operating two companies who work an alternating schedule of 24-hour shifts. Each platoon is supervised on a rotational basis by a Chief Officer who is responsible for the emergency and administrative activities of all members assigned to that platoon. Community based volunteer members and resident volunteer members supplement the emergency response resources.