Safety Battalion

Caldwell County Emergency ServicesThe Safety Battalion, under the direction of the Chief of Department, is led by the Safety Officer, holding the rank of Captain, who is joined by select members of other Emergency Services and County personnel and is tasked with maintaining records required by the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), investigating serious accidents, assisting in providing necessary training to all departments, and writing or assisting in writing required plans such for areas such as bloodborne pathogens and hazardous materials communication. Periodic inspections of County work sites are also performed, and the position works closely with each division of Emergency Services, assisting with incidents and emergency call-outs. Automatic response to all technical, major, and advanced incidents, as well as special calls to other working incidents as requested.