The Facilities and Maintenance manager is responsible for managing building and land maintenance, personnel management, and overseeing the upkeep of fire stations, vehicles, and equipment. This role is essential to ensuring that the fire department is always operating efficiently and effectively. In terms of building and land maintenance, the Facilities and Maintenance manager ensures that the physical space of the fire department meets all safety standards and is always in good working condition. Along with this, they must manage personnel to ensure that each firefighter can operate efficiently and cohesively in a safe, well-maintained environment. Lastly, they must manage the upkeep of the fire stations and vehicles, including testing equipment, ensuring that everything is working correctly when it is needed most. This role requires organization, attention to detail, and the ability to multitask, all things which are essential for success in a fire department.