This officer commands a single company but also is the ranking officer at a station that may have several companies. They may have one or more lieutenants working at the station with him. This officer is often the initial command at emergencies and can be called upon to fill in for the Battalion Chief during his or her absence. A captain may also be over a special section or function. Examples are: Dispatch, Training, EMS etc.
This coin salutes the skilled fire professionals who carry the rank of captain.
Each coin measures 1 3/4 inch (44mm) in diameter.