Fire Police are a national entity of their own, however each fire company is responsible for providing their own fire police to respond when needed during an emergency call. It is tradition that the older and more distinguished members of Aetna hold these positions.
Fire Police act as an important supplement to the operations of the Fire and EMS services. When requested, a fire police member responds to the scene in their private vehicle to assist in traffic control (i.e. diverting traffic at an accident scene or shutting down roadways), crowd control, or other operation as directed by the Incident Commander. To become fire police, a member has to go through training and certification and then be allowed to have status within Aetna.