The WFD, as in many fire departments, is divided into two primary service divisions. The Operations Division responds to fire, medical, hazardous materials, and rescue emergencies to protect life and property. The WFD also responds to natural and man-made disasters to protect life and property. In essence, the WFD responds to any and all 911 emergency calls that do not require law enforcement action. Firefighters also provide public education and conduct business and mercantile inspections for fire and life safety issues.