Administration

Fire Department AdministrationResponsibilities
Administration consists of the fire chief and his administrative staff. The fire chief, under the direction of the city manager and the City Council, is responsible for long-range planning, budgeting, personnel development, and setting and meeting specific goals and objectives relative to maintaining and improving levels of services to the community. The fire chief maintains consistent levels of performance and productivity by constantly evaluating and reviewing the progress made towards the stated objectives. 

The fire chief achieves these standards by employing a variety of modern management techniques, leadership, and staff who provide a high level of competence and integrity in service delivery.

Administrative staff consists of a Senior Account Clerk and Principal Management Analyst who provide support to the Chief and Battalion Chiefs and handle public records requests for fire and emergency medical reports, Paramedic Ambulance Subscription Program memberships, public education requests, tour coordination, budget and grants management, and special projects as assigned.

Innovation
Chief Birrell believes in proactive efforts to streamline and implement innovative and cost effective solutions when possible. Recent accomplishments include interfacing the Department's staffing and scheduling system to the City's online time-card system, implementation of electronic patient care reporting, EMS bill processing, direct deposits, and automation of the Department's Standard Operating Procedures with daily training bulletins. Chief Birrell intends to continue these efforts into the next fiscal year.

Or, you may call Fire Administration directly at (626) 307-1262.