In general, the perception of the Fire Department centers on fire
engines and firefighters performing their daily duties. The reality
however is that the fire service has changed dramatically over the past
thirty years and much of the daily activity occurs "behind the scenes."
In order to respond quickly, efficiently and effectively, the
firefighters rely on a dedicated support staff in the Administration Division to provide the means to serve our community.
The Administrative Division is responsible for the management and
supervision of all department services, programs and policies. This
entails managing the budget to provide equipment and training, hiring
new personnel, payroll records and reporting, purchasing, inventory
control, computer related functions and training, labor relations and
clerical support services.
The administrative staff also ensures that the firefighters basic needs
are met and coordinates medical care and other support services.