Fire Chief

Fire Chief Rick Robinson



Deputy Chief of Administration & Prevention, Bill Kogerman           Deputy Chief of Operations, Training & Lifeguards, Joe Ward

Under the direction of the Fire Chief and the Deputy Fire Chiefs, the Administration Division provides leadership, direction, and support for effective emergency and non-emergency service programs. One of its most important functions is to develop policies and programs to meet the community’s public safety needs.

It’s also responsible for Fire Administration:

  • Preparing, implementing and managing the department budget
  • Fire Department Communications
  • Fire apparatus, facilities, and equipment
  • Personnel and recruitment
  • Departmental planning
  • Reporting to the City Manager/City Council
  • Data management and reporting
  • Mapping
  • Purchasing and grants
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Emergency Operations Center Management
  • Participating in the San Diego Unified Disaster Council
  • Coordination with the California State Office of Emergency Services
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • CERT Managment
  • Ambulance Billing (contact # (760) 435-4112)