Fire Chief Rick Robinson

Deputy Chief of Operations, Training & Lifeguards, Joe Ward Division Chief of Administration, Pete Lawrence

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)