City of El Centro

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Fire Divisions

Fire and Emergency Medical Services

Fire and Emergency Medical Service Operations is the largest functional area of the Department. Our Department responds to over 4,600 incidents annually. The majority of incidents are medical in nature, accounting for appoximately 75% of the annual total. Fire related calls make up approximately 15% and the remaining incidents are comprised of Hazardous Materials, Rescues, Enviornmental emergencies among others.

Fire Administration

The Administration Support staff provides administrative support to the Fire Chief, Battalion Chiefs, and Administrative Captain; assists with the preparation and coordination of the department budget; acts as the liaision with Human Resources for recruitments, promotions and performance appraisals; administers the department’s computerized records management systems; assists with strategic planning, research, and development; and prepares, reviews, and presents staff reports for the department to City staff and City Council members.

Fire Prevention

The concentration of the Fire Prevention sections is focused on achieving life safety services through inspection, education, and enforcement of new business development, general fire inspections, company inspection and complaint investigation. Additionally, Fire Prevention focuses on educating the community about the benefits of proper safety practices and identifying and eliminating all types of hazardous conditions, which pose a threat to life, the enviornment and property.

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