The mission of Fire Administration is to provide leadership and vision for the Department that is consistent with City Council policies and community expectations; support the success of our members by budgeting for training opportunities and state-of-the art equipment; and provide leadership in city-wide emergency management. Fire Administration supports the Department’s efforts to maintain a safe community and contribute to an improved quality of life by providing innovative and progressive public safety services. By engaging the community in our mission through open and continuous community outreach, the Department seeks to ensure that services be industry-leading and relevant to the needs of residents, visitors and businesses in the community. By applying the core values of Accountability, Integrity and Flexibility, the Department helps lead Pasadena towards a safer, more secure and prosperous community for the future.
Fire Administration’s overall responsibilities include management of fiscal affairs, personnel, emergencies, and disaster services. The Division is responsible for agenda reports, training records, budgeting, procurement, payroll, information technology management, personnel actions, grants, strategic planning and administrative oversight of the Verdugo Fire Communications Center. Fire Administration also strives to foster and maintain relationships and partnerships with other City departments, community groups, professional organizations, neighboring jurisdictions and other government agencies in ways that contribute to the best possible service delivery to our customers.