Fire Administration has a staff of four professionals who are responsible for planning, directing and evaluating all fire department programs and activities. Primary functions of Fire Administration include department leadership; public information and support services; human resource recruitment, testing, and management; fiscal and contract management; administrative functions, strategic leadership coordination, and fund enhancement (such as grant application and management). They ensure our Emergency Response and Fire prevention personnel are trained, equipped, and supported to focus on delivering the more visible aspects of caring for our community during times of emergency, investigations, and development. These are the people behind the people!
Administrative Analyst James Blattler, whose major responsibilities include budget development and administration and mutual aid processing and the Department's primary Public Information Officer. James also leads research efforts in the Department and is the Department's representative to the fiscal advisers team and The Motion (enterprise resource management) project.
Administrative Assistant Mika Timpano. This position is responsible for website maintenance, accounts payable, public records requests, payroll, staff support, and serves as the primary contact for phone and walk-in customers.
Fire Chief Keith Aggson is the fourth full-time member of the Fire Administrative staff. Chief Aggson is responsible for overall Department leadership, partnering with other City Departments to provide service, and connectivity with our community. Check out Chief Aggson's message from the Fire Chief.