If you've watched the actions of a SLO City Fire crew, you most likely witnessed the incredible difference our 3- and 4-person crews can make in the lives of our citizens. Similarly, if you've had the opportunity to interact with our non-Emergency Response staff, you most likely witness the quality and quantity of work produced by this very small but incredibly talented group. The Administrative staff consists of the people behind the scenes who focus on organizational leadership, community-focused programs, contracts, customer service, records management, training, community disaster preparedness, budget development and tracking, short and long range planning, and so much more. All of these functions make our external mission possible. These are the people behind the people!
The Deputy Fire Chief position is currently vacant with Deputy Chief Keith Aggson fulfilling the interim Fire Chief role. The major responsibilities of the Deputy Fire Chief include department training, community disaster preparedness, and Emergency Response supervision.
Administrative Analyst James Blattler, whose major responsibilities include budget development and administration and mutual aid processing. 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 McGee. This position is responsible for accounts payable, payroll, staff support, and serves as the primary contact for phone and walk-in customers..
Interim 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.