Fire Administration is responsible for the day to day management of all divisions within the Department. The role of Fire Administration is to provide the support and resources for first- line Fire and EMS employees to accomplish their mission. These include overall command, management, human resources, budget planning and logistics. Personnel assigned to Fire Administration include the Fire Chief, Deputy Fire Chief, administrative and clerical staff, support staff, and all temporary duty personnel. Administrative staff are also active in representing the department on county wide teams including the Purchasing Task Force and the County Training and Development Team. Administration activities are headquartered at 5077 John Tyler Hwy, with a remote office at the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in the Toano area of James City County.
When the EOC is activated for county wide emergencies, all members of Fire Administration function as active staff. They serve a variety of roles including EOC support, information staff, or other special assignments as deemed necessary.
The Fire Chief serves as a member of the County Executive Leadership Team and the Deputy Fire Chief is an active participant in special County Teams as required.
Periodically, first-line supervisors are temporarily assigned to Fire Administration to manage special projects. Special projects can include budget development and submission, implementation of a significant new program, research and development, or building construction projects. These temporary assignments generally do not exceed one year.