Heartland Fire & Rescue Job Roles

Fire Chief

  • Leadership and direction to organization
  • Strategic planning goals
  • Budget management
  • Final review of policies and procedures
  • City Council and City Directors meetings
  • Board of Chiefs for Heartland Communications Facility Authority and Heartland Training Facility
  • Zone Chiefs, San Diego County Chiefs, and Unified Disaster Council
  • Community events
  • Memorandums of Understanding
  • Supervises: Division Chiefs (3), Fire Marshal, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, Management Analysts (2), and Administrative Assistant

Division Chief - Operations

  • Significant incident support
  • Resource management and daily staffing
  • Overhead and Mutual Aid capacity
  • Special event planning
  • Zone Operations Committee
  • Pre-planning for significant incidents
  • Master training schedule
  • Fire Apparatus maintenance
  • Secondary coverage
  • Supervises: Operational Battalion Chiefs (3) and Training Battalion Chief

Division Chief – Administration 

  • Policies and procedures
  • Performance reviews
  • Annual physicals
  • Incident reports and NFIRS submissions
  • Hiring and promotional processes
  • Staffing program and CAD systems
  • EMS contracts/agreements/compliance
  • Professional Standards
  • Workers compensation
  • Professional license tracking
  • Safety Committee
  • Personnel and accident investigations
  • Performance measures
  • Website and social media
  • Significant incident support
  • Secondary coverage to Fire Chief
  • Supervises: EMS Battalion Chief

Division Chief – Logistics/Support Services 

  • Radios/cell phones/pagers
  • Station alerting system
  • Facilities management
  • SCBA repair and maintenance
  • Fire Apparatus purchasing/Fleet specifications
  • Equipment specs/purchasing
  • Equipment maintenance and replacement
  • Fit testing
  • GIS mapping
  • Pre-fire planning
  • Significant incident support
  • Secondary coverage

Fire Marshal 

  • Fire Prevention Bureau management
  • Fire code enforcement official
  • Fire Prevention Bureau public records requests
  • Plan review/large plan check
  • Code development and management
  • Fee schedule development
  • Fire Prevention Bureau budgets
  • San Diego County Fire Marshals group
  • Supervises: Deputy Fire Marshal, Fire Inspectors (2 FT, 4 PT)

Emergency Preparedness Coordinator 

  • Emergency operations plans
  • Evacuation plans
  • Continuity of operations plans
  • EOC training and exercises
  • Community preparedness awareness and training
  • Community preparedness resources
  • EOC activations
  • East County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program
  • NIMS compliance
  • Hazard mitigations
  • Emergency preparedness and CERT budgets

Administrative Office Staff

  • Budget development, implementation, and monitoring
  • Grant management
  • Reconciliation of Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement
  • Reimbursements
  • Data analysis
  • Accounts payable and receivable
  • Purchasing procurement
  • Contract administration
  • Payroll
  • Administrative support for Chief Officers
  • City and department liaisons
  • Performance measures
  • Software administration
  • Personnel processing
  • Records requests
  • Website and social media
  • Forms, documents, processes
  • San Diego County Fire Chiefs Administrative Section
  • CalChiefs - Administrative Fire Services Section

Battalion Chief – Training

  • Training program development and management
  • Personnel development
  • Captains training
  • After Action Reviews
  • Reserve Firefighter and Fire Explorer programs
  • Specialized training
  • Zone Training Officers
  • Task Book management
  • UASI training
  • JAC program
  • New hire orientation
  • Training software administrator
  • Training budget
  • Significant incident support
  • Secondary coverage

Battalion Chief – Emergency Medical Services

  • EMS program oversight
  • EMS budget
  • EMS committees
  • EMS equipment and supplies
  • EMS CQI/QA
  • EMS education and licensing
  • Regional Cooperative Care Program liaison
  • Exposure reporting
  • Controlled substance management
  • Infection Control Officer
  • E-PCR and patient data
  • Significant incident support
  • Secondary coverage

Battalion Chiefs – Operations

  • Staffing program oversight
  • Incident support
  • Crew supervision