Administrative Services Division
Under the guidance of an Assistant FIre Chief, Fire Administrative Services Division is reponsible for the management and oversight of the Department’s finances and budget, including the accounts payable and budgets for the fourteen Fire Districts. This division employs a staff of nine to provide billing and revenue collections for ambulance services, fleet and facility management, ground level management of the Department’s purchasing process, managing the Department’s construction projects, and providing front desk customer services to the public.
Division staff coordinates with the county’s Purchasing and Payables Departments to ensure a timely and accurate purchasing system that meets the needs of the Department and complies with local and state requirements. They oversee and manage the revenue stream from the Fire Department’s funding mechanisms such as the County Fire Protection Excise Tax, General Obligation (GO) Bonds and Revenue Bonds related to construction projects, the Fire and Emergency Services Gross Receipts Tax, and Fire-Rescue Impact Fees.
A recent addition to their task list is managing the Volunteer Incentive Program which provides a stipend for volunteers when they respond to district trainings or emergency calls. The staff fields numerous daily requests related to facility and fleet upkeep. Three Emergency Vehicle Technicians (EVTs) service and repair the Department’s large fleet of vehicles and the array of fire and EMS equipment.
2009 Accomplishments include:
• Purchased and placed into services new apparatus-Engines in Chimayo, Eldorado, Hondo and Wildland Team, Rescue-Hondo