Fire Administration

The Fire Administration is responsible for all operations of the agency. Headed by the Chief of Department, the duties of fire administration include preparation and control of the annual operating budget, administration of the fire data processing systems (NFIRS), recruitment and enlistment of new employees, the provision of in-service training and education, continued evaluation of the agency and its programs, and planning for future service needs. This division also administers an efficient, ongoing program for the maintenance, retention, disbursement, preservation of incident reports and other agency records in accordance with the Administrative Code of the Florida Statutes.

2016-2017 Organizational Chart
2016-2017 Organizational Chart

The Fire Administration staff includes the Chief of Department, Deputy Fire Chief, Division Chief of Firefighter Health, Safety & Training, the Finance and Administration Section Chief and two Technical Assistants.

Strategic Plan

Since 1997, Winter Park Fire Rescue has benefited from having in place a community-driven strategic plan. Our current strategic plan was updated in 2015 and included participation from both internal and external stakeholders. The strategic plan created eight specific goals and related objectives directed towards the continuous improvement of the department. The department’s strategic plan has helped guide decisions, budget for staffing and equipment, and sustain the levels of service expected by the community.

If you are interested in participating in the next external stakeholder exercise please contact the department at info@cityofwinterpark.org. Strategic planning is a critical part of our operation. We need and desire your comments, suggestions, and ideas.

Standards of Cover

In 2001 the City Commission adopted the city’s first emergency services Standards of Cover (SOC). An SOC sets in place an agreed upon level of performance and outcomes for the emergency services provided by the fire department. The agency’s levels of performance are based on several key points; a structured assessment of total community risk, a minimal level of personnel and equipment to address those critical tasks needed to be accomplished at any given emergency, and what are the anticipated outcomes of these events based on the assumptions if enough personnel arrive to a specific risk with enough equipment to stop the loss and thus changing the outcomes of the events in a positive way. The most current agreed upon SOC was passed by the City Commission in January 2016. Please find linked here a copy of the agency’s current SOC document.