The Department’s administrative offices and Fire Prevention Division are located with other city offices at the Encinitas Civic Center. The administrative division is comprised of five full time employees, the Fire Chief, a Deputy Fire Chief, a Senior Management Analyst, a Management Analyst, and an Administrative Support Coordinator that provide management, direction, and administrative support for the entire department, conduct long-range planning, prepare the budget, provide fiscal analysis of department activities and pursue grants to purchase needed equipment and fund educational programs. In addition, the Fire Administration division is responsible for managing the city’s emergency management/disaster preparedness program and conducting emergency planning. The Department’s Lifeguard Captain also works in the administrative offices.