SMFR's civilian (staff) positions play a crucial role by keeping the organization running and our responders ready.
The Finance bureau is comprised of Accounting, Budget and Payroll functions. This includes billing for Wildland, USAR, and ambulance transports. Our Budget team is responsible for the department's annual budget and long-term financial planning.
The Human Resources team is committed to ensuring SMFR is an employer of choice in order to attract and retain only the best people. They do this by providing highly competitive compensation and robust benefits to care for our employees and their families, serving as trusted advisors to both management and employees, and providing a variety of human resources services that are aligned with SMFR's mission, values, and strategic objectives.
Logistics serves the employees and citizens in the district with procurement, warehousing, management and distribution of EMS supplies/equipment, Uniforms, EMS/Fire Personal Protective Equipment, Fire Tools, Fire Equipment, Station Supplies and Warehouse Supplies. They coordinate repair, testing, inspection, and maintenance of equipment.
Technology Services (IT) / Geographic Information System (GIS)
Technology Services (IT) provides support for all technology systems including access management, applications, email, mobile data terminals, computer-aided dispatch, information security, and many others.
GIS is responsible for spatial data processing and maintenance, data collection, thematic mapping, preparing preplan drawings, and ensuring data integrity utilizing ESRI products.
Facilities is responsible for our 30 fire stations, two training facilities, three cell towers, and headquarters. Within these facilities, they are responsible for several things including but not limited to HVAC, bay doors, and generators. New construction and station remodels are also within their scope of work.
Fleet services is responsible for unit maintenance, repairs, unit specification, unit replacement, snowplowing during major snow events, responding as needed 24/7, record keeping and parts sourcing/management.
Human Performance & Optimization (HPO) (Includes Wellness, Technical Training & Professional Development)
HPO uses an interdisciplinary approach to the well-being, education, and training of all employees in the pursuit of career longevity and performance excellence. They use a holistic approach that drives collaboration between the Bureaus to support the organization's technical, tactical, physical, mental, spiritual, emotional, financial, and social development.
Fire Marshal's Office
The Fire Marshal's Office is responsible for code enforcement in existing buildings, facilities, and for all new development, construction, and permitting services. They investigate all fires, explosions, and hazardous materials incidents for the origin, cause, and circumstances resulting in an incident. The Fire Marshal's Office also creates and maintains pre-incident plans of our commercial buildings to aid emergency responders in their mitigation of incidents.
Community Risk Reduction
The CRR (Community Risk Reduction) team plays a vital role in deploying resources, education, outreach and programs strategically throughout the district based on a risk identification and a prioritization process.
External Communications and Public Information Office (PIO) plays a critical role in building and maintaining positive relationships with the community, citizens, and media. The goal is to ensure transparency, provide timely and accurate information, and foster connectivity between SMFR and its stakeholders. Internal Communication at SMFR is a vital aspect of ensuring effective coordination, collaboration, and information flow within the organization.
Strategic Services is responsible for analyzing data to identify trends, areas for improvement, and opportunities to enhance overall effectiveness. They are also responsible to maintain the organization's accredited status by the CFAI.