Fire Department Administration Division
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Fire Department Administration Division

Fire Administration sets Department policy and provides administrative support to the Department.  Fire Administration also maintains all records and provides administrative support to the organization.

Fire Chief

The Fire Chief, John Healy, is the Executive Manager of the Fire Department and reports to the City Manager. He manages the department's $8 million budget, sets policy and oversees all department operations. The Foster City Fire Chief is a shared position with the City of San Mateo. Chief Healy is also contracted to oversee the Belmont Fire Protection District. Read a message from the Fire Chief.

Deputy Fire Chief

The Deputy Fire Chief, James Scott, manages the Operations Division for the cities of Foster City and San Mateo. The Shared Deputy Fire Chief manages a combined 7 fire stations, 3 Battalion Chiefs, and 96 Fire Captains and Firefighters.

Administrative Battalion Chief

The Administrative Battalion Chief manages the day-to-day administrative operations of the combined Foster City – San Mateo – Belmont Fire Department. The Administrative Battalion Chief tracks projects, maintains continuity between divisions and manages workflow processes. The Foster City Administrative Battalion Chief is a shared position with the City of San Mateo and is also contracted to provide support to the Belmont Fire Protection District.

Management Coordinator

The Management Cordinator provides confidential administrative and analytical support to the Fire Chief. Reporting to the Fire Chief the Management Coordinator develops office procedures, creates the department budget, monitors department expenditures, provides information to the public and department staff and supervises the Foster City administrative staff. The Management Coordinator is also the Manager of the Foster City CERT Program.

Administrative Secretary

The Administrative Secretary provides clerical support to the Fire Department. Reporting to the Management Coordinator, the Administrative Secretary answers and directs incoming calls, prepares correspondence, provides computer support for department members and maintains files.

City Hall - 610 Foster City Blvd.
Foster City, CA 94404
(650) 286-3200