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Support Services Bureau

The Support Services Bureau is managed by a Deputy Chief and an Assistant Chief, with clerical support staff. The Support Services Bureau is responsible for management of the following:

  • Training Division
  • Regional Training Group (Los Angeles Area Fire Chiefs’ Association)
  • Homeland Security Grants 
  • ISA (Instructional Services Agreement)
  • Emergency Medical Services Division
  • Information Technology
  • Fire Fleet and Apparatus Management

The Training Division is responsible for conducting the following:

  • Recruit academies
  • Probationary testing and evaluations
  • In-service training and education of fire personnel
  • Utilizing a variety of training methods and resources
  • Including video- and technology-based programs
  • Promotional Exams

The Homeland Security Grants include the following:

  • Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI)
  • State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSGP)
  • Port Security Grant Program (PSGP)
  • Overall Grant Management
  • Project requests/submissions
  • Grant allocations and reimbursements
  • Grant oversight for USAR, HazMat, CERT, Fireboat, TEMS, the Regional Training Center and Marine Safety
  • ISA (Instructional Service Agreement) associated with East Los Angeles Community College
  • Collecting in-service training hours bi-annually and managing course deliveries under the ISA agreement

The Emergency Medical Services Division (EMS) has administrative and operational responsibility for the following:

  • The design and delivery of all EMS system activities, including the certification of all uniformed personnel
  • Certification of all LBFD firefighters, Ambulance Operators, Marine Safety Officers and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT)
  • Continuing education and quality improvement for Paramedics and EMTs