Administration is responsible for organizing and directing the activities of the Baytown Fire Department and provides strategic leadership, administrative support, analyzes operations for cost effectiveness, represents the department with government entities and other operating units, processes fire and EMS reports, procurement, budgeting, EMS billing, and coordination with Human Resources on personnel issues. Additionally, Administration oversees the Community Risk Reduction (CRR) Division.
The CRR Division is responsible for public education, fire investigations, code inspections of public and mercantile buildings, plans review and code enforcement. The Division provides significant interface with other city, county, and governmental agencies. They ensure compliance with all fire and life safety codes. Properties that are inspected can range from daycare centers, to assisted living facilities, schools, restaurants, and other businesses. Additionally, some items that are inspected include fire extinguishers, fire protection sprinkler systems, fire suppression systems, fire alarm systems, and occupant loads.