The Operations Bureau
The Operations Bureau is managed by a Deputy Chief and an Assistant Chief who manage daily field operations (Districts 1, 2 and 3) and Special Operations (Airport, Port, Fireboats, US&R, Hazardous Materials, Strike Team/Mutual Aid and Terrorism/Weapons of Mass Destruction). The Bureau is responsible for all field operations including Fire Suppression, the Lifeguard Division, personnel, policies and fire/non-fire response activities. Clerical support for the Deputy Chief, Assistant and the Operations Bureau is provided by a Secretary.
The Marine Safety Division
The Marine Safety Division is directed by a Marine Safety Chief. The Division is responsible for the operation and management of the Marine Safety/Lifeguard Division and the safe and lawful use of the 9 miles of beaches, 5,300 acres of oceanfront property, waterways and marinas of the City of Long Beach. Additionally, the Marine Safety Division is responsible for the public safety of the 4,000 pleasure craft moored in the City's marinas and responding to water emergencies in the City's rivers and lakes. Clerical support for the Marine Safety Chief and the Marine Safety Division is provided by a Clerk Typist.
The Marine Safety Division consists of 23 full time employees, divided among boat and beach operations, with 140 seasonal personnel.