The Administration division is responsible for meeting funding needs of the department within budgetary guidelines and facilitating changes in personnel status and payroll. In addition, this division compiles and analyzes statistics from the department's operating divisions that include productivity, response times, and other quality measurement factors. Heavy involvement in short and long term planning is needed to achieve the highest level of effectiveness and efficiency in order to meet the goals of the Council and needs of the citizens. A major objective of Administration is to facilitate partnerships with other agencies that share similar interests or goals in specific areas. Together, reduction of costs is realized by each entity while still achieving the goals. The Fire Department’s Public Information, Public Education, and Emergency Management functions are also coordinated through this division.