|A large organization such as the Fire Department obviously needs financial resources to operate. Below you'll find some basic information about the department's budget.|
2009 budget information:
City General fund: $238,481,638
City All funds total: $357,481,969
FD General fund: $40,771,468
FD PSST fund: $10,642,472
2009 Personnel information:
Civilian General Fund FTE: 33.75
Sworn General Fund FTE: 359
Total General Fund FTE: 392.75
PSST Civilian FTE: 15
PSST Sworn FTE: 74
Total PSST FTE: 89
Total number of FTE: 481.75
The total number of emergency incidents in 2008 was 45,859. The rate of incidents per 1,000 residents in 2008 was 112.8. Over the past 5 years, fire service incidents increased at an average rate of 2.1% annually, and medical incidents grew at 2.6%. The total number of fires was up slightly in 2008 due to an annual increase of 48% in wildland, grass, and brush fires.
The per capita cost of Fire Department services for 2008 was $101.09. This is a decrease from the previous six years. On an inflation-adjusted basis, fire service costs per capita in 2009 will likely be near or below the levels that existed prior to the approval of the Public Safety Sales Tax (PSST).
CSFD fire companies arrive at emergency incidents within 8 minutes 90 percent of the time.
Form of Government:
Council-Manager, nine-member Council (popularly elected Mayor, four Council members elected at-large, four elected by district)