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Administration BldgFire Administration provides direction and exercises all operational, support, and administrative control for Fire and Rescue activities. Functions include supervising support elements and including corollary programs relating to the County Fire and EMS district. Fire Administration provides procurement, researches and analyzes performance and planning data, produces strategic and operational plans, plans and oversees construction of new and replacement facilities; analyzes operations for cost effectiveness, represents the department with government entities and other operating units, processes fire and EMS reports, and provides administrative and personnel support to all fire divisions and personnel. The Administrative staff coordinates with Human Resources for the recruitment and advancement of Fire & Rescue Department personnel. Additionally, Administration establishes, reviews, publishes and updates operational directives and guidelines. Administration led the department through a 2-year long, exhaustive process of self-assessment and improvement to achieve international Accreditation. The Commission on Fire Accreditation International formally awarded and honored Clearwater Fire & Rescue as an accredited fire agency in August of 2003.