The Fire Protection is one of the departments of the County of Imperial in California, which covers an area of more than 4,590 square miles. The county manages a Public Health Department that works to protect the community from disease, illness and injury and to improve the health status of residents by preventing premature death and promoting good health practices. Its social services county department is responsible for providing basic subsistence and protection solutions to needy residents. The County of Imperial also has a public works department that works to preserve and enhance public safety. In addition, the county operates planning and development and human resources departments.