The Los Angeles County Fire Department is administered by the government of Los Angeles County in California. The department provides fire prevention, protection and education services. It administers Junior Lifeguards, Rescue Youth and Junior Fire Chief s programs that are designed to create awareness among youth about fire safety and prevention. The Los Angeles County Fire Department s Safe Surrender and Safehouse programs offer shelter and support during emergency situations. The department also provides emergency medical and hazardous material response services. Its forestry division is engaged in the conservation and protection of natural resources through the coordination of various programs. In addition, the Los Angeles County Fire Department s lifeguard division is responsible for the protection and supervision of the coastline in Southern California.