Based in Louisiana, Lafayette Consolidated Government operates various departments that include civil services, police, fire, community development, finance and management, legal, parks and recreations, public works, and planning, zoning and codes. The government s traffic and transportation department provides services related to plan and propose roads, public transit, traffic volume and other traffic issues. Its fire department works to prevent, control and limit damages by fire, as well as emergency medical, hazardous materials response, vehicle extrication, technical rescue, fire education and inspection services. The government s risk management division consists of group insurance, safety, claims, wellness and nurse offices. Lafayette Consolidated Government s departments are administered by a chief administrative officer.