Chief Gary Hinshaw
Where can I find the Chief's Office?
The office of the Fire Chief is located at 3705
Oakdale Road.. He can be
(209) 552-3600 during normal business hours.
Who is the Fire Chief?
The Interim Fire Chief is Gary Hinshaw
What does the Chief do?
The job of the Fire Chief is to plan, direct and
review the activities and operations of the Fire
Department. These duties include fire suppression,
hazardous material mitigation, fire and life safety code
compliance and emergency medical services. The Chief
receives administrative direction from the Modesto
Regional Fire Authority Board
and provides periodic reports about fire issues;
assesses community needs; coordinates assigned
activities with stakeholders and outside
agencies; administers a multi-million dollar operating
budget; and is the department representative at
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