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Chief's Corner

Interim Fire Chief Gary Hinshaw
Interim Fire 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 reached at
(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 community functions.

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