French Camp McKinley Fire Protection District

The French Camp McKinley Fire District is a Fire Protection District, organized under 13880 et al of the California Health and Safety Code. The organization was originally formed in 1946 and is currently governed by a five-member elected Board of Directors with staggered, 4-year terms. The Fire District provides Fire and Basic Emergency Medical Services to an approximately 20 square miles of unincorporated San Joaquin County.

The District is bordered by the City of Lathrop to the south and the City of Stockton to the north. The organization is considered a combination agency, with Full-Time line staff and Reserve Firefighter personnel.  Station 11-1 is staffed with three personnel on-duty, while Station 16-1 (Mountain House) is staffed with five personnel on-duty.

The Reserve Firefighter personnel work 24 hour shifts to augment staffing.  Reserves are essential members of the organization in fulfilling the mission of the Fire District. Our organization also has Automatic Aid and Mutual Aid agreements with neighboring agencies to receive and provide firefighting support locally and throughout the State of California.

The organization responds to approximately 1,800 calls between Mountain House and French Camp. The French Camp McKinley Fire District has some very significant life-safety hazards, such as the San Joaquin County Jail, San Joaquin County Juvenile Justice Center, Honor Farm, the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office, and San Joaquin General Hospital.

 

Apparatus

Engine 11-1

Engine 11-1 is a 2010 Spartan Metro Star Hi TECH EVS TYPE 1 pumper, powered by an ISC Cummins 360 HP diesel Engine. It has a 1500 GPM Hale Midship pump with a 500 gallon poly water tank & 25 gallons of Firefighting foam. Engine 11-1 serves as our front-line fire suppression and EMS unit at station 11-1. This Apparatus is in service 24 Hours a day, 7-days a week staffed by career Firefighter/EMTs.

Engine 11-2

Engine 11-2 is a 1995 Spartan gladiator Hi TECH EVS TYPE 1 pumper, powered by a Detroit 60 series 365 HP diesel Engine. It has a 1500 GPM Hale midship pump with A 750 gallon poly water tank & 10 gallons of Firefighting foam. Engine 11-2 serves as our reserve Type 1 apparatus at station 11-1.

 

E 11-3

Engine 11-3 is a 2012 Pierce Contender type 3 Wildland pumper, powered by a  Maxx-Force 330 HP diesel Engine. It has a 500 GPM Hale PTO pump with a 500 gallon poly water tank & 30 gallons of Firefighting foam. Engine 11-3 serves as our Wildland Apparatus and is cross staffed in the summers at Station 11-1. The Type 3 engine is designed to fight fires in areas unreachable with Type 1 pumper. Engine 11-3 is equipped with four wheel drive, rugged suspension and high wheel clearance for steep, off-road conditions.

Battalion 11-1

BC11-1 Command Vehicle is 2010 F150 powered by a V8 Gasoline Engine. Utilized by the Battalion Chiefs and is equipped with command boards, firefighter accountability equipment, radio equipment to communicate, carries a wide array of reference materials. This Vehicle is designed to serve as the Command Post at incidents.

Chief 11-1

The Chiefs Command Vehicle is 2017 Chevy Tahoe powered by a V8 Gasoline Engine. Utilized by the Chief and is equipped with command boards, firefighter accountability equipment, radio equipment to communicate, carries a wide array of reference materials. This Vehicle is designed to serve as the Command Post at major incidents.