From the Chief's Desk

It is with distinct honor and humility that I have accepted the appointment to the Fire Chief for the French Camp McKinley Fire District. My beginnings in the fire service started right after I completed my commitment with the US Army and became a volunteer with the Ripon Consolidated Fire District in August of 1995. In 2001 I was hired as a firefighter with Ripon and served 20 years to the community I grew up in since 1972. When appointed to the Fire Chief position by the French Camp Fire Board, the most gratifying part of this experience has been the incredible outpour of support from peers, family and current members of this organization. I am excited to continue my fire service career as the French Camp McKinley Fire Districts Fire Chief.

The French Camp McKinley Fire District personnel have maintained a high level of customer service for many years in their community since 1946. As the new Fire Chief, I will encourage our organization to maintain professionalism and continue to provide services to our communities through commitment, technology, and the highest level of training that we can provide to our members.

It will be my personal commitment to the residents of the French Camp McKinley Fire District, residents of Mountain House and the surrounding communities that the FCFD will always answer the call for service. We will continue to build our staffing, resource deployment, training, emergency preparedness and communication. My primary goal as the new Fire Chief will be to encourage and inspire the department forward as a cohesive team maintaining the highest professional service to our communities. I am extremely grateful and excited for this opportunity to service as your Fire Chief.


Marty Cornilsen, Fire Chief