Fire Chief - Kyle Shipherd

Mission Statement

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Fire Administration is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the activities and regulations of the Manteca Fire Department. The responsibilities include budget preparation and control, purchasing, personnel management, employee health and safety, record keeping, facilities management, information and press releases, and clerical management.  Administration provides for and manages several important functions of the Department including department wide training, cost-recovery, grant writing, and maximizing the department's volunteer programs.

Responsibilities

Office of the Fire Chief

The Fire Chief develops and facilitates implementation of the vision of the Department. The Chief uses a transformational leadership approach involving members of the organization in establishing department processes, setting formal Department policies, facilitating planning, setting goals and objectives, and communicating with the public. The office of the Fire Chief fosters and maintains relationships and partnerships with other City departments, various community groups, professional organizations, surrounding jurisdictions and other governmental agencies in ways that contribute to the best possible service delivery to our customers. 

Support Services 

This area provides direct support to the emergency operations of the department.  Responsibilities of support services include, but are not limited to, maintenance of infrastructure, procurement, payroll, GIS mapping, disaster planning, records administration, and information technology support.

Volunteer Programs

The Department’s volunteer programs include Seniors Assisting the Fire Effort (SAFE), Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and Fire Explorer Post #805. These volunteers assist with various non-hazardous duties including public education, fire prevention inspections, clerical work, community events, and radio communication. The volunteer programs continue to maximize fire department resources, encourage citizen participation in the community, and help create a new generation of citizen advocates for fire safety.

Professional Standards/Training 

This component provides management and direction for the department’s training program, personnel recruitment and retention, continuing education, and the disciplinary process.

Goals

  • ​​​Establish a Policy for a Funding Source (Revenue Stream) to Hire Firefighters to Serve Future Development.  For example, Establish Community Facility Districts that Include Language for Public Safety Staffing.
  • Conduct City Wide Disaster Preparedness Exercise.
  • Host two Community Events as a Fire Department.
  • Revise statistics and data reporting system to incorporate into the annual report.​