The West Stanislaus County Fire Protection District (WSCFPD) was founded in 1935 under the 1935 Fire District Act and covers approximately 625 square miles. Currently 80 volunteers firefighters serve and protect the communities and surrounding areas of Patterson, Newman, Crows Landing, Westley, El Solyo and Diablo Grande.

Fire Chiefs:

  • Jeffrey Gregory, Fire Chief – September 21, 2016 to present
  • Jeffrey Breasher (Interim Fire Chief)- September 18, 2015 to January 7, 2016
  • Steven M. Hall – December 1, 2010 to September 18, 2015
  • James W. Kinnear – September 3, 2002 to November 30, 2010
  • Robert Nelson – February 1, 2002 to July 3, 2002
  • Richard Gaiser – December 13, 1978 to December 31, 2001
  • Henry Schmidt – September 1, 1967 to December 13, 1978
  • Wade F. Cripe – September 7, 1964 to September 1, 1967
  • Ossie Ball – July 7, 1929 to September 7, 1964

Number of Stations:
The WSCFPD currently has 5 stations, two of which are jointly shared with the incorporated with the cities of Patterson and Newman.

  • Fire Station 1 – Patterson (District Headquarters)
  • Fire Station 2 – Patterson
  • Fire Station 3 – Westley
  • Fire Station 4 – El Solyo (Vernalis)
  • Fire Station 5 – Newman
  • Fire Station 6 – Crows Landing
  • Fire Station 7 – Diablo Grande

Command Vehicles:

  • PAT-1 (2015 F150 XLT Crew Cab)
  • PAT-2 (2013 F250 Super Duty Crew Cab)
  • PAT-3 (2005 Dodge 2500 Quad Cab)

Utility Vehicles:

  • PREV-1 (2014 Escape S)
  • Utility (2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LS)
  • TRN-1 (2000 Expedition XLT)

Apparatus:

  • 7 Type 1 Engines:
    • E-1, E-2 (OES 318), E-3, E-4, E-5, E-6, E-7
  • 4 Type 3 Engines:
    • B-1, B-4, B-5, B-7
  • 2 Water Tenders:
    • WT-1, WT-3
  • 3 Rescue Vehicles:
    • #80 (Shared with the City of Newman), R-1 (Shared with the City of Patterson), R-3
  • 1 Air Unit:
    • #94
  • 1 Truck (Aerial):
    • T-2 (Shared with the City of Patterson)
Number of Incidents in 2014
  • Fires: 141
  • Medical Aids: 327
  • Hazardous Conditions: 98
  • Service Calls: 30
  • Good Intent: 98
  • False Alarm: 17
  • Other: 17
  • Total for 2014: 728