Local Multi Jurisdictional-Hazard Mitigation Plan

In cooperation with Stanislaus County the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District has adopted a Local Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP). Stanislaus County’s Local Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan is a countywide plan that identifies risks posed by disasters, and identifies ways to minimize damage from those disasters. The plan is a comprehensive resource document that serves many purposes, including: enhancing public awareness and understanding, creating a decision tool for management, promoting compliance with State and Federal program requirements, enhancing local policies for hazard mitigation capability, and providing inter-jurisdictional coordination. SCFPD’s plan specifically targets the risks posed to the Fire District.

Click here for further information regarding the Stanislaus County LHMP.

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Nixle

Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District (SCFPD) sees great opportunity to significantly increase its communications and become fully interactive with the community we serve. We recognize that the more traditional means of transmitting information to the public have become antiquated, cumbersome, and slow. SCFPD seeks to vastly increase the speed with which we communicate incidents, stories, alerts and activities of interest so that the members of our community receive timely, accurate, and exciting information directly from the source, without any external filters.

In November of 2013, Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District joined Facebook (/StanConFirePIO) and Twitter (@StanConFirePIO) as part of our continuing effort to provide members of our community with information pertaining to public safety. Captain Buck Condit was assigned as the District’s Public Information Officer and continues to do an outstanding job of leading our District’s public information, social media, and community engagement efforts. On December 30, 2014, Carissa Higginbotham was appointed as the Deputy Public Information Officer to provide additional support to Captain Condit, who will continue to oversee the program.

In addition to utilizing our website (www.scfpd.us), YouTube account, and social media forums to share information with our community, SCFPD has recently joined Nixle, a community information service designed to deliver important and timely information to residents in our area using the latest technology.

Nixle delivers trustworthy and important neighborhood-level public safety and community event notifications by web e-mail, and cell phone. It connects municipal agencies and community organizations to residents in real time, delivering information to geographically targeted consumers over their cell phones (via text messages), through e-mails and through Web access.

Residents and the media can now take advantage of Nixle for alerts related to public safety threats, community events, and news releases via web, e-mail, and cell phone. Sign up at www.nixle.com to register now for free, learn more, and share this new service with friends and neighbors.

As a public safety agency, we recognize the importance of connecting with the people we serve and we know that it is through the electronic and social media environment that we can generate far more interaction with the public than relying on outside sources.

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HISTORY

The Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District (formerly four agencies) was established in 1995 as a measure to help reduce costs within each district as well as consolidate equipment and staffing under one management staff. The Fire District has 51 career employees, approximately 10 volunteers and 6 fire stations with an annual operating budget of $8.2 million.

 

The Fire District has areas of state responsibility and works closely with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CalFire).
The Fire District is governed by a five member Board of Directors.The District handled over 4,300 calls last year, ranging from medical aids, structural fires, hazardous materials responses, wildland and miscellaneous calls such as car fires, trash fires, etc.
The county of Stanislaus is a small diversified community with interspersed industrial and agricultural areas. It is centrally located, ninety minutes from San Francisco and Sacramento, and is the gateway to the Sierra Nevada and Yosemite National Park. The community embodies a spirit of progress and innovation while maintaining a small-town ambiance. The Fire District serves approximately 217 square miles of unincorporated area including the cities of Waterford and Riverbank, and the communities of Empire, Hickman and LaGrange.

 

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