West Stanislaus County Fire Protection District

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
  • Jeff Gregory - September 21, 2016 to present
  • 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 2, 1967 to December 13, 1978
  • Wade F. Cripe - September 7, 1964 to September 1, 1967
  • Ossie S. 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 City of Newman and City of Patterson.
  • Patterson Station (District Headquarters): Patterson, California
  • Newman Station: Newman, California
  • Crows Landing Station: Crows Landing, California
  • Westley Station: Westley, California
  • El Solyo Station: Vernalis, California
  • Diablo Grande Station: Patterson, California
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)
  • 3 Command Vehicles:
    • PAT-1 (2011 Chevrolet Tahoe), PAT-2 (2013 F250 Pick-up), PAT-3 (2005 Dodge 2500)
  • 3 Utility Vehicles: 
    • TRN-1 (2000 Expedition), PREV-1 (2014 Escape), Utility (2011 F150 Ford)
Number of Incidents in 2013
  • Fires: 142 (Including structures, vegetation, vehicles, trash, etc.)
  • Rescue/Medical Aids: 309
  • Other Incidents: 272 (Vehicle accidents, public assist, false alarms, wires down, etc.)