Welcome to Mammoth Lakes Fire Protection District. Whether this is your home, your home away from home, or your first visit, we are dedicated to the protection of your lives, your property, and your peace of mind. It is our mission to respond promptly with sufficient personnel, equipment, and competency to make things better when they appear to be at their worst. This is only possible through the contribution of your hard-earned tax dollars; you have my personal commitment that we shall be good stewards of those resources. The stations, fire engines, and equipment are yours – we’re simply the caretakers, so please feel free to drop by your firehouse and see what we’re up to.
To fulfill our mission, your fire district provides seven primary services: fire suppression, fire prevention, emergency medical services, fuels management, rescue, hazardous materials, and emergency management. Each of these have various sub-disciplines with associated specialized training and equipment. The bulk of our time is spent responding to, training for, or maintaining the specialized equipment of, these primary service areas.
The Mammoth Lakes Fire Protection District has a longstanding tradition of strong community support and dedicated volunteers. As the community has grown in popularity over the years, a small full-time staff has become necessary to provide a rapid first response and properly support the robust volunteer/part-time staff which is the foundation of your fire district. Working, living, and recreating in the remote Eastern Sierras requires above average self-reliance, ingenuity, and commitment; your fire district has these qualities.
I am honored to serve as your Fire Chief, and to lead such an exemplary group of men and women. Please feel free to drop by the station on main street, chase me down at Von’s, or call if you have any questions or concerns. I am, in the most literal sense of the term, at your service.