Fresno County Fire Protection District
Honor, Integrity, Cooperation & Professionalism

District Administration

Josh Chrisman, Administrative Officer

Email: Josh.Chrisman@fire.ca.gov

The Administration Bureau manages the human resources and finances for the Fresno County Fire Protection District. The Administrative Officer reports directly to the Fire Chief and supervises and the Administration Bureau support staff and is responsible for the development and management of the District’s Annual Budget and CAL FIRE Agreement. The Administration Bureau also has (1) Clerk of the Board, who handles the daily administrative needs of the District’s Board of Directors and the administration of the Communities Facilities District; (1) District Finance Analyst, who handles account payables and receivables, payroll, and helps to manage the District’s budget; (2) Personnel Specialists that provide support to the District’s Schedule A Personnel with regards to salary and benefit questions; (1) Office Technician who provides administrative support to the Fire Chief, helps with the administration of the Paid Call Firefighter Program and is the first person to greet the public when they walk into the Front Desk Reception area.

The mission of the Administration Bureau is to strive for excellence when managing the administrative needs of the District and to provide the best and most professional service to the residents of the District.

 

 

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Emergency Command Center

Jesse Torres, Battalion Chief

Email: Jesse.Torres@fire.ca.gov

The Emergency Command Center Chief (ECC) reports directly to the Admin Assistant Chief. The ECC serves not only CAL FIRE and the Fresno County Fire Protection District, but also serves thirteen other emergency agencies. This includes serving as the California Emergency Management Agency, (CAL E.M.A) Region V Coordination Center.

In 2017, the ECC services 18,761 emergency incidents within its area of responsibility. Several technology initiatives have been undertaken in a phased approach, aimed at decreasing response times to emergency incidents within the Fresno County Fire Protection District.

In order to provide the highest level of service, the ECC uses the latest technological advances to reduce dispatch times of emergencies incidents.

·  Rip and Run – Station printers that provide response crews with a copy of all available call  information within 3 seconds of dispatch.
·  Mobile Data Computing (MDC) – Platform that will provide automated travel routing recommendations to emergency calls, along with putting advanced mapping and data in the hands of company officers allowing for a highly informed decision making process while providing for a higher degree of firefighter safety.
·  Automated Vehicle Locator (AVL) – Dynamic dispatching of the closest units and fully integrated two way data communications between mobile computers and the Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system.

Paid Call Firefighters

The Fresno County Fire Protection District employs a professionally trained career workforce, through a Cooperative Agreement with CAL FIRE to administer and staff its facilities. To accomplish the mission and follow the vision established by the Board of Directors and the Fire Chief, a staff of highly motivated, dedicated and well trained Paid-Call Firefighters, compliment the over all work force. These PCF Company members work under the leadership of CAL FIRE career staff, serve the Fire District as members of a Fire Company which most generally serves a specific community within which the Company member resides.

While the Fire District maintains a Career staff of professionally trained firefighters at nearly all of its fire stations, some are staffed solely through utilization of a Paid-Call Firefighter staff. In addition, the Paid-Call Firefighter Program adds personnel to an already staffed fire apparatus, in order to provide an augmentation of staff for each emergency response. This Program is administered by a CAL FIRE employee and serves the entire Fire District.

The general public is unable to differentiate between Career and Paid-Call Company members. Therefore, the responsibility is equal to that of all Firefighters who serve in the Fresno County Fire Protection District. All Company Members are required to meet and maintain established minimum standards of physical fitness, personal discipline, training and emergency response.

Accepting an appointment as a PCF, is the acceptance of responsibility to serve as a Firefighter of the Fire District and expresses a commitment to meet and maintain the minimum standards required by any Firefighter serving in the State of California. Each individual should take pride in the services they provide to their Community and should strive to perform at the highest level of proficiency and professionalism.

 

Additional Resources

District Audit Report & Budget

District Audit Report

FCFPD Financial Statement Report 2020 and 2019

District Budget

2021-22 Final Budget

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional Resources

SB 272 Catalog of Enterprise Systems

SB 272 Catalog of Enterprise Systems

What is SB 272?

SB 272 requires local agencies (excluding school districts) to create catalogs of all enterprise systems that store information about the public, and to post this catalog on their websites, if they have websites. If they do not have a website, they are required to publish the catalog in a way that can be provided to anyone who asks. This law applies to all California special districts, cities and counties, and compliance is required by July 1, 2016.

Governor Brown approved SB 272 in October 2015, adding section 6270.5 to the California Public Records Act (the “Act,” Government Code Sections 6250-6276.48). Because it was added to the Public Records Act, local agencies will not be able to seek reimbursement from the State for costs associated with compliance.

What is covered by SB 272?

Section 6270.5 defines an enterprise system as a software application or computer system that collects, stores, exchanges, and analyzes information that the agency uses that is:

  1. a multidepartmental system or system that contains information collected about the public and
  2. a system of record

A system of record means a system that serves as an original source of data within an agency.  SB 272 requires local agencies to create a catalog of multidepartmental systems or systems containing information about the public that store original records and post the catalog on their agency website.

What is required in the catalog?

For each enterprise system included in the catalog list, agencies must disclose:

  • Current system vendor
  • Current system product
  • The purpose of the system
  • What kind of data is stored in it
  • The department that serves as the system’s primary custodian
  • How frequently system data is collected
  • How frequently system data is updated

For the full text of the bill, see https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160SB272

Full text of systems used by Fresno County Fire Protection District: Fresno County Fire Protection District Enterprise System Catalog