Lathrop-Manteca Fire Protection District was established in 1936 to provide fire protection for the township of Lathrop, rural Lathrop and rural Manteca. The District staffs four strategically located fire stations with career personnel, as well as volunteer firefighters.
The District offers the following community outreach services:
- Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
program is centered around an all-risk, all-hazard training course. The
LMFD sponsored course is delivered in a three (3) Saturday format. Each
Saturday is approximately 8 hours of instruction and participation. This
valuable course is designed to help you protect yourself, your family,
your neighbors and your neighborhood in an emergency situation.
- Hands Only CPR
- Fire Station Tours: guided tours of a fire station are available to any member of the community free of charge. Whether a family
outing or a cub scout meeting, touring a fire station can be a great
schedule a tour please call the station you wish to tour, and speak with
the on-duty Fire Captain.
- Used Oil Collection: the Fire District has partnered with San Joaquin County, and the State
of California to allow local residents the ability to drop off used
oil and filters. The collection site was entirely paid for by
grant/program funds from the State.
- R.O.P: The Regional Occupational Program offers a wide variety of career
engagement courses for high school students. These courses are intended
for students to examine the needed career skills for a general career
path. Under this program high school students have the
ability to work alongside firefighters in a non-emergency provider
role. Students are expected to examine career paths in the fire service
and participate with non-emergency work-related activities.
- Flag Retirement: in conjunction with local
organizations the District collects worn, faded and otherwise
unserviceable flags, and ensures their proper retirement according to
law. Flags can be dropped off during normal business hours at any of the
District's Fire Station.
- Fire Ops 101: Fire Ops 101 is an
education experience for individuals to learn more about the level of
training, personnel, and equipment needed to perform the job of a
- Safe Surrender Site: the Safely Surrendered Baby Law allows a person with legal custody or a
parent who is unable or unwilling to care for an infant 72 hours of age
or younger, to confidentially surrender the infant to any hospital
emergency room or designated fire station. All Lathrop Manteca Fire
District fire stations are safe surrender sites. The purpose of this law
is to protect infants from abandonment and also to protect the parents
from arrest or prosecution for abandonment, as long as there has been no
abuse or neglect.
- Junior Fire Academy: the LMFD is looking for young individuals
in the community that would like to learn about the Fire Service. The
information and training received during this academy will help these
student prepare for a future career in the fire service as well as train
them on how to prepare for and respond to emergency events in the
- Every 15 Minutes (E-15): the LMFD is a proud participant in this unique program that shares with
adolescents the consequences of driving under the influence of
controlled substances - be it alcohol, drugs, or even distracted driving.
Please visit their website or call for more information about these programs.