The Lathrop-Manteca Fire District is assigned a fire engine from the State of California's Office of Emergency Services. The fire district has use of the fire apparatus for local emergencies when not deployed by the State of California. When the unit is deployed the state reimburses the fire district for applicable expenses. This includes the personnel assigned to the unit.
The Lathrop-Manteca Fire District is a forming partner with the San Joaquin County Regional Fire Dispatch Authority. The Authority is a Joint Powers Authority fromed under California Government Code Section 6500 et seq. Click on the blue link below for more information about the JPA.
The LMFD is a strong proponent of regionalization of services where it makes sense. Regionalization simply looks at what is best for the community, and what makes the most economical use of taxpayer resources.
Alameda County Fire
Contra Costa County Fire
Santa Clara County Fire
Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District
Marin County Fire
Orange County Fire Authority
Ventura County Fire
The following organizations have been effectively using a regional approach:
In some cases entire local and municipal government's have performed complete mergers to unlock a better return on investment for their taxpayers. Essentially this creates economies of scale to more efficiently utilize dollars.