fire chief chaney

 As your new Fire Chief of the San Miguel Fire Protection District, I am very excited to continue the positive legacy and rich traditions of the Department. We will strive to remember the past while looking forward and planning for the future of fire protection and emergency services.  In 2012 the San Miguel Fire Protection District sought and entered into a Cooperative Fire Services Agreement with CAL FIRE. This new relationship has proven to be both operationally and economically beneficial in providing a Regional and Cooperative Fire Protection approach to the District and its taxpayers we serve and protect.  This new business model  provides for a safe,  efficient and effective  Fire Department to meet your emergency needs today and well into the future.  

One of our many responsibilities includes assisting you with your emergency planning needs.  On our website, you will find a great deal of information and links to various agencies that can assist, and ensure that you are prepared for a disaster or emergency.  As your Fire Chief, I cannot emphasize enough how important it is that we all work as a team. The better prepared you are, the greater the chance of a positive outcome should you ever need to call 911.  

Customer service is a passion of our employees.  Our personnel have the amazing fortune of being a member of one of the greatest public service organizations in the world called “The Fire Service.” We take this honor with humility and a sense of service to you, our customer. 

The San Miguel Fire Protection District mission has remained unchanged – to Serve, Educate and Respond to our citizen and community needs in the most cost effective and efficient manner possible. The men and women that work either directly for the District or through our cooperative agreement with CAL FIRE, are dedicated to the communities we serve and are here for you anytime you should need our services.


Ray Chaney

Fire Chief

San Miguel Fire Protection District