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Redwood City/San Carlos Fire Chief Stan Maupin Announces Retirement

Maupin Valiantly Served Over Three Decades in Fire Service

Post Date:04/15/2020 5:30 PM

Stan MaupinRedwood City, Calif. -- The City of Redwood City announced today that Stan Maupin, Fire Chief for the Redwood City Fire Department serving the communities of Redwood City and San Carlos, retired. Deputy Fire Chief Dave Pucci will serve as Acting Fire Chief.

"I am infinitely grateful to Chief Maupin for his dedicated service and, particularly for his leadership and professionalism. He is held in the highest regard among both cities' City Councils, City staff, and communities," said Redwood City City Manager, Melissa Stevenson Diaz. "He has led the department with skill and heart, and been a terrific colleague and member of our executive team. We will miss him very much, and we all wish him the best in his well-deserved retirement."


Maupin has over thirty years of experience in the fire service. A 13-year veteran of the Redwood City Fire Department, Maupin served as Fire Chief since January 2016 after serving as Deputy Fire Chief for over four years.


"Stan has been a terrific representative of the San Carlos and Redwood City Fire Departments" said San Carlos City Manager, Jeff Maltbie. "As the Deputy Fire Chief assigned to the City of San Carlos, Stan proved to be a caring and collaborative partner in providing exceptional fire services to the San Carlos community. Once he was promoted to Fire Chief, he continued to support San Carlos through his admirable leadership of the Department. We congratulate Stan on his retirement and wish him the best."


Maupin served for four years as a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps before beginning his career in the fire service as a Volunteer Firefighter with Foster City in 1988. He joined the Tracy Fire Department as a full-time Firefighter in 1990. He moved back to the Foster City Fire Department in 1991, where he worked through the ranks to Battalion Chief before leaving for Redwood City's Fire Department in 2007.


"Serving as Fire Chief for the cities of Redwood City and San Carlos has been the pinnacle of my career and I am grateful for the many opportunities and experiences over the past 30+ years," Maupin said. "Not many people can say they worked their dream job; I am definitely one of them."
Maupin is a recognized fire service leader and has had many accomplishments throughout his long career. As strike team leader for nearly 20 years, Maupin helped fight over 15 State of California wildfires and also served as line safety officer to ensure the safety of firefighters statewide.
Under his leadership as Fire Chief, the Redwood City Fire Department received the prestigious Public Protection Classification, Class 1 rating from the Insurance Service Office (ISO). ISO's expert staff collects information about municipal fire protection efforts in communities throughout the United States and rates them. Less than 1% of fire departments are classified as Class 1, which represents superior property fire protection.


Maupin was instrumental in the successful negotiation and implementation of the San Carlos Fire Services contract and renewal, an innovative approach to providing high-quality fire services while being financially beneficial to both San Carlos and Redwood City.  
Also under Maupin's guidance, modernized technologies used for fire safety inspections were implemented leading to streamlined processes and cost efficiencies, and brought procedures into the 21st century. 


Maupin held various leadership positions at the State and County level, including five years as chair of the State of California High Rise Committee, previous chair of the Operations and Training sub-committees of the San Mateo County Fire Chief's Association, pervious chair of the San Mateo County Deputy Chiefs, and chair for multiple years of the San Mateo County Fire Chiefs Association. Maupin is a long-standing member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs and the National Fire Academy.

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