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Fire Chief's Message

Todd McNeal

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Twain Harte Fire Department website, a valuable resource for the residents and businesses of the Community of Twain Harte and Tuolumne County.  I have been honored with the position of Fire Chief of this exceptional organization for the last 8 years.  As many in our community have witnessed, we have implemented numerous changes at THFD with sole intent of improving our ability to reliably, safely and consistently provide superior emergency response. Despite the change, one fact has remained constant at Twain Harte Fire Department; our unwavering dedication and commitment to serving our community in time of emergency with positive customer service. That spirit of service and unfaltering dedication continues as we move forward into the future.

As Fire Chief, I have the privilege to serve a strong and connected community and work alongside some of the most talented individuals in the Tuolumne County Fire Service.   I have watched time and again members of our Fire Department perform heroic deeds and monumental acts of kindness and compassion while, at the same time, never wanting to take the spotlight for such acts.  The statement, “I am not here for me, I am here for we; and we are here for them” is the credo we live by here at THFD and is the theme that runs through our organization at every level.

Our mission, “providing professional emergency response and superior customer service” is the foundation we have built THFD upon and is evident in our daily activities and our provision of 24/7 rapid response to all types of emergency and non-emergency calls for service.

Our Department’s motto, “Protecting our Community” is something that we take very seriously.  Our goal has always been to prevent the tragedy from happening rather than responding to it after it has occurred.  I am proud of the extensive fire prevention and safety education programs we offer our community in the form of business inspections, vegetation management within Twain Harte, youth safety education programs, and preparedness education through the Twain Harte Area CERT. This diverse approach to prevention encompasses our entire community and keeps our community a safe place in which to live and work.

It is my promise to the community of Twain Harte that THFD will always maintain a level of legendary customer service and timely emergency response. THFD will always be prepared to respond to your needs day or night with professionalism, compassion, and respect.

Thank You for visiting our site and for the honor to serve this community.

Todd McNeal, Fire Chief

2019 annual report.pdf