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The Fire Chief's office is at the center of the Fire Administration. The Chief of the Department, appointed by the City Manager, is the highest ranking uniformed member of the Department overseeing 62 uniformed firefighters and 3 civilian staff.

The Fire Administration consists of a nine member staff. The Fire Chief is responsible for supervising two Deputy Fire Chiefs, three Battalion Chiefs, one Fire Inspector, and two support staff members.

The Fire Administration office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and is closed for lunch from noon to 1:00 pm. Their telephone number is (209) 385-6891.

Fire Administration Personnel

Fire Chief Alcorn

Billy Alcorn

Fire Chief
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Fire Chief Alcorn was appointed as the Fire Chief for the City of Merced on March 25, 2019.  In this capacity, he is responsible for over 60 career employees serving out of fire fire stations.  Chief Alcorn has been with the City of Merced Fire Department since 2004 and has served in the ranks of Fire Fighter, Fire Engineer, Fire Captain, Battalion Chief, and Deputy Fire Chief.

Fire Chief Alcorn holds a Bachelor's degree in Fire Administration, Associate's Degree in Fire Technology, and is a graduate of the Executive Fire Officer's Program (EFO) at the National Fire Academy.  Fire Chief Alcorn is a state certified Chief Officer and Fire Instructor.

Fire Chief Alcorn is an adjunct instructor for the Fire Technology program at Merced College and enjoys teaching aspiring firefighter.  Fire Chief Alcorn was born and raised iin the City of Merced and is honored to have the opportunity to serve the Merced Community.

Deputy Fire Chief England

Tom England

Deputy Fire Chief
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Deputy Fire Chief Wilson

Casey Wilson

Deputy Fire Chief
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Deputy Chief Wilson began his fire service career in 2002 as a Paid Call Firefighter with the Merced County Fire Department.  Thereafter, he served as a seasonal firefighter for Cal Fire prior joining the City of Merced Fire Department (MFD) in 2005.

Deputy Chief Wilson earned an Associate's Degree in Fire Technology and graduated with Honors in 2018.

After serving as a Firefighter, Fire Engineer, and Fire Captain he was appointed as the Deputy Fire Chief of Fire Prevention / Support Services in April 2019.

One of Chief Wilson's major accomplishments has been implementing personal radio identifiers that have increased the accountability and safety for personnel.

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Jeremy Franklin

Fire Battalion Chief
A Shift
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Shawn Luce

Acting Fire Battalion Chief
B Shift
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Mickey Brunelli

Fire Battalion Chief
C Shift

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Battalion Chief Brunelli began his career in the fire service in 2000 as a seasonal firefighter with Cal Fire.  He later went on to attend paramedic school before joining the City of Merced Fire Department (MFD) in May 2003.

Battalion Chief Brunelli holds an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Fire Science as well as a Paramedic's License.

One of Battalion Chief Brunelli's major accomplishments was serving on the FIRESCOPE Fireline MET curriculum development team.

Battalion Chief Brunelli hopes to provide visionary leadership to the personnel on his shift, establish a sustainable Community CPR/First Aid training program, and develop a progressive Advanced Life Support program to increase the level of service provided to the community.

Manuel Abeyta

Manuel Abeyta

Fire Inspector I
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Janet German

Janet German

Secretary III
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Janet German is a Secretary III and began her career with the Fire Department in 2003.

She obtained her Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration with an Accounting Option from California State University, Fresno in December 1982.

She began working under the direction of Fire Chief Kenneth W. Mitten and presently reports to Fire Chief Billy Alcorn. In her present role, she is responsible for overseeing the budget, accounting, purchasing, public records, FireHouse software, administrative reports,and other special projects.

Lori Mileur

Lori Mileur

Secretary I
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