Linda, CA Since 1948  

Fire District Commissioners

The Linda Fire Protection District has an elected Board of three Fire Commissioners. As elected officials, the Commissioners serve as the representatives of the citizens who live in the District. The Commissioners serve four year terms and are responsible for making certain the fire District is meeting the needs of those we serve. The Fire Chief is the Chief Administrative Officer of the District and makes the day-to-day operational decisions, but it is the Board’s responsibility to oversee the larger district considerations. These include:

  • To ensure District staff complies with applicable State and Federal mandates.
  • Define critical issues.
  • Develop a mission statement.
  • Develop a Strategic Plan to serve the District's mission.
  • Steward District propery-asset preservation.
  • Adopt an annual budget.
  • Steward the District's finances and affairs.
  • Monitor progress towards reaching established goals.
  • Develop policies which:
    • Define responsibilites and eliminate ambiguities
    • Give appropriate authority to staff members
    • Provide organizational direction and guidance
    • Insures that District business is conducted in compliance with applicable laws, statutes, regulations, codes, etc.
  • Develop a list of qualifications, job description and evaluation process for the Fire Chief.

The three current Commissioners are:

James Brannon (appointed in 2005 to serve the remainder of Wilburt (Will) Essary’s term; elected in 2006)

Glen Weldon (Elected in 2008)

Bobby Shinn (Elected in 2008)

Past Commissioners include:

J.S. Marin 1948-1972

John Gledhill 1948-1972

Jack Dunning 1948-1972

Dr. Louis Brugni 1972-1996

Frank Schuette 1972-1984

Larry Trama 1972-2008

Wilburt (Will) Essary 1984-2005

William Bellflower 1996-2008


The Board of Commissioners hold a meeting every second Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m., which is open to the public, at Station 1. The agenda for the meeting is posted at various locations in the District as well as Stations 1 and 3 on the Monday prior to the meeting.


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