Redwood City Battalion Chief Stan Maupin will take over duties as deputy fire chief as the city prepares to enter into a fire service partnership with San Carlos, city officials announced Monday.
"I'm proud and grateful to be given the responsibilities of this new position," said Maupin. "The shared services concept is new for all of us, and I'm looking forward to ensuring it works well, for the benefit of the communities of both Redwood City and San Carlos."
Redwood City has gone nearly two decades without a deputy fire chief, a position revived to support the new hybrid model of services. Maupin’s promotion will become official Aug. 29.
Maupin is a Marine veteran and served in his current role in Redwood City for nearly five years. Prior to that, he worked for 18 years in the Foster City Fire Department. He lives in Foster City with his wife and two children. His annual salary will be $166,800.
Maupin started his fire service career in 1988 as a volunteer. He did a brief stint for the Tracy Fire Department in 1990 and returned to the Foster City Fire Department a year later. Maupin was promoted to captain in 1998 and battalion chief in 2002.
"Stan is a great choice for this assignment. He will provide the strong leadership and management we need as we move into this new era of shared fire services with the San Carlos Fire Department,” said San Carlos Assistant City Manager Brian Moura. “I know he'll serve both our communities well."
San Carlos and Redwood City will merge services beginning Oct. 1. Maupin will play an integral role in the administrative transition of the two departments, officials said.
"Stan has demonstrated the leadership and management skills necessary to take on this challenging new position, and I'm confident of his success,” said Redwood City Fire Chief Jim Skinner. “Particularly in light of the changes involved with shared services, he's the right person to help lead us through these dynamic times."