Michael Dobson

Michael Dobson - The McMullen Company, Inc.

Michael Dobson
The McMullen Company, Inc.
1260 Lake Boulevard, Suite 226
Davis, CA 95616

(530) 757-1291


Michael Dobson
The McMullen Company, Inc.

Expert Profile

(530) 757-1291


-    Chief Officer for 19+ years with extensive experience and specialized assignments in EMS, dispatch, fire prevention, fire investigation, legislative issues, master planning, operations and training.

-    Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, with A.A. in Fire Service.

-    Strong team orientated management style.

-    Ability to work with union representatives in strong union environment.

-    Formal training and experience in master planning. Member of Economic Development Team that was responsible for determine how District would handle the growth of 30,000+ new housing units. This included determining proposed station locations and funding for facilities and personnel.

-    Experience in managing EMS program (14 operational ambulances and 20 ALS engines) and many related response and deployment issues. These included working with County EMS Office and medical community as Fire District expanded ambulance service without county government approval. This includes managing the billing and collections processes for an annual $8,000,000 revenue system.

-    Member of three-person team that reviewed EMS delivery system that made major modifications to delivery system and reduced ambulance move ups from 1250 per month to 250 per month, while improving service delivery.

-    Successfully represented District’s interest with military base closure, which resulted in amendments to SB 915, which was redevelopment law specific to Mather Air Force Base.

-    Provided assistance on ISO grading of District.

-    Ability to manage in an environment of dwindling resources. District had major revenue reductions due to decreased new construction, devaluation of existing property, and overdue property tax collection accounting methods.

-    Experienced in preparing staff reports for elected officials.

-    Experienced at presenting and representing District issues at Board of Director meetings, other governing and legislative bodies and commissions, and the public.

-    Ability to develop and implement operational policies for several areas of District’s Policy and Procedure Manual.

-    Experience with employee evaluation systems as I have worked in two agencies where new evaluations were instituted. First as a first line supervisor, the as senior manager.

-    Experienced at selecting, training and motivating personnel.


-    Senior Associate, The McMullen Company, Inc.
•    March 2007-

-    Assistant Chief - Fire Marshal, Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District
•    Dec 2000-Dec 2006
•    Managed 39-person Bureau.
•    Member of District’s Economical Development Team (Master Planning)
•    District’s representative to County Economic Development Department
•    Safety member of County’s Sub-Division Review Committee
•    Bureau processed 5400 project applications in 2005.

-    Assistant Chief, Sacramento Co Fire Protection District
•    Feb 1994-Nov 2000
•    Managed and provided oversight for EMS & Training Divisions
•    Manage and supervise operation of B shift, with three battalions, 20 stations, 120-employees.
•    Work as Battalion Chief covering battalion as required.
•    Oversee employee evaluation system of B shift personnel.
•    Oversee labor contract on daily basis.
•    District’s representative on Mather Air Force Base closure issues.
•    District’s representative on reorganization of Fire Communication Center JPA, included complete remodel of dispatch center, new CAD and 800 MHz system.
•    District’s voting representative to McClellan Regional Fire & Rescue Training Authority (JPA).
•    Developed fee schedule for EMS services.

-    Fire Marshal, Assistant Chief, Sacramento Co Fire Protection District
•    July 1989-January 1994
•    Managed 22-person Bureau.
•    Developed fee schedule for District services.
•    Spent several years working with County Building Official to coordinate Building & Fire Department plan check and field operations, where no working relationship had existed.

-    Fire Marshal, Rancho Cordova Fire Protection District
•    April 1987-June 1989
•    Managed and supervised five-person Bureau.
•    Member of District’s labor contract-negotiating team.
•    District administrator for PERS Health Plan.

-    Inspector III, Rancho Cordova Fire Protection District
•    April 1984-March 1987
•    Performed fire prevention and fire investigation duties.
•    Strong understanding and application of UBC & UFC as plan checker and field inspector.

-    Fire Prevention Officer, City of Monterey Fire Department
•    November 1981-March 1984
•    Performed fire prevention and fire investigation duties.
•    Plan checking of UFC, UBC and fire sprinkler issues.

-    Fire Captain, City of Monterey Fire Department
•    October 1979-November 1981
•    Performed duties as company manager, fire fighting, EMS duties and relief Battalion Chief.
•    Performed employee evaluations in newly instituted system.

-    Fire Engineer, City of Monterey Fire Department
•    August 1978-November 1979
•    Performed duties of apparatus operations, fire fighting, EMS duties and relief Captain.

-    Firefighter, City of Monterey Fire Department
•    September 1974-July 1978
•    Performed firefighter and EMS duties.

-    Summer, Volunteer and Resident Firefighter, Rancho Cordova Fire Protection District
•    June 1972-August 1974
•    Performed firefighter and EMS duties.

-    Seasonal Firefighter, California Department of Forestry
•    July 1971-August 1971
•    Performed firefighter duties.


    Golden Gate University, Monterey, Ca.
-    Bachelor of Arts, Public Administration, April 1983
-    Heavy influence on Human Resources and Organizational Development

American River College, Sacramento, Ca.
-    Associate of Arts Degree, Fire Science, June 1973
-    Certificate in Fire Science, June 1973

Cordova Senior High School, Rancho Cordova, Ca
-    High School diploma.

Numerous seminars and classes related to Fire Service Administration, Fire Investigation, Fire Prevention, Master Planning, Management and Fire Operations.

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