The Lathrop-Manteca Fire District offers a range of emergency management and medical services. The district focuses on the protection of lives and properties throughout Lathrop and Manteca in California. It has been in operation since 1936 and employs a staff of more than 35 people. The district conducts fire suppression and rescue operations, as well as inspections. The Lathrop-Manteca Fire District administers fire safety and awareness programs for schools. The district also provides smoke detector installation services for senior citizens and disabled individuals. The Lathrop-Manteca Fire District s fire prevention bureau is responsible for the storage and handling of hazardous materials.