Stephen Butler feels comfortable as Woodbridge fire chief
Stephen Butler stands in front of a fire truck on Thursday, July
7, 2011. Butler took over as fire chief of the Woodbridge Fire
Department in January.
- Stephen Butler at a glance
Born: Sacramento, raised in Isleton, graduated
from Rio Vista High School.
Residence: Lived in Isleton until 1988, when he
moved to Lodi.
Career: Volunteer at Isleton Fire in 1984
before being hired at Woodbridge. Achieved rank of captain, then
assistant chief in September and chief in January.
Hobbies: Camping, being with family.
Family: Girlfriend, Carrie Quinday; daughter,
Megan, 15, who plays sports at Tokay High School.
— Source: Stephen Butler
Posted: Monday, July 11, 2011 12:00 am
Updated: 8:36 am, Mon Jul 11, 2011.
Thanks to his predecessor, Stephen Butler says his first six
months as Woodbridge fire chief has been a rather smooth one.
Butler, 45, replaced longtime chief Michael Kirkle, who retired
on Dec. 31, 2010 after 31 years in Woodbridge. Butler has served 24
years at Woodbridge in his own right, so Kirkle was able to spend a
lot of time training him.
Monday, July 11, 2011 12:00 am.
Updated: 8:36 am.