Tulare County Fire Department

 

Tulare County Fire Department utilizes specialized tools for firefighting, personal protective equipment, and other items to support their mission. You can assist the Fire Department in purchasing essential equipment with your donation.

Our support services encompass several areas that are vital to the public's safety:   

The Fire Prevention Bureau provides an increased degree of fire and life safety to the citizens of the community through the application and enforcement of building and fire regulations and statutes. Proper fire prevention has a direct impact on the frequency, severity, economic impact, and loss of life caused by fires, regardless of cause. The majority of fires having large losses of life in the United States had a direct connection to uses or practices that could have been prevented through an effective fire prevention program. Our bottom line is to save lives and property and prevent needless injuries. 

The Training & Safety Bureau is responsible for the overall training of all personnel. Training is provided on topics ranging from Structural, wildland, and other types of firefighting, Emergency Medical Care, Driver/Operator and Officer Development. Special Operations training includes Hazardous Materials response, and Technical Rescue Operations. The Bureau is also responsible for maintaining the department’s training records and certification tracking system, coordinating the HR functions for 360 Extra Help firefighters, coordinating the efforts of the Standards and Safety committees, and management of the Injury & Illness Prevention Program.  

The Fire Communications Center "FireComm". FireComm personnel perform emergency dispatching services for the Tulare County Fire Department (FD), Woodlake Fire Protection District, City of Farmersville FD, City of Exeter FD, Tule Indian Reservation Fire Dept., Camp Nelson Volunteer Ambulance, and the California Hot Springs Ambulance. On an average year, FireComm dispatches approximately 12,000 incidents.