Fire Safety & Information
National Fire Protection Agency
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Bill Lynch, Fire Chief
280 North Campus Drive
(559) 582-3211 EXT 2881
Fax (559) 582-8261
Are you interested in becoming a Volunteer Firefighter for Kings County? By meeting a few simple requirements, you may be elgible for acceptance into one of our 11 volunteer companies.
Do you reside in Kings County?
Are you at least 18 years of age?
Do you have a valid California Drivers License?
Can you provide a DMV printout if requested?
If you answered YES to these 4 questions, you're on your way! Simply contact the fire station in your area where the on-duty personnel can provide you the information needed to start an exciting and rewarding experience with the Kings County Fire Department.
Kings County Fire Department primarily serves the rural areas
of Kings County and provides contracted services to the cities
of Avenal and Corcoran.
This department has experienced a continual increase in the number
of emergency calls received since 1985.
In 2005, Kings County Fire responded to over 4,700 calls averaging
nearly 13 calls each day, including structure, vehicle, wildland
and grass fires, medical aids, traffic accidents, hazardous materials
incidents and various public assistance calls.
Our department is staffed by 60 highly dedicated professional
firefighters, one Fire Equipment Specialist, one Training Chief,
two Battalion Chiefs, one Administrative Assistant/OES Coordinator,
one Administration Chief, one Assistant Chief, one Fire Chief
and two office assistants.
Assistance is received from ten Volunteer Companies within the
County consisting of nearly 100 active Volunteer Firefighters.
This Department has met all challenges head-on through aggressive
training, hard work and the professionalism of a dedicated staff
and has established a reputation as one of the leaders in the
Kings County Fire looks forward to maintaining that reputation
and providing continued service to the citizens of Kings County.
How many fire stations are in Kings County?
Ten fire stations, one Headquarters Office and 1 Supply Center.
How many firefighters work for Kings County?
About 61 paid professionals and 100 volunteer firefighters.
How many fire engines respond to a structure fire?
Four engines are dispatched to all structure or suspected structure fires.
How can I obtain a copy of my fire report?
Contact Fire Headquarters and provide the following information:
Date of incident
Location or address of incident
Fire report number (if known)
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Emergency Medical Services
Kings County Fire Department in conjunction with American Ambulance, provides a wide array of emergency medical services to the public. Rapid response and quality emergency care services are provided by highly trained and motivated fire personnel. All Kings County Firefighters are E.M.T.'s (Emergency Medical Technicians) and each of our eleven stations maintains and is trained in the use of A.E.D.'s (Automatic Electronic Defibrillators)
Office of Emergency Management
This office is responsible for writing and maintaining the County's emergency response plans; providing training to emergency responders from the County, cities and special districts; conducting exercises; and coordinating the opening and functioning of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in the event of a major incident or disaster, such as flood, earthquake, major fires, health related disasters or any incident where multiple departments or agencies must respond.
We also support the four cities of Hanford, Avenal, Lemoore and Corcoran and all the political subdivisions of the County in their efforts of emergency preparedness and planning.
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