Kings County Fire Department
Clay Smith, County Fire Chief
280 North Campus Drive, Hanford, CA 93230
Phone: (559) 852-2881 Fax: (559) 582-8261
Kings County Fire Department protects a county with a population of approximately 153,000 residents. We respond to an approximate 1,392 square mile region through a combination of 10 stations and one headquarters office with 89 full time employees. Our goal is to serve our communities with the best in fire protection and offer a professional and dedicated response when citizens of Kings County call upon us for help. Kings County Fire Department primarily serves the rural areas of our county, and provides contractual services to the Cities of Avenal and Corcoran. Our Department has experienced a continual increase in the number of emergency calls received since 1985. Kings County Fire Department responds to over 5,100 calls annually, averaging nearly 14 calls daily. Calls include structure, vehicle, wildland and grass fires, medical aids, traffic accidents, hazardous materials incidents and various public assistance calls. Our 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 fire service. Kings County Fire Department looks forward to maintaining that reputation and providing continued service to the citizens of the County of Kings.
Office of Emergency Management
The Office of Emergency Management 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. The Office of Emergency Management also supports the cities of Hanford, Avenal, Lemoore and Corcoran in addition to all the political subdivisions of the County in their efforts of emergency preparedness and planning.
For more information, please visit the Office of Emergency Management page.