Rick Levy, Fire Marshal
Phone: (559) 852-2885
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Mobile Food Vendor Inspections
Mobile food vendor inspections are coordinated through Kings County Public Health Environmental Health Services and Kings County Fire Department. Environmental Health Services routinely inspects mobile food vendors to identify potential food safety concerns, whereas the Fire Department inspects mobile food vendors for fire safety. For a mobile food vendor inspection from Kings County Fire Department, please contact the Fire Marshal in advance to schedule an appointment.
Kings County Fire Department no longer issues burn permits. To acquire an agricultural burn permit, please contact the San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District by calling (800) 665-BURN.
Fire Safety Information
Kings County Fire Department takes fire safety very seriously. Under the direction of the Kings County Fire Marshal, the Department provides safety information to the public through various training programs, distribution of safety pamphlets and on site informational discussions with the public.
Special safety programs have been established specifically for use in local schools which are designed to help children in their early years understand the importance of fire safety in their daily activities. The addition of our Fire Safety trailer, home to "Patches and Pumper", enables our staff to take our program to rural areas that might not otherwise have access to the valuable information provided by our normal fire safety programs.
The 911 emergency telephone system is in place in many U.S. cities to assist the citizens with POLICE, FIRE or MEDICAL emergencies. Kings County utilizes this enhanced 911 service. It should be realized that non-emergency calls to the 911 system, or any emergency phone number, can create delays in handling other very serious emergencies that require immediate attention. For non-emergency calls, please contact Kings County Fire Dispatch at (559) 852-2720. Do not call 911 for non-emergency transportation; please use taxi cabs or call a private ambulance listed under 'ambulance' in your local telephone directory.