The Fire Chief is responsible for administrative activities of operating the Fire Department. Administrative duties include such items as:
- Community relations
- Coordination of the department’s programs
- Financial coordination to ensure the effective and efficient use of the department’s resources
- Productivity measurement
- Public education programs
The mission of the Kingsburg Fire Department is to prevent fires through fire safety education, pre-planning, and fire investigation. To provide emergency medical service, fire suppression, and hazardous materials spill mitigation to the community. To provide the highest level of service feasible for the level of resources allocated to the organization.
Established in 1912, the Kingsburg Fire Department is a fully paid fire department operating out of one centrally located fire station equipped with one front-line engine, and two ALS ambulances with a minimum daily staffing of (1) captain and (5) firefighters. Supplemental staffing is provided by a part-time staff of Reserve Firefighters.
The City of Kingsburg encompasses just over two square miles with a population of 12,392 which includes a combination of light industrial, commercial and residential properties. The Kingsburg Fire Department has automatic aid agreements with neighboring departments including the cities of Selma, Sanger and Fresno, Kings, and Tulare Counties which extend the department’s response district to just over 80 square miles.
In 2018, the Kingsburg Fire Department responded to 2,341 calls for service including 1,825 emergency medical and 515 fire related incidents.
Kingsburg Fire Department is an all-hazards response agency that includes fire, rescue, haz-mat, EMS first response and transport services.
Firefighter Explorer Program
The Kingsburg Fire Department also has a Firefighter Explorer program that is co-sponsored by the Boy Scouts of America
Engine 142 (2005 Smeal, 1500 GPM, 750 Gallon)
Engine 143 (2001 Ferrera, 1250 GPM, 750 Gallon)
Truck 145 (2005 Smeal, 100’ Platform Tower Ladder, 1500 GPM, 300 Gallon)
Medic 501 (2018 Freightliner – ALS Ambulance)
Medic 502 (2015 Freightliner – ALS Ambulance)
Medic 503 (2001 Freightliner – BLS Ambulance - Reserve)
Chief 140 (2003 Chevy Tahoe)
1928 American LaFrance