Fire Department

Responsibilities


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
Station 1

Department Overview

Mission: To provide the citizens of Kingsburg and surrounding communities, leading public safety services through innovation, leadership, collaboration and an enduring commitment to excellence.

Vision: To establish Kingsburg Fire Department as a premier Fire/Rescue/EMS agency within California’s Central Valley.

Values: Excellence-Ingenuity-Commitment-Service

Established in 1912, the Kingsburg Fire Department is a fully-paid fire department that responds to all-hazards response agencies including   fire, rescue, hazmat, ALS transport, and ALS first response operating out of (1) full-time and (1) part-time staffed fire stations. Stations are equipped with (1) front-line paramedic engine, (1) back-up paramedic engine, (1) cross-staffed front-line truck, (2) front-line ALS ambulances, (1) back-up ALS ambulance, and (1) Chief Officer. Supplemental staffing is provided by a part-time staff of Reserve Firefighters and additional part-time Non-Safety Paramedics during the peak-demand hour for the second ambulance housed at Fire Station 2.

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 Selma, Sanger, Laton, and the counties of Fresno, Kings, and Tulare, which extend the department’s response areas to just over 80 square miles and a population of over 20,000.

The Kingsburg Fire Department is an active member of the California Master Mutual Aid System, with an OES Type VI Engine arriving in Spring of 2021 to assist in the state's WLFF responses. Many of the FF/PMs are also part of the USAR Region V Task Force with extensive training in Trench Rescue, Confined Space Rescue, and Swiftwater and Technical Rescue. In 2020, the Kingsburg Fire Department responded to 2,620 calls for service, including 2,021 emergency medical and 599 fire-related incidents, with an upward trend of a 9% increase in calls for service over the past 5 years. 

Firefighter Explorer Program

The Kingsburg Fire Department also has a Firefighter Explorer program that is co-sponsored by the Boy Scouts of America

Sharp Ambulance Billing

Sharp Ambulance Billing is a third party company that does all the ambulance billing for the Kingsburg Fire Department. If you have any questions, contact them at 844-259-4003 or email them at support@sharpab.com.

Apparatus & Equipment

Engine 141 (2019 Smeal 1500 GPM, 750 Gallon) - In service date - 2019

Engine 142

Engine 142 (2005 Smeal, 1500 GPM, 750 Gallon)

Reserve Engine 141

Engine 143 (2001 Ferrera, 1250 GPM, 750 Gallon)

Truck 145

Truck 145 (2005 Smeal, 100’ Platform Tower Ladder, 1500 GPM, 300 Gallon)

Medic 501

Medic 501 (2018 Freightliner – ALS Ambulance)

Medic 502

Medic 502 (2015 Freightliner – ALS Ambulance)

Medic 503

Medic 503 (2001 Freightliner – BLS Ambulance - Reserve)

Chief 140

Chief 140 (2003 Chevy Tahoe)

Historical Fleet


Dog on Fire Truck

 1928 American LaFrance

Antique Fire Truck

1954 GMC