Established in 1912, the Kingsburg Fire Department is a fully-paid fire department that responds to all-hazards response incidents including fire, rescue, hazmat, ALS transport, and ALS first response. KFD operates out of a full-time and a part-time staffed fire stations.
Stations are equipped with a front-line paramedic engine, a back-up paramedic engine, a cross-staffed front-line truck, 2 front-line ALS ambulances, a back-up ALS ambulance, and a Chief Officer. Supplemental staffing is provided by additional part-time non-safety paramedics during the peak-demand hour for the second ambulance housed at Fire Station 2.
KFD is an Insurance Service Office (ISO) rated "Class 2" Fire Department, placing in the top 1.5% Fire Departments throughout the Nation.
The City of Kingsburg encompasses just over two square miles with a population of 12,662, which includes a combination of light industrial, commercial, and residential properties. The Kingsburg Fire Department has automatic aid agreements with neighboring departments, including Selma, Laton, and the counties of Fresno, Kings, and Tulare, which extend the department’s response areas to just over 80 square miles. The Kingsburg Fire department has a first-due response area containing a population of over 20,000 residents throughout 3 counties.
The Kingsburg Fire Department is an active member of the California Master Mutual Aid System, with an OES Type VI Engine that helps assist wildland fires throughout the state. 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 2022, the Kingsburg Fire Department responded to 2,961 calls for service, with an upward trend of a 26% increase in calls for service over the past 5 years.