The Fresno Fire Department (FFD) serves a population of more than 500,100 in the City of Fresno, the North Central Fire Protection District and the Fig Garden Fire Protection District (over 325 square miles) with 24 fire stations, including the Airport Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) station.
The Department provides emergency response to fire, EMS, urban search and rescue, and hazardous materials incidents within the City of Fresno, two contract fire districts (North Central and Fig Garden), and through mutual-aid and auto-aid requests.
FFD employs 292 uniformed firefighting members. Twenty-four companies consist of 19 engines, 5 ladder trucks, 2 water tenders, 2 brush-type apparatus, 2 type-1 Hazmat apparatus, 2 patrol-type apparatus, 1 rescue truck, 2 personal water crafts, and 2 aircraft rescue apparatus. The companies are divided into three battalions (2 for the City and 1 for the North Central Fire Protection District), each district is supervised by a battalion chief. Daily staffing consists of 66 firefighting members each day. In 2012, the department responded to a total of 35,649 emergency incidents, with 2,423 being fire calls, resulting in a total of over $16 million in fire loss.