Citizens interested in participating in the ride-along program may call headquarters at (559) 621-4199 for an application. The application will be reviewed and, if approved, a background check will be initiated. If the background check is negative, the applicant will be contacted to schedule the ride-along. Individuals are limited to one ride along in a 12 month period.
Frequently Asked Questions
Contact Fire Department Headquarters at (559) 621-4199 and give them your address. Someone will be able to give you the closest fire station. Also, click on fire station locations to find the fire station nearest you.
The City of Fresno tests for the position of firefighter trainee as needed. Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED and be 21 years of age (20 years old to test). Additional information regarding a career as a Fresno Firefighter can be found on the Firefighter Recruitment webpage.
The battery is low. Replace it immediately. Remember to test your detector once a month and change the battery when you change your clock to and from daylight savings time.
No. It is illegal to burn trash in the city of Fresno. The only outdoor fires allowed are for cooking purposes.
The minimum size required in the City of Fresno is a 2A10BC. This is a dry chemical extinguisher and weighs approx 5 lbs. It will extinguish class A, B and C fires. For more detailed information on fire extinguishers, contact Fire Prevention Division (559) 621-4181.
NO! Kerosene heaters are not intended for use inside a residence. They are for use in non-airtight out buildings like barns, garages, etc. Kerosene heaters produce a poisonous gas called carbon monoxide and can kill in an airtight confined space.
Currently, Fresno Fire Department maintains a fire protection class rating of “Class 2” through the Insurance Service Office.