The Fresno Fire Department (FFD) serves a population of more than 540,000 in the City of Fresno, and the Fig Garden Fire Protection District (over 128 square miles) with 21 fire stations, including the Airport Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) station.
The Department provides emergency response to fire, EMS water rescue, urban search and rescue, and hazardous materials incidents within the City and Fig Garden, and contract areas through mutual-aid and auto-aid requests.
FFD employs approximately 346 uniformed firefighter members. Twenty-seven staffed companies consist of 19 engines, 5 ladder trucks, and 3 squads. The department cross staffs the following units when needed; 2 water tenders, 2 type-3 brush apparatus, 1 type-1 Hazmat apparatus,1 type-1 heavy rescue apparatus, 4 patrol-type apparatus, 2 rescue boats, and 2 aircraft rescue apparatus. The companies are divided into four districts; each district is supervised by a battalion chief.