Welcome to the Hanford Fire Department. Representing more than a century of traditional family and community values, your department upholds the strengths of our predecessors while advancing tactics and training to address the rapidly evolving world of emergency mitigation and public service.
As stated in our Mission Statement, the men and women of Hanford Fire Department are dedicated to "To protect residents and visitors of Hanford from conditions that would pose a threat to life, environment, and property by utilizing aggressive prevention techniques and, when needed, respond to all emergencies in a safe, swift, and efficient manner."
The Hanford Fire Department consists of three stations staffed with paid professional firefighters. Each station is staffed with a Captain, who runs the station for their assigned shift; an Engineer, who is responsible for the safe operations and maintaining all apparatus; and a Firefighter, who operates and maintains the equipment. Together they make up the station crew that routinely responds to mitigate emergencies and events. The crew is occasionally augmented with interns and Volunteer Firefighters, who donate time for training and to advance in the fire service. If interested in the Volunteer Firefighter program, contact our front office. Intern Firefighters come from Fresno City College as part of their Fire Academy.
Department Headquarters is located at Fire Station 1. Working out of Fire Headquarters is our administrative staff, including the Fire Chief, Office Assistant, and Community Risk Reduction staff.
Hazardous Conditions: 135
False Alarms: 327
Public Assistance: 1698
Total Call Volume: 6174
Average Response Time: 5:22
Overlapping Calls: 40.3%
Training Hours: 7750