Clovis Fire Department • (559) 324-2200
8 AM – 4 PM • MON – ThU | 8 AM – 3 PM • FRI
For all emergencies, please dial 911!
The Emergency Services Bureau is responsible for providing the resources needed by Fire Department members who respond daily to requests for emergency and non-emergency services from the citizens of Clovis through four divisions: Operations, Support Services, Training and Communications. The Operations Division activities include: responding to fires, first responder medical services, mutual/automatic aid, mapping, apparatus replacement, etc. The Training Division and Support Services Division activities include coordination of: recruitment, testing and training of new employees, in-service training for all safety employees, apparatus maintenance, facilities maintenance, station supplies, etc. The Communications Division has the responsibility for coordinating dispatch services to the Fire Department. Fire dispatch services are provided via a contract with Fresno County Emergency Medical Services. Dispatch services coordinate the emergency response of all City fire resources and mutual or automatic aid resources.
The Department is staffed 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. This is accomplished by a three shift schedule (A,B,C) spread amongst five fire stations strategically located throughout the City to provide the best response times. Each shift is comprised of one Battalion Chief, five Captains, five Engineers and seven Firefighters.
The Hazardous Materials Response Team (HMRT) is a 12 person team developed from fire department personnel which are highly specialized and trained in order to provide a high level of technical service to the community. Within the City of Clovis reside many businesses that use or distribute very dangerous and toxic chemicals. These chemicals are transported throughout the City of Clovis on a daily basis and therefore travel throughout our roadways in placarded or unmarked transportation vehicles. The HMRT is not only trained to handle leaks and spills of know chemicals, but also handle the improper disposal and dumping of unknown materials. The HMRT trains with local businesses and other responding agencies on a regular basis preparing for the possibility of both large and small scale emergencies. The HMRT maintains a Type 1 Certification through the California Office of Emergency Services (OES).